Around ten years ago, my friends Deni, Rachel, Chef Annette, and I went to a restaurant and food trade show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. We all had ties to the food world (and still do).
The LA Convention Center is a huge honkin’ sprawl of a building and there were aisles and aisles of all things food samples, food trends, food accessories, spirits, and more. It was an all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet like none other.
Since we had different interests and moved at varying paces, we got separated and really, it took over an hour to rein us together at the end. I think this was before the proliferation of cell phones.
Finally, when we did gather again all we could talk about was Cheesecake Momma.
We probably each tasted a minimum of 50 food and drink samples. As our stomachs were squeasy and our eyes glazed from excess, we were still able to wax poetic and brag about Robin, the Cheesecake Momma.
For some weird reason, I just remembered this anecdote.