January News


LDEI Portland Treasurer Heather Arndt Anderson was awarded Third Prize in the Internet Category of LDEI’s 2018 M.F.K. Fisher Awards for Excellence in Culinary Writing for her story, “Before Guy, There Was Graham.” Congratulations, Heather! Heather’s story can be found here: www.tastecooking.com/before-guy-there-was-graham—Check it out! For those Dames interested, the deadline for the 2019 contest is March 31st for writing published during 2018.

PDX Dame and Pix Patisserie owner Cheryl Wakerhauser has won the World’s Best Champagne and Sparkling Wine List for the 5th consecutive year in a row. The World’s Best Wine Lists is the most prestigious and rigorous wine list awards, judging over 4,500 restaurants lists worldwide. Each year the awards highlight prominent wine lists in wine establishments around the world. Felicitations, Cheryl!

Portland Chapter President, Dame Melissa Maki has transformed her weekly radio show as a tasty new podcast! Missy is not only a radio host and favorite local emcee, but also an Associate Sales Director with Landry’s, Inc. Follow along with The Simple Kitchen on iTunes, Android or at www.mrsmakicooks.com/feed/podcast (be sure to subscribe to stay current!)