INTERNATIONAL FOOD BLOGGERS CONFERENCE
SEATTLE AUGUST 27-29 2010
When I went from truck to truck at the Sunday Fremont Market lunch for ifbc, it seemed that each had either gluten free or vegetarian food. Ah, for the good old days when I was simply vegetarian!
At one of the tables closer to Theo, I ate what I thought was a green salad at what was marked a gluten-free table, shocked to find bacon at the bottom of the bowl, but then, the sign hadn't said vegetarian or vegan and gluten-free, just gluten-free, so I supposed I should have asked for details.
Frustrated and hungry, I took the transportation offer of Kate McDermott, pie-maker extraordinaire, whom I met waiting on a truck line (she's just gluten-free, not veg, lucky devil, so she was able to eat!) and in minutes we were at the Ballard Farmers Market, where I was grateful for the produce and tamales and chunks of cheese I was able to buy for lunch and the flight home. There is a part of me, though, that wonders just how odd my food needs were that they couldn't be met chez ifbc....especially for a food conference.
Nothing but good to say about the marvelous Freemont Market, though! It's a great flea with northwest flair. The section held in the garage down the street was like a visit to the Hades of all tag sales. Some stuff hilarious, some weirdly beautiful, some just weird. Nice mix, I thought: