This past Saturday, countless food bloggers gathered to trade 100% homemade gourmet concoctions for cans of fruit, vegetables, tuna, packages of pasta, peanut butter, diapers, and baby food for Northwest Harvest to distribute to food banks throughout Washington.
With hundreds of baked goods on offer and a tantalizing raffle, Will Bake for Food, was scheduled from 10 am to 2 pm. No pre-sales were allowed and limits on coveted goods such as Ericriveracooks‘s Tonka Bars – one of which contained a coveted golden ticket whose lucky owner would receive a dinner for 2 prepared by Chef Rivera – were enforced. Which, mind you, totally prevented me from pulling the Veruca Salt style attack I was planning – so disappointing, but at least I got one.
By 11:30 a.m. the goodies were gone. Will Bake for Food was a serious success. 60 Food Bloggers baked more than 120 dozen treats. Northwest Harvest received boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes of food and other non-perishable essentials.
In exchange for the box of food I brought, here’s what I managed to obtain before the treats were taken:
- Ping Meyer Lemon Cookies from Goingforseconds;
- Salted Caramel Truffles from ChefReinvented;
- Bacon Brittle and an Almond Joy Tart from SeattlePastry Girl;
- Chocolate Banana Bread from KristinPotPie;
- Holiday Cookies from CookCraftGrow;
- An assortment of Norwegian cookies from JarFullofDreams; and of course
- Homemade Salt from SaltySeattle.
I also spent the morning meeting and hanging out with Emma and Marissa, catching up with Frank, Sandy and Linda and finally meeting twitter friends @LovelyLanvin, @FeliceLam, @KristinPotPie, and @FoodSamba. Can’t wait for next year!