Janet Yu of Hollywood East Cafe; Eileen Dykes, Second Vice President; Amy Riolo, Chair of the chapter's Global Culinary Initiative (GCI); and Sheilah Kaufman and CiCi Williamson of the Program Committee, met for lunch at the Taiwanese Cafe in Rockville, Maryland, on August 20, to plan an upcoming GCI event on Taiwanese cuisine. After lunch, they toured the Taiwan Cultural Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Photo credit: Amy Riolo.
DC Dame Ellen Kassoff Gray supporting the Washington Humane Society Washington Humane on August 30th at Equinox Restaurant
DC Dame and animal lover, Ellen Kassoff Gray, is having a trunk show to support the Washington Humane Society with Stella & Dot Sunday, August 30th from 11am until 2pm at Equinox Restaurant. Read more about it and reserve your seat by clicking here.
Join DC Dame Monica Bhide for her 6 week class beginning September 14. Enroll in this food writing class by food blogger Monica Bhide to learn about recipe development, cookbook writing, blogging, memoirs, essays, restaurant reviews and more. Click here for the website and to register for the event.
DC Dame Bonnie Benwick shares DC Dame Ris LaCoste's of Ris Restaurant recipe for Butterscotch Pudding!
Julia Child appeared to stumble into cooking, writing, and television, but if you believe that, you weren’t paying attention. Child was raised in Pasadena, California, in comfortable surroundings. She attended Smith College, and upon graduating took a job with the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). She was sent to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), where she eventually met the man who was to become her husband, Paul Cushing Child. The couple moved to Paris in 1948, marking the beginning of Julia Child’s love affair with food.
Julia Child was the grandest of Grand Dames! Click here to read the entire article from the Daily Meal.
Contrary to popular belief, Italian food is the perfect cuisine for those looking for heart healthy and diabetes-friendly dishes. Real Italian food, that is,which is healthful, delicious, and the most popular cuisine in the world. At its core, classic Italian cuisine s all about preparing fresh ingredients like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, dairy,seafood, and poultry in time-honored techniques that preserve both tradition and flavor. In the Italian Diabetes Cookbook, award-winning author Amy Riolo looks to honor this tradition with 150 easy-to-prepare,satisfying, and robust Italian dishes that can be enjoyed by the whole family — while helping fine food lovers everywhere achieve their health goals. The Italian Diabetes Cookbook will be available January 2016!
DC Dame Cathy Barrow featured in The Washington Post Food Section article "Put Summer on Ice with Fresh Produce, Flawlessly Frozen."
There is a little panic in my DIY heart. Time’s running out; frost will be here all too soon. Farmers markets and my own garden plot are overflowing with the most glorious fruits and vegetables. My fellow preservers and I know that putting up the season’s best will return big dividends come February. In my house, some summer weekends have been devoted to dilly beans, peaches in jars and tomatoes (crushed and sauced). But every weekend, I make time to stash away plenty of other seasonal foods in the freezers.
Click here to read the entire article from The Washington Post.
Cathy's most recently published book is Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry.
Former Washington Post Food Editor Phyllis Richman cookbooks, pottery collection on sale at Quinn's Auctions Galleries -- Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Nearly 200 cookbooks from the private collection of former Washington Post food editor and restaurant critic Phyllis Richman will be on sale Wednesday August 12 at Quinn’s Auction Galleries, Falls Church, VA. The sale will benefit Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
In addition, Richman’s collection of Art Pottery, including works by Weller and Peters Reed, and a selection of commemorative plates from James Beard Foundation dinners will also be up for auction.
The cookbooks, many of which are first editions and several of which are signed by the authors to Richman, will be sold to benefit the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area.
Additionally, several out-of-print editions of Richman’s mystery novels “The Butter Did It” and “Murder on the Gravy Train” will be sold at $10 each to benefit the foundation.
The cookbook collection includes titles like a 1970 first edition volume of “The French menu Cookbook” and a 1975 edition of “The Joy of Cooking”. The Time-Life Foods of the World series as well as books by Jacques Pepin,
Diana Kennedy, Richard Olney and local authors Joan Nathan and Paula Shoyer are part of the collection.
The Beard Dinner plates date from 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997 and 1998. Each has a distinctive design capturing the theme of that year’s gala.
Preview begins at 10 am; auction begins at 6 pm.
QUINN’S AUCTION GALLERIES – 360 South Washington Street – Falls Church VA 22046
www.QuinnsAuction.com 703-532- 5632
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