Private Reception with Dame Dorie Greenspan
09.10.14 – 10:07 pm | No Comment

Please join fellow Dames at The Glunz Tavern on Sunday, November 9th for a private reception for Dorie Greenspan. Dorie will be available to sign her new book “Baking Chez Moi” which is being released …

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2014 New Members Reception
10.25.14 – 7:06 pm | No Comment
Returning and New Members: Amy Morton, Marsha Pesavento,  Mary Kay Gill, Kim Hack, Elizabeth Donovan, Terri Wallman. Roisin Hannerty was not able to attend.

Returning and New Members: Amy Morton, Marsha Pesavento, Mary Kay Gill, Kim Hack, Elizabeth Donovan, Terri Wallman. Roisin Hannerty was not able to attend.

In what has become an annual tradition, the 2014-15 Board Members and Past Presidents welcomed new members to a reception at President Julie Chernoff’s Evanston home. Delicious appetizers, tasty wines and great conversation were the order of the day, all capped off by Mary McMahon’s homemade pie.

Here’s a super-easy recipe for Julie’s “Cheater’s Cheese Soufflé,” best served with whole-grain crackers and crudités.

Cheater’s Cheese Soufflé

Ingredients
Three 8 ounce packages cream cheese
1 pound grated Gruyère/Emanthaler cheese
4 eggs plus 2 egg whites
Salt & pepper

Method
1. In bowl of food processor, combine cream cheese, grated Gruyère/Emanthaler cheese, eggs and egg whites, salt and pepper.

2. Pulse to combine, then purée for 4 minutes until fully incorporated and fluffy, scraping down sides as needed.

3. Pour into buttered soufflé dish and refrigerate one hour.

4. Place in a cold oven and heat to 350°F. Bake for one hour until deep brown crust forms and soufflé is set. Serve immediately.

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Sue Gin
10.14.14 – 8:04 am | No Comment
Sue Gin

Sue Gin was a long time member of  the Chicago Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier having been inducted in 1984, when the group was only two years old.
Sue Gin (1941-2014), Founder and CEO of Flying …

2014 Scholarship Recipients
09.19.14 – 8:11 am | No Comment
2014 Scholarship Recipients

A lovely champagne reception was held September 2 at Kendall College to introduce our membership to the recipients of the 2014 Scholarship Awards. We were very proud to be able to offer $30,000 in scholarships …

Dames Who Read: Biting Through the Skin
09.10.14 – 3:56 pm | No Comment
Dames Who Read: Biting Through the Skin

WHAT:  DAMES WHO READ   BITING THROUGH THE SKIN – An Indian Kitchen in America’s Heartland
LDEI recently announced the winner of the 2014 MFK Fisher award as Nina Mukerjee Furstenau, author of “BITING THROUGH …

Mostly True by Mollie O’Neal
08.27.14 – 8:19 pm | No Comment
Mostly True by Mollie O’Neal

For their summer reading, Dames Who Read chose Molly O’Neill’s book MOSTLY TRUE, A Memoir of Family, Food and Baseball and met at the perfectly appropriate restaurant to hold the discussion: Harry Caray’s 7th Inning …

Green City Market Tour & Brunch
08.25.14 – 8:19 pm | No Comment
Green City Market Tour & Brunch

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WHAT: Green City Market Tour & Brunch at Perennial Virant to celebrate the release of the Green City Market Cookbook.
Join Dame Dana Benigno and Dame Portia Belloc Lowndes for an insiders tour of Green …

Bon Temps! Dames Who Drink at Ravinia
08.25.14 – 7:50 pm | No Comment
Bon Temps! Dames Who Drink at Ravinia

by Toria Emas
My fellow Dames and I met Sunday the 17th under the stars with Robert & Karen Levin serving as our gracious hosts! There were 7 Dames and 3 spouses.

Each year, Robert drives to …