Sneeze Guard Heiress Meets Iron Chef Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay and Barbara Kelley (a.k.a. the sneeze guard heiress) Photo by Cindy Dyer.

Some days are just great and this was right up there with the best of them! I got to meet my idol, Iron Chef Bobby Flay, at the Williams-Sonoma in Annapolis, Maryland. His new book Bar Americain is a real winner. While standing in line to meet Mr. Flay and have him sign our books, we were treated to samples of his recipes:

  • Pumpkin Soup with Cranberry-Maple Creme Fraiche with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and Chives
  • Apple Chopped Salad with Toasted Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  • Hot Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Sauce
  • Red Velvet Cupcakes

All delish and all on my “to cook” list (starting this weekend)!  I can’t put this beautiful book book down. Really, I’m just too excited to blog, so for the “rest of the story” from my big day, go to Cindy Dyer’s blog — my friend, photographer, artist, and designer extraordinaire!

And why am I the sneeze guard heiress? It’s all tongue-in-cheek to provoke a grin and pique some interest; however, my dad, Johnny Garneau really did invent the sneeze guard.