Congratulations to Dame Mary Gorman-McAdams MW (Master of Wine), who has been named the new Director of the highly respected International Wine Center. A wine consultant, valued educator, and judge, Mary succeeds Dame Linda Lawry who held that position for 18 years and retired last May. Mary will assume oversight of the organization’s academic programs as well as business growth and general management when she formally assumes the title on May 1. Read More Here
Dame Sharon Franke breaks it down with Wirecutter staff writer, Tyler Wells Lynch, in this excellent guide on best brands of high-end ranges. Sharon logged 40 hours of research, sorting through more than 50 high-end ranges, in addition to speaking with experts from around the industry to home in on the most important specs and features. Read More Here
Dame Pascaline Lepeltier continues to rack up accolades with a “Personality of the Year 2019” award from the La Revue du vin de France…the French equivalent of Wine Spectator. Read The Interview Here
Nation’s Restaurant News 2019 Power List of restaurant leaders changing the industry is out, and we’re super proud to see NY Dame Amanda Cohen on the list. Congratulations! Read More Here
Dame Melanie Young gathered up some fabulous all-natural remedies to help beat back that nasty winter sore throat, cold and cough. And - yes! - chocolate is on the menu! Read More Here
Dame Pamela Morgan gets flirty with New York Lifestyles Magazine, sharing her inspirations and passion for fine food, festivity, and unique approach to creating lifelong memories for her many catering clients through beautifully orchestrated celebratory experiences. Visit Entrepreneur's Corner for the full article HERE
Dames Amanda Cohen - Dirt Candy - and Barbara Sibley - La Palapa Cocina Mexicana, La Palapa Taco Bar and Holiday Cocktail Lounge - are quoted in this article, exploring the pros and cons of a no-tipping policy and one fair wage for restaurant employees vs. the realities of running a restaurant in New York City. Read It Here
Some helpful advice from Dame Ellie Krieger on how to reboot your eating habits without resorting to a fad diets. In the Washington Post. Read It Here
Nice interview on auburnlane.com with Dame Amanda Cohen. Titled IRON BUTTERFLY: AMANDA COHEN FROM IRON CHEF CANADA. Read It Here
A lovely tribute to Les Dames d'Escoffier founder and Grande Dame Carol Brock, written by Dame Marsha Palanci. Read It Here
Take a trip around the world with Dame Melanie Young as she interviews food experts and finds several common culinary threads regarding New Year’s Eve food traditions. Dames Maria Loi, Michele Scicolone and Virginia Willis (Atlanta) are quoted in The Epoch Times article. Read It Here
Dame Chef Carla Hall was the perfect guest to have on as Dame Shari Bayer celebrated All in the Industry's 200th episode and final show of 2018. Carla talks about her career path, which led her to becoming a “fan favorite” at Bravo's Top Chef; celebrated TV personality on ABC7's The Chew & GMADay. Listen Here
Join Dame Amy E. Zavatto on an epic culinary journey exploring Feast Of The Seven Fishes, the quintessential Christmas Eve meal served throughout Italy and in the homes and restaurants of many Italian Americans in Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Review It Here
Join Grande Dame Lidia Bastianich as she travels through America’s heartland, exploring holiday food traditions in small towns on PBS “Lidia Celebrates America: A Heartland Holiday Feast.” Watch It Here
Kudos to Dames Barbara Sibley and Audrey Saunders on making the Time Out New York 50 Absolute Best Bars in NYC list. Read the reviews for Holiday Cocktail Lounge and Pegu Club Here
Read Dame Melanie Young's excellent article offering sage advice gleaned from lawyers and event planners on "The Legalities of Hosting A Drinking Event." Find It Here
Catch Dame Maria Loi on PBS and her Moveable Greek Feast with Fine Cooking! Watch It Here
Total Food Service annual issue is out, and profiles the impact that women have had on the Tri-State foodservice scene. LDNY is proud of the 20 Dames noted on the Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality 2019 list. As we love to say, "There's Nothing Like A Dame." Congratulations to all! Review The Complete List Here
Food Activism is always on the Lunch Agenda, a radio show and podcast hosted by Kirsten Bourne - Kiko’s Food News on Full Service Radio. On this program Kiko talks with Dame Sasha Berstein-Skon, co-founder and director of The Cooking Project, about food education and youth job training in the industry. Listen Here
A thoughtful interview with Grande Dame Marion Nestle by writer Loren Fries: Who Decides What You Eat? (Hint: It’s Not You), in Forbes.com. Read It Here
Food PR & Communications features Dame Pat Cobe, senior editor for Winsight Media, in a Foodie Friday article. Read It Here
The Cherry Bombe 100 is more than a list. It’s a celebration of the women who inspire every day with their creativity, energy, humanity, and hard work. It should be no surprise that several on the list are LDEI members, including NY Dame Amanda Cohen! View The List Here
Mesmerizing and magical, you’ll enjoy this BuzzFeed video, Art of Candy Making, which focuses on two New York based artisans, Marisa Wu of The Salty Road, and our own Dame Rhonda Kave of Roni-Sue's Chocolates. Watch It Here
Dame Melanie Young and David Ransom interview Dame Sara Moulton on their radio program, The Connected Table Live. Learn what makes Sara so enduring as a chef-educator and popular PBS host of Sara’s Weeknight Meals. Listen Here
