Foodbuzz Food Blogger Festival

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Dinner was organized by Outstanding in the Field and our location, in the industrial district produce wherehouse, Greenleaf Produce,was truly a unique experience.

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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.

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Chef David Lee of Namu and his team did a great job considering the makeshift kitchen they had to work in.

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!!

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17 Responses to “Foodbuzz Food Blogger Festival”

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    The Duo Dishes — November 12, 2009 @ 8:23 am

    Bummer your flight was late. Good thing you didn't miss what was probably the most fun evening of the weekend. A nice, casual way for us to mingle…and eat of course. It was great to meet you in person!

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    The Little Teochew — November 12, 2009 @ 12:51 pm

    I'm jealous!! 😉 Looks like you both had a great time! Good for you and congrats on getting the invite!!

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    Jessica@Foodmayhem — November 12, 2009 @ 2:57 pm

    Sounds like so much fun. Why are all the food blogger event in CA. =( I'm very jealous about Outstanding in the Field. I really want to go to one of their dinners!

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    Fresh Local and Best — November 12, 2009 @ 6:06 pm

    Oh! You guys are such a super cute couple!!! I adore the Ferry Building Plaza, and the Saturday market is my favorite farmers' market. All of the food and produce look amazing! You guys are so talented!

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    Rose — November 12, 2009 @ 9:00 pm

    That was SUCH a fun weekend! The halloumi toast was great. Sorry I didn't get a chance to officially say hello! There were so many people, so much wine and such amazing food. Glad you enjoyed your time as well!

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    VianneR — November 12, 2009 @ 9:38 pm

    Darn it! I live near SF and didn't even know that this event was on, cuz I would have totally been there. Oh, well, hopefully, I can catch it next year.

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    Ninette — November 12, 2009 @ 10:31 pm

    Glad you had a great time. What a cute couple you are! I was there with you in spirit!

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    Krissy @ The Food Addicts — November 12, 2009 @ 11:00 pm

    hey guys – great post. we had a lot of fun hanging out with you two. we'll have to meet up again soon. anyway, hope you have a fantastic weekend in monterey!

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    Joy — November 12, 2009 @ 11:39 pm

    What fun! Congratulations!

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    HoustonWok — November 12, 2009 @ 11:59 pm

    Hey great photo guys! looks like tons of fun,i need to get on this foodbuzz!
    Cheers!

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    sijeleng — November 13, 2009 @ 1:06 am

    Very nice write up and great photos, as always. Really enjoyed meeting you both and hope we get a chance to get together again next year.

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    Velva — November 13, 2009 @ 1:54 am

    What a great time you guys had at the conference! Thanks for the photo journey. I am hoping to go next year!

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    Sophia — November 13, 2009 @ 5:49 am

    You're going next year, right? Is it too early to sign up now!? 😉

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    petite nyonya — November 13, 2009 @ 2:15 pm

    What a great event! Wish I was there! You both make a great-looking couple too 😀

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    Divina Pe — November 15, 2009 @ 6:37 am

    This is such a great event. I hope to be able to attend next year, which means, I need to work on obtaining that US visa. It would be great to meet both of you.

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    Kung Food Panda — November 18, 2009 @ 3:00 am

    That was fun. I hope there will be another one next year! =)

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    Food GPS — November 18, 2009 @ 5:49 pm

    Great meeting you at the Foodbuzz fest. The weekend was a lot of fun and it was a great way to connect with other food lovers. I enjoyed your recap and photos. I'll be sure to keep checking back with your blog and hope to see you in San Francisco next year.

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