I am nervous, and my palms are sweating. This is so unlike me, but I have just received an email congratulating me as one of the Nature’s Pride Bread Ambassadors. I will have to demonstrate my egg white veggie frittata muffin recipe in front of all the attendees, and I feel like a hoax. Why?
I have no culinary education.
Then I remember that what I do have is many memories standing the kitchen with my mom, helping her prepare the fabulous meals that seemed so natural and easy for her to prepare. A culinary education is not a prerequisite for cooking great food, and for that I am thankful.
Fast forward to the Tasting Pavilion at the First Annual Foodbuzz Festival and I am all smiles. Life is good. I am proud of the company I am representing, and the catering team has done a great job recreating my recipe for the attendees to taste. The Nature’s Pride team is incredibly nice and the other Bread Ambassadors are sweet as bread (not pie, as we represent Nature’s Pride of course). The afternoon has started off nicely.
Brandi’s sweet husband kindly took a few photos for me, thanks again!!! Here I am before the event began:
Nature’s Pride put together beautiful recipe cards for all the attendees to take. Here is the one containing my recipe:
Lots of people were waiting to enter the Tasting Pavilion:
Finally, the afternoon began and I got to cook!
Here is Ben, CEO & Founder of Foodbuzz, trying one of my samples:
And Jessie of Beer & Nosh, whose blog won Best Beer Blog!
And here is Alexa, Community Manager of Foodbuzz, trying one of Brandi’s samples of Pumpkin French Toast:
From some of the other Bread Ambassadors:
The Ravenous Couple’s Fried Halloumi Cheese Toast:
Shannon of Tri2Cook’s Savory Pumpkin Bread Pudding:
And in action:
And on camera!!!
Brittany’s Veggie Stuffed Hummus Sandwiches:
And Brittany in action:
Steph of Steph Chows:
And her Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding Muffins:
When I finished my demonstration, it was time to begin tasting…