Food bloggers making more than tempting photos at benefit bake sale
Cathy Danh got it just right when she described the problem with food blogs.
"I look at food blogs, pretty much every day, and lots of them, and I’m always thinking, ‘I want to eat that,’ " said Danh, who writes at Gastronomy Blog.
So, she and Laurie Moore of the blog G-ma’s Bakery decided to make at least some of those alluring photos real and available to all comers. They have organized Eat My Blog, a monster bake sale to benefit the L.A. Regional Food Bank.
"It seeemed silly to have people make all that food and eat it without a cause," Danh said this morning.
So, people with a sweet tooth can head to the patio of Zeke’s Smokehouse from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5, at the corner of La Brea and Santa Monica boulevards. Twenty-five kinds of treats are now on the menu – including some for vegans and those who can’t eat gluten. Also planned: classic whoopie pies, pumpkin swirl brownies, handmade macarons and black sesame cupcakes with matcha frosting. In addition to donating its patio, Zeke’s will also bake brownies.
Danh plans to bake rosemary apricot bars.
Baked goods will sell for $1, $2 or $3. If other bakers want to take part, they can contact Danh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"It’s a way to connect with our readers in an intimate and real way," said Diana Hossfeld, author of the blog Diana Takes a Bite and a member of the Eat My Blog organizing committee.
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank gets food to nearly 900 sites in L.A. County.
-- Mary MacVean
Eat My Blog logo designed by Laurie Moore. Dessert photo by Cathy Danh.