Wonderful stories grown from creative spark to culinary endeavor.
Jamie Paxton | Berkshire Food Guild
Jamie Paxton is a farm-to-table chef based in The Berkshires of Massachusetts.
Mary Lou Heiss | Tea Trekker Northampton
Mary Lou Heiss is a tea maven who travels the world in search of the perfect cup.
Alison Ladman | AP Test Kitchen and Crust & Crumb Bakery
Alison Ladman sings as she works dough for apple crumb pie crusts.
Qamaria Amatul-Wadud | Gardening The Community
Qamaria Amatul-Wadud talks about Gardening The Community’s purpose as an oasis in Springfield’s food desert.
Lisa Ekus | Lisa Ekus Group
Hear Lisa Ekus recall how her connection with food and cooking helped her organize the first culinary delegation into post-war Vietnam.
Meher Imam | Home Cook
Painter Meher Imam discusses the difference between the US and Pakistan when it comes to breakfast.
Melissa Miller | Red Bucket Sugar Shack
Listen to chef Melissa Miller‘s thoughts about the future of her family business, The Red Bucket Sugar Shack.
Ashley Rebecca Barton | Personal Chef & Caterer
Ashley Rebecca Barton talks about the balance between work and life as a personal chef and caterer.
Alka Kanoujia | India House Northampton
Find out which family member inspired Alka Kanoujia, owner of Indian House Northampton.
Lagusta Yearwood | Lagusta’s Luscious Chocolates
Hear Lagusta Yearwood‘s thoughts about gender lines in the culinary world.
Tahirah Amatul-Wadud | Attorney
Hear the reasons why the focus on nutrition has shifted between the generations of attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud‘s family.
Jeanette Platanitis | Teacher & Mom
My mom, a retired teacher of 39 years, offers her two cents on the phrase “a woman’s place is in the kitchen.”
Greek Ladies | Holy Trinity Church, Holyoke
Despina Fotopoulos & Sharon Konstantinidis of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Ladies’ Philoptochos Society talk about cooking with their husbands.
Cathie Albrecht | Auntie Cathie’s Kitchen
Listen to chef Cathie Albrecht‘s first memories of family, food and cooking and how it prepared her for her career.
Betty Rosbottom | Cookbook Author & Cooking School Teacher
Hear how Julia Child’s book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, encouraged Betty Rosbottom to become a food writer, cookbook author and cooking teacher.
In The Kitchen
Sarah catches up with Women & Food Project participant Despina Fotopoulos for a lesson in learning to work with phyllo dough. Watch the video.
An interactive module at the Easthampton City Arts+ Gallery invited visitors to contribute their own food-related memories to become part of the exhibit. Here are some of the cards. Click to read them.
ECA+ Gallery Opening
A very big thank you to everyone who came out to the ECA+ ArtWalk Gallery Opening. It was a smashing success with over 300 visitors! Here are some photos from the evening, including some of the project participants standing next to their photos.
Press for the Women & Food Project
- Daily Hampshire Gazette/Hampshire Life
- Easthampton City Arts+
- Hilltown Families
- Springfield Republican/Masslive.com
Thank you to these fine folks for their support:
- Assets for Artists
- Berkshire Farm & Table
- Harvard Common Press
- Lisa Ekus Group
- Northampton Tuesday Market
- Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan from The Kitchn
- Valley Arts Newsletter
The Women & Food Project is looking to interview women from each state in the New England area, as well as New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Know an amazing woman with a great story connected to food and cooking? If so, please nominate them in the contact form above.