Feb 08, 2014 | From the kitchen of Rose in Epicurious
I wouldn't have missed it for the world--but I almost did because I didn't know about it ahead of time. May of 2010 I decided to attend the Beard Awards at Lincoln Center even though my most recent book Rose's Heavenly Cakes, which had just won the International Association of Culinary Professionals Book of the Year Award, had not even been nominated for the Beard Awards.
There were over 1000 attendees but by some fortuitous miracle I bumped into Ariane and Michael Batterberry as we were pouring into the theater where the award ceremony was to be held. Michael immediately congratulated me on my recent award and another friend and colleague, Silvie Bigar who was standing next to us, congratulated him and Ariane for their present one. "What award?" I questioned. Michael, with his usual gracious humility said: "The Life Time Achievement Award!"
I've long known that Michael Batterberry, publisher of Food Arts Magazine, was an amazingly eloquent, fascinating, and entertaining speaker. In fact, in an interview when I was once given a choice of any person living or dead that I would like to have as a dinner date, Michael was my first choice. But until that night, when I heard both him and his wife Ariane's acceptance speeches, I never realized what a brilliant speaker Ariane is as well.
When I visited their table at dinner after the awards Michael invited me to join them as there was an empty chair next to him. The last words I said to him were: "I love you." I didn't know it was also a goodbye.
My only regret of the event was that I could not share the amazing experience of hearing the Batterberries speak at the awards ceremony, but now I can! Just this week Food Arts Magazine sent this link to a few videos, one of which is the James Beard Award for Batterberries (the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award). Another is Dan Barber's Introduction to the Lifetime Achievement Award. Be sure also to click on
Batterberry on Julia for a delightful reminiscence.
Sep 22, 2012 | From the kitchen of Rose in APPEARANCES
Once again I have the pleasure of appearing on Ann & Peter Haigh's lively show, this time talking about the new product line and catching up with these delightful friends.
Ann & Peter HaighOn the Menu Internet based, podcast www.onthemenuradio.com
Tune in tomorrow (Sunday, September 23) or after it airs you can click here.
Oct 04, 2011 | From the kitchen of Rose in Podcasts
Just sent me this great YouTube appearance.
I can't resist sharing it, especially for those of you in the Bay Area.
Feb 20, 2011 | From the kitchen of Rose in Podcasts
I'm really loving Lisa Yockelson's new blog. It is chock full of personality, information, and exquisite writing. Here are two links in which she featured me in a Q & A and in a Book Review of The Bread Bible.
Lisa's reviews of baking books will make regular appearances on her blog. We can all be grateful that such a brilliant writer and baker is willing to take the time to do in depth reviews of others' baking books. This will prove invaluable.
Jan 01, 2010 | From the kitchen of Rose in Podcasts
First: Happy New Year and New Decade!!! What shall we plan for 10-10-10 day?! Of course it should be Chinese in spirit. Start thinking now! And in the mean time, here's a podcast of a delightful show HearSay with the liveliest of hosts: Cathy and Patrick out of Norfolk, Va.
Dec 22, 2009 | From the kitchen of Rose in Announcements
My holiday interview on Anne and Peter Haigh's delightful radio show On the Menu is now available on line.
and the information-filled radio interview with veteran host Leonard Lopate yesterday is one click away here!
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