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    Emily Malone

    culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.

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    A Look Back.

Foodbuzz Food Coma.

Yesterday had so much going on, I couldn’t even find the time to tell you about it!  Although my roommate somehow still managed to squeeze out three blog posts while I laid on my bed in a sugar coma staring at the ceiling.  But I’m getting ahead of myself.

It started in the best way possible with things that, until now, I have only dreamed about.  Specifically, Ashley’s homemade pumpkin spice almond butter!

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Had I not been at a table full of other bloggers, I probably would not have even bothered with the oatmeal and just dug straight into the nut butter.  As it was, I decided to be a bit more civilized.  My morning triumvirate…

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We ended up back at Bread and Cocoa this morning – it’s so fun to have a healthy breakfast spot on the road.

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Also only in my dreams (until now!), getting to enjoy my morning oatmeal with a group of other awesome bloggers.  As we all eat our morning oats all over the country each morning, how nice would it be to just eat all together?  I can assure you – it totally rocks.


After oatmeal, Kath and I met up with Jenna and Anne for a walk down to the Ferry Building to see the famous farmers market for ourselves.

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In typical fashion, I kept noticing how many DOGS there were!  From Newfoundlands…

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To tiny little cutie pies.  Okay, the dog is cute too.

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Lots of food trucks!  I was amazed at all the rotisserie trucks and taco stands open (and crowded!) at 9am.

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The booths had so many fun things to explore.  Exotic sea salts…

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Gorgeous morning views.

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Sea gulls that reminded me of summers in Stone Harbor, New Jersey.

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And of course, lots of VEGETABLES.

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This stand with all the boxed greens almost pushed me over the edge.

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Strawberries in November?  Only in California.

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So fun to hang out at the farmer’s market with these three lovely ladies.  This was my first time meeting Jenna, and she is just as gorgeous and mysterious in person as you might imagine.  I think she is so fascinating.

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I was there too!

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LOVED the tie die – so San Francisco!

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I made it back to the hotel just in time to see Ashley rock it out on the Fresh Express stage with Chef Todd!

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Her delicious salad got me all pumped up for the Tasting Pavilion.

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Luckily, that was up next!  At the giant Metreon downtown.

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I was really overwhelmed when I first walked in.  It was PACKED, and I had no idea where to start.

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Going with my instincts, I started with salad – delicious quinoa and smoked pecans.  So nice to have fresh greens amongst all the heavy, rich food this weekend.

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The greens ended there though, and I was on to Ghirardelli s’mores.  :)

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These dough ball cookies from Annie the Baker were OUT of this world.  I want 20 more right now.

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Soooo much food and so many little bites.  Jalapeno jelly on crunchy toast squares…

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Butternut squash and apple soup with rosemary parmesan shortbreads from Tyler Florence (a fellow JWU alumni!).

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Mini cupcakes with edible Foodbuzz stickers – too cute.

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Three Twins organic mint chocolate chip ice cream…

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After eating my way through the first half of the Tasting Pavilion, I took a break to watch some demos and hang out with friends.

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And then I got back to the cupcakes.

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More delicious flavors from Mission Minis.

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My last stop for the afternoon was for that final bite of something sweet.  Madecasse chocolate from Madagascar…

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Sea salt and nibs chocolate bar – perhaps the best I’ve ever had.

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After the Taste Pavilion, we were off to our rooms to lay in our bed and moan from sugar overload for a few hours.  But wait – it’s not over!  Last night brought the biggest feast of all.  Back at the gorgeous ferry building for a fancy dinner…

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Many bloggers walked the one mile from the hotel.  I took a cab.  :)

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Inside the cocktail area, wine was a ‘flowin…

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So honored to share my weekend with a group of such wonderful women.

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Knee braces are fancy, right?


After about an hour of socializing, we made our way inside to our tables.

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Seated between some of my favorite people.  Allie!

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And Meghann!

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First course – some sort of delicious golden beet tart.  I LOVE beets!

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The second course was sea scallops, but I requested the vegetarian alternative.

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Check out what I received – TOFU scallops!  I thought these were incredibly creative.

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And for the main course, a delicious portabella mushroom with a duxelle filling, on a bed of sauteed chanterelles and squash puree.

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LOTS of mushroom – one of my favorite things!

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And finally, an almond cake for dessert, with crunchy phyllo and delicious fig sauce.

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Perfect ending to a perfect day.

