There are a few notable food-related events around town in the coming days:
Tonight - There's still time to register for David Lebovitz's Chocolate Holiday Treats class tonight at 6:30pm at Sur La Table. David is a pastry chef, author of The Great Book of Chocolate, and all around good guy blogger. Need incentive? The course description promises you'll learn how to make: "Parisian-Style Hot Chocolate - Chocolate Buttercrunch Toffee - Caramelized Banana Cake with Chocolate Chips - Spicy Cocoa-Glazed Nuts with Cocoa Nibs and Fleur de Sel - Chocolate Financiers - and Gateau Bastille with Malted Milk Creme Anglaise". All for just $65
Sur La Table
52-54 East Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dec. 8th - Charlie Trotter is in attendance at Border's on N. Michigan Avenue for a food sampling and discussion in honor of the new book The Cook's Book. Trotter didn't write the whole book, but he's been roped into helping promote it.
830 N. Michigan Ave.
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Dec. 9th - Sara Moulton, the Executive Chef of Gourmet magazine and Food Network personality behind Sara's Secrets will be appearing at Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread, and Wine from 5:00pm-7:00pm, December 9th to sign her book Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals. Unlike some Food Network personalities I could name, this is a woman who knows how to cook. There will be sample noshing, I'm told. Definitely an event to attend.
2945 N. Broadway
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Dec 9th - Megaperky media force Rachael Ray will be signing her book Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats at Noon on the 9th at the Barbara's Books inside the State Street Marshall Field's. EVOO for everyone (That means Extra Virgin Olive Oil, by the way). Expect a mob - an annoying, perky mob.
Barbara's Bookstore at Marshall Field's
111 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60602