Saturday, August 28, 2010

International Food Bloggers Conference: Day Two Breakfast, Lunch, and a Writing Exercise

The conference thus far has been a learning experience both through the conference presentations but also the people I have met around tables enjoying food and drink during meal breaks. I'm about to take a walk because we have a two hour lunch break and I am a fast eater. But I wanted to leave just a couple of photographs from our carbalicious breakfast (the baked goods were delicious but I was left longing for some protein) as well as our wine and small plates lunch (small plates do add up... although I wish they added up to slightly more).

Pastries Galore from Bakery Nouveau

Gluten-Free, Vegan Baked Goods from PCC Natural Markets

Theo Chocolates isn't just the host site for the conference. They also provided the lunchtime sweets!

The Chefs prepared for food blogger onslaught!!!

Marinated Octopus with Chickpeas, Preserved Lemon, and Chorizo Vinaigrette from Chef Shannon Galusha at Bastille.

Zucchini in Carpione with Fennel and Apricot created by Chef Jason Stratton at Spinasse.

Salmon Carpaccio prepared by Chef John Howle of Seastar Restaurant (and John Howie Steak and Sport Restaurant & Bar)
Finally, one of the highlights of the morning was Kathleen Flinn's "Writing with All Five Senses" session where she had us describe a lemon's touch, smell, appearance, taste and sound without using traditional words to describe the fruit (like "citrus"). I'll leave you with a picture of the lemon and let you try your hand at this writing exercise. Post below!


Delishhh said...

Thanks for writing about this. By the time i signed up it was sold out and it is in my backyard. So nice to see pictures.

City Share said...

It's great to visit the conference vicariously through your photos. Thanks.

C.G. the Foodie said...

Glad you enjoyed the pictures and brief captions. I wish I had the time and energy during the conference to write more about what was happening but the tweets and photos and captions were the best narration I could do. I do have pages of notes but I'm not sure how much sense they make out of context :o)


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