Loved seeing Dame Julie Hartigan on CBS New York doing a No Cook, No Sweat Summer Party Dishes. Watch It Here
You'll want to read this helpful article in the The Wall Street Journal by Dame Kathleen Squires. Titled “Feed Your Head: Foods That Target Depression and Anxiety,” Kathleen explores how a nutrient-rich food approach can support better emotional and mental health. Read It Here
What a fun segment, featuring Dame Maria Loi,making Avgolemono with Dame Ellie Krieger!Watch It Here
Paumanok Vineyards, owned by our own Dame Ursula Massoud, just announced their purchase of neighboring Palmer Vineyards in the North Fork of Long Island. Congratulations to the Massouds! Piece in Wine Spectator provides more exciting details.Read It Here
So good to see our New York Dame Marika Vida a featured participant in The New York Times #Rosé wines tasting panel with Eric Asimov, Florence Fabricant and Victoria James.Read It Here
Congratulations to Dame Linda Lawry on her recent retirement! Linda's passionate dedication to wine education is impressive: under her tenure at International Wine Center, more than 300 students earned the rigorous WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Diploma. Read More Here
Les Dames d'Escoffier Int'l (LDEI) prestigious Grande Dame Award is bestowed annually and honors the extraordinary achievements of one woman in the food, beverage, and hospitality profession. It is with deep admiration and great excitement that we share the wonderful news of Dame Marion Nestle receiving this year's tremendous honor. Internationally recognized researcher, degreed nutritionist and author who has been named by Forbes Magazine as number two of "the world's seven most powerful foodies," Marion is known worldwide for her vast nutritional knowledge and passionate food advocacy. Called a food fighter for her efforts in establishing a food movement that calls on people to leverage food for political change, Marion is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, emerita, at New York University (NYU), in the department she created and chaired from 1988-2003, and from which she retired in September 2017. She is also Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. Marion will receive her award at the LDEI Annual Conference Gala Dinner in Seattle, WA, on October 12th. More Details Here
Congratulations to Dame Rhonda Kave and Roni-Sue's Chocolates as they rejoin the newly revamped and expanded Essex Street Market! Read More Here
Congratulations to Dame Ariane Daguin, who recently received Forbes #SmallGiantsAward. D'Artagnan was one of 25 standout privately owned businesses recognized for their greatness over growth, community involvement, commitment to staff, and industry excellence. At the ceremony, Ariane acknowledged her devoted team of Musketeers who have made D’Artagnan the thriving company it is today. Read More Here
Congratulations to Dame Sara Moulton! She was presented with a 2018 Augie Award at The Culinary Institute of America Leadership Awards presentation and dinner. Read Full Press Release Here
Congratulations to Dame Surbhi Sahni,, and her husband, Chef Hemant Mathur. They've put heart and soul into the creation of a delicious new restaurant opening May 25th. SAAR Indian Bistro is a welcome addition to theater district dining and features a combination of Indian street food and home cooking with a contemporary twist. Be sure to check it out. Read More Here.
Ready for rosé? Dame Marilyn F. Krieger and her team at The Winebow Group recently launched AMBLE + CHASE Rose, the answer to consumer demand for high-quality wine that can be enjoyed anytime and everywhere. Amble + Chase Rose is a premium canned wine sourced from sustainable growers in France. The Washington Post called it "one of the best rosés...from the 2017 vintage." Read More Here.
We're delighted to share the exciting news that Dame Betty Fussell was inducted into the JBF Cookbook Hall of Fame, and Grande Dame Lidia Bastianich received the award in Special (on TV or Web) category, for "Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes" Host: Lidia Bastianich / Producer: Laurie Donnelly, Anne Adams, and Shelly Burgess Nicotra. Dame Melanie Young shares highlights from the evening in The Connected Table. Read It Here.
Serving up brunch for Mom this Mother’s Day? Try Dame Julie Hartigan’s Mini Muenster Frittatas with Spring Veggies. It’s a delicious, elegant and easy-to-make dish that combines fragrant tarragon with fresh asparagus, leeks and a generous grating of imported Muenster cheese. Watch It Here.
Jillian Kramer interviews Dame Sara Moulton for A Mother's Day Story in Food & Wine. Sara remembers her mother in this lovely tribute. “Even though I lost my mom about five years ago, it’s food that most reliably connects me to her today.” I learned a lot from cooking with her, even though she never had any formal training. She loved to cook and eat and travel, and I happily absorbed it all.” Read It Here.
Did you see The Daily Show with Trevor Noah last night? You might enjoy the whole show, but we were especially excited about the raw water segment with Dame Marion Nestle interviewed by Daily Show Correspondent Desi Lydic. Catch It Here
Dame Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy dazzles palates with vegetables, levels the tipping field by ensuring front of house and back of house are paid comparable wages and schools us on 62 female chefs in NYC. Read More Here.
In the market for a new toaster oven? Then you’ll want to read Dame Sharon Franke’s in-depth article of the best ones right now, all of which she thoroughly tested. Read Here.