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I am already getting sad that it is almost over.  …Until next year!

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Jenny     at 1:20 pm

Those edible foodbuzz stickers on the cupcakes are such a great idea. Looks like a lot of smart planning went into this event!


Christin L.     at 1:22 pm

So happy (and admittedly jealous) that all of you are having such a wonderful time at Foodbuzz! I am having a blast living vicariously through everyone’s posts!


Kristina @ spabettie     at 1:33 pm

okay – since you said “best ever” – what is the name / brand of the salted chocolate…? if I wanted to buy… :D

your vegetarian choices look SO delicious!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Here is a link to the chocolate!



Meghan     at 1:34 pm

So jealous of this trip! I want a hug from that Newfoundland! :) Have fun!!


lindsay     at 1:43 pm

You ladies look like you are having a wonderful time. Such good company, atmosphere, food, and more!
Glad you were able to go and enjoy yourself!


Tamicka     at 1:43 pm

Let me say that that mushroom dish looked out of this world. Not only did it look fancy it looked scrumptious as weel. I am definitly jealous of the awesome weekend you had :-P And also that fasrmer’s market was to die for. I wish I still had a good farmer’s market going here but alas I live in central New York boooooo.


Natalia - a side of simple     at 1:50 pm

You look beautiful in your pictures, Emily. That dress looks fantastic on you :)


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Thank you so much! :)


Elizabeth     at 2:00 pm

I am making a promise to myself that I must go to the Foodbuzz Fest next year. Everything looks delicious! Plus I’ve never been to San Fransisco.


Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun     at 2:25 pm

We need a private island where we can all live. It would be pretty cool to have a blogging community all together in “real life”. Although, then, how would we blog? We would all know everything before posts.I guess its a good thing we just have great conferences like this to hook up. Man, I wish I was there!


grocery goddess jen     at 2:44 pm

Ha ha, love what you said about Jenna…I find her fascinating through her blog, and I’m glad you got a chance to meet her!

Those tofu scallops look neat! Did they taste good? Have fun!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Actually they weren’t very good – they had NO salt!


christina cadden     at 2:58 pm

Looks like you had a lot of fun!


Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)     at 3:02 pm

What an incredible culinary adventure! Looks like you had a great time with friends, food and culture! So glad to see you having a great time Emily. I hope you are feeling well too!


Ashley     at 3:08 pm

You photos are AWESOME. Especially the market photos. love.


thetreadmilldiaries     at 3:09 pm

Looks like such an amazing time – surrounded by phenomenal foods and people. I think I need to see how to get myself to a Food Buzz Festival real soon.


Pure2Raw Twins     at 3:12 pm

Looks like you are having a great time :) And you look beautiful in your dress!! ~ Lori


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Thanks Lori! We missed you this weekend. I had such a great time getting to know your other half – she is FABULOUS!


Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks     at 3:20 pm

It is a lot of fun seeing San Francisco through fresh eyes — makes me fall in love with my city all over again! Did you notice that the Ferry Building was lit up orange for our recent Giants win? So cute.


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Ahhh cute! I didn’t realize it was orange because of that – how fun. So fun to meet you this weekend!!


Chase     at 4:38 pm

I love how you described Jenna as gorgeous and mysterious. I get the same vibe of her from her blog! Sounds like an amazing trip!


Melissa @ Running with Needles     at 4:43 pm

Oh my, all that food looks so delicious! You all look like you’re having an amazing time in San Francisco!


Katy (The Singing Runner)     at 4:45 pm

I’ve said this to everyone on their Foodbuzz posts but I am jealous! Not only of the amazing food, but the ability to meet other food bloggers. :)


Lisa (bakebikeblog)     at 5:32 pm

my oh my – everything looks so wonderful indeed!


Ida     at 6:11 pm

I’m so curious to try the dough ball cookies. Seems like foodbuzz is the marathon of eating events! It all looks amazing though, and getting to hang out with friends must make the whole thing such a blast.


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Check out Mama Pea’s blog – she remade the dough balls!!


Annie@stronghealthyfit     at 6:51 pm

Looks like an amazing time! Wish I was there.


Rebecca     at 7:37 pm

I can’t believe all the food you got to try, its looks awesome.


Monica     at 8:14 pm

Tofu scallops? Epic win! They look divine (but that could just be because I’m a total sucker for tofu).

