ALUMNI NEWS FALL 2023
Mashama Bailey partnered with Resy and American Express to host a special dining experience featuring an art installation with Miami Art Week in October. In May, Mashama hosted a Girl Power Dinner series with Sarah McIntosh. In August, she hosted The Family Reunion with Kwame Onwuachi for Food and Wine. An outpost of The Grey is slated to open in Paris in early 2024.
Jessica Battilana has been busy working on her second cookbook Rintaro, Japanese Food from an Izakaya in California with Sylvan Mishima Brackett; it will be published by Hardie Grant US this fall.
Tamie Cook has been busy recipe testing. This year, she’s worked as a chef/writer at Hardwick College, food styled for Atlanta News First and Livington restaurant and bar, catered an event at Grant and Little, and was the guest chef for the 12th Annual Serve and Protect at the Tennessee Aquarium.
Nathalie Dupree has featured in two Southern Living articles; 8 cooking rules all Southerners live by, according to Nathalie Dupree and The Queen of Southern Cuisine co-authored with La Varenne alumnus, Virginia Willis.
Alex Guarnaschelli continues to appear on Food Network as a Judge/host on Ciao House This year, she was on the panel at the 2023 Ilani Brewfest, her Cook it Up, with Ava Clarke, was published in September by Clarkson Potter. It made the New York Times list of top selling cookbooks.
Amanda Hesser At Food52 Amanda launched a behind-the-scenes video series called The Founder Files.
Tanya Holland was recently promoting her latest cookbook California Soul Tour. Earlier in the year Tanya took part in Beaver Creek’s Winter Culinary Weekend and was a guest of the US State Department Culinary Corps in partnership with the James Beard Foundation. She was also featured in a 10-page spread in Bon Appetit magazine with a segment on the Kelly Clarkson Show.
Faye Levy was featured in the Montecito Journal: Faye Levy on Jewish Cooking; a Diaspora of flavors and mentioned in an article for Hurriyet Daily News, New Season is for Beginnings. Faye continues to share recipes on her Instagram.
Nathan Myhrvold’s book Food & Drink: Modernist Cuisine Photography was published by The Cooking Lab imprint. Nathan was profiled in a Seattle Refined article Tech Titan to Food Photographer: Nathan Myhrvold debuts stunning new book.
Steven Raichlen was featured on Joe Leavitt’s May the Smoke be with you podcast. In addition to Steven’s Primal Grill airing as a marathon over Superbowl weekend, he filmed a new season of Planet Barbeque this year. Steven launched a new club called The Barbecue Bible 500 Club. Steven has been featured in a number of articles, including Outdoor griddles are good at cooking almost anything for the New York Times.
Nina Simonds has hosted cooking demos at the Foundry and was featured in a Boston Globe article: A Friendly Dumpling Duel to Celebrate Lunar New Year.
Molly Stevens was interviewed by Teen Glendale Empowerment Now (G.E.N.) Talks. Molly wrote recipes published in Food and Wine magazine for Spiced Brown-Butter Apples and Patty melts with Charred Scallion-Chipotle Mayo.
Jonathan Waxman has launched a new podcast, Seat at the Table and announced a collaboration with Original balsamic vinegar. He appeared on CBS’s Food Face Off, New York and took part in the South Beach Wine & Food Festival at the Four Seasons Hotel, Miami.
Virginia Willis appeared at several LDEI events including The Dish with Dames Atlanta, and an LDEI South Florida talk. Virgina’s appearances included speaking at Rancho La Puerta about her weight loss journey and in articles published in AARP and All Recipes. Virginia’s TV appearances included an episode of Alex vs America, Rachael Ray Show about her book Fresh Start and her health journey. Paperback editions of Virginia’s Bon Appétit, Y’all and Okra were published by Uga Press.
Kelsey Youngman continues to write for Food and Wine magazine, including Spicy Chipotle Salmon Cakes with Lemon Mayonnaise