Gilded Fork Cookbook Winner Oct 19

Gilded Fork Cookbook Winner Oct 19

After a few days at BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Las Vegas, we definitely came away inspired by old friends and new, re-energized by the strides they are making to enhance this lil’ experience we’re all having on the interwebs.

Looks like we’re not alone. We had some great responses to this week’s giveaway about who inspires you most in new media, and the Gilded Fork Cookbook goes to…

…Sean Park from Take Thou Food! (He’s also @TakeThouFood on Twitter.)

Sean has been inspired by Ree Drummond from The Pioneer Woman, a site I recently discovered for myself — and fell in love with for its beautiful design, photography and healthy pinch of sass. As someone who “channels Lucille Ball and Ethel Merman,” Ree has inspired students on Sean’s campus to get in the kitchen. As Sean says, “A lot of my friends around campus who had zero interest in cooking really got into it after discovering Ree’s site. She makes it look easy and the step-by-step photo/instructions helped my friends get inspired.”

I hope you will take a look at her work and Sean’s, because both convey the kind of passion we like to celebrate! Congrats, Sean!

P.S. That Beat Cancer effort? It made the Guinness Book of World Records as the most widespread social media network message in 24 hours. Well done!!