Les Dames d'Escoffier New York

Dear Members
Greet spring in style by thinking LDNY’s social media sites. Create, re-tweet; above all be active. Spread the word about all we do. The power of the tweeted word cannot be underestimated. Tweet with us @LesDamesNY!

LDEI’s president Beth Allen reminds us that The LDEI International Legacy Awards deadline for applications is April 21st! These hands-on coveted culinary experiences, supported by the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, will be awarded in 2014 to six rising women (non-Dames) in their chosen culinary field. Many thanks to our co-chairs Sue Huffman-Robison and Alison Awerbuch, and participating Dames, for assembling six fabulous experiences! Start thinking about someone you know, and then suggest she apply for this incredible Dame-mentoring opportunity at LDEI.ORG.

For the activist in all of us, tuning into Heritage Radio Network is a must. A grassroots action-oriented, non-profit internet-based radio station focused on creating a food world that is more sustainable, equitable and delicious.  Listen to over 35 weekly shows for a fresh, fun taste of what is happening in the world of food.  Several NY Dames host programs, including Linda Pelaccio (Taste of the Past), Shari Bayer (All in the Industry) and Dorothy Cann Hamilton (Chef's Story).  Listen, learn and become a member at HeritageRadioNetwork.org.

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The Irish in all of us gathered at the Ritz Carlton March 14th for a glorious evening of feasting and conviviality, starring Darina Allen and marking the 30th anniversary of her Ballymaloe Cooking School. Thanks to the Irish Dairy Board, KerryGold and Tourism Ireland – who hosted a pre-dinner cocktail party.  Thanks must also go to Dames Sandy Hu of San Francisco and Kimberly Tryba of New York who worked so hard to bring this glorious evening to our membership. Our thanks, too, to Dame Beverly Stephens who immediately posted a report of the evening on FOODARTS.COM

PURO CHILE and ST. PATRICK'S CELEBRATION WITH DARINA ALLEN photos are up!  Visit our Photo Gallery.

LDNY's Green Tables Team
, in conjunction with WELLNESS IN SCHOOLS, put together most creative nutrition programs for young families. It's excellent committee teamwork that furthers this important cause to help put young families on the right track to healthful eating! Visit LDNY Facebook page HERE to view photos.  Learn more on how you can participate in Green Tables HERE.

Take time to view and share our video retrospective on the mission of Les Dames d'Escoffier Int'l (LDEI) and Founder Carol Brock.  This project is the first example of The Brock Circle funds “at work,” produced by Bob Hoffman Video & Photography, under the guidance of Dames Maria Gomez, Lori Willis, Mary Ellen Griffin, Carol Brock and Beth Allen.  View it HERE.

Learn more about our exceptionally talented scholarship winners. See SCHOLARSHIPS SPOTLIGHT.
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LDNY offers a variety of events designed to educate, entertain, and foster an appreciation of the myriad culinary disciplines and experiences available in New York City - and around the globe.  Next events will be posted soon!

Meantime, keep up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter - Tweet with us @LesDamesNY!

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