Mary Beth Albright won second AND third places for the Association of Food Journalists' 2020 Food Writing Awards Best Food Video! Wowza! The Washington Post, “Teach Dave to Cook: Chocolate mousse and why cooking is like fanfiction”; The Washington Post, "Secret Table: Palizzi Social Club"
Toni Tipton-Martin's article "How the Women of the Jemima Code Freed Me: Aunt Jemima is retired,but real women lit a pathway to Grace" appeared in the June 18 edition of the New York Times Style section.
Susan Soorenko's Moorenko's ice cream is expanding its operations to DC. Susan's 18-year old small-batch ulta-premium ice cream company will takeover Trickling Springs space in Eastern Market on Capitol Hill. Click here for more details.
Tambra Raye Stevenson is producing and presenting a six-part video series, Cooking with Soul, in partnership with the US Botanic Gardens as part of its ongoing series of cooking demonstrations that focus on seasonal fruits and vegetables. Tabra’s series reflects her pre-COVID-19 food travels from blueberry picking in Maine and visiting farmer markets in the low country Carolinas to life in the Heartland. The first segment will be posted this Friday at noon and then every other Wednesday at noon on the U.S. Botanic Garden website at usbg.gov/cooking and USBG’s Facebook page at @USBotanicGarden. In addition, Tambra’s article “Women Living in Wards 7 and 8 Can Now Enroll in a Free Health and Nutrition Class” appeared in Washington City Paper’s June 30 edition.
Pati Jinich interviewed The Washington Post Food Editor Joe Yonan at the Connecticut Avenue Politics and Prose on Tuesday, February 4 about his newest book, Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World's Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein. In his book's acknowledgements, he thanks Kristen Hartke for her "expert recipe testing, invaluable insight and good-natured outlook."
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.
Join DC Dame Monica Bhide for her 6 week class beginning September 14. Enroll in this food writing class by food blogger Monica Bhide to learn about recipe development, cookbook writing, blogging, memoirs, essays, restaurant reviews and more. Click here for the website and to register for the event.
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