This past weekend, I attended the Everything Food Conference. Three days in downtown Salt Lake, eating (literally) and breathing food blogging, recipes, education and more. It was incredible and I can’t wait to tell you about it. However, one highlight of the weekend is hubby made me his Chicken Cacciatore for dinner when I got home. Lucky me! A fun weekend AND being spoiled by hubby!
So, let me tell you about the conference. This conference was for food bloggers who want to grow their business and network with other seasoned food bloggers, sponsors, and EAT! It was the inaugural conference and the organizers hit the ball out of the park with this! It went off without a hitch…….. Well, we did have a power outage in Salt Lake on Thursday night, but who can ever plan for that? It certainly didn’t deter us from having a wonderful time.
People came from all over the globe to attend. I kid you not. I knew of one lady from Australia and another from Canada. Most were from the U.S. and I had the privilege of meeting all sorts of nice people. The speakers blew me away. They were so motivating and inspirational! We had Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income, Phil Pallen, a brand strategist from Los Angeles and Salt Lake’s own Mary Crafts from Culinary Crafts. She is a local favorite and an amazing woman.
And, I won a sushi kit from one of the sponsors, Smith’s Grocery Stores, while there. Can you believe that? How lucky am I!! Be prepared…. there are sushi recipes coming to Lori’s Culinary Creations.
There was also food. Lots of food. There was no way anyone was going to die of starvation during this conference. The lunches and dinners were catered and there were always plenty of snacks on hand just in case. They certainly had that covered!
When I got home, I excitedly talked hubby’s ear off about all the fun, food and friendship. He knew I was a bit tired, so he made a chicken cacciatore for me. Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian which is why you see this called Hunter Style Chicken on occasion. It’s traditionally made with a whole chicken, cut into parts. We had chicken breasts on hand so that’s what he used.
This is a recipe he found in a Sunset cookbook that was originally published in 1972 and updated in 1981. This book is stained and dog-eared from all the use it gets. I can’t find an online link for the recipe to save my life and he made a change or two from the original. It was so good and a nice welcome break not to have to cook after a long weekend at the conference.