When I signed up for the recent IFBC 2013 (International Food Bloggers Conference) in Seattle, I had no idea what to expect. Wow, was I ever surprised! Held at The W Hotel in downtown Seattle, which was first class and I would recommend staying in if you ever have an opportunity to visit Seattle, they catered to our every need and made the weekend very fun and pleasurable. On the opening day of the conference we were privileged to hear from Dorie Greenspan! She has authored 10 books, won 6 James Beard awards, and is currently living and working in France. And even though she does not cook gluten-free, she still has numerous recipes that could be classified as gluten-free, just not her fabulous pastries and breads.

Aside from meeting other food bloggers from all over the US and Canada, one of the main highlights of the weekend was a surprise dinner to one of the several restaurants that joined Urbanspoon in creating a gourmet experience, even for those of us with food allergies. A big shout out goes to Urbanspoon Seattle and The Stumbling Goat Bistro for an unforgettable gourmet dinner!



Corn and Chanterelle Bisque
Corn & Chanterelle Bisque with creme fraiche, truffle oil, and chives.
Pan Seared Black Cod
Pan Seared Black Cod with fresh garbanzo beans, curry yogurt, and black garlic vinaigrette.
Black Currant Sorbet
Fresh black currant sorbet
Rabbit Roulade
Rabbit Roulade with smoked corn, red chard and cipollini onions
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Gelato
Flourless chocolate cake with chocolate ganache, salted caramel gelato, and espresso milk chocolate caramel.

Next year’s IFBC 2014 conference is scheduled for September 19-21, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. If you are a food blogger I highly recommend it!

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