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Monday, September 1, 2014

Zoë François making pizza | the vanilla bean blog
Zoë François making pizza | the vanilla bean blog
Zoë François making pizza | the vanilla bean blog
Zoë François making pizza | the vanilla bean blog
Zoë François making pizza | the vanilla bean blog
Zoë François making pizza | the vanilla bean blog

This weekend I went to Zoë’s house for a little pizza party. Erin from Naturally Ella and Alex and Sonja from A Couple Cooks were in town, and so a few of us got together to bake and eat. It was a lovely afternoon, and I never imagined I would meet so many food blogger friends over the years here in Minneapolis. (The Faux Martha and Girl Verses Dough were there, too, pictured after the jump.)

Zoë's house | the vanilla bean blog
Zoë François|the vanilla bean blog
Zoë's house | the vanilla bean blog
Zoë's house | the vanilla bean blog
Zoë's house | the vanilla bean blog
Zoë's house | the vanilla bean blog
Zoë house | the vanilla bean blog
Zoë's house | the vanilla bean blog
Zoë's house | the vanilla bean blog
Zoë's house | the vanilla bean blog

In addition to our lovely get-together, Ms. Zoë made me the prettiest little birthday cake (pictured above) and surprised us with gifts that the kind folks at Emile Henry, Red Star Yeast, and General Mills sent over for us (I’ve been eyeing this bread cloche for years; I can’t believe I got to go home with it). It was so generous.

Recipe links:

Bread in 5 Olive Oil Pizza Dough

White Pizza with Pecornio, Scallions, and Eggs by A Couple Cooks

Devil’s Food Cake with Buttercream by Zoë Bakes

 

  • Reply
    Belinda@themoonblushbaker
    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 8:36 am

    So Beautiful! All these culinary genius in one place? No wonder you had such a lovely day. I would of love to have heard the conversation you would of had at that table and eating that cake!

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    Kathryn
    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 8:54 am

    What a wonderful + inspiring bunch of women (and a man!) in one place. I love the way your photographs really capture people’s spirits too; I feel like I’m there with you.

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    Sini | My Blue&White Kitchen
    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 9:13 am

    What a wonderful day you must have had! Lovely folks and great food – could one ask for more? These pictures make me feel like I was chatting and baking with you that very afternoon. Thanks for sharing. Oh and happy birthday, Sarah!!

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    shanna mallon
    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 10:17 am

    These pictures!! Sarah. SO GOOD. Looks like a blast with some wonderful people. : )

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    Ordinary Blogger (Rivki Locker)
    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:10 am

    What a lovely collection of people and recipes! And happy birthday to you!

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    Isabelle
    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:24 am

    This looks awesome. Such fun to do this together with others. And that birthday cake! (Happy birthday, by the way 🙂

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    Ashley
    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Oh my word! Beautiful! And highly jealous of your pizza hangout! <3

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    cynthia
    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:59 am

    So much inspiration in one place! This gathering looks magical, and your photos are stunning. I second Kathryn — love your captures, Sarah!

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    cynthia
    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Ahh and P.S. Happy birthday!!!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen
    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Looks like a fabulous pizza party! So much culinary genius in one place!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough
    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    So lovely to finally meet you, Sarah! I hope we can make these hangouts a regular thing. 🙂

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)
    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I might have been stalking everyone’s photos on instagram over the weekend! Haha! It sounds like it was an amazing time. Love, love these photographs.

    Happy Birthday Sarah!!

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    Tieghan
    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    What and incredible and fun day! Such pretty and fun photos!

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    Amanda Paa
    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    what a fun day with such talented folk! sometimes i pinch myself when i see all the talent in this beautiful food world, both local and everywhere across the world. love the moments these photos captured.

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    Emma Galloway
    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Man that sounds like my perfect kinda day! Love!

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    thelittleloaf
    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 4:28 am

    What a wonderful way to spend the day! It’s so much fun meeting other bloggers in real life, and when you get to share that experience over homemade pizza? The best!

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    Lindsey
    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 7:31 am

    your photos, sarah! they have such a way of capturing the moment. looks like a perfectly lovely way to spend a day with such lovely people!

    good wishes to you for a wonderful birthday! xo

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    stephanie
    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    happiest of birthdays sarah! it looks like a dreamy kind of afternoon filled with all of my favourite things and even some of my favourite people! this post totally brought a smile to my face 🙂

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    Jenn @ A Toast to the Good Life
    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    LOVE this! New reader, here, and loving all of your beautiful photos and inspirational recipes! You’ve got me hooked! (especially with those baked eggs topping that ‘za…!)

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    Beeta @ Mon Petit Four
    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    such beautiful food! what a lovely gathering! 🙂

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    Samantha
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 6:24 am

    WOW all this food looks so crazy amazing!! Hope you had a great time!

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    Zoë’s House | Pizza Party - Naturally Ella
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 6:46 am

    […] the Bread in 5 books). She prepared the dough and we brought the toppings. In addition, she baked Sarah a lovely devil’s food (birthday) cake with buttercream frosting and Stephanie whipped up a […]

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    Dani
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Oooo so many blog idols 🙂
    Your photo’s look great too, I love pizza nights! Nothing beats great food and great company to share it with 🙂

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Loving every shot!!!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    What a fun day! Love all of these photos…and all of these talented bloggers! 🙂

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    Kasey
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    What a gorgeous group of lovely people!! I can feel the warmth 🙂

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    Sandy @ RE
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Love pictures with hands! Looks like an amazing day .. so much love!

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    Heidi @foodiecrush
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Happy, happy birthday albeit belated. What a memorable way to celebrate, with sweet friends and sweeter eats (pizza!). Love your pics as always.

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    kristie
    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Wow, you guys made some beautiful, delicious looking food! Especially that pizza with he two eggs.

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    Nicole B.
    Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Sounds like such a fun get together and the food looks amazing! That pizza crust needs to be in my mouth now! I totally failed the last time I attempted homemade pizza.

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    Abby
    Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:14 am

    happy belated birthday, sarah! utterly lovely photos 🙂

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    erin
    Friday, September 5, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    That egg pizza looks amazing! What kind of pizza stone did you use, I’m am looking for a new one as mine just cracked.

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      Sarah
      Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Zoe had a Baking Steel- and she loves it. The brand name is actually Baking Steel, and it is supposed to heat better than a stone, and it won’t crack like stones tend to do.

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    Marla Meridith
    Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Oh does this gathering look like fun!!

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    Sonja
    Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    These photos are gorgeous, Sarah! This was the best day, really. I can’t wait to do it again! I’m only sad because we were so busy cooking I barely got a chance to catch up with you, I feel! 🙂 PS Why do I look so sad in that picture?

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea
    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    How energizing to be share time with such a common interest/profession. I know when I am with like minded people I come away jazzed and inspired. New ideas percolating like crazy.

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    PassTheKnife
    Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Sounds like it was a lovely gathering, all of the recipes look amazing too!

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    MB @ Bourbon and Brown Sugar
    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Such a lovely gathering… and you captured the mood so beautifully by your photos! Happy, happy birthday 🙂

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    Sacha
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    What a nice time! It’s awesome that you guys hang out in real life doing what you love best.

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    Chaya
    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    so much talent in one place! love this. it must have been a wonderful day.

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