Minnesota Food Bloggers Unite!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 8, 2011 at 4:56pm

joel carlson crystal grobe

Did you feel the earth shake around 7 pm last night? Your tummy rumble? Both at the same time? Blame Minnesota Food Bloggers, who gathered for the first time at lovely 128 Cafe in St. Paul to sip wine and say hello face-to-face.

Bloggers chatted with farmers. Social media experts chatted with podcasters. Chefs chatted with food producers. Foodies chatted with PR reps. Restauranteurs chatted with home cooks. Journalists chatted with interns.

We all basked in the glow of proprietress Jill Wilson’s gracious hospitality while inhaling Chef Ian Pierce’s famously addictive, sticky-tender pork ribs. Alongside frittatas with creme fraiche, vegetable samosas, almond-crusted manchego-stuffed peppers, and mole sirloin skewers…yeah, we enjoyed a serious, impressive feast.

It may have been cold outside, but baby it was cozy delicious fun inside 128 Cafe. When I looked around the room, my heart sang, lalalaa! – so many talented, wonderful people all in the same room. Incredible.

Darryl Renee Powers

marianna miller, jill wilson

dania miwa

For more pics and other recaps, check out:

Green Your Plate, Parts I (food) and II (people)
Joel E. Carlson
Eating the Minneapple

Let me know if you write about the event and I’ll add your link! Thank you Jill, Ian, 128 Cafe, Dania Miwa (for taking most of these pics – huge!), and all who attended the first-but-not-last gathering of Minnesota Food Bloggers!

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