Ted Allen Tonight at Nectar

A reminder to all you forgetful foodies out there: Tonight and tomorrow, Queer Eye For the Straight Guy and Iron Chef America alum Ted Allen will be at Nectar Lounge in  Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, signing copies of his latest cookbook, The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes.

The appearance is part of Sweet Dreams, a series of celeb-chef appearances honeyed by the addition of an unlimited spread of tasty desserts. Allen will be chatting with press mostly at tonights 6 p.m. event. But Saturday at 6 p.m. he'll be mingling with everyfolk too, shaking hands, kissing babies, and pumping the crap out of his book.

Now, Allen isn't exactly a chef - he grew to fame as a writer, actually. So there's a chance that his book is not completely ghost written, like many other celebrity cookbooks. Seriously, there are so many of these books doing terrible, terrible things out there. They should be rounded up Fahrenheit 451 style and used to do something possitive, like made into sustainable housing or turned into celeb chef effigies and set on fire. I like the later better. Anyway, what I'm saying is Allen's book could actually be good. I'll ask him all about it and more tonight, and post what he says next week. Now I just need to find something to wear.

-- John Linn

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