Sense Of Taste

June 8, 2012

Blown away by the food at BlogHer Food thus far!!! The style and quality has been incredible!

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And I got my meal at breakfast – I think I ate 3 breakfasts in one! They had tons of amazing fresh fruit (CHERRIES!), greek yogurt in little jars, pastries, bagels and interesting spreads, [organic] eggs, and more.

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The presentation was gorgeous and creative! {It will be the day when these conferences add some studio lights so we bloggers can take good photos of the gorgeous displays!]

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I think I tasted it all – even things that I don’t normally love for breakfast like bagels and eggs! SO hungry – and tasted so good!

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[I didn’t quite finish all of this!]

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After I filled my plate, I stumbled upon the Chobani booth with a full yogurt + toppings bar – IN JARS!!! So cute!

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The morning session was from the White On Rice Couple, who inspired us with their gorgeous photography and amazing videos, like this one.

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My speaking session was the first of the day, which was great because I was nervous to get it over with! Amelia and Janet and I spoke on nutrition trends, real food and credibility titled Food Literacy: Separate Food Fact from Food Fiction and Enhance Your Credibility. I believe the session was recorded and you can read the live blog post here. The flow went well, and our audience looked very engaged. Hope they enjoyed the information!

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LUNCH was incredible as well!! Creative sandwiches, gazpacho, fruit cups, potato salad stacks

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Salad on a toothpick!!

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Cookies

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Such creative ways to taste food!

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Loved the potato salad stack

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Squeeze on the mayo! [Remove the pearl onion]

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Loved the spinach salad!

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Also had a curried chicken salad roll, fruit, a tomato/moz/eggplant stack and a few cookies

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Enjoyed eating with these ladies! Burnt Biscuits (blog to be!), Confident Cooking, Pepper Lynn, Food on the Table!

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Afternoon begins!

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1 Liz June 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm

OMG! Everything looks so yummy. And sooo lovely!

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2 Michelle (Peachy Palate) June 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Wow that food looks incredible! I would have made a fair dent in that breakfast plate! Yum!

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3 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

The food DOES look incredible! I’m always nervous about conferences though, did you notice if they offer much gluten free stuff? Haha I’m afraid I’ll finally get to go to one of these someday but not be able to eat much! And I love those chobani jars, how cute!

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4 KathEats June 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Normally they do have all options covered and they are well labeled – Foodbuzz did that well last year. I’m not sure if they had more options this year (it might have been in a separate area)

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5 Laura @ She Eats Well June 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I love all the creative presentations of the food. But I must ask, Salad on a Toothpick? How did that go…? I like the concept, but would probably add some more mix-ins into the salad!

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6 KathEats June 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm

You pushed it off the toothpick to eat!

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7 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm

The display of the food looks amazing! I love that little extra effort, it always goes such a long way. Especially when it’s backed up by good food. ;)

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8 Alex June 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Woah, swanky! Oh my god this all looks so amazing! I could live off this kind of small bite, fingerfood things.

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9 Andrea June 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm

That food looks INCREDIBLE. How do you go about attending one of those events?

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10 KathEats June 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm

You just sign up! It’s annual. And the regular BlogHer is in August in NYC

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11 Angel7 June 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I am happy, because I bought some cherries today :)

Oh my goodness!!! … What a wonderful array/display of foods!!! Do the people in charge of BlogHer create the menus, or is it locally catered?

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12 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Oh my gosh…I love the presentations! So many awesome ideas…potato salad stacks (was that a blue cheese ball with the pearl onion?), salad on a stick, gazpacheo in the glass, greek yogurt in a jar…loooooove it! You must be in heaven!!

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13 Liz @ Tip Top Shape June 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm

So much delicious looking food!!!

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14 Emily @Emily's Olives June 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm

It looks AMAZING! Was the potato salad on a stick difficult to eat? Or did you basically just break it down and eat it with a fork on your plate? Either way these are excellent party finger food ideas! I’m also loving everything in the jars! Makes it look so pretty.

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15 KathEats June 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I broke it down with a fork :)

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16 j3nn June 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Love it!! The style and types of food are all great and creative. They get 5 stars for these spreads. :)

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17 Alisha @ Pink Spatulas June 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Wow! What creative ways to display and serve food. I love all the attention to detail.

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18 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Those salads on toothpicks are such a neat idea! I would love to pull that out at a BBQ this summer. :D

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19 Lindsey @ Pas de Deux June 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I love the bagel display–how fun!! Is that a meringue on top of the fruit cup on your lunch plate?

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20 Alexis June 8, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I’m glad that I’m eating dinner soon because this made me hungry!!

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21 Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 8, 2012 at 5:54 pm

so many tasty treats to choose from!!!

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22 carol June 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm

What an incredible feast!!!!! And creative!

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23 erica June 8, 2012 at 6:19 pm

WOW. that food display and presentation is absolutely AMAZING!!!!

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24 Lorraine @ for her soul June 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Amazing display of foods.. bagels.. yogurt.. yum! I love seeing all the bloggers’ pictures.

