BlogHer Food 09

by jenna on September 26, 2009

Blogging live from BlogHer Food 09!


Everything is really, really interesting….especially all the photography workshops! It really makes me want to take the dslr plunge, that’s for sure. Now I just need an extra $700. Hah. I’ll also say though that today is completely overwhelming for me. I had a few moments where I had to sort of step aside because there’s just SO many people, so much stuff, so much food….and I have about a million and one thoughts racing through my head and…oh wait, I moved across the country yesterday. I need to sleeeeeeep!

I finally met the voice behind the Mushroom Channel, Jessi!


Kath and I write mushroom recipes for The Mushroom Channel monthly. Yay mushrooms!

Lunch was HUGE….had no idea it was a sit-down event and there was WINE!



I drank the sauvignon blanc….twas good! Both of the reds were too big for me but I liked the white!

Bertolli catered lunch today and Rocco DiSpirito made a guest appearance!



It was just okay. I’m not a big fan of heavy pasta at lunch and this sure was heavy. Lots of cream sauces and meat. I took tastes of each course though and ate all my salad!





Tina and I shared dessert!


So far I’ve attended: Developing Your Visual Voice with Heidi Swanson, Principles of Photography, and The Meaning of Identity and the Value of Voice in a Crowded Foodblogging World. We have little over an hour left here and then Kath, Tina and I are racing back to our hotel, doing a quick wardrobe change and then heading back to the St. Regis for the cocktail party followed by another after party later this evening. ahhhhh!

I’m strictly running on fumes right now and can’t wait until tomorrow afternoon when I can head back up to Sonoma and relax a little bit.

Lots more pictures to come….plus a vlog, perhaps?! 😉

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Kirsten September 26, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Looks like a great day! You guys must be seriously rallying!


kay (eating machine) September 26, 2009 at 6:41 pm

that was quite the lunch-mid day wine is a fun surprise!


Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats September 26, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Would love to see a vlog of beautiful Sonoma! Great inside look of BlogHer – I’d absolutley LOVE to go at some point!


Morgan (lifeafterbagels) September 26, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Wow – I’ve been reading all of your recaps. You guys are party animals.


Daria (Summer of the CSAs) September 26, 2009 at 6:57 pm

So fun to see you guys simul-blogging Blogher! :)

I can’t really do heavy lunches either – they make me want to nap all afternoon.


Jenna September 26, 2009 at 7:01 pm

jenna! you have been on the go go go! you must be exhausted but none the less you are having an awesome time in cali!
great pictures by the way, they came out gorgeous 😉


Tay September 26, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Looks like you’re having a wonderful and fun time!! I know – I’m so tempted to get such an nice camera. It’s next on my “big splurge” list 😉


Kayla September 26, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Hey! Just so you know the nikon d40 is incredible & around $450-$500. if you click his d40 review you can read more about it! :)


Leianna September 26, 2009 at 7:44 pm

So much excitement ties with exhaustion! Hope you enjoy tonight but get some much needed rest!


Evan Thomas September 26, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Usually I don’t like heavy lunches, either, but I think I might go a little fork-happy if I was there, haha


Matt September 26, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Sounds like you are having a great time!


Jen (Running With Cake) September 26, 2009 at 8:04 pm

I’m sure all of the excitement (on top of moving to Cali!) is really overwhelming! Hope you’re able to find some “Jenna” time to sit back, relax, and soak it all in. Maybe a massage or pedicure is in order :-)


Amy September 26, 2009 at 8:09 pm

I think I just bought the blazer you are wearing today–GAP on sale?? Super cute. Have a ton of fun tonight and enjoy relaxing & catching up on some sleep tomorrow! Your blog is great and I enjoy following you on your adventures.


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 26, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Lovin’ these updates! That food looks incredible!


skinnyrunner September 26, 2009 at 8:11 pm

looks like you are having so much fun but sound a little tired. the st regis for a cocktail party? now that sounds fun! get some sleep tonight!


simpledaisy September 26, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Looks like a super fabulous time!!
I am not one for a heavy lunch either! It just makes me


kristina September 26, 2009 at 8:23 pm

wow jenna! you sure have A LOT going on right now! so glad that you are making the effort to inform us all on everything! thanks, and looking forward to more!!


Cara (Cara Craves...) September 26, 2009 at 8:32 pm

What a delicious weekend of eating!
Your tummy must be quite satisfied :)


Stephanie September 26, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Looks like a fantastic time! I can’t believe you met Rocco… I have a mega foodie crush on him :/ but I totally agree with the heavy lunches – why do they always do that at events? — I really don’t like them much either! Have a fantastic night busy lady!


Michelle-pure2raw September 26, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Looks like you are having an great time! Enjoy all the parties…and relaxing in the wine country sounds like a great way to live : )


Julia September 26, 2009 at 6:27 pm

That must be a bit overwhelming…Looks like a lot of fun and great food!
Enjoy the night!


Hangry Pants September 26, 2009 at 7:02 pm

I am obsessed with Heidi Swanson – that is so awesome!


angieinatlanta September 26, 2009 at 7:31 pm

Try not to let those thoughts get in the way of your experience! BlogHER is an awesome opportunity!


Krista September 26, 2009 at 8:27 pm

wow, what an awesome but exhausting day!


maria September 27, 2009 at 12:18 am

Totally with you on heavy pastas… I really am not a fan of cream sauces. Much prefer tomato based pastas. :)

And it’s for sure okay to feel overwhelmed right now… you just took a huge plunge.


Samantha September 27, 2009 at 12:48 am

How wonderful that you got to do a seminar with Heidi Swanson. She is the first (and one of the only few still) food bloggers I read. I have Super Natural Cooking and it’s one of the few cookbooks I’ve made close to all the recipes in.


Susan September 27, 2009 at 3:15 am

Hope you’re not too exhausted to still enjoy yourself! Take some down time if you need it :)

Oh, and I have a may-jah crush on Rocco! Jealous!


The Mushroom Channel September 27, 2009 at 8:31 am

It was so great to FINALLY meet you in person! You’ve been so good to us and just an all-around pleasure to work with. I’m so so excited for your latest adventure- a move to paradise.


natalie September 28, 2009 at 7:20 am

fun times. the food looks amazing. I love your grey suit, it is so cute!


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