Sam Talbot makes a hot dish

Sam Talbot is hot.

Sam Talbot is a chef.

Sam Talbot also has Type 1 diabetes.

Thanks to some sort of combination of those facts, Sam Talbot joined us for the Adults with Type 1 reception at Friends for Life.

Adult Type 1 reception

For those of you – gasp – not familiar with Chef Sam, he finished third on the second season of Top Chef. He is now the executive chef at several restaurants.

The adults were, thanks in part to Tandem Diabetes Care, able to enjoy a nice reception and a cooking lesson from Chef Sam.

There may have been a Q&A session, and I may have asked a question on behalf of C that some girls in the bathroom told me violated the girl code.


But other than that incident, it was a great time!

Sam Talbot

Jess and her Type Boring

friends (with pumps and diet coke)!

drooling - over food and chef

After the demonstrations, Chef Sam was nice enough to host a meet-and-greet with us as well. The conference had put together brochures with the recipes from the night that Chef Sam signed for us.

um, yeah

Chef Sam graciously agreed to sign an extra for me. If you would like it to be yours, leave a comment on this post by midnight on July 26th and I will randomly pick one of the comments and send it your way. If you were at the reception, I’m excluding you from the contest 🙂

By the way, Chef Sam has a book “The Sweet Life: Diabetes Without Boundaries” coming out on October 25th that combines his story of his life with diabetes with his “foodie tips” and some of his favorite recipes (with carb counts). Pre-order the book today!


Disclosure: I paid for all expenses (travel, food, lodging) to attend Friends for Life. While there, I attended the reception described above. I was given the recipe brochure described in this post. I was not asked to blog about the session and all the thoughts and drooling described above are my own.


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