Photo courtesy of Jill from Eye Level Pasadena, who organized the whole bloggers' picnic thing. Jill = Love.
So I recently went to a local blogger's picnic here in Pasadena. Had a great time chatting it up with my fellow blogophiles and enjoying some of the fruits of that gathering -- I brought figs and grapes from the market, Miss Havisham brought her now famous deviled eggs, and Robin Salzer of Robin's fame brought short ribs, baby backs, and trip-tip. I'm drooling just remembering it. Thanks to Gena from Out on the Stoop for the wet naps -- they saved my skirt from becoming an impromptu napkin.
I conversed with a few people about the figs, explaining the difference between the two types and talking about general fig info (KCRW's Good Food had a great interview that morning with a local fig grower that helped augment my own meager knowledge). And in passing, someone said, "Hey, you should do a market tour."
And the sick part is I'm actually thinking about doing it. To do it right, I'd have to bone up on my growers and get a little more savvy on some of the obscurer heirlooms. But it'd be doable. And more importantly, I think it might actually be fun.
Of course I have all this extra free time in which to craft this phenomenal feat. Who wants to come?