Hurrah! Susan Barocas, Amy Brandwein, Johanna Mendelsohn Forman, Claudia Kousoulas and Sophia Maroon
Susan Barocas, is co-chair of this summer's Hazon Food Conference, August 1-5 at the Isabella Friedman Retreat Center in northwest Connecticut. See Of Interest for more information about the conference.
Amy Brandwein was named Chef of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington at its 36th Annual RAMMY Awards on June 10 at theWalter E. Washington Convention Center.
Johanna Mendelsohn Forman was a delegate at the EAT FORUM in Stockholm, June 11-18. Johanna has been working with chefs as change agents through the work of the SDG2 HUB which produced the Chefs Manifesto, a set of eight principles about ways chefs can contribute to reducing food waste, hunger, reducing climate change thru climate smart agriculture.
Claudia Kousoulas publishes her book, Bread & Beauty, A Year in Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve, in September. The book profiles farmers and producers and shares the remarkable story of how in the 1980s, Montgomery County, MD set aside one-third of its land, 93,000 acres, for agricultural uses. Today, the Reserve provides skilled local jobs, preserves habitat and natural environment and is a nearly complete source of local food.
Sophie Maroon's Dress It Up Dressing launched its new line at Whole Foods in May and will expand to The Fresh Market nationwide in July.
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