One Bite.

November 7, 2009

Totally heart Foodbuzz today :) 

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What an amazing event!! Foodbuzz has really rounded up the most amazing food vendors in the area. All gourmet and totally divine. My mouth has never been so happy!!

I was up early this morning being on East Coast time and all, but we were prepared for that. I read blogs and then met Tina, Shannon, Meghann, Sabrina, Britney, and Emily in the lobby for a morning run along the water! It was a glorious 5.26 (yes, 26!) miles of chitter chatter. We broke at the end of a pier for some mid-run photos

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Before we left I munched on a Glo-bar. Wish Angela was here!

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Once showered and dressed, we headed over to the Ferry Building for a morning playground. Total foodie and photography heaven!!!!

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We waited in a long line for the infamous Blue Bottle Coffee. I got a Cafe au Lait.

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Wasn’t sure what to have for breakfast, but I wanted something authentic and local. Tina ended up getting an Arborio Rice + Brandy bread that was out of this world good!!! I had two bites :)

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We walked all around the farmer’s market and I had one bite of a bunch of delicious samples!

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This place is simply gorgeous.

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And then came to Noe Valley Bakery and decided a pumpkin scone was exactly what I wanted. It was AMAZING!! I shared with the group and probably had half to myself. And I can’t stop thinking about it!!

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At 11AM we went to our first event of the day: a cheese tasting by Cowgirl Creamery!!

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Sue gave a wonderful talk about how they make their cheeses

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Meghann and I split each of the samples, which was the perfect amount.

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At noon I changed clothes – and was SO much more comfortable in jeans!! – and we walked a mile to the noontime tasting pavilion. It was the perfect break we needed to rejuvenate!

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Once we arrived it was a foodie PARADISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, so, so many delicious things to sample. I literally had one bite of everything photographed. It was incredible. Top 5 days of my life!

Brandy’s Stuffed Pumpkin French Toast

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Sabrina‘s Frittatas with Nature’s Pride!

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Toad Hollow Granola..

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and dried fruits

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Bertolli Sauce bruschetta!

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Here’s me – ON THE MENU!!

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Sadly my menu item did not get sampled.

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FOODZIE!! I got to sample their goodies earlier this year and absolutely love everything they sell through the site. It’s all made by passionate foodies across the country.

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The lavender shortbreads were AMAZING!

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So were the other flavors!

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Almond butter + salt ganache…

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Kerrygold cheeses.

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Mezzetta

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Annie the Baker’s AMAZING DOUGH BALLS!!! Available through Foodzie :)

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The chocolates at this event were simply incredible. Wordless to describe how amazing they were.

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There were lots of wines and beers to taste, but sadly I did not have the capacity to get through them all!

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I had some chocolate stout in Matt‘s honor!

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At this point we needed a REST!

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Because at 2:30 we had a merlot tasting held by the famous Vinography!!

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Featuring these beauties. The final by Palmona was one ROCKIN!

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Cheers!

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Cleanser

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We had a blast in the photo booth before we walked a mile back to the hotel to BLOG and freshen for a big dinner tonight.

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Amazing, amazing day of delicious food and so many people EXCITED about food <3

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1 caitlin November 7, 2009 at 8:02 pm

i miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2 candice November 7, 2009 at 8:05 pm

words cannot describe how wonderful (and tantalizing!) everything looks. chocolates… shortbreads… fruits… cheeses… meyer lemon yogurt! almond butter ganache! oh my gosh. you’re sooo lucky, kath!

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3 BethT November 7, 2009 at 8:06 pm

I heart SF and the Ferry Building.

I do not heart my stupid lame ass job for making me work today and miss the event.

Glad you ladies are enjoying the city.

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4 Cynthia (It All Changes) November 7, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I would be in a coma after all that food. Looks like you had a good plan of sharing with others :-)

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5 Light Delight with Tou Tou November 7, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Hi Kath, I absolutely love this post…!!! the events is amazing! what a great get together for foodies ! thanks for those fabulous photos, it makes me seriously think about going next year!

Hope to read more and more from this wonder foodies’ events!

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6 Food Makes Fun Fuel November 7, 2009 at 8:15 pm

That all looks amazing! I hope the rest of your trip is as good. I always like to pick up local fruit jams when I’m at a farmers market

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7 Marisa (Trim The Fat) November 7, 2009 at 8:23 pm

One word – DROOL!

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8 Chloe (Naturally Frugal) November 7, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Holy food Batman!

That looks like an amazing day, I am incredibly jealous of all your sampling. San Francisco definitely lives up to it’s reputation of being a foodie city. So yummy. I love reading all about this, you do some wonderful recaps!

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9 Joelle (The Pancake Girl) November 7, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Your photos are gorgeous! Do you girls all have the same camera?? Makes me want a new cam!

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10 Jac November 7, 2009 at 8:29 pm

i wish i was there. or i wish here had such a place like there. whatever it is.. looks like you’re having a wonderful time!!

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11 Kat (Kat's Daily Plate) November 7, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Incredible! The cheeses and chocolates look divine. SO much food, I would be in heaven!
I love the Ferry Building and the farmer’s market outside. Last time I was there I had the best Mexican breakfast. It looks like it was a perfect, sunny SF day!

