Dame Michele Morris to Create Recipes for Pork Producer Prairie Grove Farms

PGF-logoColorado Dame Michele Morris has been hired by 100% all-natural pork producer Prairie Grove Farms (a sister company to Niman Ranch under the Natural Food Holdings company umbrella) to create a series of recipes showcasing their cuts of pork and pork products. The 24 recipes will be geared toward home cooks trying to put a quick dinner on the table and will use only natural ingredients, and will feature both summer and winter recipe options. Look for the recipes on the company’s website soon!


Dame Judy Donahoe to Participate in Series at the Boathouse


Meet You at the Boathouse! “Wednesdays in the Park” Series with Bonnie Brae Wine and Liquor 5-8pm! We invite you to join us and help support our favorite causes at the Washington Park Boathouse! Tickets: $60. Have a shipload of wines and beers! (21+) Enjoy delicious food from Catering by Design and music under the stars performed by local artists, from 5:00- 8:00 pm.



Culinary Rx: Transforming the Client Health Journey One Bite at a Time

shutterstock_94300309A transformative continuing education culinary + nutrition experience for chefs, physicians,  dietitians/nutrition experts, nurses and healthcare professionals. This hands-on intensive 3 day program creates synergy between deep nutrition, the kitchen and the professionals whose work influences these areas.  Translate evidence-based nutrition science into recipes and meals that the public understands. Work with food-centric practice-ready educational templates that transform client health and understanding one delicious bite at a time.

Co-hosted by Chef, Author and MD, Dr. Mike (Cardiologist Michael S. Fenster)

Culinary Nutrition Expert, Amanda Archibald, RD

Dr Amy Tucker, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia

Sponsored by the  Office of Continued Medical Education of the University of Virginia School of Medicine

Field to Plate extends a $200 discount to members of Les Dames D’Escoffier. Select “General Rate” when registering and use Code LESDAMESRX.

shutterstock_19771654Approved for 18 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.  Approved for 18 CPE RD/DTR (Commission on Dietetic Registration). Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Allied Health: The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards 18 hours of participation (equivalent to 18 AMA PRA Category I Credits™)  Culinary Professionals: Approved for 15 CEH (American Culinary Federation).

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15th Annual Indian Market and Powwow at Tesoro Cultural Center

tesoro-logo-website-hdr3In just a few days the 15th Annual Tesoro Cultural Center’s Indian Market Powwow event will start! Created 15 years ago by Colorado Dame Holly Arnold Kinney, the event has now taken on a life of its own. With over 5,000 attendees last year, new staff this year, over 50 volunteers involved, 50 award-winning artists coming from around the country, and HawkQwest showing live hawks and eagles, this year’s event is sure to be spectacular. The event was recently featured in the Denver Post YOUR HUB and John W. Hickenlooper, Governor of the entire State of Colorado, has proclaimed the period between May 16, 2015 and May 17, 2015, as
TESORO CULTURAL CENTER INDIAN MARKET AND POWWOW DAYS. Times for the event are Friday May 15,6pm-8pm; Saturday, May 16, 10-5pm; Sunday, May 17, 10-5pm and you can find full details on the website here.


CO Dames Share Success and Friendship at Annual Meeting

the-fort-dining-roomDame Holly Arnold Kinney, Proprietress, hosted Colorado Dames at her restaurant The Fort for the chapter’s 2015 Annual Meeting. The chapter celebrated the successes of the past year, including a growth of 50% in membership, and welcomed new Dames into the Chapter. Guests enjoyed a choice of three entrees for dinner, and were treated to prickly pear margaritas and appetizers. Photos from the event are posted here.


Chocolate and Cheese Tasting – May 17, 2015

New-World-Cheese-Teresa-St.-PeterJoin Dame Jane Bauer of the American Cheese Society and Teresa St. Peter of New World Cheese as they lead Dames and guests through a guided chocolate and cheese pairing and tasting. This unique experience will be held in the newly designed New World Cheese shop, not yet open to the public, so join us for this fun event to be among the first to experience this fabulous venue!

Sunday, May 17th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
New World Cheese

2504 E. Colfax St., Denver
$20 per person
Proceeds LDEI CO’s Scholarship and Grants Program
Attendance will be capped at 25 guests.
Parking is available in the parking garage behind the complex or on the street.

Click here to sign up!


2015 LDEI CO Scholarship Winners Announced

The LDEI CO Scholarship Committee of Carol Fenster, Lois Hoffman, Shellie Kark, and Marleen Swanson, are pleased to announce the 2015 scholarship winners, both from Colorado State University:

CassandraRodriguez2015winnerCassandra Marie Rodriguez, seeking a Bachelor’s degree and teacher certification at Colorado State University in Family & Consumer Sciences (formerly Home Economics). Cassandra won the TILT Service Learning Award from CSU in 2014. Cassandra has extensive experience in baking/cooking as a caterer and she is a coach for the Public Achievement for Community Transformation (PACT) program at CSU. She plans to become a teacher in Northern Colorado and aspires to teach students how to maintain a healthy diet and bring creativity into their cooking and baking. She hopes to “touch as many kids as I can by empowering them to know how to cook for themselves and not rely on boxed or fast foods.”

KalynTaylor2015WinnerKalyn Michelle Taylor, seeking a Bachelor’s degree at Colorado State University in Soil & Crop Sciences, with a minor in Organic Agriculture. She plans to obtain her Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in International Soils and eventually hold a tenure-track position at a land-grant University, such as CSU, where she would teach and conduct research on ecological farming and rural food security. Kalyn is both a Reisher and Organic Agriculture Scholar, and was selected as Colorado Superwoman 2014 in Mind+Body Magazine and The Coloradoan newspaper. She is especially passionate about “food sovereignty, food security, sustainable agriculture, and soil science” and recently completed an internship on a local organic farm.

Each winner will receive $1,000, payable to Colorado State University and applied to their tuition for Fall, 2015.

Congratulations to both of our winners! We have invited them to be our guests at the Annual Dinner at The Fort Restaurant on Thursday, May 7.


Carol Fenster on PBS TV’s Creative Living with Sheryl Borden

100 best quick gluten freeCarol Fenster taped three segments for PBS-TV’s “Creative Living with Sheryl Borden” to promote her latest book 100 Best Quick Gluten-Free Recipes. The three segments focused on 1) coconut flour in baking (best to use a recipe specially designed for this high-fiber flour); 2) black grains such as quinoa (high in anthocyanins because of the purplish hue); and 3) gazpacho soup (a tasty way to eat vegetables). “Creative Living with Sheryl Borden” airs in all 50 states in over 118 PBS stations in the U.S., Canada, Guam, and Puerto Rico. The segments will air during the 2015-2016 season.


LDEI Colorado Visits Leopold Bros. Distillery

IMG_2753Colorado Dames and guests recently enjoyed a complete tour with a very informational presentation about the world of distillation at Leopold Bros. Distillery in Denver. IMG_2759The tour took the group through the entire facility, where Dames were able too observe various stages of the process and even taste directly from the fermentation tanks. After the tour, the group gathered for a tasting of some of Leopold’s more unique offerings, including Absinthe. Visit the photo page for all photos from the day.

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