The first day started with a great recipe writing workshop, featuring Susan G. Purdy. We learned about the basics of successful recipe writing, and we got to do some experimentation... we were split into two groups, and each group was given a tray of ingredients and told to cook something with it, and write a recipe down that the other group could then follow to successfully recreate the same dish...
|King Arthur Flour's new education center... the classroom was fantastic!|
|You know you are hanging with other food bloggers when everyone has a camera.. Rashmi from Primlani Kitchen was busy plating..|
|Our French toast creation..|
|Matt from Thyme in Our Kitchen, writing down our recipe|
The other group was able to recreate our recipe pretty faithfully, though we had a couple of mistakes in our recipe, and we had a few places that could use some improvement, for sure, in the writing style particularly.
|Working on the chicken, with Julie from Mommie Cooks|
|Sauce looking pretty yummy|
|Nice fork-filled presentation..|
When we got to cook from the other group's recipe, there were some hurdles... they had a time crunch and didn't get their recipe transcribed correctly, so we had to improvise (but, that's one thing that I do well!), so we ended up with a really delicious final product, which tasted a lot like the original dish... so I think it was a roaring success all around!
|Beautiful apple swan|
|Delicious cheeses and crackers|
|House brewed Porter. Wow.|
|A "flight" - sampler of beers. I liked all of them... (And the tiny glasses are adorable. Right up my alley..)|
|Mini crab cake!|
|Some brie and other dip, homemade chips... so good|
|Chicken with sweet & sour sauce... so good.|
|a roll with mango (dubbed the "Tropical roll" and a "caterpillar roll"|
|I could eat this all day|