BlogHerFood: The Aperitif

September 26, 2009

This afternoon went by so fast. It’s so nice to have a food focus at this event. Makes the coverage all the more fun!

After attending the Advanced Photography session (more food porn!) and then a session on "The Meaning of Identity and The Value Of Voice In A Crowded Food Blogging World," we came back down for snacktime. You never get hungry at BlogHer!

The featured snacks included a da-licious mushroom soup and chocolatey chocolate!!

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The mushroom soup was just mushrooms, broth and sherry (and maybe one or two more ingredients like salt?) whirred together. It was incredibly delicious for being cream free!

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But of course I added back some cream in the form of bacon-infused whipped cream and a crispy porcini mushroom.

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I was still full from lunch, but I had a few delicious bites.

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They were also serving a vegan quinoa-stuffed portabella. I will see if they will be posting these recipes on the Mushroom Channel!

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On the chocolate front, I tried this incredibly interesting concoction:

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Scharffen Berger Chocolate (sounds like Michel Schlumberger right!?) created this mixture of a bunch of flavors – from chocolate to peanut butter to pretzels to chili powder and roasted corn to promote their Chocolate Adventure Contest. I think the point was just to dip your hand in and enjoy!?!?

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Testing the water..

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Found a golden nouget!

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Didn’t eat it all, but it sure was fun!

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We skipped out on the closing keynote to rejuvenate before the evening cocktail party. Jenna had some Amazing Grass and told me it would really help pick me up – so I took her up on a challenge to chug some.

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A little aperitif before dinner if you will :mrgreen:

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I am totally exhausted from lack of sleep so I will most likely be posting tonight’s recap along with my KERF meet-up when I get to the airport tomorrow. Unless I get a second wind tonight.

Off to party!

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Allison (Balance in Bites) September 26, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Haha! Such a cute viedo, I love it!


2 Allison (Balance in Bites) September 26, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Er, video*, not video


3 Melissa September 26, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Hahaha! LOVE the video! You girls crack me up!


4 Food Makes Fun Fuel September 26, 2009 at 8:36 pm

Wow, what a long and exciting day! I feel like I keep seeing the same thing again and again between you, Jenna, and Tina, but that’s OK because it always looks like a blast!


5 Angie September 26, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Fabulous!! Love the grass chugging…hopefully it will power you through a fun night. Thanks for sharing the conference with us!


6 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope September 26, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Sounds like a mushroom-filled afternoon! 😉 But lots of fun!!! And that video just cracked me up. You guys are hilarious!


7 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) September 26, 2009 at 8:51 pm

You take such good photos in the process of eating :) Nice grass chugging!! Have a great night and safe flight home!


8 Kristin (Kristins Nibbles) September 26, 2009 at 9:03 pm

HAH! That made me giggle!!!

And oh my do I love mushrooms =)



9 Hallie (Healthy Twists) September 26, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Haha I need to check that video out when my bf’s not around to wonder what the hell I’m watching on the computer 😉

I love Sharffenberger (or however you spell it) chocolate. The 62% dark flavor is AMAZING. And I love that you get local chocolate as SB is based out of San Fran! (swear I don’t work for them, just love the chocolate)


10 Leianna September 26, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I want to put my hand in that chocolate goodie box!
Great grass shot, love it!


11 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans September 26, 2009 at 9:41 pm

hope that grass carries you through the night! I’m glad you girls are having such a great time!


12 Jocelyn September 26, 2009 at 10:20 pm

ahahah hularious ladies..ewww sludge!


13 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 26, 2009 at 10:21 pm

hope that grass does it for ya – amazing grass, that is….don’t want to get you in trouble with the law here….


14 Cara (Cara Craves...) September 26, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Impressive chugging!


15 kay (eating machine) September 26, 2009 at 11:00 pm

bacon whipped cream sounds bizarre and yet potentially good…


16 Morgan (lifeafterbagels) September 26, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Did you drink the sludge???


17 Marissa September 26, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Love it!!


18 Jenn (www. ) September 27, 2009 at 12:26 am

I love the idea of whirring mushrooms to make them creamy! I have to try that. 😀



19 Sheila September 27, 2009 at 12:28 am

Yeah, San Francisco was famous for amazing grass way before you were even born.


20 christie, honoring health September 27, 2009 at 5:35 am

That chocolate concoction surely looks interesting.

Glad you are having a good time!


21 Susan September 27, 2009 at 5:59 am

Haha, I just watched that video on Jenna’s blog. Congrats on your stellar chugging win 😛 Hope you had fun at the cocktail party!!

Ohmygosh, I just read Sheila’s comment. Hahahaha…


22 CaSaundra September 27, 2009 at 7:57 am

Not sure I would like to chug grass, hehe :-) But looks like your having a blast!


23 Jenna September 27, 2009 at 8:27 am

yummm that chocolately goodness looks sooo great!
cute vid of you and jenna 😉


24 shawna September 27, 2009 at 8:27 am

The grass chugging is too funny! Kath- you make a funny face about halfway through your chug!

That chocolate thing looks pretty good, but I don’t know if I could get past everyone’s hands being in it, even with gloves.


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