Hurrah! Amy Brandwein, Bonnie Benwick, Lisa Cherskasky, Pati Jinich, Nancy Hart, Joan Nathan, Nora Pouillon, Vickie Reh, Paula Shoyer and Polly Wiedmaier
James Beard Foundation's Award Nominations are in and DC Dames dominate! Amy Brandwein, chef-owner of Centrolina, has been nominated for Best Chef Mid Atlantic; Bonnie Benwick, deputy food editor, with Joe Yonan, food editor, The Washington Post, have been nominated for Food Coverage in a General Interest Publication; Pati Jinich, host of Pati's Mexican Table television show has been nominated for Television Program in studio or on location; and, Robert and Polly Wiedmaier, owners of Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier, have been nominated for Outstanding Service.
Lisa Cherkasky styled the March 2017 cover of Baltimore Magazine for its 50 Best Restaurants with Gunther & Co. food as her subject.
Nancy Hart and partner Jerry Trice won a spot for their restaurant Gunther & Co in Baltimore Magazine's March 2017 issue's Best Restaurant as well as the magazine's cover shot for the 50 Best Restaurants in Baltimore issue. http://www.baltimoremagazine.net/2017/2/27/50-best-restaurants-in-baltimore
Joan Nathan was profiled in The Washington Post on March 24 in anticipation of her new book King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World, released yesterday by Alfred A. Knopf.
Nora Pouillon will be awarded the 2017 Women and the Green Economy (WAGE) ® Leadership Award on May 9, by Earth Day Network during its 2017 Climate Leadership Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The 2017 Gala will bring together over 350 leaders of industry, government and the NGO community to celebrate achievements and lead the path to a post-carbon future. The WAGE award is in recognition of Nora's leadership in promoting healthy sustainable food and lifestyles.
Vickie Reh is publishing her first book, The Wine Table, with Skyhorse Publishing. The tentative release date is March 2018. The book will feature details of her visits to eat, drink and cook with 19 French and Italian winemakers and include regional information on wine and food, recipes from winemakers and many photos.
Paula Shoyer's article, Now, Passover & Pie Belong Together, appeared in the March 29 edition of The Washington Post Food Section and was picked up by a number of other publications including Chicago's NorthWest Herald.
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