Above is a photo of items I picked up at the opening reception.
Notice the Aneto Broth - it came all the way from Spain. All participants were given Aneto aprons with our blog names printed on them! A sweet crew worked their table. Thank you!
To me the most interesting product in the photo is the endive. I learned that endive is grown in two steps which explains why it is so expensive.
A member of the chicory family, the sown seeds grow into a green leafy plant with a deep tap root. After 150 days of growing the tops are cut off and the roots are dug up and moved to a dark cool room.
A second growth sprouts up out of the root and it is endive! Pictures and more information can be found on this CA Endive site. It is worth a look.
The new Theo Chocolate Peanut Butter cups are supposed to be delicious and the tea, I love the Bigelow green tea.
But the peach was the best gift - look at it, Washington, Washington farmers. Oops, it's not in the picture!
Here it is -
Tomorrow is another day. That's all for now from the IFBC 2014.