Both Elise and Sean were a pleasure to work with and I truly appreciate all their knowledge and generosity. A couple of people came up to me later and told me that they really enjoyed the presentation. That meant the world to me!
One thing I do want to clarify though. It may not have been made clear enough in the discussion. It's true that generally recipes are not protected under copyright law. However, the few recipe related copyright cases and law review articles state that it is possible that a recipe containing enough original literary expression could be protected under copyright. One case in particular, Barbour v. Head, states "... the statement issued by the Register of Copyrights, to whatever extent it is instructive, does not declare that recipes are per se uncopyrightable."
Okay, back to the conference. During lunch, I had my brush with celebrity.
I met Rocco DiSpirito. He was there representing Bertolli and looking quite appetizing himself. Well that's it for now. More soon!