Tuesday, September 10, 2013

#AWBU Foodie Farmer

You don't hear too many farmers refer to themselves as a Foodie, but after this year's Foodie Friday event at the Arkansas Women Bloggers Conference located at Ferncliff  Camp outside of Little Rock, I'm thinking I'm a Foodie Farmer.

 If you look up the definition of what a foodie is, you will find a variety of definitions.  I don't fit the definition  of gourmet foodie but I do have a special interest in food and nutrition.  I also  appreciate the special talents of those who can present beautiful, tasteful food. As a dairy farmer, I'm an everyday Farmer  Foodie--working to provide a safe, steady supply of dairy products.

At the end of an afternoon of Foodie workshops that brought new and interesting information about food, nutrition and blogging, our Foodie talents were put to the test.  Seven teams of women competed in presenting a food creation with a variety of fresh  ingredients, no recipe, no knowledge of what skills each woman brought to the team and limited working facilities. Our creations were judged by a respected team of judges that enjoyed watching the madness of our preparation.

Our creation was a hot Cuban Slider made with Petit Jean ham and bacon and a unique
 Mango/Pineapple Salsa. It was   awesome tasting but we didn't win the contest! However, I think I can master this at home, if I can remember what the recipe was that happened in just a matter of minutes.
I did learn a lot about creativity, had a lot of fun and met some really talented Arkansas Women Blogger Foodies.
I'm already looking forward to next year's competition!

1 comment:

  1. It was so good to see you again this year. The Foodie Friday events were fun and definitely outside of my box...cooking from scratch in a timed competition! See you soon.