Foodbuzz Festival – Food Tasting Nirvana

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I just returned from Foodbuzz Festival 2010a two day food tasting nirvana, sampling street food, visiting farmer’s markets, learning about sustainable food, wining, dining, sipping, sharing, learning, indulging, photographing, sampling, drinking and having a whole lot of fun.


I was right at home amongst my new foodie friends. People that think it’s perfectly normal to photograph everything you eat because they do it to. People with a passion for cooking, eating and blogging… my kind of peeps.

L to R – Lauren- Biochemista, Allie- All I Eat Food, Sarah- Daily Nibbles, Lauren- Eat Drink and Be Hopeful

I <3 San Francisco

I also fell in love with San Francisco. If I decide to move away from New York, San Francisco would be the perfect new home for me. Friendly faces, urban chic, the bay, art, music, beauty, diversity, history, charm, food… this city has it all.

One day if I do go to heaven, I’ll look around and say, ‘It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.’
– Herb Caen

I left Foodbuzz Festival feeling inspired to get back into my kitchen and do what I love. Hopefully I’ll get to share some of that soon. Hope you enjoyed my photo montage!

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  1. Maybe we'll meet next year!!

    Monica, an occassional chocolate is always a nice treat!

  2. I can't believe I didn't meet you at Foodbuzz! You're like my guru. 😉

  3. Hi Gina,

    It was nice meeting you this weekend! I’m the one who gave you the pralines at the gift exchange. I know they’re not a part of your skinny lifestyle but they are delicious and I hope you enjoy them. You have a lovely blog, btw.

    I also met Allie, this weekend and she is a doll. I can't wait til next year!

    ~Monica H
    Lick The Bowl Good

  4. SF loves you back and I can't wait till you return! Now if the rest of your family can fall in love with the urban chic out here…

    So glad we got to see one another again, Gina! Hugs!

  5. Thanks Jen!

    Achieving It, Astro – *hugs*

    Kim- Urban Chic is a perfect description of San Francisco! I couldn't have said it better!

    Ceemarie- That would have been wonderful! Maybe next visit!

  6. Gina thanks for visiting my City by the Bay! I wish I could of talked you into visiting Cafe Grillades by the SFO airport for some good Algerian and breakfast cuisine!!

  7. Yum – Chinese bitter melon. I can taste it right now after seeing it in your post. It is going on my list for dinner soon. Thanks. I love San Francisco. My dear daughter and son in law just moved back to Mich from San Jose. Delicious and wonderfully urban chic.

  8. Your photos are absolutely lovely with their richness and depth (kind of like your food!)

  9. Your photography is amazing

  10. Thanks for sharing your montage! It was fun to see!

  11. Thanks Suki!!

    Angela, we were fed most of the time so I didn't get to eat out much, but everything is good there, even the street food!

  12. what a fun weekend, wasn't it? 🙂 that's such a great shot of the focaccia!

  13. Love your site! I'm going to San Fran in December. Any restaurant recommendations besides the ones I see above?

  14. Your pictures are beautiful! Can't wait to read and try your festival inspired recipes!

  15. I am so jealous! Lovely time I bet.

  16. I couldn't agree more… it was a very special weekend. So great meeting you and getting your wonderful gift! I have more jam than I know what to do with!

    Fantastic pictures and a great post!

  17. I love your pictures…amazing. How fun you got to go to this..inspiring!

  18. Love your pics! 🙂 I too luv SF and so happy that I live close by! 🙂

  19. Actually I never rode a trolley, instead I did a lot of walking… and in San Francisco, that's quite a workout with all those hills! It was a good way to burn off the calories we consumed.

    Kat- If you love Manhattan, you will love San Francisco.

    Marty- Do I have to??

  20. Great photos from your trip, Gina! Looks like their was great food and great people. San Francisco is a great town and that's a cool quote from Herb Caen. Now get back to work! (Just kidding!)

  21. Gee, looks like you had a wonderful time. Loved your pictures and post. Never been to California. You've peeked my curiosity. Can't wait to hear more about your trip. xoxoxoxo

  22. Sounds like it was so much fun! Great shots of the food, drink and the different places you visited!
    Best regards,

  23. Great post – love the photos. Can't wait to get to an event like this myself one day! 🙂

  24. the trolly carts must have been the best transportation for foodies to eat their way around town hehe. the photos look great! oh how i wish i was there!! <3

  25. Hi Gina, It was so wonderful to be able to meet you in person! Wishing you a safe trip home!

  26. Yes, I loved your post. Thanks for sharing your pictures and impressions.

  27. Great post, and you're right, it really was inspiring. WOnderful pics, too. Hope to meet you IRL next time.