Les Dames d'Escoffier Chicago

Category: Chicago Chapter News

Chicago Dames Travel to Mexico for Margaritas, Mayan Cooking and More

By Dame Toria Emas Five Chicago Dames embarked on a Traditional Mayan Adventure with LDEI Flavors of Mexico. Attending were Dames Susan Syzmanski, Susan Weller, Diane Sokolofski, Antoinette Benjamin (Ann Arbor dual member), Toria Emas and her husband,  Bill.

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Dame Amelia Levin Releases New Book

Dame Amelia Levin’s first of two books, The Lake Michigan Cottage Kitchen come out April 1. This collection of 118 recipes captures the evocative food experiences of the Lake Michigan region, an ultimate vacation destination with hundreds of miles of…

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Dame Carol Haddix’s Book Signing Dates

Dame Carol Mighton Haddix reports on upcoming talks and book signings for The Chicago Food Encyclopedia, including:   6:30 p.m. April 5 at the Meet the Authors event, Newberry Library   6:30 p.m. April 1 at Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society…

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Dame Julie Chernoff Nominated for an IACP Award

LDE Chicago Past President Julie Chernoff is a finalist in two categories of the International Association of Culinary Professionals’ Food Photography & Styling Awards — for Best Editorial/Personal Food Photograph and Best Food Styling in an Editorial/Personal Food Photograph —…

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Recap: Post-Holiday Party a Success

By Dame Liz Barrett More than 75 Chicago Dames and guests gathered at the gorgeous Logan Square home of Dame Stacey Ballis and husband Bill Thurmond on Sunday, Jan. 21 for an evening of excellent company, cuisine and cocktails to…

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