The only way to do justice to the Foodbuzz Festival is to do it in installments. Here is the first.
I flew into San Francisco late on Thursday night and waited at the airport for a little while until the first I’d meet of my roommates, Raya from Raya Runs, arrived. Sleepy but excited, we took the BART (San Francisco public transportation) to our hotel.
We woke up bright and early the next morning, however, and hiked up the hill for the first time to find breakfast.
Attracted mostly to the name, we decided to grab breakfast at the Cable Car Cafe.
Wanting to keep it simple but start with some filling protein, I got an egg and cheese sandwich on wheat bread.
Soon after, it was time for an informal photography workshop generously held by Ashley from The Edible Perspective.
It was too chilly and windy to have the workshop outside as planned, so we went into the nearby Borders. We started, appropriately enough for Mama Pea, in the children’s section.
Eventually, a Borders employee (nicely) asked us to move to a more appropriate section of the store: a meeting area upstairs.
Ashley taught us a ton, but the biggest lessons I learned had to do with camera settings. I ended up playing a lot with my camera over the weekend… I apologize, as I’m still learning and I may have ruined a few pictures as I toyed around. In good news, however, you can always head over to Ashley’s blog to see some epically beautiful photography for any of the events I didn’t manage to capture well. The gala dinner on Saturday night (coming soon) comes to mind.
Examples of playing with my camera settings:
The differences are amazing, right? I eventually settled on the final setting, ending up with this:
You can see some pictures of the group at this event here at The Edible Perspective.
After the workshop, many of us trekked a few miles to get some lunch.
We ended up at Cafe Gratitude, a vegan and (mostly) raw cafe/ restaurant.
We got seated at a very big table and debated what to eat…
I drank a lot of water.
Not wanting to eat totally raw (it hurts my tummy a little), I settled in on a grain bowl. I got the “I am Graceful.”
It was really good.
The whole gang:
Whew! Back later with installment #2.