My First BlogHerFood Experience

As some of you know, I attended BlogHerFood two weekends ago.  It took awhile to actually buy my ticket, but one of my friends brought me to my senses, and I’m so glad she did.

BlogherFood is held in a different city each year…. Lucky me, it was in Austin.  ‘How could you NOT go?’, she asked me.  She was right.  Although it was pricey for my budget, it would be a good investment and I could learn so much.

Plus, it took place in Austin.  I wouldn’t have to worry about hotels or flights and would be right at home.  After I realized I couldn’t pass up this opportunity, I bought my ticket, and attended. (Thanks Janou!)


It was fantastic.  I met a lot of great people and from the workshops, I learned a lot about writing, photography, interacting with readers, and social media.

Plus I got to meet these awesome ladies…BlogHerFood2013091

Go check them out!

And I ate. A LOT.  I swear, it was non-stop free food… how could I not eat it?  If you’re going to make great food and put it in front of my face I’m going to eat it.

I will probably take a picture of it first, but it will be eaten.  And I took many pictures… sorry for the picture overload below,  but I couldn’t help it!

The evening before the conference, Bloggers and Bites was put on by the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance and Whole Foods. It featured bites and drinks from local Austin vendors.  I got a full meal thanks to La Condesa, Sway Thai, El Alma, The Pink Pig, Jeffrey’s, Trace, Mulberry and many more….

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Texas Texas Sweet Corn Pudding with Poteet Blackberry, Saffron, Caramel Corn.

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The conference provided meals, and we also got plenty of samples from the vendors!

DSC_0104Peach Burrata bites from Wisconsin Cheese, my favorite sample! Stay tuned for the recipe…

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After two days of food, we decided that we apparently needed to get more food/drinks before the closing party.  We made a pit-stop at Easy Tiger for some drinks!

Easy Tiger Drinks | www.thefreshfind.com Easy Tiger Drinks | www.thefreshfind.com

One of the best things about hanging out with food bloggers is that they completely understand the need to take pictures of the food (haha).  While I take pictures they do too… nobody is complaining or giving me crap.  It’s a given… don’t touch the food until you get the ‘okay’.  It’s great!

I heard about their monster pretzels and wanted to order one, but I was not in the slightest bit hungry.  Nobody else was hungry but we agreed to get one.  Why?  We wanted to try maybe a half of a bit, but mostly because we wanted to photograph it.  It’s ridiculous, I know… but look how good this pretzel looks!!

And, I had more than just a bite because it was so fluffy and delicious.

Easy Tiger pretzel | www.thefreshfind.com Easy Tiger Drinks | www.thefreshfind.com

Easy Tiger Drinks | www.thefreshfind.com

Moving on from Easy Tiger, we arrived at Stubbs… a buffet of barbeque.  Again, I AM NOT HUNGRY, but I managed to eat this plate of food.

Stubbs | www.thefreshfind.com

After a great party hosted by the Pioneer Woman and Steamy Kitchen, I headed home to check out all the swag I collected.

They weren’t kidding about all the free swag!

BlogHerFood Swag | www.thefreshfind.com BlogHerFood Swag | www.thefreshfind.com

I had a great time and have so much new inspiration for blogging.  I hope you stick around to see what comes next for The Fresh Find!

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  • Reply
    Katie @ Butterlust Blog
    June 19, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    haha yes! double-fisting free conference cocktails!

  • Reply
    June 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    i love this post, KH! i love the “action shots”. And you are so right – bloggers understand all the picture taking that comes before sipping and eating etc. You captured bloggers and bites really well too. reading your post was like re-living it! :)

    • Reply
      June 24, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      Thanks Amee, that means so much to me. I’m so happy that I got to meet you and Shef, it truly made a difference in my experience! We’ll have to reunite soon and cook and take pictures ‘pre-eating’ haha. Hope to see you soon!

  • Reply
    H Marlin
    June 24, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    looks amazing kris. yay for you!!!

    • Reply
      June 24, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      Thank you for all your support, always! :)

  • Reply
    Kasee Thomas
    June 29, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Such a great recap! Sorry I’m late on the draw! Let’s meet up ASAP for fun blogging fun and thanks for the shout out!

    • Reply
      June 30, 2013 at 11:48 am

      Of course! I really want to meet up soon, let’s get on this!

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