The conference sessions were lively and informative. One of SAVEUR's own photographers, Penny De Los Santos, gave a rousing lecture on food photography, reminding her appreciative audience that they need to "capture the food in context" and that when "you shoot manually, you control the shot." There were sessions on food from the source, publishing, and the ethics and laws of food blogging, as well as "writing with one's senses," which challenged participants to describe a lemon without using any of the usual terms. Dr. Nathan Myhrvold spoke about modernist cuisine and caused a rather active Twitter discussion as to whether there was a disconnect between the locavore movement and science. Through it all, the Twitterverse was alive with comments, and at one point IFBC became a trending topic of the day.