A Recipe for Inspiration: Foodbuzz Festival 2010
I had this whole long post all about the Foodbuzz Festival but I just deleted the entire thing. It even had a fun title and everything!
You’ve seen the Ferry Plaza Market and its gorgeous bounty.
You already know about the Street Food Fare, which had about a dozen food trucks sharing their tasty dishes.
You learned about the Tasting Pavilion where we munched, chatted and drank.
You saw beautiful photos of the Gala Dinner, filled with beautiful people and beautiful food.
But what about the emotions surrounding it all?
The reality is that sometimes it is really hard to share the emotional feelings of a weekend like the one that we just had. I just can’t get the words right. I learned so much about my love for good food and sharing good food with you.
I made new friends, and I spent time (not enough) with some old ones.
My husband and I had a few minutes here and there for romance in the form of goofy photos and a trip to Alcatraz.
I tasted a lot of this and a little of that.
I chatted with seasoned and new bloggers.
I met some incredible chefs.
I was inspired.
My blog posts are the last thing that get done in my life. I exercise, I cook, I take care of the house, I work a day job, and at the very end of the day when we are tucked away on our couch watching TV, I finally write my post. You all deserve more than that because I have a lot to share, but I never make the time to share it. Same story with my photos! We like to eat our meals hot, so I snap 2 or 3 photos, hope for the best, and dig in. I’d love to spend just a minute or two more here and there to really share what I have to offer. This weekend taught me just how much I love to be in the kitchen or hosting a big party…. and even more about why I love to share it.
I can’t explain it really but the feeling of someone telling you they hosted their first party because of your post or made their first vegetarian burger from one of your recipes and loved it is so rewarding. My heart feels warm and my hands start itching to get back in the kitchen. I enjoyed our time in San Francisco, but I couldn’t wait to get home and start cooking!
That’s what weekends like this are all about. Yes, it’s about meeting people and seeing what the latest food trends are and eating until our pants can’t button, but to me the purpose is to find your inspiration. To renew yourself and your passion and take it as far as you can.
The Foodbuzz Festival 2010 was more than just a fun foodie weekend.
It was a recipe for inspiration.