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Yesterday, TED and I were introduced and I spent about an hour and a half listening and learning. TED isn’t a man, but a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference that brings together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.

Bettina Schormann introduced me to TED because Jeff Crump and her have been invited to share their love and philosophy on food on one of its segments. (Bettina and Jeff are my managers at the Bread Bar, coauthors of the Earth to Table Cookbook,  but better yet they are passionate about food and know how to coax what is best out of it).

TED airs many people and ideas on this show, ranging from Jose Abreu showing us the story of children transformed by music to Bart Weetjens fascinating his audience with rats that have been taught to find land mines. However, it was Ron Forbes that made me stop wanting to watch more videos, because I wanted to pause and respond to what he shared.