This post was originally published as a column in the Bloomington Herald Times on May 31, 2006
There is nothing like cooking with professionals to instill a little humility in the amateur chef. Since I've been writing this food column, nearly four years now, I have found myself in the kitchen with the experts several times and I always come away with a healthier respect for what they do, and a better sense of humor about what I do.
It's the time of year again when I throw my toque in the ring with the best of them. The third annual Slow Food Chefs of Bloomington Dinner is coming up on June 11.
For those who don't know, Slow Food is an international organization that is all about eating well - pushing back against the fast food tsunami that threatens to engulf the world by emphasizing a way of eating that is seasonal, local and leisurely.