Dames Who Read: The Cake Therapist
06.01.15 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

WHAT: Dames Who Read —
Featured book: The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig.   
Synopsis: Claire “Neely” O’Neil is a pastry chef of extraordinary talent. Every great chef can taste shimmering, elusive flavors that most of …

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Simply Ancient Grains at Floriole
06.15.15 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

s.ancientgrains.coverThe recipes tasted were all from Maria’s book — Polenta tart with sherried strawberry compote, frittata muffins, asparagus grain salad, and shortbread cookies with hazelnuts.

Loved learning all about whole grains from Maria Speck, author of Simply Ancient Grains and fellow Dame (Northeast Chapter). Tim Mazurek, Lottie + Doof food blogger led the discussion. Sandra Holl (new Chicago Dame) and crew at Floriole Café prepared a delicious tasting of recipes from the book. Did you know that Italians use the term Farro to refer to 3 ancient wheat varities? farro piccolo (aka German einkorn), farro medio (emmer) and farro grande (spelt) – Any ideas on where to find farro piccolo in Chicago?

Polenta Tart

Polenta Tart

Tim Mazurek, Susan Parenti, Maria Speck, Sandra Holl

Tim Mazurek, Susan Parenti, Maria Speck, Sandra Holl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Floriole Buffet

Floriole Buffet

 

Dames Who Read: One Souffle At A Time
05.12.15 – 6:56 pm | No Comment
Dames Who Read:  One Souffle At A Time

Submitted by Toria Emas
If you wondered why ears were burning on May 11, many Dames from around the country were being mentioned by the 13 Book Clubbers who met at Bistronomic to discuss Anne Willan’s …

Annual Meeting & Dinner
03.27.15 – 10:26 pm | One Comment
Annual Meeting & Dinner

WHAT: ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING & DINNER
WHERE: River Roast
315 N. Lasalle Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60654
Phone 312.822.0100<NOTE: Valet Parking available, $14 for three hours
space space
WHEN: Monday, June 15, 2015

An Indulgent Mediterranean 5-Course Dinner
03.21.15 – 1:45 pm | One Comment
An Indulgent Mediterranean 5-Course Dinner

Dames Meme Hopmayer, Nancy Brussat and Barbara Glunz and Malika Ameen along with Convito Chef Noe Sanchez and Meme’s husband Gary Hopmayer not only put on a fantastic dinner for Swankalicious fundraising bid winner Dame …

Applications Available for Les Dames d’Escoffier International Legacy Awards
03.09.15 – 1:57 pm | No Comment
Applications Available for Les Dames d’Escoffier International Legacy Awards

LOUISVILLE, KY (February 24, 2015) – Imagine working side-by-side with a top organic restaurateur in Washington, D.C., helping with the grape harvest for the oldest continuously operating, family-owned winery in California, learning food photography and …

Dames Who Read: Delicious
01.30.15 – 3:30 pm | No Comment
Dames Who Read: Delicious

Submitted by Julie Chernoff
NOTE – CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 3-14-15 FEATURE IN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE.
We had a great turnout for the winter edition of Dames Who Read, held on January 27 at Dame Amy …