Kim and I had a fantastic time at the first annual Foodbuzz Blogger Festival this past weekend in San Francisco. Since joining Foodbuzz, our new blog has grown in so many ways from connecting with other great bloggers to becoming taste testers for great new products. The folks at Foodbuzz put together a fantastic and superbly organized event–a rarity for most “first annual” events–so bravo to the entire Foodbuzz staff–you know who you are!
We went as Nature’s Pride bread ambassadors where we demo-ed our winning recipe of fried halloumi cheese toast, along with the other winner’s RhodeyGirl Tests, Bran Appétit, Eating Bird Food, Tri to Cook, and StephChows. These breads are truly delicious and the folks at Nature’s Pride couldn’t have been any nicer! It was an honor for us to represent and showcase Nature’s Pride bread in our recipes.
Our first night started off frantically as we arrived late because my flight was delayed. We arrived at Friday’s Eat and Greet towards the end, but was still able to grab some great fresh shucked from Hogs Island Oyster Company and a great porkchetta sandwich from Roli Roti as well as a great spinach and mushroom pizza from Pizza Politana. We also met our friends the Food Addicts, Gastronomy, Kung Food Panda, LA and OC Foodadventures, Gourmet Pigs,The Duo Dishes, and FoodGPS.
At 9:00 am Saturday morning, we were gurgling olive oil in a olive oil tasting session…yum! Then we explored the Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building with Tiny Urban Kitchen and Chubby’s New York Food Diary and really enjoyed the pineapple guava (above lower right hand corner). I was admiring the magnificent meat slicer at Boccalone and next thing I knew, I was using it to slice paper thin delicious prosciutto and had all 10 fingers left to show for it!
We won’t go into too much detail about the food except that it was all delicious. Our dining company was made memorable with Fooding411, Pepsi Monster, Foodhoe, LA and OC Foodadventures, Spinach Tiger, and Foodwoolf. We also had great time meeting Javaholic, Foodwishes, One Scoop at a Time, WongCo’s Food, and Taste Test.
Thank you again to Foodbuzz and Nature’s Pride as well as all the sponsors for providing a fantastic festival for food bloggers. We met so many talented and passionate food bloggers from all over the country, but there were so many that we didn’t meet…so looking forward to doing this again next year!!