• #IACPNYC Round-up!

    by  • April 4, 2012 • book and blog festival, conference, cookbooks, culinary, food blogger conference, iacp, iacpnyc, new york city, Travel • 30 Comments

    “If you saw the tweets, that was me!” – was my tiny elevator speech that would then develop into “food blogger, professional baker, living on Martha’s Vineyard…” and so on. Because when at a food conference, people want to know what you do, what you do WELL, and how that can help them connect with you. 

    #IACPNYC – an almost week long event, with demonstrations, talks, sessions, networking breaks, festivals and so much more. Hosted by the ever rushing city of New York, it was a fantastic conference that brought together some of the best authors, bloggers, chefs, bakers, and social media personality in the food & beverage industry.

    How I wish I could definitely and fully share with you all of what the conference was, but being that it was SO intense and awesome, I will leave with you a few highlights below:

    Sessions included everything from pitching your cookbook proposal to publishers, to one on one coaching with industry professionals; topics ranged from local ranges to the digital media, and so much more.

    The Food. During the networking breaks and a special cocktail party, we had food from our fabulous sponsors including Voss Water, Driscoll’s Berries, Kerrygold USA, and Illy. Oh Illy! I must’ve drank 8 espressos a day, which definitely helped me keep running and sliding in and out of sessions! (Since I did all the tweets for the conference, I was lucky enough to go in and out of sessions to capture pictures and great messages from each and every one of the sessions!)

    The Opening Party. The best restaurants in NYC, the most fabulous people in the industry, and some fantastic drinks made this night a foodie heaven! Who was there? Well, here’s the Twitter list: @BaohausNYC, @ediandthewolf, @FANofLAMB, @WholeFoods, @USApears, @BlueSmokeNYC, @PUBLIC_NYC, @USADPLC, @SeamusMullen, @Tertulia_NYC, @LaEsquinaNY, @OsteriaMorini, @DinosaurBarBQue, @DeliNYC, @MaharlikaNYC , @jimmypotsandpan , @ChefMedinaNYC , @PeanutButterCo, @CabotCoop.
    What was served? Here are just SOME of the delicious dishes:
    • Warm Pork Belly with Corn Crème, Pickled Ramp and Crispy Pork Skin by @ediandthewolf
    • Spring Onion Biscuit with Spicy Lamb Gravy by Commerce using @FANofLAMB
    • Diver Scallop Crudo, Pineapple, Pickled Ramps, Chili & Lime by Market Table
    • Cod Poached in Carrot Butter w/ Chickpeas by The Beagle
    • Beef Ribs with Sesame Coleslaw by @BlueSmokeNYC
    • Soft Boiled Eggs with Roe and Goat Butter @JimmysNo43
    • Lentil Salad Summer Roll w/  Pomegranate Molasses Dressing by @PUBLIC_NYC
    •  Raw Tasmanian Sea Trout w/ Piccalilli & Shichimi by @PUBLIC_NYC
    • Grilled Lamb Breast, Creamy Lentils & Cauliflower by @SeamusMullen of @Tertulia_NYC
    • Long Island Black Bass Crudo, Roasted Red Pepper, Lemon & Rosemary by Marco Canora
    • Pasticcio di Coniglio – Rabbit Crostini w/ Parmigiano & Juniper Oil  by @OsteriaMorini
    • Brisket with Jalapeños by @DinosaurBarBQue
    • Sticky Toffee Cake, Dried Mango Biscotti, Dark Rum Crème Anglaise by @DeliNYC
    • Pulled Pork Slider by Back Forty West #IACPNYC
    • Filipino Surf & Turf – Chicharron Manok w/ Kilawin & Paddlefish Roe by @MaharlikaNYC
    • Tacos de Puerco:  Mexican Chocolate Braised Pork, Chipotle Cabbage Slaw by @ChefMedinaNYC

    The Book & Blog Festival. More than 100 authors came together to meet everyone, sign books, and talk shop! Oh, and most of the were serving some amazing treats as well! As you can see below, a few of the incredible authors I met: @LizWeiss @marisachurchill @andyhusbands and @edibleliving.

    The Culinary Expo. Food Companies, Brands, Kitchen Tools, and so much more, all under one roof! It was amazing to experience all this amazing food at once, and it was great to see everyone come together for the love of food. Displays were creative, treats were delicious! This, as well as the Book and Blog Festival, was open to the NYC public, so it was packed and everyone seemed to have a fantastic time!

