slow food nation day two

A continuation of yesterday's post on my assignment at Slow Food Nation.

More fun today at the Civic Center Marketplace. Met a lot of great vendors and tasted a lot more wonderful food. Also spent a lot of time in the press room digitizing, speed-editing and uploading video clips. Check them out:

Then we headed back to the Taste Pavilions at Fort Mason for most tasting and talking. Once again, I came away so inspired by everyone I met. Whether it was June Taylor talking about her White Peach & Rose Geranium Conserves or Peter Giuliano of Counter Culture Coffee explaining single-farm espressos – everyone was so knowledgeable and passionate about what they did. Unlike in so many other industries, I didn't get any sense that anyone was in this because they had "found an angle" or some way to get-ahead or just make a buck. Rather, everyone seemed to be living from the heart and following their passion. It doesn't get better than that.

I also got a chance to snap a few more pics in the Taste Pavilions.

There were so many great-looking displays, but one of my favorites in terms of creative presentation was the Pickles & Chutney pavilion. Curated by Michelle Fuerst and designed by Sagan Piechota Architecture it featured walls made up of lid-mounted mason jars

and an undulating, domed ceiling made out of suspended lids (unfortunately, not very well documented here)

Another spectacular display was the bread sculpture in the Bread Pavilion curated by Steve Sullivan of Acme Bread.

Looking forward to another day at the Taste Pavilions tomorrow!

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