Alumni News Fall 2020
Mashama Bailey participated in Southern Restaurants for Racial Change where her restaurant The Grey offered three flavors of bear claws. Mashama also appeared in virtual cooking demos for Unitedcardevents.com and ABC7 New York.
Jessica Battilana writes for the San Francisco Chronicle, and was nominated for an IACP Food Writing Award. Jessica also tested the recipes for her friend Michelle Polzine’s book Baking at the 20th Century Café, to be published October 2020. In August, Jessica’s article on Three Highly Portable Picnic Options That Aren’t Sandwiches was published in The New York Times.
Tamie Cook took part in the 10th annual Serve & Protect fundraiser at the Tennessee Aquarium Sustainable Seafood.
Alex Guarnaschelli appears on the Food Network online show The Kitchen. Alex is also casting the new season of Supermarket Stakeout also for the Food Network. Her book Cook with Me: 150 Recipes for the Home Cook comes out in October 2020.
Amanda Hesser of Food 52 has been recording the series At Home with Us and Amanda Messes Up in The Kitchen on YouTube/IGTV where she made the restaurant Kindred’s famous milk bread. Her new book called Food 52 Your Do-Anything Kitchen was published in September 2020.
Tanya Holland has launched Tanya’s Table, a podcast produced by MuddHouse Media. Tanya also appeared on Melting Pot and in the new HBO series Selena + Chef, featuring actress Selena Gomez.
Steven Raichlen finished filming Project Fire Series 3 and his next book How to Grill Vegetables will be published in April 2021. As a frequent contributor to The New York Times, his article 6 Steps to the Best Barbeque Ribs was published in July 2020 and Charcuterie With All of the Smoke but None of the Meat was published in August featuring ham made from smoked watermelon.
Molly Stevens appeared on the podcast Inside Julia’s Kitchen in December 2019. Molly’s book All About Dinner was a finalist at the 2019 IACP Cookbook Awards. She spoke about the book on Now Serving LA in May 2020. Larkin Square also featured Molly in their virtual author series. She recently took part in a Facebook Live with Kiss the Cook Community Chats, and was on the podcast Bottle in China with Emilie Steckenborn.
Jonathan Waxman’s new cookbook The Barbuto Cookbook: Carolina-Italian Cooking from the Beloved West will be released in Fall 2020.
Virginia Willis is now a member of the William L Brown Farm Market. Virginia has also filmed a series of recipe videos and was a guest speaker at the Sustainable Seafood & Southern Cooking event and at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Virginia cooked A Crumble Y’All on Tampa, Florida’s WFLA’s Daytime TV show. Virginia hosts a Facebook Live program called Cookbooks with Virginia where she recently interviewed Anne Willan.
Kelsey Youngman wrote an article for the Southern Living website on How to Dye Easter Eggs with Ingredients You Already Have in Your Kitchen. Kelsey also writes for the Food and Wine website; her most recent article: These Nesting Rubber-Bottom Bowls Make Every Kitchen Task Easier was published in September 2020. Kelsey has a YouTube channel called The BEST, where she demonstrates such temptations as The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies to Get You Through Quarantine.