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Chef Rick Bayless Speaks at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo

By Jenny Berg March 22, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

Chef Rick Bayless spoke on Friday in a new panel called "A Taste of Comics." 

Photo: Courtesy of C2E2

Now in its second year, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo took over McCormick Place from Friday through Sunday. According to organizers from ReedPop, a major objective of this year's show was to broaden the range of participating talent.

So, along with appearances from comic book artists, creators and writers, this year's programming included a Q&A with actors from the HBO show True Blood and a panel discussion with chef Rick Bayless.

Called “A Taste of Comics,” the panel focused on the connections between food and comics. And what is that connection? “Cooking is creativity,” said a press release for the convention. “Food is art. A chef's knife is the equivalent of an artist's pencil or brush.” C.B. Cebulski, a writer and talent scout for Marvel, sat on the panel with Bayless.

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