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Once in a while, I get to do some very cool things.  I’m very fortunate in that way.  Last week an email came over the wire from Gale Gand with an invitation to join her at the Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy for a demonstration.  That our friend Pastry Chef Meg Galus was giving the demo was an added bonus.  You don’t have to ask me twice.

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Sometimes I wonder just what exactly I am thinking. I do some bonehead things on occasion, however, I have to say one of my best qualities is the ability to laugh at myself.  Lately, those opportunities have been coming in droves.  The last two weeks have been crazy as I’ve been rushing to finish an enormous project in the midst of juggling several other gigs.  Unfortunately, its feast or famine with me and this latest deluge of work has left me a bit distracted.  Some may say spacey and I just might agree with that. This is what gets me into trouble, where I miss key details around me (I parked in tow zone? Really? Crap.)

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Hey! If you live in Chicago, have I got a great event for you! I’ve put together a really fantastic Pig + Pinot dinner for The American Institute of Wine & Food this Tuesday (2/8) with 2 of my very favorite people – Chef Chris Pandel of The Bristol and Winemaker Wells Guthrie of Copain Vineyards in Healdsburg, CA.

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