Thursday, August 9, 2012

Global Cuisine (Sponsored Video)

You might have noticed a few extra posts these days that say, "This post is sponsored by ... " someone, and maybe you're wondering what it's all about. The deal is that once a blog attains a certain amount of traffic, offers begin to appear for sponsored posts, ads, review opportunities, and all sorts of stuff.

I'll tell ya, I've gotten some weird ones. Prescription glasses? Really? On a food blog?

As much as I like the idea of earning a bit of money from sponsorships, I'm not going to try to jam unrelated content into this blog just because someone offers money. If it's not food-related or somehow personally relevant to me, it's not going here.

That's the end of that story.

But if someone wants to pay me to post something food-related and I think it's interesting, amusing, or at least a good conversation-starter, I'll post it. That doesn't mean I'm endorsing or reviewing or promoting - just that I think it's something my audience might be interested in.

This video is a good example. It's a bunch of chefs and food people talking about global cuisine. They aren't selling anything and none of them talk about the sponsor - it's all about the food (and the sponsor has nothing to do with food.) And might I say that the nut smoothie sounds interesting?

I guess I might say that. But mine might have chocolate in it. Just because.

Anyway, I thought the video was interesting enough to share. Hope you enjoy!

So whaddya think? You gonna make a nut smoothie? Did anything else catch your eye? And what do you serve to guests when they arrive?

In case you missed it, the panelists in this video are Vani Hari of Food Babe (@thefoodbabe), May Chong of Slow Food Kitchen (@slowfoodkitchen), Sarina Bland of Trini Gourmet (@trinigourmet), and Max Goldberg of Living Maxwell (@livingmaxwell). The host is Will Leigh (@will_the_chef), the chef at Vinoteca.

This post is sponsored by Skype.