>> Sunday, November 22, 2009
Kristin from Kraft Foods has recently contacted me about ways they are reaching out to home cooks online. There are times in every foodie's life where you have a question, whether it's about a technique, ingredient, or recipe in general. What better way to get your answer than using popular social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube?
Kraft Foods has recently relaunched their Facebook page. I became a fan, and you should too! Don't worry if you are not a blogger. Only a passion for food is required. I haven't taken full advantage yet because I just joined, but I did browse around. Real Kraft Food representatives do answer you on their wall, whether it's a question or just feedback. Good to know someone really does listen. There are also tabs for recipes, photos, videos, and currently Thanksgiving.
They also have a You Tube channel. This is perfect for those who are visual learners. I know there have been recipes where I just don't quite understand a direction. Or I have failed a recipe several times and want to see how it's really done (i.e. fudge). While browsing, I found a video on how to cut up a whole chicken. How many of you never cut up a whole chicken before? Me me me! How many of you can describe in words how to cut up a chicken without using pictures? ...that's what I thought. I might have to give this one a try. It's not just for recipes and techniques either. There are some how to pick this fruit or how to save money buying groceries.
Lastly, we have Kraft Food's Twitter page. Although Twitter may not be the best place to discuss food topics, it's a great way to learn about the latest recipes and updates. I'm following them right now, but I don't have much to say about this at the moment. There's only so much you can do with Twitter.
My intial thoughts about these: Facebook is great because real people answer questions and comments. It feels good to know someone actually cares about what you have to say. You Tube is wonderful because watching videos is better than reading a piece of paper. I remember and understand more by seeing than reading. Twitter is alright for me. I hardly use my Twitter account, so this may not be the best way. For others who tweet often, it'll be great because they can say, hey Kraft has a new recipe up.
You still with me? Good, because you probably noticed the title of this post - Kraft Basket Giveaway. Kraft Foods has kindly provided me and one lucky reader to receive a wonderful goodie basket. Here's what's inside:
Four delicious holiday recipes from the Kraft Foods Kitchens, a Zak Designs garlic peeler, an HA Mack olivewood mixing spoon, NEW Velveeta Rotini and Cheese Whole Grain, Planters cocktail peanuts, Planters pecans, Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate, Stove Top, Honey Maid cinnamon crackers, Jet Puffed marshmallows, Oreos, Kraft salad dressing, NEW Maxwell House Blend coffee, NEW Ritz Brown Sugar Cinnamon crackers and NEW Wheat Thins Flatbread crackers.
Sound yummy? This is how you enter - Kraft Foods wants feedback about their networking channels. Leave a comment telling me what you are most interested in hearing about in these channels (i.e. recipes, updates, holiday tips, nutritional info, cooking with kids, gluten-free, etc.). Or if you don't want to join, why not? One comment per person. I will pick the winner using a random number generator. That winner will have the basket mailed to them.
Giveaway ends November 30. Happy networking!