After years of shaping what we eat and drink at restaurants and bars around the world, the women of Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDNY) reveal their cherished home recipes in Les Dames d’Escoffier New York Cookbook: Stirring the Pot. Proceeds from sales benefit Les Dames d’Escoffier New York’s Scholarship Fund, which enables young women pursuing culinary, hospitality and fine beverage studies to live their dreams.

New Cookbook Debut: ‘Stirring the Pot’ by Les Dames d’Escoffier NY

Culinary experts Silvia Baldini and Sharon Franke have curated seventy-six recipes – ranging from breakfast casseroles to cocktail nibbles to elegant desserts plus wine pairings contributed by Pascaline Lepeltier, MOF.

According to Silvia Baldini, “Stirring the Pot is more than just a compilation of recipes, it’s a book about cooking with a purpose.  When we cook, we don’t only nourish bellies, we also empower communities and support and advance one another’s careers and dreams. Stirring the Pot empowers women and supports the hospitality community through the LDNY Scholarship program. It combines stunning recipes with useful cooking tips and celebrates visionary women who have influenced the food and beverage industry.”

Sharon Franke shares, “Anyone who wonders what the food pros cook at home will love this book. In Stirring the Pot, some of the biggest culinary names share the treasured dishes they serve their own families and guests along with their secrets for getting perfect results.”

Look for recipes from LDNY Members Melissa Rodriguez of 3-star Michelin restaurant Al Coro, and notable culinary names like Lidia Bastianich, Carla Hall, Pascaline Lepeltier, Ellie Krieger, Surbhi Sahni, Tara Bench, Kat Craddock, Ariane Daguin, Julie Hartigan, June Hersh, Rita Jammet, Marisa May, Maria Loi, Francine Cohen, Wanda Mann and more, plus the dedication Lidia Bastianich penned to LDNY founder Carol Brock, and a foreword by Carla Hall; all set the table for a cookbook that reflects the multi-cultural melting pot that is New York, and its kitchens and bars.

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Stirring the Pot which is published by The History Press, an imprint of Arcadia Publishing, debuts on September 18, 2023. Purchase/pre-order everywhere cookbooks are sold and online at Bookshop and Amazon. For more information visit  StirringthePotNY. /

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