It can be very frustrating for a dinner party host to go to a lot of effort to plan the perfect dinner party and then to have some thoughtless guest bring a lot of extra people without any warning. Seating, portions, crowd control and countless other aspects of planning can be thrown completely out of whack by inconsiderate jerks like this.
On a completely unrelated note, there is this AWESOME dinner party I’m inviting all of you to next Saturday. I didn’t tell the host that I’d be bringing a few friends, but frankly, what’s the big hairy deal?
This Saturday is going to be the first annual Virtual Vegan Potluck event when you can virtually enjoy multiple dishes during each course of the feast from the comfort of your own home. Picture if you will, more than 60 gifted vegan/ plant based diet cooking and blogging experts, each sharing their food porn pictures and recipes for a dish they are most proud of.
All the vegan bloggers will be linked in a chain, so we can start with the drinks, move on to appetizers, breads, salads, soups, main courses, and obviously, desserts. The chain will be linked with easy to follow buttons so you can visit each dish without missing anything!
I am bursting with excitement because Shannon and I get to present an appetizer, which for the sake of suspense, will not be revealed until Saturday morning when the post goes live. Hint #1: it’s not Lil’ Smokey Sausage Links with BBQ dipping sauce. Hint #2: it’s not cheese fondue.
One of the highlights of blogging in vegan and plant based dieting circles is getting to meet the passionate people who populate the blog-o-sphere with their recipes, insight, support, and perspective. I’ve met more quality human beings during this adventure than I can shake a celery stalk at. This weekend is going to almost triple the number of foodie connections I’ve been able to make in the previous seven months, all thanks to the Virtual Vegan Potluck. Super big thanks to An Unrefined Vegan for shouldering the responsibility of herding the massive numbers of bloggers participating in the event!
When you get back from the farmers market on Saturday, head on over to the Virtual Vegan Potluck starting gate at the Vegan Bloggers Unite page. If you forget to save the address, check back with me here on the big day and you will find a “Jump to the Beginning” button that will take you to… you guessed it… the beginning. From there, you will see big buttons that will allow you to navigate forward and backward in the VVP blog train.
Prepare to jot down your favorite recipes, or at least bookmark the posts you want to try out for yourself. With more than 60 premier vegan foodies flaunting their skills, there are bound to be several dishes that you will want to recreate or improve upon.
Finally, since this will be a virtual potluck, and pixels are not at all filling, I recommend filling a platter with food you love so that you can eat during the event. Otherwise the food parade might very well overwhelm you.
I look forward to crashing this party with you all. If the host asks, tell ’em you’re with Toxic Vegan. *wink, wink