Foodbuzz Festival 2011


It’s Sunday night and I’m curled up on the couch blogging and watching the Walking Dead, absolutely exhausted from my weekend. I won’t bore you with tons of details but there are a few moments that must be shared. Oh, and I just want to say how fabulous it is to be surrounded all weekend by people who share my interests… and more importantly, don’t look at me like I’m crazy when I take a picture (or 10) of grilled cheese.

So here are some highlights –

I met my friend Nikki at the airport and after navigating the BART we walked up the station stairs and immediately pulled out our cameras.

After meeting up with Joelen, Krystal, and Jessica (and her awesome mom, Ginger) we taxied over to the Ferry Building for some browsing and eating. And guess who walked by with her entourage. Martha Stewart. In leather pants.

(Since the only thing I could do was stare, I had to steal this picture from Krystal. I’m glad someone had the sense to run after her with a camera)

Later we went to the Foodbuzz welcome reception. That’s where I met Joy (the Baker), only one of my favorite bloggers ever. Don’t worry I was as uncool and awkward as ever. What was supposed to come out as, “You’re such an inspiration and I love your blog” came out as, “You’re like a celebrity.” Head, hand, slap.

From left to right: Me, Jessica (My Baking Heart), Nikki (Pennies on a Platter), Joy (Joy the Baker), Joelen (What’s Cookin’ Chicago), Jess (Forgiving Martha), and Nicole (Prevention, RD)
(I stole this picture from Nikki)

The next morning there was a panel discussion and break-out sessions. Lots of things to ponder!

At the Taste Pavillion later there was a surprise visit from TYLER FLORENCE. No more words necessary.

Tyler made another appearance later for a cooking demonstration at the banquet dinner. I also had a chance to redeem myself with Joy (who, by the way, is even more awesome in person!)

We wrapped up the weekend with the large bowls of coffee and pastries at a nearby bakery. The good bye hugs were tough, but luckily there are lots of ways for us to stay in touch. Especially now that I’m on “the Twitter” (that’s for you Jessica!) Woo hoo for joining in on the 21st century fun!

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Nicole, RD

    >I MISS YOU GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Krystal

    >Awesome recap!! Loved meeting you, and I was able to eat a couple more of your cookies with Yvette. YUM! I got on the twitter boat as well, let's learn and teach each other!! Can't wait to see you soon!!

  3. Jess

    >SO glad to have met you Jessica!! LOVE this recap post of the weekend! 😉 xoxo

  4. Nikki

    >I thought it was "the TwitterS" (plural). lol! Yay! for such a FUN FUN FUN weekend! Miss you all, and can't wait until we can do it again!!

    (And I'm totally stealing your panel photo.) 😉

  5. Krissy@Daintychef

    >So sad I missed it!

  6. Cate

    >Fabulous recap. It was great to meet you!

  7. Aaisha @BakingPartTime

    >Aahh this looks like so much fun! I've never been to a food blog conference and I have to say… a little bit jealous 🙂 I think I need to expand my horizons and figure out where all these things happen. Thanks for posting! Loved reading the recap 🙂

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