What’s the coolest thing about Carol Peterman of TableFare being the winner of the Bread Science book giveaway? I’m hoping that for Carol it will be reading and learning from Emily Buehler’s great book (available here, if you’re not Carol). But for me, it was that I had actually met Carol in person only a few hours before I did the random drawing, at the International Food Blogger Conference in Seattle.
It was a weekend filled with speakers, food (bread above by Bakery Nouveau), and wine, all of which was lovely. But the thing that stood out the most for me was meeting some terrific people with terrific blogs. Check these out; I can tell you that they are written by winning people:
1 Family. Friendly. Food • 100 Miles • Adventures of a Hungry Girl
Brownies For Dinner • Cooking With Amy • Eating Out Loud
Fork This • Gardeners Like Us • Hedonia
Little Brown Girl 2.0 • Lovely Olio • Passion 4 Eating • Phoo-D
Pinch My Salt • Plumpest Peach • Simply…Gluten Free
Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy • TableFare • The Daily Spud
The Recipe Girl • The Well-Tempered Chocolatier • Wright Eats
Lori @ RecipeGirl says
Susan- it was so great to meet you. What a fun weekend, wasn’t it? I’m still reeling with excitement at all I learned (and that goodie bag!) Now I’ll have to visit your blog more often & get bread-inspired!!
Thank you- more blogs to check out. I view it as a getting a ton of new foodie magazines.
I would love to go to a conference like that and meet people in person.
It was so much fun getting to meet and hang out with you (and all the bloggers you listed)! The goodie bag was great, but making all these new friends was the best part!
Daily Spud says
It was wonderful to meet you and so many other great folks this weekend – so worth the effort of trekking all the way to Seattle to be there!
It was so lovely to meet you over the weekend! Trust me, I’ll be back to your site more then you care to know since I’m learning to bake bread for my first time.
Congratulation to Carol for winning the book!
Sounds like you had wonderful time at the conference Susan.
How perfectly wonderful to be able to make so many neat new friends. I like Lori’s expression “getting a ton of new foodie magazines.” That’s just what it is!
Madam Chow says
It sounds like you had a great time – I didn’t even know there was a food bloggers conference!
Patricia @ Brownies for Dinner says
It was great meeting you this weekend! We should grab coffee soon.
Your blog is an inspiration for me to find that lonely packet of yeast in my pantry and bake something!
Bread, giveaways and linklove, all in one post! And it’s not even noon.
It was so nice to meet you. The conference was fantastic, but you’re right that the best part was meeting all the folks behind the blogs.
I really enjoyed meeting you as well! What a wonderful weekend and conference. It makes me smile just thinking about it all. I’m hoping that after participating in Nicole’s bread baking challenge I can feel confident enough to try making more of your beautiful breads.
It was great meeting you too! The conference really exceeded my expectations. Hope to see you at the BlogHer Food conference. Thanks for the link!
Charles Thompson says
Hi Susan – I’m not sure if we met or not at the IFBC (there were so many faces and names to remember) but thank you for including me in this wonderful blog post — I appreciate it. I had such a great time with everyone in Seattle, and as Lori said above, I too will come back to your blog to get yeast baking tips. Really great blog!
I can’t wait to check out all of these fabulous blogs!
It was wonderful to meet you. The conference was mind-blowing but the best part was realizing that behind every cool blog, was an even more amazing person.
PS: I am totally drooling over your blog.. You are like the queen of understatement… you have some seriously “mad” baking skills..
Nurit - 1 family. friendly. food. says
It was great to meet you too, albeit short. Would love to see you again if you’re in town 🙂
It’s so hard to talk to all the people during a conference. A friend of mine says it’s like speed dating. There’s something to it.
And i still need to find time to search for that bread recipe i could recommend to readers on my blog. i do so want to encourage people to bake bread at home. I need a really easy one. if you bump into one let me know?
Carol, Simply...Gluten-free says
It was so great to met you in Seattle. Thanks for including me in your great post. I will find that gf bread recipe for you and get it to you soon. Just got home, tired! Toured maybe one too many wineries in Oregon 🙂
Hey – it was great to meet you, too. Your blog is lovely! Thanks for the link!
Carol Peterman says
The Bread Science book is great! I am almost through the nitty-gritty science chapter and have learned so much about yeast, gluten, sugars, molecules, bonds, and all sorts of other factors influencing bread. Emily Buehler gives the full story with loads of bibliography references (I love a good bibliography!) The heavy science is nicely packaged into a chapter that is not a prerequisite to actually using the book to bake bread; she even suggests if you want to get to baking, just jump ahead to the other chapters. I have no doubt I will be turning out some great bread as I work my way through the book. Thanks again Susan for the book, and it was great to meet you at the conference.