Just before the recent International Food Bloggers Conference I took a food photography class….just to check it out….see what I could learn….did I need a new camera?…..and as I look at the detail of the cookies above…. the answer is yes ……all the nooks and crannies pop out with visible grains of sugar, you can get so close with a macro lens. Now I want to take pictures of everything!
The conference is always inspiring, each year we get refocused (Ha!) to improve in some way. This year that inspiration came mostly through some new friends and some that I met last year at IFBC.
Karin from Special Needs Travel Mom and Laurie from Gluten Free Yummy are both warm and friendly, each is very genuine in their approach to life and the people around them (and their blogs have lots of valuable info).
I had so much fun walking with them to the Seattle Pike Place Market that I suffered through walking down 5 blocks from the hotel and back (uphill) in the silly red patent leather heels I was wearing. It’s been sneakers and band-aids since!
–so worth it though for some GF treats from Coffee & A Specialty Bakery. Tonyia and Dedrick work so hard in recipe development and baking the best eclairs and cinnamon rolls and other pastries, if you are gluten intolerant this is a no-miss Seattle destination. Evidently the burgeoning cruise line business is keeping this bakery hopping all summer.
And Janelle from Farmstr was at IFBC this year as a sponsor. Over the past year or so I have watched her bring this company to fruition, it’s an exciting time. She grew up on a dairy farm and understands all that goes into running a successful farm. She is passionate about bringing fresh farm products to customers with Farmstr . Janelle also has a food blog Talk of Tomatoes follow this link to learn more about how Farmstr has come together.