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Food & Wine Magazine publisher Julie McGowan always gives a big party during the Classic. Here she welcomes star chef Bobby Flay to the bash at the Aspen Meadows Resort. (MEH)

The Food & Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen was such a great beginning to summer 2006 that I will use photos from the parties and tastings again this week.The chefs who come to give cooking demonstrations are all as famous as movie stars – there is standing room only in their classes. This year’s headliners were Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Jacques Pepin, Wolfgang Puck, Ming Tsai, Giada De Laurentiis and Steven Raichlen. Author and food reviewer Gael Greene came to autograph her memoir, “Insatiable: Tales from a life of delicious excess,” and she lined up several interviews. Already published is one written for The Denver Post by Ellen Sweets. A quote from the review: “The memoir is written by a woman from the Midwest who lived her life unencumbered by traditional notions of what a woman ought or ought not do with her life. Greene discusses her evolution from lover of good food to, well, a lover of good men.” Jyoti and Andre Ulrych, who have been living in Hawaii the past few years, have returned to the valley. They have built a house on a ranch they bought in Marble.Former editor of Snow Country magazine John Fry has written a book titled “The Story of Modern Skiing,” which will be published by the University Press of New England in October.

Glenwood Springs musician Frank Martin placed third in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour contest recently; he was also featured player at the Carbondale Music and Lobster Fest. Frank is a former Aspen Times photographer and graphic artist. Sally Cole hosted the Wyly Community Art Center’s gala last weekend in her downvalley garden. The event celebrated the center’s first year in downtown Basalt. Next week I’ll catch up more of the news I’ve been gathering for the column.Undercurrent … barbecues in the backyard.

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