Mary Beth Albright will join The Washington Post as a host/editor, Food. She will be one of four on-camera host/editors who will be the "faces and voices of new dedicated coverage areas for video."
Jessica Botta serves on the board of CulinaryCorps, a national volunteer service organization. Earlier this month, Jessica returned from Houston and one of CulinaryCorps annual five-day volunteer experiences where she and other chef participants worked with Houston Food Bank, Camp for All, Plant it Forward Farms and the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Janet Cam was filmed for a CCTV (China Central TV) segment "Recipes for Life" to air later this year. The segment features stories from Janet's life paired with her recipes for family meals using her quick-and-healthful cooking method. Janet credits Golnaz Feiz for introducing her to the program's producer. (CCTV broadcasts a 24-hour English channel as well as programs in five additional languages and reaches over 1 billion people in China, 40 million in the USA and 100 million on other parts of the world. It exports over 10,000 programs to 77 foreign television stations.)
CiCi Williamson presented "Kitchen Confidential: How the Culinary Scenes for Downton Abbey Were Filmed," in St. Louis on June 7 for the St. Louis-LDE program and dinner held at Mary Ann's Tea Room. Nearly 40 Dames and guests enjoyed recipes from the cookbook, The Book of Household Management, by Mrs. Isabella Beeton (London, 1861), which was used extensively during the Edwardian period. The dinner was held in a 1921 historical building that existed during the "Downton Abbey" period. Several Dames and guests dressed in period clothing.
Edie Burns begins her new job at Marriott International on July 10th as its new Senior Manager, Service and Guest Experience, Culinary Concepts Hospitality Group (CCHG). She will open and maintain the bars and restaurants in Marriott's top-tier national and international luxury hotel brands: St. Regis, Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, EDITION Hotels, W Hotels, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts and Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts.
Teresa Farney, dual-member and food editor at the Gazettein Colorado Springs, was named the 2017 Outstanding Media Professional for Colorado by the Colorado Restaurant Association. The award was presented at the organization's annual Industry Spotlight Award dinner on June 27.
Ruth Gresser opens her Pizza Paradiso Hyattsville this Saturday, July 8 at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue. This fourth location of Ruth's Neapolitan-style pizzeria, which also houses Art Works Now, a non-profit creative community center, will serve her signature pizzas and offer a robust beer program. It will be open daily for lunch and dinner.
Susan Lutz was The Inner Loop writer in residence at Woodlawn/Pope-Leighey House and Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture during the week of June 4th. During the residency, Susan continued her long-term project on creating community through food. Check out her article about potlucks on The Inner Loopwebsite. http://www.theinnerlooplit.com/single-post/2017/06/22/2017-Residents-are-off-and-writing
Celeste McCall and her husband, Peter, just celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. To celebrate, they sailed on the Queen Mary June 15 to London, then visited Paris and returned, via Iceland, on July 2.
Amy Riolo's blog has been nominated for a number of Saveur Award's honors sponsored by Saveur Magazine: Best Baking & Sweets Blog; Best Food Videos and The Food & Culture Award: Best Single Essay. In the last category, three of Amy's posts have been nominated: The Face of Syrian Cuisine and Culture; Getting to Know the Grapes of Magna Grecia and The Art of Culinary Diplomacy.
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