LDNY News: Celebrations
Celebrations and good news fill the headlines as LDNY and LDEI members distinguish themselves everywhere in the food, beverage and hospitality industries. The only question is, “Where to begin?” So like Alice in Wonderland, it is best ‘to begin at the beginning and go on till the end; and then stop.’
Honors continue to be heaped on Marion Nestle. After her award-winning book, Why Calories Count, Fales Library at NYU added more glory by having their food studies volumes designated the Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection. The 55,000 plus volume-library is now dedicated in Marion’s name. Among the speakers was LDNY’s Meryl Rosofsky, an adjunct at NYU.
The awards season continues as we learn LDNY member, Maricel Presilla has been honored with the year’s greatest accolade. Maricel has won the James Beard Cookbook of the Year Award with Gran Cocina Latina. Also winners: LDEI members, Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart, who won the American Cooking book award with Mastering The Art of Southern Cooking, and Anne Willian entered the Cookbook Hall of Fame.
It is not too late to plan on attending the May 20th event at Mother's Ruin, a That Time Of The Month 'pop-up, flash'party brought to New York by LUPEC, a California-based group who use the party’s proceeds to honor a local worthy cause. Thanks to Kimberly Tryba and Joyce Appelman it will be for LDNY scholarship funding. Think more party on Tuesday, June 4th when Rita Jammett, Kimberly Tryba and Joyce Appelman chair a Mixology Reception with at Macao Trading Co. You’ll find it at 311 Church Street between Walker and Lispenard, just south of Canal. A great $25 event worth having on your calendar. And thanks to LUPEC, more funding for LDNY scholarships.
Our latest success story goes on: PTA Labs – an LDNY partnership with Wellness in The Schools (WITS) holds its spring/summer session on Thursday May 23rd at PS 278. Be in touch with Georgia Downard - firstname.lastname@example.org - with offers of help.
Study With the Best is a CUNY TV show about the best and brightest professors, alumni, and programs offered to their students, delving into a system of over 500,000 students and wide, divergent alumni reach. This month the show looks at cuisine throughout and beyond CUNY, featuring a stellar group of culinary talent that includes 2012 LDEI Legacy award-winner/CUNY alumna, Kubbee Kassaye. Hope you'll watch! CUNY.TV - STUDY WITH THE BEST
GREEN TABLES - We Need Your Help!
When: Thursday, May 23rd from 6 – 7 pm
Where: PS 278 421 West 219 Street, NY NY 10034, an easy ride on the #1 train
Contact Georgia Downard email@example.com or Joyce O'Neill firstname.lastname@example.org
Please give your time and energy to this exciting new program. A demonstration by Dame Polly Talbot will be followed by a panel discussion, led by Dames Ellie Kreiger and Susan Westmoreland, and a tasting. Dame Nora Fakelukes translates all information into Spanish so our material can be bi-lingual. LDNY works in partnership with Wellness in the Schools to create PTA Labs, and its success depends on LDNY volunteers. The PTA Labs enterprise gives a unique, underwriting opportunity for products that need the context of nutrition, well being and good health. Contacts welcomed. To learn more about our about Green Tables program, click here.
"That Time of the Month" Pop-Up Cocktail Party – Everyone Welcome!
For tickets, click HERE
Event Date: May 20th, 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Mother's Ruin, 18 Spring Street between Elizabeth and Mott Streets
Hosted by ladies of LUPEC - Jackie Patterson, Brooke Arthur, Jill Webster and Amanda Boccato
Sponsored by Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Aviation Gin, Lillet, and William Grant & Sons. Dames Kimberly Tryba and Joyce Appelman, chairs of LDNY’s program committee, have enabled the proceeds of this event to go to LDNY scholarship fund.