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David Axelrod is a political consultant and strategist recognized for creating a winning campaign strategy for U.S. President Barack Obama. I include affiliate links within this post to support the maintenance and development of this site.
After eight years of political reporting, Axelrod left the paper to pursue a career in campaign consulting. Axelrod began to make a name for himself in 1984, when his campaign management team won Congressman Paul Simon a seat in the U.S. Senate. The following year, Axelrod capitalized on his knack for political campaign planning.
David M. Axelrod (born February 22, 1955) is an American political consultant and analyst, best known for being the Chief Strategist for Barack Obama's presidential campaigns.
After Obama's election, Axelrod was appointed as Senior Advisor to the President. Axelrod left the White House position in early 2011 and became the Senior Strategist for Obama's successful re-election campaign in 2012. He currently serves as the director of the non-partisan Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and is a Senior Political Commentator for CNN.
Axelrod first met Obama in 1992, when Bettylu Saltzman, a Chicago democrat, introduced the two of them after Obama had impressed her at a black voter registration drive that he ran. David Axelrod & Karl Rove Teach Campaign Strategy
Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff
Karl Christian Rove is an American Republican political consultant and policy advisor. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration until his resignation on August 31, 2007. He has also headed the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison, and the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives. David Axelrod and Karl Rove Teach Campaign Strategy
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Thomas Keller is an American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer. You will enjoy his teaching style with the Masterclass Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking. I include affiliate links within this post to support the maintenance and development of this site.Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques
Thomas Keller is an American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer. He and his landmark Napa Valley restaurant, The French Laundry in Yountville, California, have won multiple awards from the James Beard Foundation, notably the Best California Chef in 1996, and the Best Chef in America in 1997.
I cooked some of his recipes and they tasted amazing! However, the recipes are complicated and time-consuming, but worth it. Chef Keller's concept and approach is not a quick meal … it is gourmet cooking for you to learn in small, delicious bites, served in eye-appealing layers – using your own recipes, or you can adapt his to make them simpler. Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques II: Meats, Stocks, and Sauces
Thomas Keller (born October 14, 1955) is an American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer. He and his landmark Napa Valley restaurant, The French Laundry in Yountville, California, have won multiple awards from the James Beard Foundation, notably the Best California Chef in 1996, and the Best Chef in America in 1997. The restaurant is a perennial winner in the annual Restaurant Magazine list of the Top 50 Restaurants of the World.
In 2005, he was awarded the three star rating in the inaugural Michelin Guide for New York City for his restaurant Per Se, and in 2006, he was awarded three stars in the inaugural Michelin Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area for The French Laundry. He is the only American chef to have been awarded simultaneous three star Michelin ratings for two different restaurants. He currently holds seven Michelin stars total: three at Per Se, three at The French Laundry, and one at Bouchon.
Overall, great teachings for someone who really enjoys cooking and learning some of the science behind it, too.
Hats off to Chef Thomas Keller from teachingvictory.com be sure to check out his Masterclass Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Meats, Stocks, and Sauces
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 (in French) Anaïs Digonnet, “Le chef américain Thomas Keller reçoit la Légion d’honneur”. France-Amérique. March 29, 2011.
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