Dame Ellie Krieger shares this fun, nutritious dinnertime idea that gets the whole family involved. Build-your-own rice bowl is loaded with color, texture, antioxidants, and wonderful flavor. Serve it with a spectrum your family’s favorite vegetables, a protein, and finish with Ellie’s simple 3-ingredient dressing that pulls it all together. Watch Here
Love cookbooks? Listen to Dame Linda Cook Pelaccio's Heritage Radio podcast on Marvin Taylor's 101 Classic Cookbooks. Listen Here
Dame Regina Ragone, MS, RDN brings 25+ years of nutrition experience to the area of culinary nutrition. Here she and Susan Mitchell, PhD, RDN, FAND, share easy strategies to put into action for more mindful eating. Learn More Here
"Health experts recommend that you focus on reducing added sweeteners — like granulated sugar, high fructose corn syrup, honey, maple syrup, stevia and molasses. You don’t need to worry so much about the sugars that are a natural part of fruit, vegetables and dairy products. Most people don’t overeat naturally occurring sugars,” as Dame Marion Nestle of New York University says. “The fiber, vitamins and minerals that surround them fill you up.". Full Article Here
Have you read what Dame Sara Moulton has to say about women chefs and sexual harassment? Where should we go next in this discussion? Read Sara’s Story Is Here
Tasting Table shares 9 quotes from great women chefs who inspire so many. No surprise to find Grande Dames Julia Child and Dame Lidia Bastianich on the list, and Chef Carla Hall, too! List Is Here
The March issue of Rachael Ray Every Day celebrated women who are taking over the food world, and we're proud Dame and Chef Carla Hall is one of eight featured in the #LIKEABOSS article/campaign. Read It Here
#TheresNothingLikeADame. Celebrated chef, Dame Maria Loi, reveals the three key ingredients needed to create a recipe for success as a restaurateur. Watch Here
And #TheNextBigBite coverage continues, with a fabulous video shared by Meatless Mondays asking TNBB panelists how one can move toward a vegetarian diet, in part, or completely? Watch Here
BIG News! Our own Dame #AmandaCohen of Dirt Candy is No.8 on Nation's Restaurant News Power List 2018! Congratulations, Amanda! We're so proud of you! Read Here
Planning to watch the Super Bowl? Here's a gooey-good - healthier - version of Cheesy Jalapeno Peppers from Dame Ellie Krieger. Read Here
A beautiful homage to the splendor, grace, warmth and quiet sophistication of a New York City treasure embodied in Dame Laura Maioglio's superb and elegant Barbetta Restaurant. A most lovely and enjoyable article, written by Julie Besonen, in today's The New York Times. Read Here
Where are menus heading in 2018? Dame Pat Cobe - Senior Editor of Restaurant Business - shares her predictions. #foodtrends2018. Read Here
For over two decades, newly inducted Dame Stefanie Sacks has helped transform the way people eat by using hands on culinary experiences to inspire, educate and offer practical tools for food lifestyle change. She was recently interviewed by the Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center. Read Here
Brava! A wonderful Armagnac article in today's The New York Times, with Armagnac educator extraordinaire, Dame May Matta-Aliah, quoted extensively. If you've never experienced May's Armagnac tasting class, put it on your calendar for 2018. Read Here
Kudos to the many Dames noted in the just-released 2018 Total Food Service Top Women in Foodservice & Hospitality list. Find the full Article Here
Baby, it’s cold outside! Can somebody bring us a cup of Roni-Sue's Chocolates Hot Chocolate? We’d be fine with truffles, or her bacon covered chocolate, too! Watch Dame Rhonda Kave interview on Avenue 822 Here
Kudos to new NY Dame, Stefanie Sacks, Culinary Nutritionist, recently named DietSpotlight.com's Top Pro for 2017-2018! Read Here
When it comes to kitchen technology, Dame Sharon Franke has seen it all. In charge of testing kitchen equipment for 30 years at the Good Housekeeping Institute, it takes a lot to impress. One of her fave discoveries at this year's Smart Kitchen Summit was a simple and sensible item create for real cooks: precision bakeware! Read Here
Dame Amanda Cohen – chef/owner of the award-winning vegetable restaurant Dirt Candy – calls out the press and wants to know where were they BEFORE the recent spate of sexual harassment charges? Are we only worthy to report on or be interviewed as victims?! Hope the media gets the message. Read Here
Love bread stuffing but want to keep it healthy? Check out Dame Carol Prager's recipe in the November/December issue of Weight Watchers Magazine. It's loaded with roasted veggies and just enough toasted pecans and crispy bacon to keep you satisfied!Recipe Here
What inspires kitchen artistry? Dame Melanie Young and David Ransom will discuss this topic today with fellow Dame Karen Page today 2:30pm EST on-air The Connected Table Live.Tune in to W4CY Radio Here
It’s been happening far too long, and is often swept under the rug. Societal mores have been to shame the victim into silence, rather than help them seek justice. Sexual assault can happen anywhere, in any industry, including hospitality. Read Dame Francine Cohen’s piece in VinePair on the cocktail industry’s sexual assault problem, and how some victims are coping and supporting each other.Article Here
Dame Melanie Young of the The Connected Table writes about Aquafaba in Gourmet Business Quarterly, with insight from those at the forefront of this food trend, Dames Diane Forley of meringue shop and Chef Kathy Gold. No doubt, it’s a trend that’s here to stay.Read It Here
How exciting! Watch Dame Tara Bench of Tara Teaspoon compete on the Food Network Christmas Cookie Challenge! Check out Episode 2 in ITunes
A lovely and lively Meet The Rosemaker Interview with Dame Rita Jammet in The Yes Way Rosé Report. Yes Way Rose captures the spirit of rose in trendy lifestyle, fashion, food and bev articles. Learn about Rita’s obsession with Rose Champagne, her family’s proud tradition of creating proprietary wines, and her favorite places to drink rose.Read Here
Dame Rhonda Kave of Roni-Sue's Chocolates is dishing with Delish and making her bacon lollipops!Watch Here
“Don’t count me out just yet,” she told the audience. “I’ve taken my knocks. You better believe I won’t make the same mistakes twice. I’ll be back — better, faster, tastier and stronger.” We believe you, Chef Carla Hall!Article Here
