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Colorado Dames Celebrate in Hawaii

beverly-cox-and-holly-kinney-in-hiAloha from Hawaii! Dame Holly Arnold Kinney and her husband Jeremy Kinney are enjoying celebrating their 19th wedding anniversary at Merrimans in Hawaii with Dame Beverly Cox and her husband Gordon Black. While in Hawaii, Beverly, Co-President of the Colorado Chapter of LDEI, had the opportunity to meet with the Hawaiian Dames in Honolulu and to share ideas and news about our two chapters.

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Dame Ellen Daehnick to Host Caramel Event

Helliemaes_Salty_Lucky_Find__04117.1405463873.220.290Forget about chocolate this Valentine’s Day. 5280 Magazine food editor Amanda M. Faison and LDEI CO Dame Ellen Daehnick from Helliemae’s Handcrafted Caramels team up to explore the complexities of caramel with Bitter, a book by Canadian chef Jennifer McLagan, as a guide. Attendees enjoy a cooking demonstration and samples from the book. Details: Wednesday, February 11 at 6pm / More Information: saltcaramels.com

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Colorado Dames and Guests Enjoy Lunch and a Book Signing with Madeleine de Jean

IMG_0373An oversold group of Dames from the Colorado chapter along with their guests had the pleasure of meeting Madeleine de Jean and hearing her story at Sunday’s lunch and book signing at Dame Carol Maybach’s home. Madeleine de Jean was the first female sommelier and a close friend of Julia Child’s for many years, and she shared stories of her life in the wine industry, readings from her two books, and thoughts about her friendship with Julia. Continue reading →

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Gluten-Free 101, by Carol Fenster, Wins USA Best Book Award

Gluten Free 101 jacketDame Carol Fenster’s cookbook, Gluten-Free 101: The Essential Beginner’s Guide to Easy Gluten-Free Cooking (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, January, 2014) won first place in the Cookbooks: General Category of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards, which are a national competition. Designed for gluten-sensitive persons who are new to the diet, the 240-page book is available wherever books are sold, $19.99.

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An Outing with Food Editor Kimberly Stewart

kimberly stewart dining outAs the food editor for Denver Life magazine, Dame Kimberly Stewart eats at a lot of restaurants*. While she readily admits it’s great fun, she also likes home cooking just as much. And that’s why she was so excited to discover Arash Market on S. Parker Road when working on a piece for an upcoming story (you can read the full piece in the February issue). Here is Kimberly’s story about her find: Continue reading →

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The Fort Featured in Cowboys and Indians Magazine

The Fort CookbookDame Holly Kinney and The Fort™ were recently featured in a nice write up in Cowboys and Indians magazine. The piece, featured in the gourmet section of the magazine, talks extensively about the history of The Fort™ and about Dame Kinney’s work with the Tesoro Cultural Center. Please click here to read the full article in Cowboys and Indians Magazine.

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Community Spotlight: Dame Michele Morris

Bradley kids carrot slawDame Michele Morris began volunteering her time with kids through school garden programs almost immediately after launching her business to provide private cooking lessons. Over the years she has cooked with kids at various schools in the metro area, done cooking demonstrations in DPS classrooms on Colorado Proud Day, cooked samples to hand out at Youth Farmers’ Markets, and held family harvest festivals with student gardeners and their parents. Beginning in 2015, Dame Morris will take on the role of Slow Food Denver’s Cooking Teacher in the Seed-to-Table program across the metro area. Slow Food Denver’s Seed-to-Table program supports school gardens and taste education classes in schools across the metro area, empowering children to become enthusiastic supporters of good, clean, fair food. Continue reading →

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Welcome New Dame Jane Bauer!

jane bauerDame Jane Bauer recently joined the LDEI Colorado Chapter and we are thrilled to have her as a new member! Jane works at the American Cheese Society (ACS) where she is responsible for the Certified Cheese Professional® program, which was established to encourage improved standards of comprehensive cheese knowledge and service, offering professionals in the cheese industry the opportunity to earn the distinguished title of ACS Certified Cheese Professional®. Jane’s responsibilities include continual education and professional development in the cheese industry, and take her all over the world to learn about cheese. She has participated in many cheese education classes including studying in France for 3 weeks at Academie Opus Caseus (www.academie-mons.com) where she learned hands-on artisan cheese production, aging, and marketing. She has also enjoyed trips to Roquefort and the Comte region in France to learn about the rich culture and history of cheese production in these protected regions, as well as a trip to attend Slow Cheese in Bra, Italy where she participated in the Master of Food Classes. Welcome Jane!

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Welcome New Dame Judy Donahoe!

Judy DonahoeNew Dame Judy Donahoe is a new member of the greater Denver area, having just relocated from the San Francisco Bay area. She has worked in retail and hospitality and for wine and spirits wholesalers for most of her professional life. Today she combines all of this expertise as a wine educator for the Wine Education Institute where she conducts interactive and informational seminars about wine and spirits, in addition to owning and operating Outside the Bottle, a wine education and events business for the industry and consumers in Colorado and beyond. Read more about Dame Donahoe by visiting her personal page on the LDEI Colorado website. Welcome Judy!

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Book Signing Lunch with Madeleine De Jean

Boutour en Avant
Please join us for this incredibly special event!

Lunch and A Book Signing with Madeleine de Jean celebrating her latest book, Bouter en Avant! Full Speed Ahead with Julia Child: A Memoire of Friendship. One of Julia Child’s dearest friends and the first woman sommelier in the world, Madeleine will mesmerize you with fascinating tales of her remarkable friendship both on the written page and in her incredible talent as a storyteller, weaving together remarkable stories of her life with Julia. A light lunch will be served based on Julia’s recipes in what is sure to be an afternoon to remember! Continue reading →

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