Last Monday, Lola (grandmother) and all went to a book signing on the eastside for Beginnings, a book by Chris Cosentino. Chef Chris operates a couple of restaurants in San Francisco and is the most recent winner of Top Chef Masters. His cuisine takes advantage of the pig from nose to tail and offal. He was very animated and passionate. As I was watching his demo for savoy cabbage, chanterelles and ricotta salata salad, my younglings come trampling in. They darted directly to the front. Ben, my youngest, naturally started to blurt his thoughts. Chef Chris racked up the cool points by engaging Ben. Even though my kids are well fed, they were so intrigued by the food and couldn’t help hovering over the plated samples. I was a very proud parent that evening. They were the only kids at the signing, well behaved, and they ate the salad!