#TheNextBigBite is in today's food section of The New York Times.Click Here
Homage to Judith Jones and a Special Friendship. This is a lovely article paying tribute to the extraordinary Judith Jones, and the special relationship Dame Hiroko Shimbo shared with her. Hiroko's remembrances will touch your heart. Read Here
You’ll want to read New York Dame Aileen Robbins' wonderful article showcasing women of Les Dames d'Escoffier Int'l (LDEI) in the July issue of Cheese CONNOISSEUR. Read the article Here
We can’t think of a better way to start the weekend than with Dame Pamela Morgan | Flavors in Love Strawberry-Mint Moscow Mule. Cheers! Click Here
For these dog days of summer, Dame Corinne Trang of Liquid Gold Tea, LLC shares how to keep it cool, with green tea. Click Here
Green beans are best enjoyed garden-fresh, and Dame Janeen A. Sarlin’s Seasonal Chef column in the Southampton, New York 27east.com, offers a wonderful recipe sure to become a favorite of green bean lovers. Click Here
Did you catch Dame Tara Bench of Tara Teaspoon on last week's Today Show? Tara demoed how to juice a watermelon in seconds, and shared creative ideas on how to use this juicy fruit, from cake to pizza...even watermelon lemonade! Watch Here
Did you know? Dame Francine Cohen was recognized as a Pioneering Spirits Journalist by Tales of the Cocktail 2017? Every year Tales of the Cocktail, which is held in New Orleans, inducts women of the spirits and cocktail industries into their own Dame Hall of Fame to celebrate their contributions to the industry. Cohen was inducted in 2014 and she, like each of these women, has their own story, from starts and stumbles to successes. Click Here
Congratulations! Dame Audrey Saunders was named 2107 Ambassador, with esteemed fellow mixologist Dale DeGroff, at Tales of the Cocktail 2017 in New Orleans. Tales of the Cocktail, the world's premier series of cocktail festivals - highlights what's now, next, and new in the spirits industry. Click Here
Nashville hot chicken has a rich history with roots in Nashville's African-American community. Dame and Chef Carla Hall, co-host of ABC's The Chew, served up her version during a cooking demo at this year's FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. Click Here
Dame Shari Bayer recently interviewed RD nutritionist, TV producer and author, Dame Pamela Morgan. Host and executive producer of the public television cooking series Ellie’s Real Good Food, and host of the hit show Healthy Appetite, Ellie is the media’s leading go-to nutritionist, helping people find that sweet spot between delicious and healthy. Listen Here
Dame Bonnie Tandy Leblang, publisher of the ever-popular Bite of the Best website, recently interviewed Dame Suzen O'Rourke, owner of Cooking by the Book, a space devoted to corporate team building through culinary, cooking and dining experiences. Bonnie queried Suzi (as we Dames know her) on her fave gadgets, the ideal last meal, and guilty pleasures! Click Here
Dame Rhonda Kave of Roni-Sue's Chocolates was at the United Nations recently, presenting a bean-to-bar chocolate tasting and demo at their Green Fair. She was subsequently interviewed on UN Radio! Listen Here
Happening on The Connected Table! Dame Melanie Young chats with fellow #LesDamesNY member, Dame Kathleen Squires about her new film project, "James Beard, America's First Foodie." Click Here
Our own New York Dame Shari Bayer featured in a recent Bulldog Reporter profile! Click Here
Dame Corinne Trang shares her blog piece about tea, it's soothing properties and complexities (similar to fine wine), and the art of serving it at the dinner table. Click Here
Congratulations to all the James Beard Foundation Award Winners. We're proud and pleased to see Les Dames d'Escoffier New York members, Dames Lidia Bastianich and Ellie Krieger on the list.
We're delighted to congratulate and share the news about Dame Diane Forley of Flourish Baking Company, and her new product launch, meringue shop! These light, delicate confections are made with a base of #Aquafaba and organic maple sugar. Read this lovely write up in Florence Fabricant's Front Burner column.
Congratulations to Dame Claire Stewart. Her newest book on the history of wedding cakes was featured in this NPR article. Kudos!
Dame Rhonda Kave was recently featured in the New York Daily News. Food writer Rachel Wharton visits Roni-Sue's Chocolates on her J Train food trek, stopping at Bowery/Delancey Street. Known for its strip of commercial stores selling restaurant kitchen equipment and supplies, it's also become quite the food hot spot!
Recently The Connected Table, hosted by Dame Melanie Young and David Ransom, attended #PhenomenalFemmes Wine Dinner at Ritz Carlton Hotel New York, a series conceived by Dame Marika Vida Arnold to spotlight women winemakers, Listen to Melanie’s interview with Marika on iHeart Radio.
Our pleasure to share news of this special tribute to our founder, Grande Dame Carol Brock, March 23rd, at The Douglaston-Little Neck Library. Join us in honoring Carol's extraordinary life and career in celebration of Women's History Month and the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in New York State. Admission is free and seating is limited to first-come, first-serve. Read more in the Queens Courier
Insightful article by Rob Benes, in the Mar/Apr issue of National Culinary Review, about women chefs and the gender imbalance that continues to plague the field. Rob interviews six women chefs, five of them Dames: Lidia Bastianich, Amanda Cohen, Carla Hall, Maria Loi and Barbara Sibley. Each offers an interesting perspective, drawn from their own unique life and career experiences, and all provide thoughtful, positive, helpful and hopeful advice. Read the full article here.
The Next Big Bite, held October 2016, offered its audience a lively discussion with an eclectic media panel that included Dame Carla Hall. Moderated with profound efficiency by Dame Martha Teichner, it was a festive and informative evening that focused on how the media influences what we eat, drink and crave. Many of the anticipated trends discussed were picked up by Catering Magazine for their 2017 Trends Report.
Dame and Chef Carla Hall representing The Chew TV Show team on #2017Oscars red carpet, chats up celebrities about food, and shares the love with home-baked financiers. Now that’s how to make friends! Great clip, and a great Dame!
