Susan Barocas produced a spectacular, sold-out all-day symposium, Israeli Cuisine as a Reflection of Israeli Society, at American University on November 13. It brought together the leading Israeli academics in the fields of food studies and cultural studies in tandem with Israeli chefs and food experts.
Dames gathered to hear Jose Andres and Alice Waters, with moderator Washington Post Food Anchor Mary Beth Albright, at The Washington Post's Food for Thought. Alice discussed the intersection of food and education. Jose, inspired by a revelatory Chez Panisse dessert of an unpeeled Kishu tangerine and Barhi dates spoke of his work at World Central Kitchen to bring good food to those in need. Both are exemplars of using the power of food to change the world "one plate at a time." Click here for more information.
Devon Capili was named executive chef at the Arlington Capital View Renaissance Hotel last spring and says she is "really enjoying my new role at this wonderful hotel." Her new email address is Devon.Capili@renaissancehotels.com
Katherine Newell Smith is resigning her food and restaurant clients as of November 20. After nearly 30 years in food public relations, she wants to explore other interests, do more volunteer work and travel more often with her husband. Who knows where it will lead. Here's to third chapters!
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