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Basking in foodie happiness - Micole Khemarrica — LiveJournal
Basking in foodie happiness
Yesterday, Iron Chef Morimoto visited Sur La Table in Santana Row for a signing and demo of some recipes from his new book Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking which is a *gorgeous* book worth it for just the photography alone....  I got there 2 hours early and got front row seats - my neighbor turned out to be a hostess from Alexander's Steakhouse who was saving a seat for the chef by using the two shopping bags full of Morimoto's book (they bought 6!) .  The shear number of professional culinarians in the front row got the attention of the manager of this store, and she mentioned that there were more pros in this audience (an hour before showtime) than at any previous demo event this Sur La Table had done.  Gee, I wonder why.... :)

After the demo, there was a MASSIVE line to get his signature.... when I finally got to the front, the manager recognised me and said they had to make sure to get my photo with Morimoto so I could send it to the CIA.... but the 'pro photog' guy couldn't figure out my Treo 650's camera function to get it. Foo.  But I did at least get a pic of the Iron Chef signing a book... as you can see by the inset in my little montage here:

My signed book!

If any of my Japanese friends can translate his message for me, I'd love it. :D

Current Mood: enthralled enthralled

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kagur From: kagur Date: September 29th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC) (Link)


You were able to meet him and get his signature! Did you enjoy the demo?
kagur From: kagur Date: September 29th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Congratulations:)

I forgot to mention I hope you are over that nasty bronchitis. I'm sorry the photographer wasn't able to get your camera to work for the picture with the Iron Chef.
khromat From: khromat Date: September 29th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Congratulations:)

Yes, I am over the bronchitis... the heavy duty drugs helped to keep it down to a minimal 5 days of frustration.

Thanks for the concern!
wingywoof From: wingywoof Date: September 29th, 2007 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)
cuprohastes From: cuprohastes Date: September 29th, 2007 07:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Back during AC05, Jim Groat managed to get a small group into Morimotos twice during the con weekend. THe first time we sat and ate... and turned around to find that Morimoto was behind us all the way through - Jim has a funny story about the Hawaiian shirt he was wearing that Morimoto liked.
Anyway, we got to say hello and thanks for the experience.
I've never seen Iron Chef, but I was especially struck by the way Morimoto handled the group, cracking little jokes and smiling.
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