Monday, July 30, 2012

Rib Fest in the Park and Life After Foodbuzz

First, I have a housekeeping matter to discuss.

If you're not aware, foodbuzz is a social media website for food bloggers, but has recently announced by its parent company, Federated Media Publishing, that it will no longer exist effective at the end of this month and will be consolidated with it's Daily Buzz Food. After discussing it with some other food bloggers, I have decided not to move to the new site. If you enjoy reading about my dishes and want to keep in touch, you can add me on Google+ or Pinterest, but the best way to reach me is to 'Like' my facebook page because I'm more active there. I don't have a twitter page because I find too many social media networks are too time consuming to manage.

It's unfortunate because I've discovered many other blogs I now enjoy reading from foodbuzz, but I also found their recipe search useful because I can narrow down the recipes by certain criteria. Other sites that have similar recipe search functions are foodily, gojee, and feastie, however the networking abilities foodbuzz has provided are what I will miss most.

Please leave a comment with some of your favorite blogs (not including your own) that don't necessarily have to be food related you think I should follow.

In other news, over the weekend, I competed in an amateur rib contest organized by a college friend and her husband. I altered Michael Chiarello's recipe slightly by using St. Louis style spareribs and oven smoking them. I was planning on using the competition to learn from my experience should I choose to enter sponsored competitions but I ended up winning in the Best Overall Rib category. My prize for winning was an apron, a plaque, and bragging rights for next year's competition.

My Prize

Some other pictures I took that afternoon...

I'll have some more crazy stunts in August!


  1. Congrats on your win! Your ribs sound incredible. I am also sad about FoodBuzz....

  2. Your ribs look amazing! Congrats on your win.

  3. Isn't that sad? Stupid foodbuzz.

    In other news--omg those ribs!

  4. I know, I am sad about not being able to connect as well :( These ribs look aamzingggggggg! Congrats on your win-that is awesome !!!

  5. Yah to the new site. Yah to kicking butt at the ribfest.

  6. I feel pretty much the same about food buzz... the daily buzz is okay, but what happened to our community?!

    Also, congrats on the rib challenge - very cool to come in first!

  7. Awesome! Congrats on winning the rib competition!

    Also, I finally tried Little Chef Counter from your recommendation. It was pretty tasty.


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