Salmon and Jasmine Rice, Lowell’s, Pike Place Market

Every once in awhile, the stars align for me. Last week that meant that I managed to snag a spot in the popular International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) in Seattle and combined that with my planned trip to the region to shoot some photos for my upcoming cookbook. What I didn’t know before I went was just how great the experience would be – both Seattle itself as well as IFBC. Enjoy the Instagram tour of my weekend!
Food and Wine Pairing, compliments of John Sarich, at Chateau Ste. Michelle in WoodinvillePike Place Market at Dusk (on the way to the FreshBlogger social event)My favorite sign in Seattle – RN 74 Wine BarCertainly had my fair share of this while I was in Seattle!Chihuly Glass GardensThe Space Needle – and the blue skies that we were fortunate to enjoy!A menu I don’t see much in Denver, but you’ll see everywhere in SeattleOne of my new finds for the cookbook – Westward – serving up wild boar meatballs with fried shishito peppers, chile, and honeyThe well known NY Times food photographer Andrew ScrivaniAmazon Grocery sponsored live blogging event – way too much sugar and processed foods, but an interesting experienceUrbanSpoon Dine Around at Volterra – Polenta with Mushroom Ragu and Dungeness Crab RavioliFinishing up my weekend with Sunday brunch at Revel before visiting Theo Chocolate, the Fremont Market, and the Ballard Market.

Registration is open for 2014 and the IFBC is returning once again to Seattle – with any luck, my cookbook will be released just in time!