Monthly Archives: May 2009

Be a better blogger

Wade Kwon, one of our members, is just starting a business that I think is pretty brilliant in this age of tweeting, blogging, texting… and living online. Through the Birmingham Blogging Academy, Wade teaches how to make the most of your blog and blog posts, whether you’re in business or blogging as a personal avocation, and whether you’re a seasoned blogger looking to grow what you’ve got, or you’re just about to start your first blog. He’s also teaching about social media, Twittering, and marketing. Courses are offered at local libraries, and customized training is available, too. Check out the BBA newsletter for monthly specials.

Foodies, if you’re doing something you’d like to share with the group, let us know! We’ll post it here. We can keep up with one another and support each other’s endeavors, too.


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A guide to Birmingham’s farmers markets

Don’t know about you, but I am so ready for a fresh, juicy summer tomato. Or some sweet corn. Or peaches! Here’s a guide to farmers markets in the city, courtesy the Birmingham Weekly.


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June: Soul Kitchen

Soul Kitchen: A NovelHow about a little mystery to kick off the summer? Our June selection is Soul Kitchen: A Novel by Poppy Z. Brite. This is a crime involving a restaurant and the main characters are chefs; the setting is New Orleans. Those of us who are familiar with NOLA’s food scene should find something familiar here. Brite’s husband is a chef, and this particular novel was finished the night before Hurricane Katrina hit.

We’ll meet to talk about this book on Tuesday, June 9th, at 6:00 PM. We’ll announce the location shortly. Until then, enjoy the book, and we look forward to seeing you!

Update (Saturday, June 6): We’re going to meet at LivonFifth in Birmingham (the very green building next to Workplay). We’ll nosh on muffalettas to keep the NOLA theme going. See you then!

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