I am counting down the days until my new cookbook, Cooking Class, hits bookstores and feeling very grateful to all the wonderful kids who modeled in the book. Every time I open it up, I smile when I see them cooking away. We didn't hire any food stylists or wardrobe specialists for the book. The kids (who are the children of many of my friends) cooked up all the food and the amazing photographer Julie Bidwell caught them in action. We just picked a date for a book launch party to celebrate the publication with all the models and I can't wait. I'm also looking forward to more events—a chocolate dipping party at the Odyssey bookstore on February 18th at 3pm, a Think Spring! Roll demonstration at the Kids' Food Festival in NYC on March 1st, and book signing at the IACP convention in Washington DC on March 28th. I hope to see some of you there!