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01/29/2011 02:15 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A Dispatch From Davos

I'm so excited to be here in Davos. I was here many years ago as a student cook. It was the same principle of hard work and trying to not get yelled at in Swiss-German.

I'm excited about the discussions here. I heard Medvedev, Clinton, and ran into Bill Gates, and Michael Dell came to one of my sessions.

Best food? It's a tie between the Canadian beaver tails with chocolate and the Indian Pavilion.
I love the swiss cheese but can't make a meal out of it. The hotel where I was part of a dinner had a small explosion the next morning -- nobody got hurt but kind of a scary moment.

The weather here has been fantastic -- I find myself looking at the mountaintop often, but no skiing for me this time. I have now shared my views on food safety, cooking for the State Dinner, cooking from a diversity point of view, food in Harlem, and talked about foodrepublic.com -- our site that we will launch in the next month.

It's been such a pleasure being here and I hope I get to come back next year.

Gruezi as they say here in Davos, Graubünden.

See you in Harlem!