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Kerry Beal

Chocdoc takes her heart back to San Francisco

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Last year - about this time - Chocdoc and @Chocolot took their hearts to SFO. This year unfortunately I'm on my own - but @alanamoana will be meeting me at the FCIA to help with the trade show part and I'm looking forward to a proper visit with her this year. The last time she and I spent any amount of time together was when we attended the Wybauw class at the French Pastry School in Chicago - I think that might have been 2008. We try to meet up when I'm in SFO each time but haven't really had a decent visit. (Nope it was 2007 - if you want to go down the rabbit hole - here you go!)

 

So it will be FCIA (Fine Chocolate Industry Association) on Saturday, then a visit to the Fancy Food Show which runs from Sunday to Tuesday. 

 

I had to drag my ass out of bed at 0430 and dressed in the dark, so I realize I'm sitting here in the posh lounge in a pair of socks with a big hole in the heel and I found another pair of socks sans hole in my cardigan pocket when I was going through security. Will have to wait until no one is looking to change them. Would it be bad form to leave the pair with the hole on the table for the folks who clear dishes to deal with? I don't see a trash bin anywhere around.

 

 

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Fortunately they have hard boiled eggs in the lounge this morning for a relatively low carbish start to my day (the teeny tiny little lemon poppyseed scone was not terrible). The jet lag program for a 3 hour westbound time change is less challenging than for 5 hours eastbound. I'm on my 3rd latte as prescribed and the headache from lack of caffeine yesterday is fading fast. The program allows me to have my tea between 3 and 4:30 in the afternoon but yesterday I was a preceptor for the rural medical residents in the SIM lab at McMaster so missed my afternoon infusion. That's about the time the headache started!

 

Looking forward to taking you all along on my trip this year - shall try to be diligent in posting. 

 

 

 

 

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Kerry you paint quite a picture! Good luck in your travels. I hope you packed your bags earlier and have posh socks for FCIA.

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I think you are good with sock on table. Folks love to have back pocket stories of odd occurances ;)

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2 hours ago, heidih said:

I think you are good with sock on table. Folks love to have back pocket stories of odd occurances ;)

That’s true

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that is the standard air canada parsley omelet 

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 The fruit that looks good and I do like that cutlery.  

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I like this combination of photo and caption:

 

1 hour ago, Kerry Beal said:

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that is the standard air canada parsley omelet 

 

I know very well that the caption refers to an earlier photo but I did look carefully to be sure those weren't little airplane garnishes on an omelet.

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Green Champa Garden 

 

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Veggie rolls 

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Veggie pad Thai

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Larb

 

 

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I have enjoyed all of the Vish Puri books.

 

thanks for the Heads Up :  Ill look in my library system and amazon to see if there are any new ones Ive missed.

 

hopefully Canadian Bangers ?

 

did you land in Oakland ?

 

although I have not been ' home ' in a while

 

and things do change

 

seems your pilot might have tried to land at SFO the wrong way

 

the bay in on the R side of the aircraft facing the front.

 

in the traditional landing pattern.

 

why Fry's electronics ?

 

there was a very large FE in PaloAlto a long time ago I used to haunt when visiting my parents.


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Interesting Green Champa Garden... the first dish looks distinctly Viet, but the second two look distinctly Thai... I guess that place does both?  I know the Champa people were in what is now Southern Vietnam and Cambodia (they built the temples at My So'n near Saigon and Angkor Wat in Cambodia among others) - but I didn't think they were in Thailand as well...

 

ETA All that being said, the dishes look tasty!


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Didn’t eat the sausage - not a fan of sage and I suspect they contained it.

 

Landed in SFO - seemed the right way to me. Fry’s for a switch required by Bhavhani for something he was trying to fix. Frys didn’t have - ended up at Home Depot.

 

Think that the Fry’s in Palo Alto might be the first one I ever went to.

 

 


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maybe the Bay Area Winds have changed.

 

one used to land from the South.

 

for ever and ever.

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6 hours ago, KennethT said:

Interesting Green Champa Garden... the first dish looks distinctly Viet, but the second two look distinctly Thai... I guess that place does both?  I know the Champa people were in what is now Southern Vietnam and Cambodia (they built the temples at My So'n near Saigon and Angkor Wat in Cambodia among others) - but I didn't think they were in Thailand as well...

 

ETA All that being said, the dishes look tasty!

 

Their sign said Thai, Lao and Lu Mien. 

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They brought me this lovely fruit plate last night and and a nice note thanking Mr Beal for staying here. They did put me in a nice room!

 

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I was joking to @Anna N this morning that since I’m not going to be eating the apples and pear that I’d like to make a fruit crisp but I don’t have anything to do it with. She is going to report me to @Tri2Cook!

 

 

 

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Starting to get my booth set up for this afternoon. I think I’m going to get in trouble for liberating an extra table to put my extra Cacao Barry bags on! It has been commented on. 

 

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The first session I’m attending is Use and Care of Chocolate Machinery. 

 

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Eddie Munster grew up! 

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They're all jealous because they weren't able to find their own extra tables.

And what is today's footware?

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1 hour ago, Kerry Beal said:

She is going to report me to @Tri2Cook!

Yeah can’t believe she’s stymied by the mere lack of an oven. Surely she could adapt an Eztemper to the task.  If not, I consider it a design failure.  She needs to build that ability into her next re-tool. 

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1 hour ago, Anna N said:

Yeah can’t believe she’s stymied by the mere lack of an oven. Surely she could adapt an Eztemper to the task.  If not, I consider it a design failure.  She needs to build that ability into her next re-tool. 

Between the Eztemper and the hotel iron, I'm sure something could be done!

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Really, no microwave in the room? Wouldn’t be a crisp but you could make a fruit compote with a microwave cake.

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10 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

Vegetarian BLT


Harumph…  :P :D

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7 hours ago, curls said:

Really, no microwave in the room? Wouldn’t be a crisp but you could make a fruit compote with a microwave cake.

No microwave - there is an iron, I have a heat gun, a coffee maker and a soldering iron. But I don't know that I'm really motivated to make a fruit crisp.

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Realizing that I had forgotten to bring a ladle for the show - we set about to find a dollar store to get one. Of course when you discover there is a Japanese dollar store a 15 minute walk away - then that is where you have to go!

 

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I spent a bit of time in the store texting photos to Anna of various items to see what she wanted.

 

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The Pocky etc aisle!

 

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This is my haul - I'll let Anna show you hers when I get back.

 

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Walked past Beard Papa's on the way back - will have to try to get there this trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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