Hurrah! Stacey Adams, Drew Faulkner, Aviva Goldfarb, Theresa Morrison, Robyn Webb, and Cici Williamson
Stacey Adams won her first major golf tournament at the PGA Charity Golf Tournament in Hartford, Connecticut on Monday. This event raised more than $30K for First Tee and Special Olympics. She apologizes for missing the potluck.
Drew Faulkner was a guest on WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show on Wednesday, July 23 chatting about "Can't Stand the Heat- Cool Summer Cooking." She was oft referred to as the Les Dames DC resident!
Aviva Goldfarb appeared on Katie Couric's ABC-TV talk show Katie on July 7 to talk about the importance of family dinner, offering some tips for pulling together quick and delicious meals and demonstrating an easy Spiced Tossed Shrimp with Parmesan Grits. Aviva got in under the wire! The show's final episode aired July 27. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0hcyxD5F7U&feature=youtu.be
Theresa Morrison passed the Wine & Spirits Education Trust ((WSET) Level 3 (Advanced) with distinction and earned the highest honors. The London-based WSET is the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education.
Robyn Webb received a contract for her 17th cookbook, tentatively entitled The Perfect Meal(ADA 2016). The book is a compilation of her greatest hits. It will be a meal planner featuring comfort foods that are easy to prepare.
CiCi Williamson retires August 8 after 26 years and helping more than 100,000 people as a food safety specialist on the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline. During that time she won numerous USDA awards for her work including two from the Secretary of Agriculture. Apart from the hotline, CiCi maintained the 1400 Q&As in the AskKaren.gov online database; wrote and designed hundreds of food safety fact sheets, press releases, blogs, podcasts and publications and chaired the publications committee. Now she will have time to finish writing a murder mystery set on a cruise ship.
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
Marianne Ali, was honored at the White House on Monday, June 30 at a ceremony naming her as among the first Champions of Change honorees. The program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. http://www.dccentralkitchen.org/dcck-training-director-receives-white-house-honor/
New DC Dame Robyn Webb won the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Book Silver Medal Award for her 16th cookbook, the Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook. She accepted the award at the May ceremony in NYC.
Also, recipes that Robyn developed for the new book by Elisa Zied,RD,Younger Next Week, were featured in a recent online edition Shape Magazine. http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/meal-ideas/your-one-week-pre-bikini-diet-plan
Hootie Hoo! Carla Hall is featured in Good Houskeeping magazine's July 2014 issue. The eight-page spread, "A Taste of Dixie," offers a tour of Carla's hometown, Nashville, Tennessee, and recipes from her new book "Carla's Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes From Around the World," (Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, 2014). Susan Westmoreland (New York) is the magazine's food editor. Also, Carla's recipe for Quinoa Salad with Spring Vegetables was included in the July 2014 issue of Food & Wine Magazine (F&W) as part of a preview of a new F&W cookbook due out this fall.
Marjorie Meek-Bradley, executive chef of Ripple and Roofer's Union, led Ripple to the RAMMY awards! Ripple was named Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year and Best Wine Program at the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington's June 22 RAMMY awards ceremony.
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