Me and other 300 food bloggers are probably posting recapture of the FoodBuzz convention last weekend. It was way fun for me too and I have lots to talk about. I forgot that learning is exciting and interacting with other food lovers is delightful plus having good food is always a key ingredient to having a joyful experience. I called my husband 2nd day to announce that I love San Francisco and I would love to live here. He said without skipping a beat “Let’s move, go find a job for me”. Yeah right, I wish life is that easy.
I notice that there are not too many bloggers over 50. I could be a mother to any of them. Wait, my real daughter was with me. She guided me through a sea of food bloggers and whispered in my ear their names or blog names. I am so impressed with her incredible memory. I was very excited to see Marc of norecipe.com. I don’t want to brag but he left a kind comment on my very first blog post 11 months ago. And Ben of youfedababychilli? He is ‘Is this guy for real?” kind of super nice, gentle and very tall fellow. Angie of rice & wheat is so sweet and I liked her the instant I met her. Marla of Family fresh cooking.com has a hilarious personality, I laughed so hard just listening to her talk. Julie of Willow Bird Baking sat with us at the first dinner table and at the farewell breakfast, she was so fun and cute. Sabrina from the tomato tart had a great class, I just love her wit. A young lady from Houston, Ann Liu of Running with chopstix is lovely. I wish she was my 2nd daughter. Then there is Jen from Tiny urban kitchen at Boston- the 2010 project food blog winner. She is really charming and generous, she donated her winning sum of 10,000 dollars to a homeless shelter!
My daughter, her friend from college who lives in San Francisco, Ben, Stella Parks of bravetart.com and I went to an ice cream crawl. We had tasty ice cream at three creameries and my favorite is black sesame ice cream. Stella speaks fluent Japanese and her blog is gorgeous. I’m so glad to get to know her
Stella and Ben
With Ben and Angie’s recommendation, my daughter and I dined at Cotogna and Zuni Cafe. Both are excellent. I think because I was wearing black and white outfit, a French gentleman mistook for me a waitress at Zuni. He apologized in French and the only word that I could come up was merci, どこが？
Rabbit dish at Zuni cafe
Gateau Victoire with whipped cream (Translation; flourless chocolate cake)
Zeppole napoletane with Meyer lemon and lime curd (Translation; donuts )
I met so many other nice bloggers. Some of the bloggers are lawyers, doctors, scientists, etc. It reminded me of a book I read in Japan called ’Smart women cook well’. I would nod in agreement. although there are always some exception.