(Oct. 7, 4:45 p.m.) Blogger and best-selling cookbook author Lisa Lillien — better known by her online persona, “Hungry Girl” — will be at Salinas, Calif.-based Mann Packing Co. Inc.’s booth during the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Orlando.

She is scheduled to appear at the Mann booth (No. 1969) Oct. 25, to offer free samples of two of her broccoli coleslaw recipes served with Mann’s “Simply Singles” whole leaf lettuce. She is also scheduled to sign copies of her new cookbook, “Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World” from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 25.

Her Web site is www.hungry-girl.com.

Mann Packing co-chairwoman Lorri Koster said that Lillien’s popularity grew out of e-mails to her friends, and now her Web site has more than 500,000 subscribers. Lillien has appeared on television and writes for Yahoo! and Weight Watchers’ Web site.

“We discovered hungry-girl.com and fell in love with Lisa and her positive outlook towards food and health,” Koster said in a news release. “She relates to our customers. When she tells you how to ‘chew the right thing’ or how to have a healthy ‘girls’ bite out’ it doesn’t make eating well sound like work. We make fresh vegetables easy, she makes them fun.”

Koster said every time Lillien uses Mann’s products, the company is bombarded with requests.

“She’s a lot of fun and about to become huge, so I’m glad we got her on her way to fame,” Koster said in the release.

Mann Packing booth at Fresh Summit to host blogger
Author and blogger Lisa Lillien of www.hungry-girl.com is scheduled to be in the Mann Packing booth at Fresh Summit 2008.

Courtesy Mann Packing