I subscribed to 101 Cookbooks because it showed up in my Gmail Web Clips and sounded interesting. Since then I’ve really enjoyed the recipes and the insight into food culture.

Today they’ve got a Best of Show post by Heidi Swanson, founder of the site:

This time each year the NASFT Winter Fancy Food ambles into San Francisco and takes over both massive halls of the Moscone Center. I kid you not – there is mile after mile of artisan cheeses, chocolates, teas, crackers, cookies, jams, jellies, spices, juices, wines, beers, wound tightly up and down a hive of aisles. This is all the stuff you will eventually see in places like Dean & Deluca, Whole Foods Markets, and Williams-Sonoma. I walked and talked my way from 10 a.m. this morning until 5 p.m. and still had an aisle or two to go when they flashed the lights for last call.

How awesome would it be to go to a food convention for work? :D