This weekend was brilliantly sunny (most of the time) but cold. I bundled up accordingly and hit the plaza to see what I could see... and eat of course.
Team USA at the Coupe Louis Lasaffre Competition at the IBIE this last year. ( Paula Wolfert turned me on to him). Mike the Baker (bakjr) is going to be competing with his team next year in Paris in the Coupe Du Monde. Mike is uaually found at our Farmers' Market here in Sonoma with his traveling wood fire oven
Afterward everyone adjourned to the Sebastiani Vineyards Barrel Room for a kick ass party with a Rocky Horror Picture Show Theme
Of course bright and early the next morning the jury assembled in a private room at MacArthur Place to hash out everything we'd seen.
And this is how it ended.
My day started of with a bang, literally. Well, more like a zzzzzzing sound and sparks as my stove had some sort of inner implosion. And it wasn't even at the party! Anyway, what good is a food blogger without her stove? The original wait-time for a repair was going to be around two weeks, but thanks to Bobby and the good folks @mysears help is on the way a lot faster than I'd hoped.
Coming up next , a fast and tasty cold chickpea salad just right for Springtime. Follow along on Twitter @kathygori