Today Mom took me over to the Hotel Captain Cook in downtown Anchorage to meet Pastry
Chef Joe Hickel. She says Chef Hickel builds an entire Gingerbread Village every year about this time.
Wow Mom. This smells delicious. All of it is food too. The snow, the trees, the little houses, everything.
Trust me. My nose is never wrong.
Oh, look over here Mom. There's little people over here.
(Chef Hickel at the Hotel Captain Cook builds a Gingerbread Village every year out of completely
edible materials. Gingerbread houses, chocolate fences, sugar ponds and everything else is
edible, except, of course, the little people. You can watch Chef Hickel build his Gingerbread
Village live at http://www.captaincookchristmas.com).