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  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Flowers in our Hair: from the streets of San Francisco, an exhibition of Dame Jeannette Ferrary's street photography exploring the neighborhoods of San Francisco, from Dogpatch to North Beach to the Castro to Treasure Island. Gallery of the San Mateo Library, 55 W. 3rd Street, San Mateo.
    Exhibit dates: October 25-December 5. Website:

  • Monday, August 11, 2014 12:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dame Terri Sandison announces her cookbook release for Mexican Flavors!

    We are happy to announce Dame Teri Sandison's launch of her 16th and newest cookbook: MEXICAN FLAVORS - Contemporary Recipes from Camp San Miguel.

    It is hardcover book format, with 120 of Hugh Carpenter's original recipes from the cooking school in San Miguel de Allende, and 130 of Teri's great photos of the recipes, foods, and culture of the town.

    Please join her for this book signing event at:

    The Robert Mondavi Winery in the Vineyard Room
    Sunday, August 24, 2014, from 3-4:30pm
    7801 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville, CA
    707 226 1395

    Stop by for a glass of wine and some appetizers!
    Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison will be signing copies of the book.

    If you cannot join in person on August 26, you can purchase a signed, first edition of the book, by mailing a check for $30. USD to:

    Hugh Carpenter
    3960 Hagen Road
    Napa, CA 94558 USA

    Please specify how you would like the book signed, and we'll put it in the mail to you.

    Teri Sandison
    3960 Hagen Road
    Napa, CA 94558
    (707) 318-7010      

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    LDEI-SF Dame and SAGE President and Founder Sibella Kraus was awarded a 2014 Growing GSibella-profile-with-straw-hat-looking-at-camera-thumb-250x261-15807reen Award in the category of Regional Food Leader at a ceremony on May 14 in Berkeley, California. Presented by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Berkeley Food Institute (BFI), the sixth annual Growing Green Awards celebrate four remarkable leaders who are advancing sustainable food and agriculture. The award recognizes Sibella’s more than 30 years working in the field.

  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Oakland chef Tanya Holland ready for the big stage!

  • Tuesday, December 03, 2013 4:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The San Francisco dames mourn the loss of Judy Rodgers who passed on December 2nd at Alta Bates hospital in Berkeley due to complications of complications from appendix cancer.

    Our chapter would like to honor her with a Les Dames Culinary Scholarship in her name, much like our Karola Saekel Craib Fellowship.

    We hope to organize an event to honor Judy and will keep you posted.


  • Friday, October 04, 2013 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    To honor our late Grande Dame Marcella Hazan, Dame Kathleen Thompson Hill will re-play the last radio interview with her this Friday, Oct. 4. Listen via between 10 and 11 a.m.

    The segment with Dame Marcella plays for 33 minutes. It was recorded in at the bar of Sonoma Meritage  Oyster & Martini Bar & Grill, where Readers' books hosted a luncheon for her.

  • Monday, July 01, 2013 11:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dame Joyce Goldstein has just published a new book: "Inside the California Food Revolution. A brilliant and illuminating story of the evolution of California cuisine!

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • Paula Wolfert for her book Food of Morocco
    • Boulevard Restaurant, Nancy Oakes
    • Emily Luchetti, Pastry Chef & Author in the category of Who's Who
  • Monday, December 10, 2012 12:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    SF Dame Tina Salter producer for Jacques Pepin's  Essential Pepin, received an IACP award in 2012 for Best TV Series.

    SF Dames Janet Fletcher and Dolores Cakebread received an IACP 2012 Award for their book compilations: The Cakebread Cellars American Harvest Cookbook (Authors: Jack & Dolores Cakebread, Brian Streeter, Janet Fletcher; Publisher: Ten Speed Press)
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2012 8:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dame Dana Woldow announces that PEACHSF's entry has been awarded first prize in the USDA's MyPlate Fruits & Veggies Video Challenge. Their video, entitled "On the Go Snack Boxes" features a San Francisco middle school student describing the healthy snacks she and her mom put together which fit easily into her backpack and her busy day. The video was produced and directed by PEACHSF social media specialist Max Schreiber, and written by PEACHSF team leader Dana Woldow.  Watch our video and all other winning entries here:

    PEACHSF is Parents, Educators & Advocates Connection for Healthy School Food. We are parents, teachers, school administrators, healthcare professionals, and advocates for better school food in San Francisco. Since 2002, we’ve worked together to improve food in our public school cafeterias, vending machines, classroom parties and fundraising sales, and we want to share what we’ve learned along the way with others trying to make changes in their own communities. Visit us at

    May 29, 2012

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