Dames Who Read: In Winter’s Kitchen
08.18.16 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

Attention Dames Who Read: September’s book club reading is In Winter’s Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking bread in the Northern Heartland, by Beth Dooley, a Minnesota-based food writer and cook book author. Her latest book …

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Planes, Boats and Eats: An Air & Water Show Recap
08.22.16 – 9:14 pm | No Comment

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This weekend, a small gathering of Dames and guests lucky enough to win the silent auction item during the Culinarium fundraiser met up at Margaret Laport’s home in Lincoln Park for some incredible, exclusive views of the Chicago Air & Water Show.

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Member Spotlight: Ellen King, Hewn
08.18.16 – 3:55 pm | No Comment
Member Spotlight: Ellen King, Hewn

Ellen King left a restaurant job in Seattle for a new life in Chicago area. Little did she know at the time she would open a now acclaimed and successful bakery focused on foods made with …

Dames Who Read: Dacquoise Drops
08.03.16 – 1:09 pm | No Comment
Dames Who Read: Dacquoise Drops

A recipe from the lead character, Tia Monroe, of Food Whore: A Novel of Dining and Deceit:

Welcome 2016 New and Reinstated Members
08.03.16 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

A warm welcome to the 8 new LDEI Chicago members, 2 reinstated members and 1 new dual member. Read on to learn more about these accomplished women in food.

Dame of Distinction: Nancy Brussat Barocci
06.15.16 – 6:04 pm | No Comment
Dame of Distinction: Nancy Brussat Barocci

At the Annual Meeting and Dinner, held at Found Kitchen & Social House on Monday, June 13, the Chicago Chapter of LDE recognized and celebrated the addition of our fifth Dame of Distinction, Nancy Brussat …

Culinarium: Feast for the Senses
06.13.16 – 1:05 pm | No Comment
Culinarium: Feast for the Senses

Culinarium, the 2016 iteration of our bi-annual fundraiser, was held on Monday, May 16 at Venue One Chicago in the West Loop. What a fun, fabulous and festive evening for the Dames! Co-Chairs Melissa Graham …

Dames Who Read: Recipe for Disaster
05.04.16 – 9:20 pm | No Comment
Dames Who Read: Recipe for Disaster

By Toria Emas

It’s never a “Recipe for Disaster” when Dames gather for Dames Who Read. May 3rd was no exception when we toured Logan Square with author Stacey Ballis who is renovating a historic three …