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Saturday, October 3, 2009

BlogHer Food: The Conference!

Okay, this is my last BlogHer Food post – promise! And get ready for lots of fabulous links in this post that will be sure to keep you busy!

sfmoma cafe

The actual conference was a lot of fun. I went to a few sessions on photography as well as one about seeking opportunities from your blog. Lots of great info and stories. The best part of the conference, however, was meeting so many other bloggers…many of which I have relationships with online, but haven’t had the chance to meet in person or don’t see very often. Lunch was one of my favorite parts of the day…I skipped out on the conference lunch (rebellious, I know) with Kristen Doyle from Dine & Dish, Katie Goodman from goodLife {eats} and Amy Johnson from She Wears Many Hats (pictured below in that order). We walked next door to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Cafe…the food was fresh and tasty (pictured above – it looks good right?)…definitely a nice lunch spot in the city.


The closing keynote was my favorite session of the day. Lisa Stone, co-founder of BlogHer, moderated a panel with Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman), David Lebovitz and Elise Bauer (Simply Recipes). I didn’t take notes so I don’t have any helpful information to share…but it was an informative and entertaining hour, and all three speakers were fantastic! And I immediately went to the lobby to buy David’s new book, The Sweet Life in Paris, which I am thoroughly enjoying.

closing keynote

One last thing…BIG thanks to CHEFS Catalog for the sweetest swag bag ever at the after party. Goodness, so many fun kitchen gadgets and tools. I was most excited about the dishwasher-safe basting brush and the mini spatula. I know, I’m a geek. Oh, I also discovered the KitchenAid with a GLASS bowl at the after party. I am officially in covet mode.


  1. 1

    Great recap of the conference. It was so much fun! I couldn’t believe all of the fun kitchen goodies in the swag bags. I am loving all of my new toys!

  2. 2

    Hi Jane,
    So great to hang out with you a bit at the conference. Good call on lunch, wish I’d thought of that. What a weekend! Think I’m finally now catching up on sleep. xo

  3. Sooooo never wearing that shirt again! Great pic of the other gals though!
    I had such a great time with you and everyone else. Can’t wait to get to hang out again 🙂

  4. 4

    Glad you had fun at the conference…I did, too!

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    Jane Maynard

    maria, elise, kristen AND david…you’re all fantastic and I’m so happy you were all there! 🙂

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