And so the sun has set on my participation in Project Food Blog, Foodbuzz’s first ever competition where 10 official challenges test the culinary and blogging skills of almost 2000 contestants, whittling them down until only one star remains…It was an honor and pleasure to compete in the company of so many talented bloggers.
Thank you all for your enthusiasm and encouragement. Thank you to the wonderful folks at foodbuzz and the esteemed judges Dana Cowin, Nancy Silverton, and Pim Techamuanvivit. Thank you to my friends and family for sharing the cooking, entertaining, and the excitement with me. It has also been great fun to meet so many terrific new food bloggers! Best wishes to the 24 bloggers remaining in the contest. The last three challenges are: Piece of Cake, You’re the (Restaurant) Critic, and The Final Post. All the remaining contestants are super qualified, we can’t wait to see who emerges as the winner. Bonne chance my friends!
PROJECT FOOD BLOG
Taste With The Eyes
Links to Seven Challenges:
Challenge #1 Ready Set Blog: What is TaStE WiTh ThE EyEs?
Challenge #2 The Classics: Classic Peruvian – Aji de Gallina
Challenge #3 Luxury Dinner Party: Modern Southwest
Challenge #4 Picture Perfect: quesadillas florales
Challenge #5 Recipe Remix Pizza: Asian Pizzette
Challenge #6 Road Trip: ELEGANT PICNIC BY THE SEA
Challenge #7 Video 411: Entertain with Gelée!
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
42 thoughts on “Project Food Blog: From My Heart”
Lori Lynn, I enjoyed the ride…sorry you didn’t get to go further.
To My Dear Long Time Blog Friend Peter – thank you so much. Your blog is ALWAYS a source of inspiration for me. In fact, I’ve made many of your dishes. And this Thanksgiving, I put a Greek Cheese Plate on the appetizer menu, thanks to you!
Lori Lynn, by you being a contestant I was turned on to the foodblog world. Thank you.
Really Andrea? That is awesome. Please keep in touch and thank you! Let us know what you are cooking too, OK?
I’m keeping your video handy for the enchanting tomato gelee and for whatever you have in store next. Happy Thanksgiving. I’m sure your table will be filled with good things and grace.
Hi Claudia – it makes me happy to hear that I will be in your home sharing a tutorial on tomato gelée! I sure do hope you make it and let me know all about it. Your continued support and comments are a source of joy for me. I hope our paths cross one day. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Can’t wait to read about your meal.
Tell me it’s not so! That’s ok, you did a fantastic job and truly put your heart and soul in all the challenges, you should be quite proud of how close you came to winning. You rock Lori Lynn and your blog is top notch in my book!
Oh Marie – I sure do appreciate your words, we have been blogging together since 2007…that is eons in blog years. Your enthusiastic comments and generous compliments always make my day. And I know they are sincere, you are a very special lady. Thanks again.
Classy lady! You did a great job throughout the challenge and continue to do so even though the sun has set. You are a blog star…we don’t need a contest to know that!
Joan – your words especially mean a lot to me. Thank you so much, I am so glad we are blogging friends and look forward to meeting you again in person someday real soon! My brother keeps asking me when I’m coming to Florida. He is on Plantation Key. So maybe we can cook together sooner rather than later…
I beautiful collection of posts that you can be proud of. I know it’s not the same as winning, but if it means anything at all, I thought you were one of the true stand out talents in this contest. GREG
Greg – it means EVERYTHING. Thank you. And Bonne Chance to YOU! I am your big fan…
very classy – you were and still remain an inspirational person and blogger in my world….I look forward to what is around the next bend and I hope we are going along for the ride together…
Me too Christo, thank you so much.
Such grace, kudos.
Hi Sandra – your three words mean so much. Thank you.
Congratulations for making it so far! I really enjoyed reading and viewing all of your posts and look forward to what you have to show us in the future.
Thank you so much Vicki – and congrats on your awesome macarons!
You were definitely a success in my eyes! You had a marvelous run and there is always next time! As long as you (and us!) believe you’re a winner, you are!
Hi Peggy – such encouraging words! Thank You. And best wishes with your fun blog and your upcoming nuptials too!
Not only does your food look beautiful, but it looks like heaven to eat! You are so very talented and a joy to know.
Thanks MIL! It is so neat to have you comment on my blog! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Alan and the entire family. Miss you!
Lori Lynn, I thought you did an amazing job with PFB! Every entry was incredible! You are a real star!
Thanks Natasha – that means a lot to me coming from THE 5 Star Foodie!
a thank you from the Netherlands for all the lovely food you showed us. I like your blog very much, it really is inspiring.
I really appreciate your kind words Tonia!
Sorry to hear that Lori Lynn but you are a winner to all of us, reaching so far. You were amazing.
Hi Ivy – you are so sweet, thank you so much!
It has been a pleasure to watch while you mastered each of these challenges Lori Lynn. Your talent shone through in every post , in every challenge and in your support of the other contestants. Unfortunately there can be only one winner and I am sure there will be many disappointments for many but I so enjoyed seeing your creativity and talent blossom.
Thanks Val – it was a pleasure to compete, can’t wait to see who the winner is!
Your photo challenge was inspiring … those edible flowers pressed like paper … was brilliant and the pinnacle of elegance.
Hi Justin – I was very excited about that one. Thank you for the lovely compliment!
well, let me tell you, I am honored to be in the same boat as you, my dear! I throughly enjoyed your posts. They were top-notch, insanely beautiful and full of thought and creativity! What a great ride we had, right? big hugs!
Hi Lauren – ’twas a great ride indeed!
Dear Lori Lynn,
You ARE one of the stars of this contest…The fact that you are out does not mean you are less than those whose stayed (I dare say the opposite!!) Contest or not, you’ll keep on shining!!!!
Thank you Cristina – I am rooting for you !!
I enjoyed every post and every morsel.
You are amazing!
I hope to see you in The Garden State (that would be Jersey) this holiday season?
Thanks so much Stace – not sure we will make it to NJ this year, I’ll email you.
Dear Lori Lynn,
Don’t be sad! You never know where is your luck. Maybe you’ll have time for something else, maybe you’ll get an interesting proposal. 🙂
I love your recipes, even if I didn’t wrote here until now.
Hi BDC – good advice! Thank you!
You did a most amazing job…truly amazing! I loved each and every entry.
Thanks for your ongoing support Magic!!