Kneading Conference West (long)

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the 2nd annual Kneading Conference West, which happened to be right here in Mount Vernon at the WSU Research and Extension Center. I was thrilled to get a press pass for it, as the conference sold out some time ago. This is an amazing event!

naan samples

The remarkable thing about this conference was how happy everyone was. It was more like a music festival than a professional conference. Everyone there was equally obsessed with bread and grains and ready to talk with everyone else about it.

Continue reading

Advertisements

IFBC: a brief food report

plating

So I went to IFBC again this year (the International Food Blogger Conference, for those not in the know). There are going to be a lot of other roundups out there, and I didn’t stay for the entire conference, so I’m just going to put up a few pictures of food here, I think.

plating

Continue reading

tired, but with serious swag

Being recently returned from the first International Food Blogger Conference in Seattle, I am, let me tell you, pooped. And I have to go to work today, too. But the conference was amazing, with great food and people and information, as well as the best conference swag anyone has ever seen. Here’s what my haul looked like, once I got it all unpacked:

conference swag

Most of this stuff was donated to the conference by Sur La Table, an amazingly generous thing for them to do. I’m looking forward to settling it all into my kitchen and trying it out. I’m particularly excited about the Shun knife, the wine glasses, Ruth Reichl’s new book and a spiffy little Scanpan.

My brain is not so easily unpacked.

conference swag