BlogHer Food 2014: Mixing It Up in Miami

BlogHer Food 2014 in Miami with KitchenAid and Rodelle

The sixth annual BlogHer Food conference brought together hundreds of bloggers from around the country to talk all things food and media in Miami. There was a little something for everyone at this year’s event, from inspiration on indie book publishing and video storytelling to guidance on launching a product line and unleashing your creativity in food writing. And of course food was at the center of it all!

BlogHer Food 2014 in Miami with KitchenAid and Rodelle 

The two-day event began with a welcome breakfast and round of lightning sessions focused on building and strengthening core business strategies. Bloggers took part in energetic discussions about effective leadership, blog monetization goals and the best ways to protect online content from copyright infringement.

BlogHer Food 2014 in Miami with KitchenAid and Rodelle

And then it was time to mix and mingle with a whole host of event sponsors, including the dynamic duo of KitchenAid and Rodelle, who teamed up at this year’s conference to provide bloggers with a sneak peek at the latest product line from KitchenAid.

The KitchenAid display included the new Sparkling Beverage Maker, a food processor attachment for the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer and a new blender  featuring a first-of-its-kind magnetic locking system that powers the appliance.

BlogHer Food 2014 in Miami with KitchenAid and Rodelle

With so many new ways to cook and bake, bloggers found ingredient inspiration from Rodelle, who handed out samples of their gourmet Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (hello, homemade vanilla bean crème brûlée!). But the giveaways didn’t end there…

BlogHer Food 2014 in Miami with KitchenAid and Rodelle

Bloggers entered for their chance to win one of four KitchenAid® small appliances, including a Stand Mixer, Diamond Blender (a choice of 14 available colors), 5-Speed Hand Mixer and Grain Mill Attachment.

BlogHer Food 2014 in Miami with KitchenAid and Rodelle

But it wouldn’t be a food conference without memorable meals with friends, especially at the iconic Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach. We dined on some of the region’s freshest seafood, from pistachio-crusted seabass to sweet and tangy ginger-glazed mahi mahi. And who could forget a side of the famous Brussels sprouts with peppery bacon and brown sugar butter?

BlogHer Food 2014 in Miami with KitchenAid and Rodelle 

The sweet finale came in the form of hundreds of bite-sized desserts served up at the afternoon conference sessions, which gave bloggers endless inspiration for Instagramming and Tweeting their favorite tastes. There was time for one final sunset meal in downtown Miami before we all parted ways feeling energized and excited about another successful event. Let the countdown to BlogHer Food 2015 begin!

BlogHer Food 2014 in Miami with KitchenAid and Rodelle

*The Contributor of this post has been compensated by KitchenAid for this post, but this post represents the Contributor’s own opinion.*

FEATURED PRODUCTS

This all-metal attachment grinds wheat, oats, corn, rice, and other low-moisture, low-oil grains. Using freshly milled grains brings a hearty taste and texture to your baked goods. When you bake with home ground flour you will get all of the good you could possible get from a grain. Choose from 'cracked' to extra-fine consistency. Includes a cleaning brush. Learn More

KitchenAid® All Metal Grain Mill

The KitchenAid® Diamond Blender, with exclusive diamond blending system, provides the ultimate blending performance to stir, chop, mix, puree and liquify, with pulse 1-5 settings and crush ice mode. A robust motor, unique one-piece, BPA-Free diamond pitcher, stainless steel blades and electronic controls combine to create a powerful vortex that is fast and thorough for exceptional blending results. Addtionally, Intelli-Speed® Motor Control senses contents and maintains optimal speed to power through all ingredients.

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KitchenAid® 5-Speed Diamond Blender

Baking is just the beginning, with 10 speeds and more than 12 available attachments to help you whip up everything from pasta to ice cream, sausage to salsa and so much more. And, the special tilt-head design allows for easy access to the beater and bowl. Learn More

KitchenAid® 5-Quart Tilt-Head Artisan® Stand Mixer

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  • Valorie Philibert

    I love KitchenAid products I own a few like the stand mixer, 13/4 cup food processor, 3cup chopper, spatulas , etc…. All I can say is I use one or more KitchenAid product(s) daily. KitchenAid products are easy to use, highest quality product out there, and they last for a long time! What else can you ask for? I LOVE KitchenAid!!!!!!!

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