One of the sad truths about blogging is that usually when you have a lot to write about, you struggle to find time to sit down and write about it. At the moment I would like to tell you about my first visit to Indochine for Vietnamese and Laotian food, a fun trip with old and new friends. I’ve been craving their cabbage salad all week. I would also like to share a fantastic (and surprising) recipe that included kimchi marinated apples and smoked bacon jowl from the Momofuku cookbook; I would also like to tell you about how inspiring yesterday’s Ohio local foods roundtable conference was (with over 100 attendees passionate about local food issues); and tell you about my delicious taco truck tamale breakfast and some of the winter taco truck offerings. Unfortunately I can’t. It will have to wait until next week because we are going to the Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland!
The Fabulous Food Show is billed as the Midwest’s premier consumer culinary event and it promises a lot with over 200 exhibitors and hosts of cooking demos and celebrity chefs. Our last trip to Cleveland (and my first) was so much fun that I can’t wait to explore more of the city and I am sure that we will find some fabulous food outside the show as well. I have written down the recommendations I had after my last post, but happy to have more too. We already have dinner booked at the Greenhouse Tavern which I am excited about. We were offered accommodation at the newly renovated Cleveland Airport Marriott and it looks beautiful.
The sad thing is that my weekend away means I am going to have even more to write about next week, but I look forward to sharing my Cleveland discoveries with you. For now, have a great weekend!
I almost forgot – the bread in the photo is a bacon baguette from the Petit Boulangerie. Currently found at farmers markets in Columbus – but soon (I hope) to be stocked at a new shop on High Street.