Food: Sauteing With The Stars

Ever wish you could meet and eat with your favorite celebrity chef? Now you can choose from a growing number of gastronomic getaways designed to let ordinary cooks rub (and sometimes bend) elbows with the superstars of the kitchen. It's a tasty way to learn the tricks of the culinary trade. --By Lisa McLaughlin

NEW YORK Name: The Gourmet Institute Dates: Oct. 21-23, '05 This venerable cookaway program offers a weekend in the test kitchens of Gourmet magazine and features seminars with editor Ruth Reichl and classes by some of the world's most celebrated chefs, including Floyd Cardoz, Eric Ripert and...

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