Monday, November 15, 2010

the metropolitan cooking & entertaining show

yesterday i went to the metropolitan cooking & entertaining show in downtown dc.  bobby flay, paula deen, and rachael ray were there, but sadly i didn't have eleventy billion dollars to spare to see each of them

... so we snaked around the convention center and tried about a million samples

rachael ray was on stage when we arrived

we went to a few workshops

we learned about (and got to taste) different olive oils

there were lots of interesting displays in the convention center hallways.
this one was my favorite

paula deen was on stage towards the end of the afternoon

this is the closest we got to her

we also went to a chocolate workshop where we got to taste different hot chocolates from ACKC Cocoa Bar.  it was interesting to learn about how the different ratios of cocoa liquer, cocoa butter, and sugars affect the taste (and bitterness) of the chocolate.  sadly i forgot to take pictures of this presentation.

it was a great day, and i made it out of there only spending $15 on some delicious pound cakes (which are patiently waiting in my freezer because i'm avoiding carbs.  it's kind of torture)

if you missed it this year, don't worry.  the show will be back next november.
see you there!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun blog! Where have you been all my life?

    The other day my mom texted me to ask what your last name was. She had seen an article about a girl named Shelly Wacker and thought it was you. Thank goodness that's not your last name!