Small Bites: A website for hungry, lonely singles and hone your blogging skills at Food Blog U

by Terry B on November 2, 2011

A San Francisco website that matches singles based on food cravings is the subject of my latest Character Approved Blog post. And noted food writer Molly O’Neill builds a serious team for an in-depth food blogging course.

Feeling lonely and maybe a little peckish? If you’re in San Francisco, you’re in luck. Type in the food you’re craving and where you’d like to be eating it on the website Spoondate. Your cravings and your picture pop up on the site, where like-minded hungry singles can find you and make a date. Or you can see what others are craving and click with someone new.

And while picking a possible significant other based on food cravings may seem overly specific, even to foodies, meeting someone over the perfect thin crust pizza at Mario’s makes for a more interesting start than the generic “cup of coffee.” Spoondate is a good way to just make friends too. They offer group food events too. To find out more about this thoroughly modern solution to “I’m hungry, I’m lonely,” check out my latest post on the USA Character Approved Blog.

Author Molly O’Neill introduces Food Blog U

When I met Molly O’Neill on my recent culinary press trip to Columbus, Ohio, I think my fellow travelers and I were all a little starstruck. Here was the author of One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking chowing down on food truck tacos with us. Of course, this immigrant street food is at the heart of this 600-recipe book, sharing space with recipes from Mayflower descendants and the moms of famous chefs.

Now O’Neill brings her enthusiasm and encyclopedic knowledge of food and food writing to Food Blog U, an 8-week course of workshops and webinars that cover writing, podcasting, digital photography, video blogging, using social media and more. And she’s enlisted an impressive team to help her: Michael Ruhlman, Tanya Steel of Epicurious.com and Pete Wells of the New York Times as well as key food bloggers, including Shauna Ahern of Gluten-Free Girl, Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes, Helene Dujardin of Tartelette and Aran Goyoaga of cannelle et vanille are among the writers taking part.

Food Blog U workshops begin this week. To find out more, visit the website.

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