Learn what top bartenders and mixologists will be sipping and serving this year, including Dame Barbara Sibley, Creative Director at Holiday Cocktail Lounge. Article by Adam Morganstern, for FORBES.COM
Dame Pamela Morgan judges for the 2nd time on the 11th season of Food Network's Beat Bobby Flay. Watch "Roll with the Punches" Episode 11, aired Feb 23rd to see who wins the battle!
Couldn’t be prouder to see Dame and Chef Carla Hall on Nation's Restaurant News 2017 Tastemakers List. Brava!
Tune in to W4WN Radio - The Women 4 Women Network – where our Dame Melanie Young interviews another of our Dames Chef Heather Carlucci
Dame Melanie Young and co-host David Ransom shine the spotlight on food writer, Dame Joanna Pruess. Listen to The Connected Table interview that explores Joanna’s research on the culinary legacy of America's Founding Mothers.
The National Culinary Review Front Burner section dishes on What’s Hot in the Industry for 2017, with forecasts on flavor, restaurant trends and the media’s influence, the latter courtesy of Les Dames d’Escoffier NY annual event, The Next Big Bite.
Dame Maria Loi, chef/owner of Loi Estiatorio, shares the divine secrets of ancient Greek cuisine in this recent interview with The Epoch Times Taste section.
This just in from Dame Joyce Appelman: Celeb chefs—including our very own, Dame Maria Loi—will judge this year’s C-CAP - Careers through Culinary Arts Program recipe contest for high school students in underserved communities. More detailed release can be found at Total Foodservice.
If travel plans take you through Newark International Airport, be sure to check out Dame Amanda Cohen's vegetarian spot, Thyme. Kudos!
Women rule the house--of Champagne--in this historical review written by Dame Melanie Young for wine4food.com. Melanie provides fascinating background and tidbits from past to present about the leading women of Champagne, including our own Dame Rita Jammet!
Congratulations to the many Dames who made this year's Top Women in Metro New York list, published by Total Foodservice.
LIDIA BASTIANICH CELEBRATES AMERICA – PBS, DEC. 16TH.
If you did not tune in to watch this special episode of Lidia Celebrates America, do try to catch a repeat your local PBS station, or order it online at Hulu. On this December 16th premiere segment, Dame Lidia Bastianich pays homage to the men and women of our military, meeting with seven veterans to share with us their inspiring stories. Lidia delves into their unique cultures and food traditions and finishes with a celebratory Holiday for Heroes dinner, where Lidia cooks for 250 active duty Navy troops aboard the USS George Washington. For more information, and to check local listings.
Congratulations Dame Barbara Sibley on this great review in Time Out New York. La Palapa Cocina Mexicana is indeed a wonderful restaurant to enjoy wholesome, delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine. The margaritas are fabulous, too!
In a world where we always seem to be rushing—including our meals—Dame Regina Ragone reminds us about the pleasures of mindful eating, using all your senses to enjoy the experience. Visit foodfitfabulous.com where she shares a flavorful, wholesome Loaded Vegetable Soup. And take five to listen to Nutrition Expert Dr. Susan Mitchell's companion podcast on Six Tips To Eating Mindfully.
Head over to Heritage Radio Network and listen to Dame Shari Bayer's interview with Dame Marion Nestle on All in the Industry. Learn about the state of food today, the origins of genetically modified crops, and plenty more.
You’ll want to read this exceptional article in current Chef Magazine by Dame Karen Goodlad. Lead instructor of the Wine & Beverage Management Program at New York City College of Technology, Karen lays out creative ways to inspire and energize a restaurant staff by fostering an environment of learning, critical thinking and encouraging a sense of accomplishment and productivity.
Fun interview with Dame Regina Ragone, Food Director of Family Circle Magazine, on BBC’s Plate of the Union. Regina shares how the presidential cookie competition came to be, the winning cookies over the years, plus some fun facts, stats, and why it continues to be popular.
Lost pasta history is found in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Culinary writer Julia della Croce interviews Dame Cathy Coluccio Fazzolari, partner in her family’s iconic Italian Grocery, D. COLUCCIO AND SONS. Cathy shares a delightfully simple and sublime one pot pasta dish - linguine and tomatoes – passed down by her mother. Julia also uncovers where and when pasta and pomodoro first met.
A wonderful, must-read article about Dame Jo Anne Cloughly in Edible Capital District. Learn how a baguette put her on the path to become an executive pastry chef. JoAnne’s impressive credentials also include being chair of SUNY Cobleskill's innovative Agricultural Business and Food Management program. We’re so proud to count JoAnne as a Dame.
Dame Maria Loi is certainly making the news for deliciously good reasons! Check out Dame Bonnie Tandy Leblang's Bite of the Best review of Maria’s midtown restaurant.
Visited Zester Daily recently? We discovered a number of interesting articles penned by Japanese cuisine expert, Dame Hiroko Shimbo, including her most recent one about mineral-rich sea salts.
Here’s how one Dame pays it forward. Professor and Dame Karen Goodlad teaches a Wines & Beverage Management Class at City Tech/CUNY. She’s an active member of our New York chapter, most recently serving on the Scholarship Committee. Great video!
Lucky New York Les Dames and guests that we had the pleasure of spending time with Dame Dorie Greenspan, the world's best cookie baker, with a Q&A moderated by Dame Sara Moulton, at a recent event held at Sur La Table. Learn more about her newest cookbook, reviewed at the Huffington Post.
Chef and Dame Carla Hall sure is spicing things up in Brooklyn! Read the New York Times review of Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen.
Great post by our Dame Shari Bayer on Tasting Table about solo dining!
