In May of 2003, I was privileged to be on the same QVC show with Patti LaBelle. We became instant friends! She had a cookbook that addressed her diebetic condition, and mine, of course, was anything but.
In her private green room after the show (with her bodyguard and assistant), we had a lovely visit and talked a lot about our cookbooks and recipes, exchanging books, autographs, and samplings from our tables.
What a neat lady! She was so upbeat and happy and just downright fun to be around. I treasure that time.