Today we spotlight a real renaissance woman-Monica Bhide! Monica is a celebrated food writer and short story writer who has been published and profiled by everyone under the sun - her accomplishments are miles and miles long. We had fun finding out more about our Dame Monica and she shares a funny story about her and fellow Dame Amy Riolo- it's these stories that make our Dame Monica the focus profile for today......
Best thing about being a DC Dame: Learning from the amazing women in the group.
My most rewarding highlight of my career: When Susan Orlean (whom I stalked on Twitter) agreed to have lunch with me.
Funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened in my career: The list is endless. But it was the day I was trying to help fellow Dame Amy Riolo and almost trashed the table holding all her amazing food samples.
If I wasn't in this career, I'd be an: Unemployed engineer
Best thing about the DC food scene: It is so vibrant and so diverse now.
Favorite kitchen tool: A sharp knife
My thoughts about the future of food and wine for this country: Very intriguing. As long as we get over trends like bone broth and kale
My motto: Never give up.
Les Dames d'Escoffier DC
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