"We are shocked and very sorry to share the tragic news that our dear member, Dame Dorothy Cann Hamilton, was killed in a car accident on Friday, September 16th, in Nova Scotia. As founder of the International Culinary Center, and a great advocate of women in the food world, Dorothy supported us in so many ways over the years. She will be sorely missed. Here is the obituary from the New York Times.” Dame Linda Lawry, President – LDNY
Q&A with chef/restaurateur and newly inducted Dame, Maria Loi, on TotalFoodService.com. Learn about Maria’s journey, from humble beginnings working on her family farm in Greece, to star turn as executive chef, owner and host of Loi Estiatorio, made possible through love of work and building a strong family team.
Heritage Radio Network is an independent member-supported 501(c)3 not-for-profit, with 39+ weekly food shows available for streaming 24/7. It’s no surprise that a few New York Dames are hosts to some great programs, including Dame Dorothy CannHamilton. Listen to Dame Dorothy Cann Hamilton’s special Chef’s Story episode on Heritage Radio Network, a live studio interview with Chef Eric Ripert, as they delve deeper into his new memoir 32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line. The episode, recorded live at the The International Culinary Center, also includes a Q&A session. Listen now, and regularly on Wednesdays at 12PM ET.
Dame Lidia Bastianich shares the joy of gardening with her mother in this AARP article. Bellissimo!
Read Dame Beth Allen’s Industry Voices article in the May/June issue of Chef’s Magazine “As the World Changes, Food Matters More Than Ever”.
A chance to dine like the founding fathers. Dame Joanna Pruess recreates a historic menu and speaks about the food and cultural life of the time, at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, the oldest mansion on Manhattan island.
Another special milestone for Dame Chef Carla Hall, who has been hired as the consultant chef for the North Star Café, set in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History And Culture Museum.
Dame Bonnie Tandy Leblang, publisher of Bite of the Best, interviews Dame Sara Moulton, and learns about her guilty pleasure, fave restaurants, mentors, and more
Mark Hallum interviews our founder Dame Carol Brock, on receiving an honorary doctorate from SUNY Cobleskill, and touches on the highlights of her long, illustrious career and philanthropic achievements.
Dame Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen is now open, and it's hot, hot, HOT!
Dame Pat Cobe, Senior Editor for Restaurant Business, shares the top 12 trends spotted at the recent National Restaurant Association show.
Thomas Matthews’ blog on winespectator.com pays lovely tribute to Dame Rita Jammet, her husband Andre, and the special legacy that is La Caravelle. It was recently re-created and enjoyed as part of a fine dining series organized by The Chefs Club of Food & Wine.
Mentoring and teaching go hand-in-hand, and play a big part in our mission. So we’re naturally delighted to share this article about Dame Rhonda Kave and her recent after school workshop teaching PS77 Queens students the bean to bar biz! Learn more about this unique program, STEM: learning science, technology, engineering and math, using concepts in the kitchen.
The Daily Gazette of Schenectady’s coverage of SUNY Cobleskill graduation ceremony--455 degrees handed out—included the special honorary doctorate presentation that was awarded to LDNY Founder Dame Carol Brock. Carol received an honorary degree in humane letters for having founded Les Dames d’Escoffier, which helped break down barriers to women in the culinary arts, and for the great generosity Carol has shown to the school.
Cool food jobs, and one very cool Dame Sharon Franke, is listed in Thrillist's 19 Food Dream Jobs! Sharon's advice: Don't be afraid or limited by what you think you don't know.
Dame Rita Jammet and husband Andre Jammet's iconic restaurant, La Caravelle, re-opened for two glorious nights, featuring several original chefs and Andre Ihuellou, the restaurant's maitre d' from 1975 until its closing in 2004. Favorites from La Caravelle's classic French menu were enjoyed, such as mussel cream soup and sautéed chicken with Champagne cream sauce. Read Wall Street Journal staff writer Charles Passy's account.
Kudos to Dame Liz Young on the recent write-up in Washington Square Hotel. Titled Eat, Walk, Love!, learn about her Culinary and City Tours business, and the exciting walking tours to be enjoyed, where Liz fuses the world’s greatest city's culinary styles with its amazing history and unique energy.
Dame Shari Bayer is a fearless adventurer, often traveling solo. You'll find her bungee jumping off bridges, and floating through Napa vineyards in a hot air balloon. Shari follows her dreams, most recently enjoying, and reporting on, the ultimate fine dining experience at The French Laundry.
Dame Carla Hall shares sage and sensible advice--based on her personal experience--on how to eat healthier; a way of showing love for yourself and others! Read the complete article at Office on Women's Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Delighted to learn about Dame Ellie Krieger’s Real Good Food PBS program, premiering May 20th. It's an original 13-part cooking series that helps real people get the most out of life by cooking in the “sweet spot,” where delicious and healthy meet. Follow Krieger’s culinary adventures in and out of the kitchen as she answers the call for help in addressing real-life food challenges, both at home and in the workplace.
Most would think ketchup originated in the US, but Dame Joanna Pruess tracks down its roots to China.
Read chocolate expert/educator Dame Alexandra Ellen Leaf's article in Chef Magazine about how the appreciation for fine chocolate is fueling its continued market growth.
Dame Ellie Krieger shares a spring pizza in her Washington Post column. It's a perfect example of how to keep health in perspective without compromising taste.
A fabulous feature piece written by Bonnie S. Benwick about the spirited, always delightful and ever hard-working Dame Sara Moulton in The Washington Post.
Interesting viewpoints shared by Dame Sara Moulton and others about meal delivery kits in “It’s Dinner, But Is It Cooking?” by Kim Severson.
Dame Corinne Trang shares her philosophy on the meaning of life. Her perception is that it’s unique for each one of us, and in constant evolution. Read the complete interview in Excellence Reporter, an e-magazine where great thinkers, artists, leaders, musicians and CEOs discuss the meaning and the excellence of life.
