Kristen Hartke's article about getting an early start on baking your holiday fruitcake appeared in the October 12 edition of The Washington Post's Food section. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/its-october-but-you-need-to-start-your-christmas-fruitcake-engines-now/2016/10/09/948f81a6-8b1d-11e6-875e-2c1bfe943b66_story.html#comments and an interview and recipe for National Pasta Month for the National Pasta Association at http://pastafits.org/qa-kristen-hartke-food-writer-photographer/
Carla Hall moderated the final keynote event of BlogHerFood Conference on Oct. 7, interviewing Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Lisa Lillien on the topic of "What it takes to be a celebrity chef." ALSO, Carla will be an emcee for St. Ann's Center for Children, Youth and Families' Midnight Train to Georgia VIP Auction and Gladys Knight Concert on October 22. (Carla also will get to meet Gladys Knight AGAIN! ─ Ms. Knight was a guest on "The Chew")
Nora Pouillon has announced her retirement. After running her eponymous restaurant for 37 years, Nora is hoping to find a buyer who will keep the Restaurant Nora name and "uphold her ideals of healthful, sustainable food. "https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/organic-pioneer-nora-pouillon-plans-to-retire-sell-her-eponymous-restaurant/2016/10/17/37f3c7ac-8fe8-11e6-9c85-ac42097b8cc0_story.html
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