Thursday, August 27, 2009

Professional Food & Travel Blogger Jaden Hair visits Mount Dora. & select members of the Mount Dora Village Merchant's & Business Association played host to Tampa Tribune columnist, popular online & TV personality Jaden Hair and family in mid-July. Jaden is better known in the online world as "Steamy Kitchen." Her food & travel blog is ranked amongst the top 50 in the world and her appearance on the TV show "Daytime" is syndicated on over 100 network channels around the country.

She discovered Mount Dora via Twitter after coming across my Twitter account, @MountDora, where I promote our quaint little destination 24/7 to the online world. Since then we have become fabulous friends and will be playing host to Jaden and family periodically as they come to Mount Dora to visit.

While in Mount Dora in July, Jaden had the opportunity to meet many Merchant Association member businesses and restaurants. Many of these businesses are featured in her blog post at where you can read the story of her visit to Mount Dora and see some amazing photos.

Mount Dora Historic Inn's Jim Tuttle has a soufle recipe that is featured in the blog and based on the number of comments left by readers it seems safe to say that "soufle's will be a cookin'" all over the globe shortly. Jim's recipe and Jaden's Mount Dora trip will be featured in her upcoming Tampa Tribune column, which I hope to post a link to soon.

A recipe for Uni Shooters from Mount Dora Sushi Company will be featured in an article about eco-friendly seafood in an upcoming Florida Aquarium magazine article. And in September, in collaboration with Jaden, our very own Rachelle Lucas will be live on "Daytime" making one of our very own Mount Dora innkeeper breakfast recipes on TV. Not bad considering I just met Jaden on Twitter only recently.

Looking forward to Jaden and family's next visit to Mount Dora.

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