Katherine Clapner owns Dude Sweet Chocolate and collaborated with The Flaming Lips.
What was the food highlight of you year?
Cooking at the James Beard House in New York City as I had always wanted to do it. It is a big right of passage.
What was the music highlight of your year?
Music highlights this year were very local influenced. I think my favorite was - oddly enough - a Cramps cover band with dancers called The Gorehounds. Sometimes locals are just that. Local heroes.
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
My music highlight really was a food and music highlight. Dallas is a small culinary community that is very supportive of one another. We are always rallying together for charity and the farmers. My favorite was a very small event in support of the Texas Honey Bee Guild. The event was at a fantastic home showing a movie in support of the honey bee plight. A local garden darling named Tom Spicer who is all things from the earth played with a young man from the arts magnet high school. For some reason such a small event meant a great deal to me.