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Thanksgiving Hotline Chat with vegan chef Jesse Miner!

Feeling frazzled over the fast-approaching holidays? Take some time and chat up renowned vegan chef Jesse Miner for the best tips, tricks, and treats to make your Thanksgiving stellar. Come ready with your burning questions, and leave with answers, recipe ideas, and sage advice from this culinary craftsman and fellow VegWebbers.

Join us on Sunday, November 22, 6–7pm PST in the Thanksgiving Hotline Chat in the Chat Room! It's going to be a blast!

Check out Chef Miner's website here: http://www.chefjesseminer.com/ and get ready for an amazing Thanksgiving chat!

hmmm....gonna have to figure out how to do this....

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Cool!  This is going to be my first vegan holiday!

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:)>>> Way to go Jesse!!!!!!!

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I'll need help figuring out what order to prep our Thanksgiving dishes.

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I am looking forward to chatting with you all on Sunday. Can't wait!

Jesse

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Rats, I just realized I'll be bowling at that time.  Is there going to be transcript posted?  If you haven't considered it, maybe you should??

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Greetings from NorCal...Happy Sunday!

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Hey All! Working on a transcript! You need to read this chat, it was delicious!

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The transcript of the chat is up on the VegWeb Thanksgiving page! Enjoy!

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Thanks for sharing that.  It was so cool.  Sorry I couldn't be there.

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Thank you for a wonderful chat! I got some great ideas and am really inspired to make my Vegan Feast! I want to offer a little feedback. In my experience this chat format was really horrible to try and follow for a Q&A with a big group. Even the Chef was having some trouble answering who said what. The small screen, comments whizzng by and falling off... all the while you are trying to piece together recipes and who is answering what... and frankly it was kind of stressful and all over the place!  Like people screaming out questions and having personal conversations in a filled auditorium with an instructor at the front trying to teach... it was bedlam! The info was good, but it seemed like better advantage could have been taken to set up a modality - or at least ground rules - where we could all get the most out of this opportunity so generously afforded us.

DEFINITELY it would have been so GREAT to know at the onset that the transcript WOULD indeed be posted at a later date. I went crazy trying to copy and paste small segments of ideas and recipies to my notepad and often they flew off the chat box before I could copy it all down. Very frustrating and just really so unnecessary! If only we had been told...

Next, I think it would have been helpful to have more structure from the onset, maybe to have it moderated more, or in the future maybe we could submit questions ahead of time and spend a couple minutes FINISHING one Q&A and then moving onto the next person's question etc. Not so much ALL OVER THE PLACE AT ONCE. This would have enabled the guest chef to come up with LINKS to certain recipes he recommends rather than hearing a couple ingrediants here and there and never fully having a sense of how to complete a whole dish.

Lastly, I think the biggest problem, for me at least, was the myraid of extraneous chit-chatting and unnecessary commenting off the topic that happened non-stop. I know people are friends on the site, but for this SINGLE HOUR it would have been nice to reign in the personal commentary to allow the Guest Chef to shine without all the distracting and chaotic "filler" comments. Ex: I really didn't need to give a shout-out hello and goodbye as members came and went, or to hear that everyone was crazy for a certain blender, or even how their Mama made them this or that as a kid. All that "filler" made it fifty times harder to try and get advice from the quest chef or to hear one train of ideas followed all the way through. I think there is a way to set some structure and make it a better experience for everyone. (And everyone can commence their chatter after the hour!)

I intend these to be CONSTRUCTIVE suggestions and I do hope they are taken that way. I am thankful for what I learned. Happy tofurkey day and many blessings!

Michelle  :)>>>

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I really didn't need to give a shout-out hello and goodbye as members came and went, or to hear that everyone was crazy for a certain blender, or even how their Mama made them this or that as a kid.

2009-11-22 21:27:36 JesseMiner -> Chat Lobby: Blender rec: can't recommend a Vitamix enough. Use it daily. Best $500 you'll ever spend. ;)

2009-11-22 21:28:57 VivaciousVeganVixen -> Chat Lobby: i WANT A VITAMIX chef WITH MY VMIX BLENDER

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Thanks to everyone who joined the chat on Sunday. I was honored to be invited to answer questions about my favorite foodie holiday, Thanksgiving! As I mentioned near the end of the chat, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any more questions that didn't get answer asked or answered. Always glad to be of help!

Back to my Thanksgiving-prep...

Jesse

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We also posted Jesse's & Myra Kornfeld's recipes! Yay!

Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Wild Rice, Pecan and Cranberry Stuffing: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=30486.0

Roasted Brussels Sprouts: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=30487.0

Cranberry-Pecan Sauce: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=30488.0

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I want to extend my thanks to Chef Jesse Miner and Veg Web for bring us a vegan chef chat! It was a privilege to be there!

And thanks for posting the transcript, tho I find the transcript hard to read. If we have a future chef chat, I think that it would be nice if the main speaker(s) had their text highlighted in different colors. It was sometimes hard to follow the actual chef chat through the chatter. I don't really mind the chatter, but I'd just like to easily find the chef's words.

Come Back and See Us Real Soon Chef Jesse!

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Perhaps the "transcript" could have been edited to take out all the extraneous conversation. That would help a lot.  ;)b

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