    Hoping that this short but intense post helped you take a peek inside this years IACPNYC conference! In summary, I think this is a fantastic opportunity to not only meet your virtual friends, but also meet your favorite authors and really connect with them on a personal level. As a food blogger, you’ll also be able to connect with like-minded brands, and as a professional in the industry, you’ll be inspired to create more and more in your kitchen.

    Stay connected with IACP via Twitter, Facebook, and the website. Next year, it’s in San Francisco and I want to see YOU there!


    As a freelance food & travel writer, I not only write for my own food blog, Cooking with Books, but collaborate with SheKnows, Honest Cooking, Marcus Samuelsson, and Startle – Forbes Travel Guide. My work has been published (online and in print) in Woman’s Day, NBC Latino, and other food publications.


    30 Responses to #IACPNYC Round-up!

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    3. April 12, 2012 at 2:46 am

      This conference sounds incredible! Good for you for being the tweet voice, love it!

    4. Anonymous
      April 11, 2012 at 9:26 pm


    5. April 8, 2012 at 3:06 am

      Love this quick rounduo and your tweets during the week and before were fabulous! I hope to go to San Fran next year and meet you sweet Nelly.

    6. April 6, 2012 at 11:17 am

      Saw your picture of the OnDiva crowd too. I was surprised to see my face up there on the screen! Thanks for sharing.

    7. April 6, 2012 at 1:56 am

      Looks like an incredible time! Thanks for sharing your experience!

    8. April 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      You did a great job! glad I could at least be there for one event. So nice to meet you too!

    9. April 5, 2012 at 4:10 am

      I can’t believe that you managed to be the official Twitterer for the conference with everything going on! Marvelous job, dear Nelly!
      I lived vicariously through several of my friends who were there and I hope not to miss the next one:)
      I am so happy you had a chance to enjoy it and share it with us:)

    10. Priscilla
      April 5, 2012 at 1:57 am

      Inspired write up. Thanks for the opening night photo and dish recap too. We has dinner at The Beagle because of it, what a find.

    11. April 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      Wowsa, great job writing up the conference–I am so sad I didn’t get to attend, but NEXT year, I am not going to miss it! X, Wendy

    12. April 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      Fantastic roundup, Marnely, and beyond that you did a wonderful job of promoting the conference and all it has to offer. Thank you for all your hard work and please know how much we all appreciate it!

    13. April 4, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Wonderful round up! Great meeting you and thank you for all the help throughout the conference and helpful tweets. : )

    14. April 4, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      Wow looks like such an amazing time

    15. April 4, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      Loving all the photos – you did such an amazing job with all of the tweeting! So glad I got to meet you, chica! Hopefully next time you visit NYC, it’ll be less hectic and we can get to hang! =)

    16. April 4, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Such a lucky girl! I pretty much followed you all the way via Instagram :)
      Great recap!!

    17. April 4, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Whew! That is an exhaustive roundup. It was so great to meet you in person!! The invitation to stay for lasagna next time is still open. 😉

    18. April 4, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      Looks like you probably got a lot of great food ideas!

    19. April 4, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Great round-up Nelly! I wish I can attend in the future. Thanks for sharing what goes on :-)

    20. April 4, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      dearest nelly, i wish i could have seen you last week, but i guess our schedules didn’t work! glad that you had a wonderful time in NYC. btw, how did your appt go with the lawyer/court on Monday?

    21. April 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      That was a lot to take on! Glad you had a great time! Am planning on participating next year! Hope to see you in San Fran!

    22. April 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Oh cool girlie the way you did the recap. Intense but packed with good information. Love the twitter handles! :)

    23. April 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      Looks great!! I really need a coffee bar like that at my house!!!

    24. April 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      Great roundup! Loved it! It was WONDERFUL to finally meet you, Nelly dearie!

    25. April 4, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Great roundup! It was a wonderful to finally meet you in person! Here’s to many more meetups, Nelly dear!

    26. April 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Great job Nelly! Wow!

    27. April 4, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      This was great, Nelly! Looks like a ton of fun!

    28. April 4, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      Man that looks like an AWESOME conference! I am glad you shared all the picks:-) Maybe next time I can go:-) Hugs, Terra

    29. April 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Dang, Nelly! I bet your head is still spinning! I didn’t realize you were the Tweet Voice for the conference–you must’ve felt schizophrenic, but you did an amazing job! I am not surprised by this at all. :)

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