One of the most exciting parts of the Eat Real, Eat Local event I was invited to last week was hanging out with other food bloggers from across Canada.

Like a perfect cocktail party (that went on all weekend with copious amounts of wine), there was great company, conversation and food.

Colborne Lane, Toronto

You might already know some of them, but here are the bloggers (and their blogs) that I was lucky enough to meet:

  • An accomplished writer and photographer, Robin developed Our Big Earth with her husband, as a way to bring their Vancouver Island community together. It’s an amazing site, especially for young families, with great reads from sustainable living to local farmers to kids’ activities.
  • Pierre is the Montreal engineer behind an amazing website called S.O.S. Cuisine. Not only a bilingual meal-planning service, but it also generates recipes based on eating restrictions, budget and products in season in your region. It’s even linked to weekly supermarket flyers so it can give you the best grocery deals as you plan your meals.
  • Based in Vancouver, Kate writes about her kitchen experiments on Daily Unadventures in Cooking. She learns and uncovers new recipes and ingredients as she goes, taking everyone along for the adventure.
  • Freelance writer, web developer, photographer and super-mom, Andrea blogs on A Peek Inside the Fishbowl from Ottawa, my old stomping grounds. She shares her take on parenting, healthy eating and living, and her neighbourhood of Westboro. (She’s smart — cuz she showed me how to turn down the flash intensity on the camera I’ve had for more than a year and still don’t know how to use.)
  • Charmian is the woman behind Christie’s Corner, based in Guelph, Ont. She takes photos of each step of the recipes she makes, whether it turns out or not. Food stylists and perfectionists be damned.
  • Angelique in Montreal writes the blog for Bitchin’ Lifestyle TV starring Nadia G. She is … unique. And the next Food TV star. Check out some of the videos, and you’ll see what I mean.
  • Last but not least, Ruth in Halifax could write a book about her many previous lives. Instead, she blogs on Once Upon a Feast about cooking, recipes and the wonderful local foods in her part of Nova Scotia.