ALUMNI NEWS FALL 2022
Mashama Bailey was named Outstanding Chef in the USA by the James Beard Foundation. She took her book Black and White and the Grey on tour and opened a new restaurant called Diner Bar in Austin, Texas. Mashama took part in events for The Rockhouse Foundation, and The Family Reunion at Middleburgh.
Jessica Battilana continues to publish recipes on her website, including Pumpkin Pull-apart Rolls and The Coffee Cake. Jessica also shares recipes on her Instagram page, including: One-pot Brothy Pasta and writes a bimonthly column for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Roscoe Betsill is a food stylist for the New York Times.
Tamie Cook did the food styling for: Life of Fire by Pat Martin & Nick Fauchald published in March by Clarkson Potter.
Nathalie Dupree was featured in the article From Scratch by the Covington News. Nathalie headlined both the Florence Wine & Food Festival, benefiting Help 4 Kids and a talk with Belinda Smith-Sullivan in Winston-Salem.
Alex Guarnaschelli continued to appear regularly on Food Network, starring in Beat Bobby Flay and in her new show Alex vs. America. Alex also shares recipes on Instagram including: her mother’s Pumpkin Sour Cream Pie and Coconut Cake. Alex appeared on Good Morning America, the Kelly Clarkson Show, and the Today show.
Amanda Hesser continues to grow Food 52, where she is now the co-CEO. Amanda appeared with American Express Business for their Office Hours series. Her new The Essential New York Times Cookbook was published last October. On her Instagram Amanda has a cooking series, Amanda Messes up in the Kitchen, where she tries out much loved recipes including Julia Child’s One-Pot Roast Chicken. Food 52 has been nominated for three 2022 IACP Awards: Best Culinary Recipe Website, Corporate Instagram Account and Best Recipe-focused Column.
Tanya Holland worked with Good Eggs to create two meal kits. She was also named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in the Bay area by the San Francisco Business Times. Tanya appeared on the ABC Awards Special of the 2021 James Beard Awards. In March, Tanya was a guest speaker at MAPP. Her latest cookbook debuts in October 2022, entitled Tanya Holland’s California Soul is published by Ten Speed Press.
Nathan Myhrvold’s book Modernist Pizza was published in 2021 and was nominated for a 2022 IACP Award for Best Self-published Cookbook.
Steven Raichlen’s book How to Grill Vegetables: The New Bible for Barbecuing Vegetables Over Live Fire, was nominated for the 2022 IACP Award for Best Single Subject Cookbook. He opened a new restaurant called Star Grill on Windstar Cruises. Steven also launched the fourth season of his Project Fire television series. He took part in an Instagram live with Crowd Cow’s CEO Joe Heitzberg to talk about all thing’s meat and on Trip Bouffe BBQ’s Facebook page. Steven has his 35 must-visit BBQ restaurants list on his website where you can sign up to his newsletter Up in Smoke. He took part in several master classes including Planet Barbeque with Alejandro Gutierrez. Steven also appeared on the BBQ Central Show, to talk about the Evolution of BBQ and was featured in the NY Times on How to Grill a Perfect Steak.
Nina Simonds was mentioned in The Harvard Gazette’s article Becoming Julia Child and in The Washington Post article on the legendary Claudia Roden. Nina has recently written articles for the Boston Globe.
Molly Stevens has started a podcast called The Everything Cooks. Her recipe for Pepper Jelly-glazed Chicken and Thighs with Grilled Peppers was published in Food and Wine magazine. Molly was also interviewed for Teen G.E.N.
Jonathan Waxman’s restaurant Barbuto was reviewed by the New York Times. He appeared on the Beyond the Plate podcast and took part in the Great Chefs Event to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research. Jonathan attended the Food and Wine event Best New Chefs and was interviewed by Grub Street about his 50 years in the industry.
Virginia Willis continues to share recipes on Instagram including Roast Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup, Candied Orange Peel and Maple Pumpkin Bread. She was featured in the Atlanta Journal & Constitution: Go into a New Year with a New You. She also appeared in Eating Well magazine and in Woman’s World Magazine on the front cover. For Food Network, her recipe for Garlic-rubbed Skirt Steak and Vidalia Onions was featured in May, and she was profiled by Apple News on Great Food, Great Life. Her How to Cook Grits recipe was published in The Washington Post. (more…)