I've discovered most people do love Chef Michael Smith. My hair stylist told me he watches re-runs of his cooking shows again and again, because Chef Michael Smith's voice and manner relaxes him. My sister-in-law just told me today that she adores him and has just bought his latest book, 100 Of My Favourite Recipes . "He is so . . . Canadian!!" she wrote in an email. And years ago I sent a fresh new intern to interview him in person for this story, and she came back all aglow over how warm and friendly he was. I decided that day he was indeed a fantastic man. Michael Smith lovers, you're all in for a treat. Mark your calendars for next THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22. From 7pm to 9pm EST, Canadian Living is hosting a LIVE online event with Chef Michael Smith, where you'll not only get to watch him and our food director Annabelle Waugh cook recipes from his latest cookbook, you'll get to ASK QUESTIONS WHILE IT'S ALL HAPPENING VIA LIVE CHAT! Yours truly is moderating these questions at the event. I can be bribed with deliveries of fresh pies and/or cupcakes. (just kidding) In order to watch and participate, you have to click here to register. But wait! We're taking votes right now on which recipes Michael Smith and Annabelle should cook! Click here to vote on our Facebook fan page whether we should make Michael Smith's Coconut-Crusted Chicken with Mango Mint Salsa, or his Mediterranean Braised Salmon with Ripe Tomatoes, Olives and Oregano. Both are from his new cookbook. They're also making a yummy chocolatey caramely dessert. You'll have to register to find out what it is. Soon we'll be releasing the recipes and detailed shopping lists so you can cook along with Michael Smith and Annabelle and ask them live questions if you run into trouble. Thursday September 22, 7pm to 9pm EST. Be there! Are you a Chef Michael Smith lover?