We chose the Foodspotting Savory Scavenger Hunt since we had our sights set on the $500 gift e-card to spend at Cooking.com. Laura and I agreed to work as a team with plans to split the prize money if we won.
We had our list of items to spot at the Ferry Building Marketplace. We jumped off the bus and hurried to Sur La Table to begin the Scavenger Hunt.
Something French at Sur La Table
Although speed wasn't necessary for the Scavenger Hunt, we still raced around snapping our photos every time we spotted something on the list.
Something Meaty at Prather Ranch Meat. We got more than we bargained for when asked about something meaty.
Something with Citrus at Stonehouse California Olive Oil.
Something Fishy at San Francisco Fish Company.
Something Caffeinated at Blue Bottle Coffee. How we didn't stop for coffee, I'll never know.
Something from the Oven at Acme Bread Company.
Something Salty at Boccalone Salumeria.
At the closing session of the BlogHer Food Conference they announced the winners. I really didn't believe it when they pulled my Flavorstitch card out of a bowl and announced me as the winner. I gave an embarrassing shriek and ran up to the front feeling lightheaded and giddy praying that I wouldn't do a face dive into the stage. When I arrived back at our table in one piece, Laura and I barely took a breath before we were on the Cooking.com site to start our wishlist.
Top of my list is a Panini Maker. I eat gluten-free so I can only experience a Panini sandwich in the safety of my own home. I'm thinking this Kiwi Le Creuset Grill Pan with Panini Press just might do the trick for my panini withdrawals. I'm thinking vintage cheese, bacon and avocado.