This summer I will be traveling a LOT. Just a few weeks ago I was in Washington D.C. for Eat, Write, Retreat and in a only a few days I’ll be in Seattle for BlogHer Food (coast to coast in under a month!) I have yet to attend a BlogHer event but am looking forward to connecting with other bloggers, gaining some education and I WILL be taking a walk to the Sound to scout for whales. This is my 3rd visit to Seattle and all others I’ve come up empty handed in that department (if you’ve got secret tips for seeing whales leave me a comment!).
I am also really happy to let you know I will be attending this conference through the sponsorship and support of Saffron Road Food! This is great news for other bloggers in attendance because I will have a stash of coupon products to pass around (at approved times and places of course). If you’re going and would like to find out more about Saffron Road and give their products a shot – find me and make sure to connect with me ahead of the conference if possible!
I hope you’re as excited as I am about this partnership — oh and when I get back, I’l be doing a special giveaway for my readers so get ready! You’ll also get an extra entry for following me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and subscribing to my newsletter (you’ll also get a free cookbook for subscribing to that!). The same goes for following Saffron Road on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest – get a head start and follow today!
I had the opportunity to speak with Saffron Road about their collaboration with me. Here’s what they had to say;
MarocMama (MM): Why have you decided to partner with MarocMama to attend BlogHer Food?
Saffron Road Food (SRF): The desire to create authentic culinary experiences that are halal, all natural and sustainably farmed is just the start to the list of shared values between Saffron Road and MarocMama which made for a simple choice in blogger sponsorship for BlogHer Food. Both MarocMama and Saffron Road believe in cultivating an ethos which facilitates the coming together of families and friends at the dinner table to enjoy great World Cuisines, explore epicurean tastes, and foster multicultural exchanges and enlightening dialogues.
MM: For someone who has never heard of Saffron Road Foods, what do you think is important for them to takeaway about the brand?
SRF: Saffron Road’s mission is to restore the sacredness of our food and its relationship to us and our mother earth. We aim to offer 100% natural Halal foods which are also holistic, sustainably farmed, either antibiotic free, not genetically modified, or organic. Our livestock are fed only 100% vegetarian feed, humanely treated and never fed antibiotics or growth hormones. We seek to bring our mission to a higher calling, embodying a socially conscious company ethic as well as being a dedicated green company. Our calling is to usher in a new culinary excellence in World Cuisines as well as be the healthier alternative in culinary excellence for all natural and gourmet ethnic food cuisines.
MM: MarocMama embodies the spirit sharing great food cross-culturally. How do you think Saffron Road fits into this mission?
SRF: Saffron Road celebrates ethnic diversity though our diligence for authentic tastes from around the world. This is well demonstrated by the range of products Saffron Road offers from Indian delights such as Chicken Tikka Masala and Lamb Saag to Middle Eastern favorites such as Lamb Koftis and Moroccan Stew and even American staples such as Chicken Nuggets and Macaroni & Cheese. Saffron Road is always scanning the globe to make the best of World Cuisines easily accessible.
MM: What makes Saffron Road standout among other brands who share a similar market space?
SRF: Saffron Road possesses more 3rd party verified claims than any other retail sold brand in the market: Certified Halal, Antibiotic Free, Gluten Free, Certified Humane®, and enrollment in Non GMO Project. We believe that we should always be at the cutting edge of innovation, purity, excellence and creativity in the natural food sector.
MM: Why is participation in an event such as BlogHer Food important to Saffron Road?
SRF: BlogHer Food provides an ideal forum for MarocMama to not only educate other bloggers about Saffron Road, but the event also lends itself to being an invaluable educational experience through bringing food bloggers together to learn, share, and inspire cooking, writing, and photography.