Where in the world have I been?

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Part Two – Where in the world has Robin been?

Part One: Recharge and Restart after Cancer diagnosis.

There is a popular saying, “Fake it until you make it,” and it takes on all kinds of meanings; from the superficial sycophant cloying their way into position, to the truly diligent who continually work towards their dreams, making the change they want to be. For me, I knew I needed to maintain a creative outlet these last months; I chose my camera and I continued to participate in a few foodie related activities to keep me feeling normal. Sometimes it was like an out of body experience, as if I was watching myself; play-acting. There were precious lapses when I forgot the background noise and was in the moment, carefree. These helped to sustain me, and kept me connected with my tribe.

My tribe, my foodie friends, and my friends of the heart; the few I told my story to, who buoyed me with just the right touch of humor, love, and support. Never fawning, but there. There, for me. A humbling lesson on how friends can really surprise you in unexpected ways and teaching me how to be a better friend in return.

As a thank you and acknowledgment I want to share some of my escapades, I hope to write about many now that the fog is lifting, we will see how it goes.

Recent Adventures

whataboutthefood.com Sur la Table Collage © Robin E. H. Ove

IFBC 2015 Seattle,  Sur la Table Event

Barn to Door Dinner Seattle © Robin E. H. Ove All rights reserved

Barn to Door Dinner, Seattle

Dinner at FareStart in Seattle with an amazing group. Thanks Dr. Jean Layton!

Halloween in Los Gatos and a Greek Picnic with Arianna Trading Co.’s George Menzelos @ariannatrading

Chocolate sign image © Robin E. H. Ove All rights reserved

Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival Volunteering and Photo Shoot

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Tasting and Wine dinner with Gérard Bertrand at Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Wine Bar, with Ann Berry Kline

Cooking Halva Images © Robin E. H. Ove All rights reserved

Cooking Greek Halva in my kitchen with Arianna Trading Co.’s George Menzelos @ariannatrading

IACP 2016 Hollywood (http://conference.iacp.com/)

IACP City of Gold image © Robin E. H. Ove All rights reserved

Special Viewing IACP City of Gold

IACP Members © Robin E. H. Ove All rights reserved

Emily Paster, Jane Bonacci, Sandra Gutierrez, Robin Asbell, Kate McDermott, Mary Valentin, Nancy McDermott, Nandita Godbole, and Cheryl Lace

Te´kila Hollywood– Jane Bonacci, @theheritagecook

Big Ideas Dinner at Wilde Wine Bar & Restaurant with Casey Benedict (@thecaseybenedict)

Getty Villa, Malibu Culinary Garden © Robin E. H. Ove All rights reserved

A visit to the Getty Villa, Malibu and tour of the Roman Culinary Garden hosted by with Arianna Trading Co.’s George Menzelos @ariannatrading

Sushi Image © Robin E. H. Ove All rights reserved

Katsuya Dinner – IACP’s Food Photography and Stylist Section leaders Serena Lissy @serenalissy and Cheryl Lace @cheryllacefood

IACP Photography Awards Image © Robin E. H. Ove All rights reserved

IACP Photography Awards Presentation 2016, Serena Lissy and Mary Valentin presenting.

Breakfast with IACP’s Food Photography and Stylist Section Chair Mary Valentin (@maryvalentinfoodart)

Cabo Wabo Dinner with Sandra Gutierrez @sandralatinista and Robin Asbell @robinasbell

Images from Slanted Door © Robin E. H. Ove All rights reserved

Slanted Door Luncheon in San Francisco with David Ove, Kate McNally and Daniel Flynn

BBQ at New Brighton with Julie and Fernando

Kianti Brunch with fellow Desmoid Tumor Warriors Leah and Angela

Mobo Sushi with Angie Rossi-Steele

Tacos and Pedicures with Patt Takeuchi

Oh, then there was that trip to France …

Images of France © Robin E. H. Ove All rights reserved

18 Epic Days in France: Where I met up with Paola Thomas, Ilva Beretta, Nazila Merati, Leigh Olson, Stacey Wickman, Helen Wolgers, Nanna Hamilton at a Creative Retreat then on to stay with Jamie Schler at Hotel Diderot in Chinon before traveling to Bordeaux to stay with Lynn Gowdy.

IFBC 2016

IFBC 2016 Tour Images © Robin E. H. Ove All rights reserved

Tour of Clarksburg Wine Country and American Lamb Culinary Tour

Thrift Store Images © Robin E. H. Ove All rights reserved

Prop Shopping in Sacramento with Jane Bonacchi (@theheritagecook), Shannon Kinsella (@chefsrk) and Sabrina Modelle (@thetomatotart)

Al Postal Dinner with Mary Valentin and Steve

Olive Oil Tasting Images © Robin E. H. Ove All rights reserved

Premium Olive Oil Tasting – Taking Over Cremer House with Arianna Trading Co. and George Menzelos

September 11, 2016 – San Francisco Professional Food Society Annual BBQ – Photo Shoot and Luncheon

And, I have to say, it is working. I am beginning to feel like me again. Watch out!

More images to be found on my Instagram feed @robinehove or on my What about the Food? Facebook page.

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6 Responses to Where in the world have I been?

  1. It is always a delight to share experiences with you – you add a beautiful perspective … maybe because you are taller than me, LOL! 🙂

  2. You’re coming back and I am so glad!

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