Join PEOPLE As We Eat (and Photograph) Our Way Through the Aspen Food & Wine Classic

06/17/2013 at 04:23 PM ET

Mario Batali attends the Brooklyn Academy Of Music
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Q: Ever have one of those weekends where you feel like you just ate too much?

A: Welcome to the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, where that happens—in the absolute best way.

At the weekend-long event, star chefs like Ming Tsai rolled sushi, Duff Goldman baked a lava cake bursting with Godiva chocolate, and new Top Chef champ Kristen Kish divulged that she eats chicken fingers and fries almost three times a week!

Check out some of the fun at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic – including a cameo by actress Allison Janney and a dance party featuring chef Marcus Samuelsson.

Some of the biggest names in food joined PEOPLE at the Mountain Chalet Hotel, including Richard Blais, Gail Simmons, Rick Bayless and Ming Tsai.

Aspen Chefs
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Snapping selfies: Andrew Zimmern, Hugh Acheson, Tim Love and Duff Goldman.

Aspen Chefs
Courtesy Catherine Kast

Click here for more photos and videos from Aspen!

—Catherine Kast

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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