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12 nicole November 7, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I am so jealous of that cheese spread you got to devour, I mean eat. :D

Cheese is my weakness!

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13 Katie November 7, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Those grapes and that pumpkin scone *Swoon* How did you learn and what lens do you use to take such AMAZING pictures?

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14 Lisa November 7, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Wow. This looks amazing!!! Have you found any favorites?

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15 Fattie Fatterton November 7, 2009 at 8:49 pm

I gained weight just reading through this. Awesome post!! :-)

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16 Hil November 7, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Thanks for all the amazing photos! San Francisco is such a fabulous food city and I have always hoped to move there someday. I am OBSESSED with that St. Benoit yogurt.

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17 Stacey November 7, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Out of words! Except for: That must be an A-MAZING experience :D

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18 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope November 7, 2009 at 9:25 pm

SUCH a wonderful experience Kath! They couldn’t have picked a better location. Everything sounds like so much fun and looks insanely delicious!

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19 Tamara Lea November 7, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Welcome to the bay area! Looks like you’re having a blast! I don’t live too far from SF. I wish I could say I had a good excuse for missing such a great event but its just a hair appointment and midterms. Next year!

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20 Kerry November 7, 2009 at 9:57 pm

so awesome.
love the pics of where I grew up.
I am always so impressed about how you share your food, thus eating a little less.

:)

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21 theskinnyplate November 7, 2009 at 10:13 pm

So much good food. Foodbuzz festival looks like so much fun!

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22 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 7, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Wow! Check out all that wine!

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23 lynn (The Actors Diet) November 7, 2009 at 11:06 pm

oh my i’m full just reading.

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24 Cuts and Curves November 7, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Your photos are so beautiful!

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25 Lu November 7, 2009 at 11:33 pm

The photos are beautiful and the food looks delicious. I would love to be able to taste some of those cheeses.

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26 Diana(mymarblerye) November 7, 2009 at 11:51 pm

You should sell some of your photos! I want to print them out, frame them, then put them all around my kitchen!!!

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27 Lizzy November 8, 2009 at 12:19 am

wow. i dont even think words describe how wonderful everything looks!

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28 Mary :: A Merry Life November 8, 2009 at 12:27 am

WOW. Just wow. Looks like amazing fun and food. ;)

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29 Shelly Borrell November 8, 2009 at 12:53 am

Excellent photos and post! Congratulations on your win.

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30 Mary November 8, 2009 at 1:28 am

1. your photos are amazing. the quality is superb!
2. rouge is the best!
3. not to be weird, but the finger nails of the person modeling the cheese photos are creepy.

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31 Brittany November 8, 2009 at 1:31 am

Love all the pictures Kath!!!

And, CONGRATS on best overall blog!

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32 Saba FoodieInFlight November 8, 2009 at 2:22 am

Oh my god, that cheese looks divine. I was at the SF market this morning too – It was my first time in this city and I was so overwhelmed by how awesome everything was. Hope awards go well tonight ;)

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33 Diana November 8, 2009 at 5:29 am

Wow, all the food looks soooooo amazing. That is definitely foodie heaven! :)
I love photobooths!

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34 Susan November 8, 2009 at 6:51 am

That first shot of you needs to be used as a Foodbuzz promo shot or something!!! And I totally got excited when I saw that shot of the pancake samples at the market – so fun!! Thanks for taking so many wonderful photos of the event – I feel like I’m almost there with you.

Okay, off to read the “OMG” post, I think I know what it’s about ;)

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35 Kristin (Kristins Nibbles) November 8, 2009 at 7:45 am

What an amazing collection of ‘bite’s! And your pictures are truly gorgeous. =)

xo
K

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36 rhodeygirl November 8, 2009 at 7:59 am

I just relieved the day through your pictures, weeeeee! It was such a magical day that ended perfectly with all my friends winning! Congrats again!

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37 Jenna November 8, 2009 at 9:55 am

wow! that looks all so great :)
jenna

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38 Nekeisha November 8, 2009 at 2:58 pm

I just got back from an amazing birthday dinner and night out and I am still totally jealous

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39 Ashley November 8, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Kath I’m truly jealous. Though I think I would gain 5 lbs just by looking at all that amazing chocolate!

Maybe one day I could do something that cool!

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40 Kath November 8, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Katie,
It’s a Canon 50 mm / 1.8f on my Canon XSI Rebel.

K

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41 Erin November 9, 2009 at 8:16 pm

That food looks amazing!! I love Rogue and the Ferry Market and SF! SO jealous! I’m catching up on all the FB blogs so totally delayed comments on this one but I couldn’t just skip it!! :)

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42 sebbie November 11, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Love the photos! I hope you enjoyed the Rogue Chocolate Stout you had for Matt!
Being the face on this bottle of beer (!) its fun to know where I am served and to read about peoples experiences. I love to pair RCS with cheeses or with anything grilled or braised. Its a natural for dessert too. I enjoyed a glass last night paired with raw oysters, and coaxed some at my table to blend the Chocolate Stout with Rogue Somer Ale (which has a a touch of honey, chamomile, orange peel, for a Rogue its lightly hopped and is brewed with wheat, oats and barley)…yummm!

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