Friday, March 4, 2011

What is a blog?

Dear World,

I am so enthusiastic about my recent endeavor as an online media journalist that I can hardly sort my thoughts. I have always written in diaries, notebooks, calendars and basically put pencil to paper but most recently I have subscribed to the media journalism pool and loved it. I have played around with creating my niche by sharing ideas an insights for those hobbies I hold near and dear, ART! Film has been at the forefront as I have studied and watched them for years now but finally understanding the critique and their function in our society. Most recently, divinely I encountered Julia & Julia and this movie was for me where film meets blogging and a perfect entryway into my new career endeavor. OH the joys of LIFE similar to "The Joy of Cooking!"

I found out the purpose of blogging in a film where a woman decided to blog about what she does which was cooking. Lightbulb...Not only was it a ritual it was a passion and it highlighted something great online journalism. So maybe I can get back to my regularly scheduled appointments with books that I read on a daily about those things that enhance my life and just blog about daily living for now and never give up like Julia & Julia. Someone might read it in the void that we thrust ourself in to just to become a media journalist in an uncertain space. If I can only accept the idea of being followed and just trust my instinct as I become the critic and will be critiqued. The bitter sweet world is just like chocolate U got to love it.....

And now I am on track to learn and grow in this ever changing world while constantly perfecting those crafts that I will formalize and make unique to stand out in a space that holds A Google....PEACE and LOVE!

An Evening with Julie & Julia - March 27, 2011

5 PM at the Historic Tidewater Inn Gold Ballroom

Presented by Eventful Giving and local restaurants as part of Talbot Restaurant Week.

All proceeds to benefit local food banks.

Looking for a great experience? If you are a foodie, you will not want to miss...

this special evening, which includes a five-course dinner featuring 11 different dishes inspired by recipes from Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and Amanda Hesser's The Essential New York Times Cookbook. Recipes will be prepared by some of Talbot County's finest chefs with all food donated by the participating restaurants.

j & j poster

5 PM Drinks and Appetizers

5:45 PM Julie & Julia film screening (123 minutes)

Questions and Answers with Amanda Hesser and

Julie Powell.


Fabulous Silent Auction Items

About Our Special Guests:

Amanda Hesser has designed a seventeenth-century - style herb garden at a French Chateau, developed the Twitter app Plodt, and appeared in Julie & Julia, playing herself. She began her career as a kitchen runner and bread truck driver in college, then picked grapes in France, made pretzels in Germany, and cleaned rabbits in Italy. As a long time staffer at the New York Times, Hesser has written more than 750 stories, created the columns Food Diary and Recipe Redux, and was the food editor at the Times Magazine, where she launched T Living.

She has written the award-winning books Cooking for Mr. Latte and The Cook and Gardener, and edited the essay collection,Eat, Memory, based on a column she conceived for the Times Magazine. Her latest book is The Essential New York Times Cookbook. She is also the co-founder of Hesser lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Tad Friend, and their two children.

Julie Powell thrust herself from obscurity (and an uninspiring temp job) to cyber-celebrityhood when, in 2002 she embarked on an ambitious yearlong cooking (and blogging) expedition through all 524 recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She detailed the experience in her critically acclaimed 2005 New York Times bestselling memoir, Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams in August 2009.

Julie has made appearances on national television shows and ABC's Good Morning America and CBS's The Early Show to The Martha Stewart Show and Food Network's Iron Chef America, and her writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers including Bon App├ętit, Food and Wine, Harper's Bazaar, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and more. She is a two-time James Beard Award winner in Journalism, was awarded an honorary degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and was the first ever winner of the Overall Lulu Blooker Prize for Books. Her highly anticipated second book, Cleaving was published in December 2009.

The Raffle:

Lunch with Julie Powell & Amanda Hesser For Six Diners & Three Charities

At Mason's Gourmet Restaurant in Easton on Saturday, March 26, 2011

A dream dining experience awaits you at Mason's Gourmet Restaurant, an Eastern Shore dining treasure, offering a remarkable array of New American fare plus great pastries and baked goods, all served by an impeccable staff. Imagine yourself and five of your friends dining, laughing and chatting with Julie Powell and Amanda Hesser.

The likelihood that you might be the winner is high. Eventful Giving is selling just 100 tickets at $100 each. And all the proceeds are being donated to St. Vincent de Paul, St. Michaels Community Food Bank, and the Neighborhood ServiceCenterto help feed the hungry in Talbot County.

The lucky winner will be announced on March 20, 2011 during the kickoff event for Talbot Restaurant Week at The Oaks - A Country Inn where 20 restaurants will feature their signature or select foods from 5-7 PM for Celebrate Talbot! Sample, Sip & Savor. To purchase your opportunity to be the lucky winner, visit or call 410-820-8175 or stop by the Talbot Visitors Center at 11 S Harrison Street in Easton. You need not be present to win.

To Purchase Dinner Reservations, Raffle Tickets or Make a Contribution:

Cost is $75 per person ($35 tax deductible) for Julie and Julia dinner reservation. Raffle tickets are $100 per ticket. Reservations, raffle tickets and tax-deductible donations can be made by sending a check payable to Eventful Giving to theTalbot Visitors Center, 11 S Harrison Street, Easton, MD 21601. Credit card dinner reservations, raffle ticket purchases and donations can be made through the Mid-Shore Community Foundation's website at Guest list at the door. Raffle tickets will be mailed. For more information, reply to this e-mail or call 410-820-8175.

Eventful Giving, which is a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, will share all proceeds with three local food banks: St. Vincent de Paul, St. Michaels Community Food Bank, and theNeighborhood Service Center.

For more information about Restaurant Week Events:

Talbot Restaurant Week Restaurants

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