Nora Pouillon was the honoree at FRESHFARM's 20th annual Feast gala. Spike Gjerde and Ris Lacoste were the co-hosts at the October 17 event held at Dock 5 of Union Market. Nora is FreshFarm founding board member.
Stacey Adams was inducted into the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers de Saint-Uguzon on June 27 at the residence of Geard Araud, French Ambassador to the United States. Cathy Strange, President of the Guilde's New World Chapter and Roland Barthelemy, the Guilde's Provost, presented Stacey with the Guilde's medal, its highest honor, recognizing her exemplary work to promote, educate and foster the traditions of artisanal French and American cheeses.
Trish King's Gluten Free Bakery Girl is celebrating its five-year anniversary with a move from Easton, MD to 116 N Talbot St in
St. Michaels, MD. http://www.glutenfreebakerygirl.com/
Katherine Newell Smith was profiled by Alexandra Greeley in the October edition of Food Service Monthly. http://foodservicemonthly.com/view-magazine/#page/22
Wendy Bazil's recipe entry of Spiced Carrot Cake Muesli in the James Beard Foundation's "More Taste Less Waste" contest is in the final voting phase. If she wins, her charity, Crossroads Community Food Network, will receive $5000. The link to vote is https://www.jamesbeard.org/moretastelesswaste-vote. Voters are entered in a sweepstakes to win a trip to New York City and tickets to the James Beard gala.
Paula Shoyer has released her fourth cookbook The Healthy Jewish Kitchen (Sterling 2017) featuring traditional Jewish recipes updated and made with natural ingredients, plus new trends made kosher.
Susan Wallace has launched her company, Sweetfreakz, specializing in chocolate brittle and other desserts. She recently demonstrated at the Olney Farmers' Market. (Ed. note: For those of us who have tasted Susan's seriously delicious chocolate brittle at various Dames' event, you are probably thinking. "It's about time!")
Janet Yu's Hollywood East Cafe (the site of our Autumn GMM next Tuesday) was chosen as one of Tim Carman's "10 best places to eat on the cheap in D.C. because nobody needs a $28 sandwich" in the September 25 edition of The Washington Post. Her dim sum selections were highlighted. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/the-10-best-places-to-eat-in-dc-on-the-cheap-because-nobody-needs-a-28-sandwich/2017/09/25/3c630600-97de-11e7-87fc-c3f7ee4035c9_story.html?utm_term=.841767e83e1f&wpisrc=nl_buzz&wpmm=1
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