Like Michael Jackson’s movie currently in theaters, the recent First Annual Foodbuzz Blogger Festival proved to be the can’t-miss event of the year! From our mouths to your ears (or eyes), we’re moving to San Francisco! Well, not really, but one can dream. The best part of the whole event was its location in the beautiful Bay city. We love this place! It is a much needed departure from LA where the air is crispier, the buildings taller and the sky may be a brighter blue. San Fran = Joy. And we want more of it in our lives!
We’re a tad frazzled with this month’s 24, 24, 24, but we hope our vision comes together for you in the end! When Foodbuzz sent out a call for entries, we submitted our proposal just a couple of hours later. The idea was buzzing in our heads, and we knew it’d be so fun to complete. Unfortunately, we weren’t chosen. Boo. But one week later, we received word of a last minute cancellation, which meant there was room for us to squeeze in. Yay! We really love hosting these types of events for our friends, so needless to say, this was a great way to roll into the upcoming weekend. And then it hit us! We had a lot of planning to do–planning that we clearly had not been prepared to do. So we went back to square one and started to re-brainstorm from where we’d left off following the proposal. From there, it was nothing but a blast!
We feel very lucky to have a third round with Foodbuzz’s 24, 24, 24 series. Literally the second the call for entries was announced, we had the idea. The old adage says ‘If you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he’ll eat forever.’ We believe in that all the way. Quite frankly, we cook for ourselves all the time, and we cook for friends and family all the time. We are always ready to share our food experiences with other people, but not everyone can quite appreciate everything in the same ways as we do. We have a couple of friends who we’ve always deemed ‘picky’, whereas they find themselves to be ‘particular’. Semantics really. The interesting thing is that they both have a desire to expand their own cooking prowess in the kitchen, and that is where we saw a spot for the Duo.
We are not Martha Stewart and Gordon Ramsey, but we like helping and teaching people in the kitchen. Our goal is to take two specific eaters and work with them to construct a three course menu, assist in the shopping and, of course, pitch in with the cooking. In the end, our hope is that they will have put at least one or two toes outside of their comfort zone and end the evening with a couple of recipes that they can re-create anytime, on their own. On your marks…