San Fran looks like SUCH an amazing city. I’m dying to go there!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey     at 8:28 pm

Oh. My. Gosh. Your vegetarian alternative looks amazing – I was just on someone else’s blog & was wondering what the veg version was. That looks delicious!


Sana     at 10:20 pm

Your blog is too cute! From all the recaps it looks like the cupcakes were a hit! I would love to go next year!


Leanne @ Radiant, Balanced & Fit     at 11:04 pm

I must say that I was on Gina’s blog and saw the picture of all you ladies and immediately thought “wow, she’s rocking that knee brace” :) you’re confidence overpowers it from looking silly!

You’re such a strong lady, its really admirable :) :) :)


Leanne @ Simplicitlee Reply:

ahh! For some reason my old blog title was on my name still! grr!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Haha – thank you :)


Claire (Low Impact Fashionista)     at 11:57 pm

So many sweet treats! Looks amazing and fun, very jealous ;)


Kristen     at 12:14 am

You are so freakin gorgeous! And very photogenic. Every pic of you (even with your knee brace) is stunning. Question- How do you do your eye makeup to create that smokey look?


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Wow – thanks!! I just put on a lot of eye liner to disguise the fact that I was completely drained and tired. :)


Kristen @ Kristen, Sweetly     at 12:28 am

Summers in Stone Harbor?! Love! :-) Love the vegetarian scallops, by the way. Adorable, Food Buzz.


Peggy     at 6:56 am

Definitely sounds like a blast, just like last year! I’ll just have to keep living the Foodbuzz Festival through blog posts right now… maybe next year!


alana (at) the food     at 9:20 am

how cute are tofu scallops!
i doubt they were as crispy as your crispy tofu!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Totally not as good as my tofu, but I appreciated the creativity. :)


Kristy     at 9:27 am

Jenna is a very abstract interesting individual! I’ve never met her but reading her blog is one of my favorite things to do ;-)Its like reading a good book!


Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather     at 10:43 am

Wow what an amazing farmer’s market! I can only dream of one like that.


Katie (The Boston Marathoner)     at 11:14 am

I have just recently fallen head-over-heels for almond butter, so I can’t wait to try it in pumpkin spice form!


Nichole @ Flirting with Food, Fitness & Fashion     at 11:38 am

Looks like it was a lot of fun! That farmers market looks fantastic and so did those tofu scallops!!! Yum!


Poppy@ From Fried Chicken to Tofu     at 12:22 pm

It looks like you’re having a great time! Thanks for sharing. The Cupcakes looke AWESOME!


Amber K     at 12:45 pm

What a fun time! (And personally I love how often you post, I am fully updated without getting behind!)


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Thanks Amber! I try to keep it manageable. :)


Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert     at 2:04 pm

Everything looks so awesome – and your photos are perfect. Wish I was there!


Sarah (Going on Goals)     at 2:39 pm

OMG everything looks so good, I almost entered a food coma just reading about it!

Enjoy the rest of your time there! Thankfully it is a little warmer and sunnier in DC this week!


kate     at 3:57 pm

What a gorgeous recap! Until next year!


Dee     at 7:06 pm

oh my gosh! This post has officially re-awakened my hunger monster. WOW!


Bess @ Bess Be Fit     at 7:39 pm

I need that organic mint chocolate chip ice cream like nowwwww. All that food looks so yummy!


Emilyeatsclean     at 8:11 pm

Ohh my goodness….I hope I can attend next year….it sounds awesome!! Ohh the food, I can’t even imagine how delicious it all is!!


Maddie (Healthy Maddie)     at 8:12 pm

I love the recap and all of the photos. It looks like you had a great time!


jenna     at 11:34 pm

it was so great to meet you, Emily! Hopefully we will see each other again sometime soon :)


Runeatrepeat     at 11:55 pm

Great to see you again :) Hopefully, we’ll do a long run together at the next HLS! I’m praying you heal perfectly and soon.


Laura @ Backstage Pass     at 3:50 pm

Emily, so great to have met you this weekend!
I love your photos, you’ve really captured the gourmet aspect of the Pavillion samplings. And the vegetarian selections from the Gala dinner look delicious – nobody at my table had requested those, so this is the first I’ve heard of them. Now, I kinda wish I had also requested the veg. option instead of pescetarian!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Hi Laura! So glad we got to meet too! :)


Monica     at 6:45 pm

What a wonderful trip!


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