To Les Dames D'Escoffier for being included in a Washington Post Food Section article "White House Memories Chef John Moeller on Pretzels, Maple Syrup and Calorie Counting." Moeller, a former White House chef, named LDE-DC as an influential force in lobbying for a female executive chef to serve at the pleasure of the President.
Pati Jinich for a number of wonderful occurences: Her cookbook is now #1 on the Amazon bestsellers in Mexican cooking http://www.amazon.com/Patis-Mexican-Table-Secrets-Cooking/dp/0547636474/ref=zg_bs_4298_2; her 3rd season of Pati's Mexican Table launched on public television stations nationwide with record high ratings; and her article in the Washington Post food section has received enthusiastic reponse. http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/tex-mex-cooking-its-not-mexican-and-maybe-thats-the-point/2014/01/27/577c515c-850a-11e3-9dd4-e7278db80d86_story.html.
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