Food Bloggers Love Food

July 18, 2008

It’s fun to meet the other food bloggers!! I ate lunch across from Anna at Cookie Madness who is a KERF reader! Food bloggers got priority to attend a special food demo by Rocco DiSpirito sponsored by Bertolli Pasta Sauce . I came away with a Rocco cookbook and two sample pouches of Bertolli!


I had just sat down to eat my delicious boxed lunch ….when……….


First – the lunch! Our choices were a grilled chicken breast sandwich , a veggie wrap (with onions) and a steak salad . Normally I’d never choose a steak salad because I’m just not a big steak eater, but it was the most appealing option so I did. It was actually delicious!! Best boxed lunch I’ve had in ages! The salad had steak pieces , cilantro, jicama, cucumbers, carrots , and an Asian dressing. So good!


There was also a roll (it wasn’t the best but I ate it anyways) and fruit salad , which I ate all of, plus some of mom’s. I love fruit! I saved the Ghirardelli chocolate for later and only had 2 small bites of the dessert – it was cherry-chocolate which is a combo I just have never liked.


We also tasted some of the Bertolli pouched sauces – which were REALLY good! I loved the mushroom one. I had a piece of french bread for dipping.

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So as I was saying….I had just sat down to eat when Rocco came up and put his hand on the back of my chair and started chatting away!! The blogger next to me snapped a photo (although a little blurry). Hot stuff!


Mom too!


For dessert I had the rest of my chocolate from this morning –


Again I’m blogging during a session (many of us are!) and should be paying attention again…


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1 jenna July 18, 2008 at 4:29 pm

haha! Looks like Matt has some competition going on here 😉 Just kidding! So glad you are having a good time—I’m totally planning on going next year now that I know how fun it is!


2 Justy2003 July 18, 2008 at 4:38 pm

How cool! You are making me jealous with all of your posts, by the way. Running across the Golden Gate bridge, meeting fellow KERF readers, yummy looking food, meeting Rocco, being on vacation…yes, I’m jealous! Glad you’re having fun though!


3 VeggieGirl July 18, 2008 at 4:39 pm

ROCCO!!!!!!!! **swoons**


4 Shannon July 18, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Does your mom blog? Just curious why she is there. :)


5 JJ125 July 18, 2008 at 4:48 pm


I have this funny image of all the food bloggers, at lunch, whipping out their cameras simultaneously to take pictures of their meals! LOL. click, click, click, click….


6 Jen July 18, 2008 at 5:02 pm

What did you guys talk about????????


7 yeah July 18, 2008 at 5:10 pm

i’d be more star struck meeting anna of than rocco. that woman is a rockstar


8 Mom July 18, 2008 at 5:10 pm

Shannon, I’m thinking of blogging. Came to learn more and also take a trip with Kath, since we aren’t able to spend much time together nowadays.


9 Ally July 18, 2008 at 5:14 pm

I have the biggest little girl crush on Rocco! Ahh, I am so jealous of this post, looks like you guys are having an amazing time!


10 Carrie H July 18, 2008 at 5:17 pm

(Kath’s) Mom —

You are too sweet. I am going camping with my mom this weekend and am so excited for some mom-daughter time. We don’t get to spend much time together either, since I am married and work and live 2.5 hours away. But we make the effort, and it is so worth it, isn’t it?

Enjoy the rest of your trip!


11 Theresa July 18, 2008 at 5:21 pm

I don’t have a blog, but if there’s any chance Rocco will ever show up at a blog conference again, I just might have to get one…;)


12 Rose July 18, 2008 at 5:39 pm

Wow! You and your mom are two lucky ladies – this conference sounds like a great experience all around!


13 C July 18, 2008 at 6:07 pm

Rocco is a cutey for sure.

Hi Kath’s Mom!


14 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) July 18, 2008 at 6:07 pm

What a yummy-looking boxed lunch!


15 Every Gym's Nightmare July 18, 2008 at 6:19 pm

WHAT!? I probably would have stolen his pants right then and there.

He touched you? how are you still conscious? I’d be in a puddle.


16 melissa July 18, 2008 at 6:56 pm

What a great conference and experience! The food looks amazing. And what a location.
I met Anna at a Cooking Light contest awhile back. She’s the best!


17 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) July 18, 2008 at 7:25 pm

Hi everyone,

I just started my own blog and would like to set up the RSS.

Does anybody know how I find my “RSS feed URL” for a blog on wordpress?

Thanks for any help!


18 Ashley July 18, 2008 at 8:53 pm

hey everyone, I was diagonsed with IBS by my doctor a couple of days ago and know alot of other people have problems with thisso I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on what works for them. Thanks!!


19 Deb July 18, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Hot hot hot, that boy is HOT!! Seriously, you look cool as a cuke in that photo with him, but I bet you were MELTING!! And Mom too!


20 mh July 18, 2008 at 9:44 pm

aww I love spending time with my momma too! Aren’t mom’s the best!!! have a great rest of the trip kath!


21 Julz July 18, 2008 at 11:00 pm

THIS IS SO COOL!!! :) I feel like I have total VIP status here… Raaaad deal!

Rocco’s a cutie :) (BUT NO WORRIES TO THE HUSBAND!)

And I love how all of the bloggers weren’t paying attention in the meeting! Haha, bad college students! Blogging ~ Facebooking 😉
Can’t wait to see more! HAVE FUN KATH!


22 Kath July 18, 2008 at 11:31 pm

I wish you were here!!! You’d love it. I really hope to come back again – and maybe go to some of the REACH tour mini conferences throughout the year. There’s one in Greensboro in October.

Jen ,
We talked about….food!! Heh heh. He was commenting on our boxed lunches and how we probably weren’t that happy eating lunch out of a box. But in my head I was thinking how delicious the lunch actually was!

Every Gym’s Nightmare,
He was QUITE charming!

I believe it’s a Widget you can add. Check the Presentation section, then Widgets.



23 Kelly July 19, 2008 at 9:16 am

omg! Rocco…sigh!


24 sarah July 19, 2008 at 10:01 am

Can you spread the word at BlogHer that it’s not proper grammar to use the word ANYWAYS when one means anyway.




25 Jess July 20, 2008 at 3:17 pm

I love the Cookie Madness blog! I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already, although it may derail your healthy eating for a while with its inspirational cookie pictures 😉


26 Claire July 21, 2008 at 1:06 am

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