Carla Hall was a presenter at the American School Counselor Association and ReachHigher celebration on Feb. 2 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. where former First Lady Michelle Obama was the keynote speaker.
Nora Pouillon was the honoree at FRESHFARM's 20th annual Feast gala. Spike Gjerde and Ris Lacoste were the co-hosts at the October 17 event held at Dock 5 of Union Market. Nora is FreshFarm founding board member.
DC Dames Monica Bhide and Ris LaCoste were on the judge's panel at the DC Embassy Chef Challenge with 18 chefs competing and 700 people attending.
It's Friday and boy do we have photos! Last night was our fabulous first Urban Kitchen Holiday Pop Up. A very special event to help you entertain in small spaces and on a budget! What fun was had as cocktails were sipped, food was savored and a good time by all was enjoyed. Well.... The photos say it all!
DC Dame Ellen Kassoff Gray supporting the Washington Humane Society Washington Humane on August 30th at Equinox Restaurant
DC Dame and animal lover, Ellen Kassoff Gray, is having a trunk show to support the Washington Humane Society with Stella & Dot Sunday, August 30th from 11am until 2pm at Equinox Restaurant. Read more about it and reserve your seat by clicking here.
Former Washington Post Food Editor Phyllis Richman cookbooks, pottery collection on sale at Quinn's Auctions Galleries -- Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Nearly 200 cookbooks from the private collection of former Washington Post food editor and restaurant critic Phyllis Richman will be on sale Wednesday August 12 at Quinn’s Auction Galleries, Falls Church, VA. The sale will benefit Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
In addition, Richman’s collection of Art Pottery, including works by Weller and Peters Reed, and a selection of commemorative plates from James Beard Foundation dinners will also be up for auction.
The cookbooks, many of which are first editions and several of which are signed by the authors to Richman, will be sold to benefit the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area.
Additionally, several out-of-print editions of Richman’s mystery novels “The Butter Did It” and “Murder on the Gravy Train” will be sold at $10 each to benefit the foundation.
The cookbook collection includes titles like a 1970 first edition volume of “The French menu Cookbook” and a 1975 edition of “The Joy of Cooking”. The Time-Life Foods of the World series as well as books by Jacques Pepin,
Diana Kennedy, Richard Olney and local authors Joan Nathan and Paula Shoyer are part of the collection.
The Beard Dinner plates date from 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997 and 1998. Each has a distinctive design capturing the theme of that year’s gala.
Preview begins at 10 am; auction begins at 6 pm.
QUINN’S AUCTION GALLERIES – 360 South Washington Street – Falls Church VA 22046
www.QuinnsAuction.com 703-532- 5632
The biggest joy that Les Dames d' Escoffier members have is giving back to the community. Projects such as serving in DC Central Kitchen are core to our mission of service. Despite the "dreaded" hair nets (really who ever looks good in one of those!) we love and cherish our relationships with the DC community!...
Here we are at one DC Central Kitchen event~anxious to serve!
DC Dames out in full force at last night's Embassy Chef Challenge including Amy Riolo, Monica Bhide and Bonnie Benwick.
Thinking of having lunch in Bethesda today? (Bring the kids!) Come to Empty Bowls to support the Capital Area Food Bank. Hot soup, fresh baked bread and an artisan bowl for $25 donation.
Local Bethesda restaurants/bakers/artists. From 11:30-2pm at the Bethesda Blues and Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. Empty Bowls is an annual event that brings the community together through art, a bowl of soup and a desire to help in the struggle against hunger.
Read more about Empty Bowls here....
Ruth Gresser and her partner Barbara Johnson opened their beautiful, modern, art-filled home to LDE-DC and Arts Works guests to celebrate the publication of Ruth's first cookbook Kitchen Workshop - Pizza and Carla Hall's latest cookbook Carla's Comfort Foods. Carla and Ruth entertained the group of 41 contributing guests with demonstrations of recipes from their books. The FUNraiser was held to support LDE-DC scholarships and Arts Works, a non-profit whose mission is to create stronger community through the arts. Barbara Johnson is its executive director. Wente Vinyards generously supplied lovely wines for the event. Anne Stratte was the FUNraiser chair.
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