Lani Furbank’s story“Serenata’s Andra “AJ” Johnson Fights for Equality”covered the September Drink Issue of District Fray Magazine.
Kristen Hartke’s article“We Dig Beets”can be found in the October issue ofBetter Homes and Gardens. Additionally, both “Embracing Quinoa’s Nutty Flavor Is the Key to Unlocking Its Potential” and “Tofu Sales Skyrocket During the Pandemic, as Consumers Search for Affordable Meat Alternatives” were featured in the September 14 and September 21 editions of The Washington Post respectively.
Sophia Maroon’s Dress It Up Dressing won its second Specialty Food Association's SOFI Award for Best Salad Dressing. The line of all-natural salad dressings began at Whole Foods in Friendship Heights and is available nationwide. Find the full list of 2020 SOFI winners here. Since 1972 the Specialty Food Association has presented SOFI Awards to recognize innovation and remarkable taste, and to highlight the flavors and the creativity found across our industry.
Mary Beth Albright's perspective "As an Adult, I never thought I'd acquire what used to be called "juvenile diabetes' " was published in the Washington Post Health Section on August 23, 2020.
“Cooking in Quarantine with Susan Barocas” was featured in Washington Jewish Week on August 26, 2020.
Carla Hall has signed an exclusive deal with The Food Network to develop original content as well as host network specials for the outlet.Pati Jinich’s article “Finding the Soul of Sonora in Carne Asada” was featured in The New York Times on August 11, 2020.
Laura Kumin’s book All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women’s Right to Vote was published April 20, 2020 by Pegasus Books.
Amy Riolo will present the Premio Eccellenza Italiana awards in Washington, DC on October 17, and was featured in Mediterranean Lifestyle Magazine in the "The 11 Best Mediterranean Diet Ambassadors, Registered Dietitians & Nutritionists
She was also featured in an Edible Western NY magazine article, "The Power of Food.”
Toni Tipton-Martin was featured in a cover story of the Baltimore Sun’s food section, online, June 8. The print edition runs this week.
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.
Johanna Mendelson Forman wrote Keeping Food on the Table During COVID-19: How Refugee Entrepreneurs Have Stayed Afloat – and Thrown a Lifeline to Others, with co-author Amy Gillette, for NextBillion, an enterprise development platform that showcases work in social enterprise and global development.
Ruth Gresser’s Pizza Paradiso donated 10,000 pizzas to neighbors in need over the past 10 weeks along with 10,000 Mandala coloring sheets though Art Works Now. The last 500 pizzas and coloring sheets were distributed from the Art Works Now and Pizza Paradiso building at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue in DC.
Carla Hall’s Flakey Buttermilk Biscuits were featured on Food52, created by one-time Dames scholarship recipient, Amanda Hesser, and her business partner Merrill Stubbs.
Annie Boutin King, as a member the Comité Tricolore which is an associative network of the supportive Francophile community in the DMV, helped deliver 50 meals to the homeless residents of La Casa of Friendship Place, a shelter the organization supports. The Comite Tricolore, in partnership with the French Embassy, has been purchasing meals from French chefs/restauraters during the pandemic in a show of support and distributing them to neighbors in need.
Amy Riolo is the U.S. Correspondent/Mediterranean Diet Ambassador for a new weekly Italian television show, Parliamone (Let's Talk About It), on the Stagionello Store Channel on YouTube or Facebook. Amy also was featured in The Mediterranean Lifestyle magazine in “The 11 Best Mediterranean Diet Ambassadors, Registered Dietitians, and Nutritionists”
Pati Jinich and Pati's Mexican Table (American Public Television) segment A Local's Tour of Culiacán received the James Beard Foundation Award for best Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location.
Ris LaCoste’s Ris restaurant’s Care Package menu was featured The Washington Post Weekend section’s Lifestyle article “This Takeout is Tailor Made for a Picnic Even if that Means Your Living Room Floor.”
Toni Tipton-Martin won the James Beard Foundation Award for her book, Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking (2019, Clarkson Potter) in the American category.
Nancy Hart Trice and husband, Jerry Trice, celebrated the fourth anniversary of their Gunther & Co. restaurant opening on May 20.
CiCi Williamson’s article "The big chill: A guide to using your freezer"
appeared in The Washington Post Food section on May 27.
Kristen Hartke wrote an article, “A chef Gave Away 500 sourdough starters and built a community around bread, pancakes and doughnuts,” which appeared in the May 20 edition of The Washington Post Food section.
Janis McLean has been tapped to lead Sound Bites Café’s pared-down team and keep the eatery open this spring. Sound Bites Cafe is the employee dining cafe at the NPR headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C. “I am honored to help feed the NPR staff as they work valiantly to keep the news on the air,” says Janice. Janice has instituted strict protocols to keep both her staff and guests safe and well fed.
Julia Rutland’s new book, Foil-Packed Dinners: 100 Delicious, Quick-Prep Recipes for the Grill and Oven debuted May 13 in paperback and kindle editions.
The James Beard Foundation Awards nominee list is in and three of our beloved DC Dames are on it!
Amy Brandwein is a nominee for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic.This is her fourth year to be nominated! Amy’s two restaurants Centrolina and Market and Piccolina are consistently lauded by critics and their take-out during the pandemic were also featured in The Washington Post’s April 3 edition.
Toni Tipton-Martin’s Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking (Clarkson Potter) was nominated for the American category for “Books with recipes focused on the cooking or foodways of regions or communities in the United States.”
Pati Jinich’s Pati’s Mexican Table – A Local’s Tour of Culiacán has grabbed a nomination for Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location. Pati’s show is distributed by American Public Television.
Pati Jinich is one of four Dames gracing the cover of the LDEI Quarterly for a feature Camera! Action! Cook! Dames with TV Cooking Shows.
Johanna Mendelson Forman and Evan Kaplan have launched a curated blog on the Social Gastronomy Movement website to share stories about how food is being used for social impact during these times of crisis. Johanna and Evan will conduct interviews and curate articles that are of interest to the Social Gastronomy Movement network. If you have a story to share, please contact Johanna at email@example.com and sign up for the newsletter.
Paula Shoyer prepared Passover matzo balls April 9 on WJLA's Good Morning Washington and Ratatouille Brisket for Passover on WUSA9's Great Day Washington on April 6.
Susan Barocas wrote A Passover like no other: Embrace a more intimate celebration of the Jewish holiday for The Washington Post.
Erinn Tucker was interviewed by @CGTVNetwork @CGTNAmerica about the Economic Impact of Coronavirus on the Live Events Industry, tourism, and hospitality industry.
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