Today we are featuring another fabulous new Dame, April Fulton. April is a contributor to the Salt, NPR Food Blog. Follow her on Twitter @fultonhere
I wanted to become a DC Dame because a space like this where women support other women in their endeavors is critical to the future success of the human race.
My favorite thing about the DC dining scene is the endless variety -- I can have banh mi for lunch, puttanesca for dinner and buckwheat blueberry pancakes for breakfast, all within walking distance from the Metro. (Do I like carbs or what?)
I think the biggest challenge in the world of food today is figuring out how to feed 50 billion people in the not-too-distant future. But the good news is, even one person with one idea can make a difference. My goal is to find them and tell their stories.
If I were a kitchen utensil, I'd be tongs because they can do anything!
My advice to people wanting a culinary career is just do it.
My motto is: You're a leader. The world is waiting for your instruction.
We are pleased to announce that our Dame Joan Nathan is the recipient of the Grand Dame Award!!!!!!!
As the 13th recipient of the international honor, Grande Dame Joan will receive her well deserved honor at a gala dinner this fall at the LDEI conference in Charleston on October 31.
Although Grande Dame Joan really needs no introduction, it is her lifetime professional achievements, her charitable and community contributions within the culinary industry that have culminated in capturing this prestigious new title.
In addition to being inducted into the James Bears Foundation's Who's Who in American Food and Beverage, her beloved cookbooks have won numerous awards ranging from IACP to James Beard.
She has been invited by the White House to consult on Passover Seder Meals and continues to be a most sought after consultant on Jewish cookery throughout the world.
We are so honored that the Grande Dame designation has been bestowed on one of our own and with that we say congratulations Grande Dame Joan, you are an inspiration to us all!
More information and the press release to follow.
DC Dame Monica Bhide graced the cover of Asian Fortune Magazine in an article entitled "Local Food Writer Pens Bestselling Collection of Short Stories." Read the entire article which begins on page 18 by clicking here.
Chopped salad with Cilantro and Lime Dressing
DC Dame Robyn Webb was featured in today's Washington Post article about Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's journey to wellness. Robyn recently taught the Congresswoman and her closest fellow congresswomen how to cook a complete vegetarian meal at one of her private cooking classes in June. Click here to read the entire article and for recipes.
Les Dames d'Escoffier DC
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