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March 2002

For our February event we met at 10:00 A.M. at Guppy's On the Beach. For such an
early meeting we had a wonderful group of 38 culinary affectionados, some traveling
over an hour for the event. For those of you who other commitments, "you missed it!".
The demonstration given by Chef Scott Bobell was very professional and informative.
Chef Scott had done a lot of preparation for us, as each restaurant has in the past. We
observed the demonstration as a group, while having much, much. coffee served by
Mark, our gracious server throughout the demonstration. Chef Scott prepared a Jumbo
Lump Blue Crab Taco Tower, with Tortilla Sauce and Black Bean and Fresh Corn
Relish. He answered questions from the group. He stressed if we should fry our tacos in
hot oil that we never leave the oil unattended. He of course has a deep fryer; however,
the recipe substitutes sauteing instead of frying if we choose. He also stressed using fresh
ingredients, although the fresh corn could be substituted with frozen corn. After the
demonstration we moved to tables to be served by Mark. The Chef's signature dish was
fabulous! I am sure that most of you have visited Guppy's, prior to our event. Please
visit again, as he has outdoor seating when the weather is warm. Take-out is also

Guppy's On The Beach

Beginning with our April event the newsletters will be distributed at the event. I received
this suggestion from a member and I feel that it should work out quite well as I am
currently sending about 40 newsletters each month to members that are not attending.
We have welcomed many, many new members in the last few months, so the mailing list
was becoming quite lengthy.

If commitments prevent members from attending our event beginning in April, you may
obtain current information in one of the following manners:

(1) By accessing our web site

(2) Following the March event, you may access my voice mail by depressing the
number 1, to listen to the next event - April, etc. If you have a question, please leave a
message, otherwise, please leave your reservation with your telephone number.

(3) Prior to an event, our club advertises two times in the Weekly Planet, Tampa
Tribune and the St. Petersburg Times, thus providing further exposure in the community.
In addition to the above newspapers, we advertise in about 10 small local papers.

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