“The table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety, and satisfaction. A person cooking is a person giving: Even the simplest food is a gift.” – Laurie Colwin
Last week, The James Beard Foundation held their annual awards ceremony (it’s like the Oscar’s for the food world). Chefs and friends of Natalie were both nominees and winners. Our congratulations to Frank and Pardis Stitt who won Outstanding Restaurant for Highlands Bar and Grill; to their pastry chef Dolester Miles who won Outstanding Pastry Chef, and to Lisa Donovan who won Best Personal Essay in Journalism. We have been fortunate to have had both Frank and Lisa cook with us at The Factory Cafe, so in their honor, this week we feature friends, collaborators, and inspirations from the culinary world.