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Saturday was the most jam-packed Foodbuzz day of the festival with plenty of interesting new eats.

Breakfast kicked things off with an old favorite…

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Oatmeal!

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I went with bloggie friends to Bread and Cocoa.

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How you know you’re eating with food bloggers – cameras all over the tables! lol

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Coffee was a necessity.

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And Kath even let me try a tiny bit of Ashley’s amazing almond butter! Soooo good!

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I had to book it back to the hotel to catch the first presentation – Photography with Marc and Laura – 2 amazing photographers.

They started with a powerpoint presentation with some high level ideas.

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Then, we moved to some tables where they had setups to practice some food photography hands-on.

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The place was kickin with people excited about taking pictures.

Here are my practice shots…

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Marc and Laura split up on each side of the room, but the place was so crowded I just stayed on the first side I went to, which turned out to be Marc’s side. He graciously answered a bajillion questions…a few coming from me. Definitely take a look at his blog for some fun recipes and great photos. He does it all out of a 500 square foot home!

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Next up, I went to the Alaskan Seafood presentation. At first, I thought the Alaskan Seafood presentation was about a company that sold a seafood product, but I sat on the shuttle last night next to Danielle who does PR for them and she explained that they don’t actually sell a product. They’re more trying to get people to enjoy Alaskan Seafood (tagline – wild, natural, sustainable).

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They did a presentation about making fish tacos and now I desperately want to make some at home. Yum yum!

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And last, but not least, I went to the video blogging presentation with Pim, Sabrina, and Chef John. I took the least photos but the most notes at this presentation. I’d really like to start adding a few vlogs here and there to TCL, so this presentation had some great information for me to get started.

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After a quick pit stop at my hotel room, I was off for more food fun!

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We hit up the Metreon!

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We went to the fourth floor…

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…where the views were gorgeous!

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Famous Frog Hollow Pears.

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Poached Gulf Prawns And Chile-Gazpacho from the Waterfront Hotel.

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Cream of mushroom from Americano at Hotel Vitale.

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I noshed on some fantastic snacks…

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…saw my roomie’s presentation (she was a bread ambassador!) …

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(photo credit: Mama Pea)

…and hung out with fabulous blog friends like Sabrina, Sarah, Ashley

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Brittany (who I’ve been friends with for what feels like forever on Twitter and the blogosphere, but only just met Saturday!)…

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Allie…and many more! Oh, if only I were better at people photos. lol

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Oh and this Cascal bubbly drink (fermented natural soda) was really nice and refreshing!

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And check out the view!

There were tons of people lounging in the park below. I kind of wanted to go lay down with them. lol.

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I spotted what appeared to be a neat spot in the upper right area (red circle). Oddly enough…I would soon find out what this is (details later 😉 ).

Of course, I had to go back in for dessert…

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More Mission Minis cupcakes

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Ticings (edible art work for your cupcakes and other desserts – would be so fun for a baby or wedding shower).

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Those amazing doughballs by Annie the Baker!

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Go Pop Candy – amazing toffee!.

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Three Twins Ice Cream. Nommmm!

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Just kidding…this was my ice cream bowl. 😉

I have so many more photos! I’m going to create another gallery to share them with you. Look for that up next!

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Followed by a golden evening in San Francisco!