Les Dames d'Escoffier Chicago

Category: Chicago Chapter News

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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Dame Carrie Nahabedian Named a James Beard Semifinalist for Outstanding Chef America

Congratulations to Dame Carrie Nahabedian for being named a semi-finalist for Outstanding Chef America for the 2018 James Beard Awards! (The only other chef named in that category happens to be another Chicago icon, Chef Tony Mantuano). This is Carrie’s fourth nomination (or fifth –…

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Kitchen Chat with Karen Page at the Naha Event

Dame Margaret McSweeney caught up with iconic food authors Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg to celebrate their newest book, Kitchen Creativity , during an exclusive luncheon at Dame Carrie Nahabedian’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Naha. Listen to the podcast!

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Curious Kitchen: Winter Squash

Winter Squash: One Tough but Delicious Character by Dame Judy Hevrdejs Multi-colored winter squash, those acorns, butternuts and more, piled up at farmers markets and grocery stores look cool, right? And they make a nice centerpiece. But give them some…

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