Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Sydney Food Bloggers' Picnic 2012


I have only been food blogging for roughly 6 months, and to my amazement I have been recognised by different organisations such as Delivery Hero and The Chef Project, and to add more too the list I was invited to a Sydney Food Bloggers' Picnic 2012 hosted by the some of the top bloggers in Sydney being Suze from Chocolate Suze and Helen from Grab Your ForkI brought a never fail recipe of feta and eggplant meatballs with tzatziki.

Feta and egglplant meatballs with Tzatziki (Recipe link here)

The picnic had a great turn out of approximately 70 bloggers! And we were lucky enough that it didn't rain for the amount of time we were there. There was an endless banquet of food with a balance of sweet and savoury, including pandan cupcakes, home-made marshmallows, seafood paella, various wraps & sandwiches along with other interesting foods including beer and bacon cake! 

Food a plenty

Little picnic bugs made by

Pandan cupcakes

Mini quiches

There can't be a picnic without fairy bread

Aniseed pork in wonton cases and mini chocolate pie

Prawn and muscle paella

Brown butter apple pound cake with maple cream cheese frosting

Roast beef baguettes

Tomato and cheese loaf

Chicken and muscle paella

Trying each others food with Yvonne from excuse me waiter

Mmm bacon wrapped stuff

Pop-up bar from simonfoodfavourites

First plate of food =9

Chocolate tarts made by Muppy

Vegetarian scrolls

Vodka infused ocean trout, horseradish dill cream & cucumber

Drink made by the pop up bar

One of my favourites, home-made custard puffs

Doughnuts with maple butter cream

Dessert plate one: custard tart, baklava, caramel biscuit, marshmallow and apple pound cake

Dessert plate two: savoury pikelets, walnuts, reese peanut butter cupcake, chocolate cupcake, green tea biscuit,
chocolate brownie, caramel biscuit and beer & bacon cake

New food blogger friends from excusemewaiteroh-ayana and missklicious

A photo with the lovely organised and top bloggers Helen and Suze

Photo from Simon theheartoffood

It was such a great experience to meet all different people with the common interest of food. As James Beard says "Food is our common ground, a universal experience".

Good food, good times!


Simon Leong 17 January 2012 at 19:06

i was wondering what those meatballs were. they were all pretty much gone by the time i checked out the food after making a few rounds of drinks. note to self — grab the food first, then make the cocktails :-)

Christine 17 January 2012 at 19:17

those meatballs were amazing!! glad to know who made them finally :)

chocolatesuze 17 January 2012 at 19:33

so great to finally meet you in person! your meatballs were amaaaazing

Helen (Grab Your Fork) 17 January 2012 at 23:25

The meatballs were delicious! Was great to meet you and look forward to seeing you at the next meet-up!

Rita (mademoiselle délicieuse) 18 January 2012 at 09:32

So you were the provider of meatballs! They were delicious, and it's always good to have some savouries to cut through all the inevitable sweets we bring along =p

thanhalang 19 January 2012 at 18:11

Thank you for all your kind words! I was very tempted to bring something sweet, but I knew there would be a lot of them to I went the opposite way.

Chris 19 January 2012 at 18:39

yum, I remember those meatballs! I'll have to try the recipe myself sometime!

muppy 25 January 2012 at 15:30

great post! those meatballs were yum, a great dish to bring :)

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