I am back from London and brought back about a million pictures of the food I ate over the weekend. I think every FBC attendee left the conference thinking the same thing. Either
1. Oh damn, I wanted to win that Vitamix or
2. I’ve never eaten this much food in my life!
Although I ate my fair share of food throughout the three days I was one of those to leave the conference saddened by the fact that I had to leave empty handed, that is without a Vitamix. I did get plenty of swag. Anyhow since the food was so incredibly good and it deserves its own post, here are some of the nibbles and treats I devoured over the weekend.
Thank you to Jenn from Peas and Crayons for hosting the weekly party.
Before I arrived at the conference on Friday I wasn’t sure about how much food would be available but there was never a moment where there was not a plate of food or tray of drinks being passed around. Here are some of my personal highlights.
The Vitamix Cottage is where I spent most of my free-time. I picked up a green smoothie or breakfast margarita first thing in the morning, had lemon curd mid-morning, washed it down with spicy Thai soup and after lunch enjoyed Bailey’s Frappuccino or strawberry ice cream. If we were lucky they came round with pesto and crackers in the afternoons. It was glorious and I could already see myself at home trying out all the recipes with my own Vitamix. Sadly this will have to wait but I took an embarrassing amount of pictures that I can look through whenever I have Vitamix withdrawal symptoms.
Is it not the best machine ever? I need one in my life so badly!!!
Rehka from Pistachio Rose was kind enough to share with us some of her baked goods. Not only did everything look amazing, the tarts and biscuits combined traditional products and Indian spices so the flavors was out of this world good. On the last day she made sweet Naan bread with a lusciously thick chocolate sauce. Incredible! I highly recommend you look onto her website, her treats will not disappoint.
For most lunches and dinners we were treated with some incredible street food. Tasting my way through the various dishes really made me realize that there’s so much food out there that’s yet to be explored by me. If you ask me, street food is a superb way to get to know a country and who doesn’t like eating?. My favorite dish was the tacos I had for lunch on Saturday served by Toma Mexicano. From what I overheard they are in the process of opening a restaurant which means more yummy Mexican food for me!
On Sunday I couldn’t pick between the choices so I had a taste of both the blue cheese focaccia and the curry. The focaccia, which was served by Gurmetti was filled with cheese and pesto and the bread was perfectly crisp.
The second option was a Seychelles inspired curry dish by Vinn Goute. Almost everyone who had one of the curries was on fire after tasting the dish since they were hot! I guess I was lucky, I chose the vegetarian option which was flavorful and spicy but did not leave me breathing fire.
I will write a second post on the conference and the workshops later this week but I’d like to point out in this post that I could not have chosen a better blogger get-together. The organization was great, the crowd was incredible and obviously the food wasn’t too bad either. If you live in Europe and want to attend a good blogger conference this is the one to go to.
Also, be sure to check back later today if you’d like to enter in a special Blog-Birthday Giveaway!!!!
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