International Association of Culinary ProfessionalsI’ve been in New York City all weekend for the International Association of Culinary Professionals¬†(IACP) annual conference, “The Fashion of Food.” More on that later. Today, after the IACP Book Fair today, I was on my way back the hotel when I spotted one of the authors trying to hail a cab. I was already in a cab, so I rolled down the window to ask if he wanted to share a ride. Granted, I did not officially know him, but I knew he was with IACP, so I figured I was safe.

And, boy was I safe. The gentleman turned out to be Chef Jack Hanny, author of “Secrets from the White House Kitchens.”