Laura Martinez may be the only blind chef in the country running her own restaurant. La Diosa opened in January. Martinez was hired directly out of culinary school by acclaimed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter and worked for him until his restaurant closed in 2012. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Chef Wants Diners To Remember Her Cooking, Not Her Blindness

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Charlie Trotter at his restaurant in Chicago in 2012. Sitthixay Ditthavong/AP Photo hide caption

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Remembering Chef Charlie Trotter, Chicago Fine-Dining Visionary

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Chef Charlie Trotter, who helped revitalize Chicago's culinary reputation, has died at age 54. He's seen here at the 2006 International Gastronomy Summit in Madrid. Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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