Breakout Sessions & Tasting Pavilion

Good news: I faced my fear of public speaking and survived the food blogging panel!! :mrgreen:

Bonus: I didn’t pass-out and I only said a few weird things! 😉

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Really, it wasn’t that bad. I was nervous the whole time, but I managed to form complete sentences and, hopefully, people took something useful away from it.

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The other bloggers on the panel with me were Stephanie from Lick My Spoon and Damaris from Kitchen Corners, and Ryan from Foodbuzz moderated it. As a team, I think we did great! 😀

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After the panel, I caught up with Mara before heading to Taste Pavilion.

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Where I dominated the desserts and booze.

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Typical, right? 😉

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At the event, I was especially excited to see Mission Mini cupcakes and Annie the Baker’s Dough Balls! :mrgreen:

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I absolutely loved the Carrot Ginger and Red Velvet cupcakes.

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And the Toffee Milk Chocolate Chip Dough Ball! It’s the BEST dessert ever!

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Seriously, it is. Best.dessert.ever. Got that? Good.

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I also enjoyed a bunch of “savory” foods at the Tasting Pavilion. But, I don’t get nearly as excited about them, so I didn’t snap too many photos.

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I spent a lot of time eating, but I spent even more time chatting away with new and old blog friends.

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Mama Pea!!! :mrgreen:

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Resting up before the Gala Dinner. I’m not going to lie, I’m already hungry again.

36 Comments

  1. Hi Tina! This post ate my comment so here goes again!

    I’ve only discovered your blog in the last few weeks and love your food photos, Murphy(!) and your story of moving house. Can’t wait to read more.

    The cupcakes look divine! And it’s good to see the Australian wine getting a showing. I actually grew up near the real Jacob’s Creek which the wine is named for. (I have to confess it’s not my favourite South Australian wine – what did you think of it?)

  2. You were great at the panel! Thanks so much for sharing your story! I really liked what you said about photography being so important. I tend to get so caught up in the recipe development and writing aspect, that I fail to take the time to take a great photo that represents my efforts. Thanks again 🙂

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