At our June 13th Bi-Annual Business meeting at the UTSA Library we had the privledge of viewing a fabulous collection of very old Mexican Cookbooks, some a century old! Please view this video introducing this unique collection. A special thank you to Library and the Archivist that showed us a preview of this collection that is available by appointment.
Local Community Leader to Receive Legacy Award
The San Antonio chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) has announced that Silbia G. Esparza, Executive Director of SA Time Dollar Community Connections, will receive the Legacy Award at the chapter’s annual business meeting on January 10, 2017. Our invitation was mailed to all members.
Aspiration Grant: To empower and further business enhancement or culinary innovation.
The purpose of the Aspirations Grant Program is to award a grant(s) (amount to be determined) each year to empower and further business enhancement or culinary innovation to a non LDEISA member or former member woman resident in the San Antonio, Texas Hill Country, or South Texas community.
Every other year we have a fundraiser for our Aspiration Grant called Plate Changer Luncheon. Our next event will be September21, 2018 with details to be announced. Please visit Plate changer Luncheon page under the Programs tab.
Mark Your Calendars and Check Back Often for information on our third Plate Changer Luncheon to be held September 21, 2018
Our second Plate Changer Luncheon was another success! Our featured speaker was Diana Kennedy - Celebrated authority on Mexican food and cooking. Chef Kennedy offered her insights on kitchen waste, recycling and sustainability.
Diana Kennedy is an international ambassador of authentic Mexican cuisine, having committed her life to its preservation and protection. She has published nine cookbooks to international acclaim, and won the James Beard Award in 2011 for "Oaxaca al Gusto".