What a wonderfully inspirational article about Dame Joan Coukous of Chocolat Moderne New York in SELF Magazine. Learn about her gutsy transition from banker to chocolatier.
Dame Amanda Cohen, Chef/Restaurateur of Dirt Candy, makes the case for enjoying produce that’s available—not limiting ourselves to what’s in season, or local—encouraging us to eat more veggies. Amanda also backs it up with three flavorful dishes, taking those drab winter tomatoes to fab!
Dame Lidia Bastianich sits down with the editor in chief of Opera News to share a late night meal at her flagship restaurant, Felidia, and discuss their mutual love of classical music, opera, and how it has inspired her in life and cooking.
Dame Ellie Krieger’s stick to the ribs, good-for-you, delicious vegetarian chili is a must-try, and featured in Food & Wine.
Award-winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Dame Maricel Presilla deftly explores culinary history in all that she creates. Read about Cucharamama’s Baocadito Juan Choy Lao, a little steamed bun that pays homage to her longtime bartender of Chinese and Cuban descent.
A most lively, enjoyable conversation happens between Dame Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy and Dame Melanie Young on her radio program The Connected Table. Give a listen!
Kudos to Dame Chef Carla Hall for Southern Kitchen being named by Time Out New York as one of the best NYC restaurants to “ready your bellies for” this 2016.
Jane E. Brody interviews Dame Lynn Fredericks and her team Family Cook Productions in The New York Times All Ways Healthy LTD Well section. Their mission? To discover the chef in the child. Wonderful!
Huffington Post UK profiles Dame Shari Bayer—celebrating her 10th year business milestone as founder of Bayer Public Relations—in a Women in Business Q&A. Learn more about Shari’s outstanding credentials, highlights and challenges, and how life experiences shaped her career path.
Be sure to whip up several batches of Dame Carole Walter's rich, dark and decadent chocolate cookies featured in The New York Times holiday food section
Excited to see two Dames' products - D'Artagnan and La Caravelle Champagne featured in Bloomberg Business Holiday Gift Guide:
Dame Lidia Bastianich joins Dame Linda Pelaccio on her A Taste of the Paste program at Heritage Radio Network to discuss in-depth Lidia’s newest cookbook, Mastering the Art of Italian Cooking.
There are so many incredible women making their mark in foodservice, and Metro NY Foodservice puts together a top 100, with many Dames on the list.
Meet Dame Roberta Morrell, the Matriarch of Morrell Wine Group in New York City
Read all about Dame Roberta Morrell and her impressive success story, as published in the Wall Street Journal.
Dame Bonnie Tandy Leblang interviews Dame Joanne Lamb Hayes at Bite of the Best. Food editor, culinary historian, writer, and cookbook author, learn about Joanne's early influences, guilty food pleasure, and what she can’t do without in her kitchen. Joanne is also a gingerbread house builder extraordinaire! For 22 years, she’s been making gingerbread magic with little ones at the James Beard House.
What a fabulous profile in the The Wall Street Journal on >Dame Ariane Daguin, written by Dame Kathleen Squires. Ariane’s attitude perfectly exemplifies the expression “Joie de Vivre!”
We’re proud and excited for Dame Carla Hall who is taking the plunge and opening her first restaurant in Brooklyn. Carla prefers the term joint—a space that will feel like her grandmother’s place for Sunday supper—with a menu chock-full of comforting foods she loved and enjoyed growing up in Nashville, TN. Read Sophia Hollander’s interview with Carla to learn what she gets (and doesn’t get) about New York food.
Dame Ellie Krieger shares what products are worth the premium price
We are so proud! Did you know Dame Lidia Bastianich cooked for Pope Francis this week?! It was truly a family project with her son, daughter, executive chefs from Felidia and Becco Restaurant along with friends from restaurant Vivolo all pitching in to cook and serve His Holiness simply wonderful dishes. This is the second time Lidia has cooked a Papal meal. What a honor! The menu can be found here:
Dame Joanna Pruess shares how to get best use and flavor from specialty oils.
Super proud of our Dame Amanda Cohen, chef/owner of Dirt Candy , recently featured on CBS This Morning:
Head over to the website of Dame Bonnie Tandy Leblang, Bite of the Best and enjoy her interview with Dame Abigail Kirsch. What not to eat? Abigail let's you know what’s on her very short list!
Florence Fabricant, Pete Wells and Robert Simonson share an exciting, extensive list of NYC and boroughs' new restaurants, upscale pub grub, and bars. We're especially delighted with a sidebar mentioning the Southern Kitchen— the new restaurant of Dame Carla Hall (pictured with Evan Darnell) in Brooklyn. It’s Southern comfort at its best. Congratulations, Carla!
Florence Fabricant, Pete Wells and Robert Simonson share an exciting, extensive list of NYC and boroughs' new restaurants, upscale pub grub, and bars. We're especially delighted with a sidebar mentioning the Southern Kitchen— the new restaurant of Dame Carla Hall (pictured with Evan Darnell) in Brooklyn. It’s Southern comfort at its best. Congratulations, Carla!
Yet another reason to enjoy the hustle-bustle beauty unique to Grand Central Terminal. A new, permanent food hall that will include tacos from La Palapa Cocina Mexicana by Dame and chef Barbara Sibley. Wonderful news!
