Saturday, December 5, 2009

Eat My Blog Charity Bake Sale: The Ultimate Cure For The Bah Humbugs

Eat My Blog founder Cathy Danh with a bacon-wrapped breadstick from My Last Bite

Call me crazy, call me a party pooper, Bitter Betty, or Debbie Downer, but anyone who knows me well knows that I don't really care for the holidays. As Charlie Brown once said: "I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy. I don't feel the way I'm supposed to feel."

Maybe it's the 20+ years of holiday travel getting to me. Or maybe it's the 20 years I've spent in an industry where everyone stresses out and works harder during the holidays instead of relaxing. Maybe it's the fact that the older I get, the more I notice that the holidays are about pushing and shoving, yelling and screaming, making more money and being an asshole. Whatever the reason, I can totally relate to Charlie Brown. I've never seemed to enjoy the holidays as much as everyone else seems to.

Until I went to the Eat My Blog charity bake sale today, that is.

On this overcast December day, people brought their appetites and kind hearts to Zeke's Smokehouse in West Hollywood to indulge in tasty treats baked by over 35 local foodbloggers and help raise $3000 for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.

Smiles were everywhere.

Tummies were filled.

People were genuinely excited to see and meet each other.

Hugs were exchanged.

And best of all, everyone was there to give lots of love to the fight against hunger.

It was an all around feel-good event that renewed my faith toward the holiday season.

As Linus Van Pelt once said to Charlie Brown when asked what Christmas is all about: "...on earth, peace and good will toward men."

Peace and good will toward men. A novel concept in this day and age, right? Thanks to Eat My Blog founder Cathy Danh of Gastronomy Blog and everyone else behind this wonderful charity bake sale for showing us what Christmas, and every single day for that matter, is all about.


Mika said...

Oh Pam! What a wonderful piece you wrote here. I really wish I could have been there, but was out of town. SO many incredible treats & all for a great cause!!! Looks like it was an especially sweet day for all...

Food, she thought. said...

Apparently even Scrooge can enjoy sweets for a good cause!!! Thanks for the pics of HC's dessert pizza! It was adorable!!!

Ravenous Couple said...

awesome recap! It was so fun helping out and seeing you guys there!

Gastronomer said...

Pam, your photos are gorgeous and your words are even gorgeous-er. Thank you very much for this great write up! The bake sale was a blur for me, so it was terrific to see and read a slow-mo recap ;-)

When you're ready to bake up a storm, Eat My Blog would LOVE to have you.

Cafe Observer said...

Glad I went, saw, and ate.

Now I'm just waiting for the restaurants to give their review of the food blogger's creations.

glutster said...

nice to see you there and warming your spirit with our sweet treats! Hope you get to try one of my Empanadas next time :)

Sarah the Bear said...

Thanks for the beautiful pics of my 5 spice cupcakes!

Diana said...

Thanks for coming out to support us! It was wonderful to see you, your husband and your sweet little one! Hope the treats cheered him up!

Anjali said...

Thanks for the lovely post, Pam. It was great to see you and the family on Saturday!

yutjangsah said...

So true. This was all about the xmas spirit - so much more so than fighting for a parking space at the mall. *sigh*

Bianca @southbay rants n raves said...

Thanks for the recap! I hope to make the next bake sale!

austin homes said...

This looks so amazing. I dont live over there but if I did I'd totally support you!

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Erin Fisher said...

Oh I wish I had stumbled on your blog a month ago, this would have been a super fun event. Your photos capture true delicacy and decadence.

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