Because the sugar rush-turned-devastating-crash experienced by all of us at the Donut Summit was not enough to satisfy even the sweetest of tooths, this weekend brings another sweet treat: Gastronomy Blog’s Eat My Blog Charity Bake Sale from 10am to 4pm outside of Tender Greens in West Hollywood. Cathy Danh – the super sweet blogger/photographer behind Gastronomy Blog – organized the first Eat My Blog bake sale last December, with proceeds going to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. The results were pretty impressive: over $3,000 was raised, more than enough for the coveted Super Nintendo prize during my elementary school fundraiser days. This weekend is the second iteration of the sale, with even more bloggers participating than the first time, including yours truly. I’ll be baking bacon – specifically, bacon chocolate chip cookies. For those of you who like your dessert meat-less, I’ll also have some old fashioned chocolate chip cookies on standby as well. And, oh look, everyone else’s contributions sound even more amazing: salted brown butter rice krispy treats; Mexican brownies; Momofuku crack pie. Low fat Girl Scout cookies are so last year.
In addition to the amateurs, the professionals are playing with us too: Evan Kleiman at Angeli Caffe (and the soothing host behind KCRW’s Good Food), the Kitchen Ninja and crew at Starry Kitchen, the chefs over at Drago Centro and Cube, and even Chef Ludo – last seen at his pop-up restaurant at the perpetually jammed packed LudoBites 4.0 at Gram and Papa’s – all will bake for the cause. Come out, say hi to your friendly neighborhood bloggers, ask them what they made and what type of camera they used to take capture their creation, and help us support the food bank. We’re going for the XBox 360.
Gastronomy Blog’s Eat My Blog Charity Bake Sale is this Saturday, June 19 from 10am to 4pm outside of Tender Greens in West Hollywood (8759 Santa Monica Blvd, between La Cienega and San Vicente). The sweets are priced between $1 to $4, with all proceeds from the sale benefiting the Los Angeles Regional FoodBank.