I attended the food blogger festival organized by Foodbuzz over this weekend in downtown San Francisco. It is a weekend filled with fun, food, foodies and more food. This was the first time I was there and was a little nervous about introducing myself to the people I didn't know!! I was very happy when Foodbuzz announced the new 'Foodie gift exchange' program to break the ice. Each of us would take a foodie gift that represents us and our blog to exchange with a fellow blogger. Since Friday (Nov 5th) was Diwali, I decided to have my foodie gift revolve around it. I was busy the whole of last week making goodies for Diwali and I put samples into zip-top bags and labeled each bag with their name and the list of ingredients. I also put in a hand written note titled 'A taste of Indian Diwali' briefing about the festival and the package.
On Friday, when I got into the Herbst pavillion at Fort Mason for the reception, I was seated at table 29. I gave my gift to Lisa at Korean American mommy. She was one of the Nature's pride sponsored bread ambassador.
I received a cute bag full of great goodies from Cathy at Show Food Chef . I wonder how she knew I loved persimmons... There was a jar of amazing Persimmon Jam and a piece of persimmon jelly. I loved the organic granola, two bars of organic soap and a cute t-shirt :) Thank you so much Cathy.
The gift exchange did break the ice and made me more comfortable talking to my fellow bloggers. Thank you Foodbuzz.