Gourmet Finalist – Winner?!

by Jeanne

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There it is. This was where I was late last night.  Voting is over.  I have many friends, family, co-workers and of course all of you wonderful readers and fellow food bloggers to thank.  I’ll be baking dozens and dozens of cookies in the days and months ahead. Yes, while this was a fabulous opportunity it was such an incredible boost in morale for me. 

So now what?  According to the all important rules and regulations, the editors need to verify the "potential winner."  In fact I received an email from a Gourmet editor yesterday asking me to provide contact information. The official announcement is on January 18 via their website.

Many of  you have written to ask what the I am winning well this is the best juiciest delicious prize a food loving writing fool could imagine.  The Grand Prize is a Gourmet Institute weekend in New York City, including airfare, 2 nights’ accommodations, 3 days of Gourmet Institute events, and an entire weekend of fabulous food, plus a copy of The Gourmet Cookbook signed by the staff of the magazine (approximate retail value $2,500.00). Winner must be available to travel on the itinerary selected by Sponsor. Ground transportation and meals that are not part of Gourmet Institute. Hob-nobbing with the upper echelons of the food publishing and restaurant world.  The event, is open to just 300 people and in looking at previous events here’s a Gala, a big restaurant dinner, there’s seminars, photo and styling lessons. 

Will I exchange witty remarks with Ruth?  Dance with Mario? Ask Jacques Torres his thoughts on single varietal chocolates? Pick up writing tips from Dorie?  Ask Keller about his secrets on discipline.  Stay tuned…and thank you for your support!

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