Come Hungry! See What Our BlogHer Food '12 Sponsors Have In Store!
In just under two short weeks, I'll be on my way to Seattle. I've never been to the Emerald City before, so I'm eager to explore the local scenery and immerse myself in that Pacific Northwest lifestyle. (I'm wearing flannel as I type.) But above all, I'm giddy with anticipation for BlogHer Food '12! I love all BlogHer Events (and I'm not just saying that because I'm a member of the BlogHer Events team and it's my job), but BlogHer Food is really something special. The content is rich and informative, and it's so inspiring to be surrounded by wonderfully creative people for two whole days; and when you top it off with all the food and parties, it's just plain fun.
I've been saving up my appetite for BlogHer Food for awhile now, and after seeing what our sponsors have in store, I'm even more excited to get to Seattle! They've truly got something for everyone (and as a long-time vegetarian with a gluten allergy, you know if I'm saying it, it's true!).
There will of course be sampling in our Expo Hall. From Plugra European butter, iced Starbucks VIA, a latte artist, courtesy of OptiFog, and Solae and 8th Continent Soy Milk, to fresh produce from Supervalu, creamy Chobani yogurt, snacks from Lundberg Family Farms and Mann Packing, TreeTop juices, Progresso Recipe Starters, and *ahem* chocolate desserts from the Historic Division of Mars, and margaritas from Dole. Is your mouth watering yet? And it doesn't stop there! We'll have giveaways from Bob's Red Mill (one of my pantry's staples), Kitchenaid, Pure Bar, Cuisipro, and Wholesome Sweeteners. Microsoft Office and United Egg Producers will also be on hand with product demos, information, and more.
On Saturday we have one of my favorite activities scheduled -- our excursion to Pike Place Market, sponsored by Shutterfly! Their reps will be on hand with some great giveaways, and they'll also have a photography expert there to help you capture all the amazing sights, offering expert tips and the chance to win some great prizes with the Scavenger Hunt in our BlogHer Food Mobile App.
And don't forget our Closing Party at Sodo Park! This party is co-hosted by Ree Drummond, Elise Bauer, and Jaden Hair, and sponsored by Masterbuilt, who will be frying up some tasty treats, Allrecipes, bringing a photobooth to help you capture all the amazing memories, and The National Pork Board, who will be sampling some great dishes as well.
Wow! That was a mouthful! (badum-ching!)
See you in Seattle! I'll be the one shoveling chocolate and margaritas in my face.