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!