The power of Dames' networking pays off again! Nancy Baggett (DC) reached out to Barbara Pool Fenzl (Phoenix) to set up a lavender demonstration/book signing while Nancy was in town to present the keynote at the U.S. Lavender Growers Conference. Barbara put her in touch with Phoenix Chapter President Candy Lesher, who connected her to local restaurateur Pat Christofolo. Pat invited Nancy to teach a culinary lavender class at Botanica her food, art, kitchen and garden market at her beautiful Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix. Candy served as Nancy's class assistant. The event was so popular, Candy is planning a follow-up Botanica class featuring Nancy's recipes from The Art of Cooking with Lavender.
Mary Beth Albright appeared on WTOP on Thanksgiving Day to share tips to make the gathering less stressful and more delicious and gracious.
Sheilah Kaufman is now an instructor in Montgomery College's Life Long Learning Institute. She will be teaching personal enrichment courses on culinary subjects including History of Chocolate; History of Jewish Food in America and History of Turkish Cuisine, among other topics.
Monica Bhide will speak at the National Press Club on Monday, December 12 about her book Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken.
Thursday, April 7 at 6 pm, Hooray for Books,1555 King Street in Alexandria, booksigning for Lisa Cherkasky, for her newest cookbook You're the Chef (American Girl, 2016.) The spiral-bound paperback is filled with recipes, beautifully-styled photos and useful cooking and baking hints. It is suitable for anyone of any age who might need a little help in the kitchen. Recipe categories are breakfast and brunch, soups and sandwiches, meats and mains, salads and sides, sips and snacks, and sweets and treats. Contact: Shirley Cherkasky -email@example.com ; 703-684-5861.
Thursday, April 14 at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital on Capitol Hill, Joyce Goldstein (SF) will be interviewed by Vered Guttman to discuss her forthcoming book, The New Mediterranean Jewish Table. In it, Ms. Goldstein explores the kitchens of three Mediterranean Jewish cultures: the Sephardic, the Maghrebi and the Mizrahi. Susan Barocas will prepare light Hors d'Oeuvres from the cookbook. For more information, click here.
Sheilah Kaufman has been invited by The Library of Congress to participate in the 2014 National Book Festival on August 30 at the Washington Convention Center. She will speak on Turkish cuisine and present a cooking demonstration. Her books: A Taste of Turkish Cuisine and The Turkish Cookbook: Regional Recipes and Stories both written with Nur Ilkin will be available for sale and a book signing
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