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25 Carrie June 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Pretty nail polish shade – great June color.

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26 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama June 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I’m sure you did great with your talk!

All the food looks delicious and very well presented!

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27 Molly @ RDexposed June 8, 2012 at 6:52 pm

How clever!! Kind of disappointed that I never thought of any of this creativeness!

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28 Stephanie @ Joy in The Journey June 8, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I love how creative the presentation of all the food is! As beautiful as all of your pictures are, I’m sure seeing the displays in person were even more impressive.

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29 Delishhh June 8, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Awesome pictures and quick writing!!! Hope you are enjoying Seattle unfortunately it is a little cold right now. .

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30 Amanda @flecksofgreen June 8, 2012 at 8:12 pm

How did you even know where to start?! They were so creative with making the “salads” into a stack. I love it when food is made fun..everything looks fun and amazingly delicious!

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31 Tammy June 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm

As a chef, I love the presentations of those salads. I work for a premiere catering company and might have to mention it, as we do a ton of small plate/tasting items. I just have to ask, what is the little round green thing between the onion and egg on the potato salad, a caper?

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32 KathEats June 9, 2012 at 12:39 am

Bleu cheese!! I had no idea either until I tasted it : )

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33 Kathryn June 8, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Hi Kath,

Looks like a lot of fun! I just read your presentation – very cool. I’m a loyal reader of your blog, and just wanted to comment on one of your comments in the presentation. A few years ago, I would have totally agreed with your “vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free recipe…who cares” comment. But now, as a mom with a son with food allergies, I actually appreciate those recipes.

I never imagined I’d have to deal with multiple food allergies with my son, but we’re dealing with it, and helping him eat very healthy despite having to avoid so many things. So, just so you’re aware, there’s a HUGE food allergy community who REALLY appreciate those recipes as it helps them feed their families and children despite living with frustrating food allergies.

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34 KathEats June 9, 2012 at 12:37 am

Oh I am not at all saying those recipes are great options!! My point was just that an overload of buzz words just for the sake of attracting traffic can backfire on people who are intimidated to cook in that way or dilute the more descriptive ingredient words. If you are actively looking for a certain type of recipe and scanning for those words, then it absolutely makes sense to use them and seek them out. I’m sorry if that’s not how it came across in the transcript!

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35 Kathryn June 9, 2012 at 4:48 am

Yes, I understand you were talking about those foods in a different context…no problem. thanks Kath!

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36 Erin Motz June 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Looks amazing! I’m surprised you don’t like public speaking (although I don’t know why, haha), it just seems like something you’d be a natural at…

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37 Lace @ Real Food Quest June 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm

It all looks beautiful and tasty. Really inspires to be more creative with presentation. Also, since I don’t like my food to touch (weird I know), i think stacks could be awesome!

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38 Courtney June 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm

That is such a unique way to have potato salad. All of the food looks delicious and it looks like there was so much of it. Being the indecisive person that I am I would have had absolutely no idea where to begin if I were in your shoes.

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39 Mom June 8, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Food looks fabulous!

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40 Kelsey June 8, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I love that salad on a toothpick idea!!

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41 Khushboo June 8, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Amazing spread abd presentation- loved eating vicariously through you, Kath :)

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42 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 9, 2012 at 12:30 am

So happy that the food is amazing. Often times at big events like that it can feel a little….”catered”. You know what I mean :) And great that you’re in a phase of pregnancy that you’re loving it! Can you imagine if you were on this trip at like 8-10 weeks when nothing ever looks good to any pregnant woman! Glad it all worked out!

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43 Tara June 9, 2012 at 8:42 am

I think I’m going to ditch the traditional RD thing and become a blogger. There’s a better spread at this one conference than at every regional, state, or national RD convention I’ve ever been to combined. It’s also great that they actually have sponsors I can be get behind of instead of having to grit my teeth over. Looks like a great time!

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44 KathEats June 9, 2012 at 8:43 am

Agreed! Or perhaps bloggers could be hired to plan the meals at RD conferences :)

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45 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Whoaaa that is so neat! I love the idea of salad on a toothpick. So simple but elegant :) Dying to go to BlogHer Food!

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46 Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth June 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Love that food presentation. It would be really fun to host a lunch at home with all the food served like that :-)

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47 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I may have to go to this conference someday solely for the food! A Chobani BOOTH?? Sounds like heaven to me.

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48 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm

You are so right…that food looks and sounds incredible!

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49 Ava June 10, 2012 at 9:38 am

LOVE the pictures! . . . and am finally catching up. Here’s a totally random question for you: what nail polish are you wearing in the potato-salad-on-a-stick (ah, so cute and inventive) shot? It’s a fantastic shade for summer!

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50 KathEats June 10, 2012 at 9:48 am

It’s an Essie one but I never know the names!

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51 Ava June 10, 2012 at 9:57 am

Thanks! Love Essie :) I’ll be on the lookout.

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52 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 11, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Sounds like you did a great job, as I knew you would! I love that potato salad stack, what a creative presentation!!!

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