Congratulations to our Dame Alison Awerbuch, on the food & wine cover of Serendipity Magazine, 2015’s most innovative chefs feature:
Dame Meryle Evans covers the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs annual conference for Dessert Professional. Read the article Click Here
Dame Elizabeth Karmel, chef , cookbook author, columnist and North Carolina native, Elizabeth Karmel, is our go-to authority on all things barbecue. Did you know that Elizabeth started an “online barbecue shack” selling her NC-style ‘cue to-go mail order? There’s a hickory-smoked whole-hog barbecue, chopped cabbage for slaw, buns, and her own Carolina Cue Vinegar Sauce! We were delighted to learn this via Dame Bonnie Tandy Leblang’s article, which you can read Click Here
*Best lobster roll in Milan *Loved the kale salad *A 42,000-square-foot barn-like structure on a wide ramp built from the reclaimed Coney Island boardwalk destroyed by Superstorm Sandy *A living vertical farm, the length of a football field (harvested daily) on one side of the structure, and much more, executed by the amazing USA team and coordinated by Dame and pavilion president Dorothy Cann Hamilton at the Milano Expo 2015. Excellent reporting by Dames Meryle Evans and Beverly Stephen, for USA TODAY. Brava! Article Click Here
Congratulations to Dame Ursula Massoud for the accolades garnered by her family's Paumanok Vineyards. Article can be found Click Here
Congratulations to Dame Pat Cobe, editor at Restaurant Business, for Magazine of the Year win at NYC ASBPE Awards, beating out 9 other B2B magazine finalists. Read it Click Here
Interesting Washington Post piece by our Dame Ellie Krieger “5 words you should stop using when you talk about food” Article Click Here
Les Dames d'Escoffier Int'l (LDEI) Spring Quarterly includes an in-depth article about Dame Dorothy Cann Hamilton's mission to raise $60 million to fund the U.S. Pavilion at Expo Milano, for the 2015 World’s Fair. View the quarterly Click Here
Dame Marion Nestle talks Food Politics with Dame Melanie Young and David Ransom’s The Connected Table Live! Listen Listen Click Here
Dame Kathleen Squires writes in RESTAURANT BUSINESS’ March issue about Dame Laura Maniec and other "women at the bar." Click Click here for article.
Dame Beverly Stephen and Jim Poris, formerly of Food Arts magazine, were recent guests on Dame Shari Bayer’s radio show, All in the Industry on Heritage Radio Network. The archived episode is available at www.heritageradionetwork.com
What began as a conversation between one Dame and a staff writer for Thrillist, (the wildy popular online lifestyle magazine aimed at the male audience but read by millions of females as well), morphed into a full-length feature story on the experiences of women chefs and line cooks in male-dominated restaurant kitchens. LDNY jumped in with seven Dames who reported their personal stories. The writer, Joe Keohane, gave the LDNY chapter a shout-out in the story’s introduction, and later commented: “You folks are doing the work of the angels.” The story, “Honey, Where’s the Boss?” follows. Click here
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Dames Rita Jammet and Lidia Bastianich are two of 20 family dynasties leading restaurants into a new generation.
Congratulations to Charleston Grande Dame author Nathalie Dupree, who specializes in Southern cooking and New York Dame Maricel Presilla, the chef and co-owner of several Latin restaurants in Hoboken who were just named to the 2015 James Beard Foundation's "Who's Who in Food and Beverage in America. They are two of five renowned culinary professionals who will be honored for "significant and unique contributions" to the industry. Induction will be held Monday, May 4 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Well deserved!
Congratulations to Dame Arlene Feltman Sailhac of Foodophiles.com on celebrating the 35th Anniversary of De Gustibus Cooking School at Macy's. So much love in the house! Nice review of the evening festivities can be read here:Click here
Cheers to Dame and Master Sommelier Laura Maniec of Corkbuzz Wine Studio. Changing the wine industry in a magnificent way! Click here
A delicious roundup of Mexican restaurants in NYC, reported by Dame Kathleen Squires. Excited to see Dame Barbara Sibley, chef/owner of La Palapa Cocina Mexicana on the list. Well-deserved!Click here
A most fitting beautiful tribute to our dear friend, colleague and Dame Jonell Nash.Click here
A proud day for Dame Hanna Lee to be recognized as one of PR News' "Top Women in PR." We're honored to count her among us - such creative energy and talent. Congratulations!
We're excited to share a new video course series - a web cooking class from Dame Michele Scicolone - on Craftsy. Here's a teaser preview! Click Here
Visit Dame Bonnie Tandy Leblang's Bite of the Best for interview with Dame Michele Scicolonei.Click Here
Great review of Dame Joanna Pruess Soup for Two cookbook on Dame Suzen O'Rourke's Cooking by the Book blog. Do you have a blog? Share it with us! Click Here
We’re delighted to post snippets from an ongoing series, a collaboration between Food & Wine and Toklas Society which you can easily track on Twitter using hashtag #FOODWINEWOMEN. Here we share a lovely recipe tribute to Dame Alex Guarnaschelli by Chef Vivian Howard Click Here
Want to learn how to cook with tea? Dame Joanna Preuss shares how in this Fine Cooking article:Click Here
Look who we found on CBS This Morning news! Dame Merle Rosofsky was featured today on CBS Sunday Morning. A fun and fascinating segment about aphrodisiacs. Definitely not just for Valentine's Day ;-)Click Here
Congrats to Dame Dorie Greenspan and her new column for the Washington Post and Washington Post Food! Called #EverydayDorie, she kicked it off with Share-My-Heart cookies. Dorie encouraged readers to decorate their own cookies, tag and post pictures on FB, Twitter and/or Instagram. What a terrific idea! Click Here
This just in! Dame Barbara Sibley's La Palapa Cocina Mexicana noted as one of NY's 5 Best Sunday Suppers, reported by New York Post! Congratulations! Click Here
Another Dame in the news! Kudos to Dame Amanda Cohen, Dirt Candy, on the front page of NY Times Food section. We wish you best success in your new space!Click Here