I headed to Cincinnati from Indy, and spent the last 5 days there, three nights of teaching, and a bit of rest. People often ask me why I will fly to the middle of the country and teach, but it's really grabbed my heart for years; the students are great, the staff at the cooking schools are second to none, and I have a good time. I also get to know what people are cooking in kitchens that aren't in New York or California, since many people tend to think that there are only two places that people cook.
So here are a few things I love about Cincinnati
Jungle Jim's---this food emporium is almost indescribable---a lot of fun, and the selection here is mind boggling. I counted at least 5 aisles of hot sauce--who knew?
Marilyn Harris, she is a treasure and I was fortunate to spend an evening with she and her husband while I was here, in the company of some special women. Marilyn has a long history with the food business here in Cincinnati, with a varied career, and a radio show that is so much fun to listen to. Click here to hear this week's show. Although I miss home when I'm on the road, I'm blessed with friends and experiences I wouldn't trade for anything. Thanks for the great week Cincinnati, I'll see you in the new year.