Monday, November 12, 2007

Melbourne Bloggers Banquet

Ed from Tomato has been busily arranging a get together for Melbourne Food Bloggers which is or was happening today. Unfortunately Paalo and I couldn't attend but we decided that we would throw our own little picnic to celebrate here in Florence.

Finding a picnic spot proved a little more difficult than expected but we finally found a good spot here


in the Piazza D'Azeglio


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Sitting under the grand trees resplendent in their autumn foliage we enjoyed a simple lunch with ingredients bought this morning at the market.


A good hunk of Taleggio


and a round of Fresh Goat Cheese, mortadella and


porchetta, with those wonderful tuscan bread rolls, soft on the inside but with that splintery crunchy crust.


Paalo's porchetta and taleggio panino


My panino looks like it's licking it's lips!


To finish we enjoyed these Sfogliatine filled with Crema Pasticceria.

While we weren't there in person we were certainly there in spirit and do hope all enjoyed themselves.

In the coming days there should be posts popping up about the actual night but do check out the flickr set Bloggers' Banquet for the photos.


  1. Next time perhaps - there's talk of a couple of others for the end of the year/early next years. Envious of the white truffles.

  2. Wish I could have gone to either Ed's party or yours!

  3. Your picnic lunch looks divine!!!!!

  4. I'd lick your panino's lips! ;-) I think I might have to replicate your picnic here in Healdsburg . . .

    By the way . . . if you haven't already, please stop by to help me raise money for Share Our Strength towards ending hunger in America. You don't have to buy anything, pay anything or even do anything -- other than download a cool song by Corinne Bailey Rae and pick up some new holiday recipes (and a nifty widget for your blog if you're so inclined). Thanks for your support!

  5. Haha I love that map picture!

  6. Looks like it was a great success Ed! The white truffles were very special.

    I would have loved having you there Kalyn!

    Thanks PIC!

    Thanks Lia - it's so nice to go outside it's a shame we don't do it more often. Sounds like a great cause and I'll head over for sure!

    Thanks Cindy!


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