Former Food & Wine editor Dana Cowin is coming to Philadelphia to launch the Speaking Broadly zine, a new publication amplifying women at the intersection of creativity, sustainability, and food. The launch tour will include two stops where there will be panel discussions with some of Philadelphia’s leading culinary ladies.
First, on Monday, August 15th, the Philadelphia chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier & Sisterly Love Collective will host the launch at a cocktail party and discussion from 4 to 8 PM at the Story Factory (1600 N 5th Street).
The event will feature two intimate panel discussions from Dana and special guests, including Valerie Erwin of Geechee Girl Cafe and Lisa Calvo of Sweet Amalia Oysters. There will also be a Sisterly Love Collective curated pop-up shop and a cocktail party featuring a dozen award-winning chefs (full list here) and beverages courtesy of Moet-Hennessey and Love City Brewing.
Event tickets are $75 and available for purchase here. Each attendee will receive a copy of Speaking Broadly.
Then, on Tuesday, August 16th from 8:30 to 9:30 AM, Dana will host a panel at Vernick Coffee Bar with some of Philadelphia’s leading culinary ladies for a “Coffee Conversation” discussing “the foods that shaped us.”
Joining Dana will be Cornelia Sühr, Chef de cuisine of Jean-Georges Philadelphia, Danielle Seipp, Executive Pastry Chef of Four Seasons, and Meri Medoway, Chef de cuisine of Vernick Food & Drink. Each chef brings an inspiring and anecdotal insight on how the memories—whether personal or professional—shaped their careers and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.
Event tickets are $35 and available for purchase here. Guests can anticipate a panel discussion, a selection of breakfast pastries, coffee, and tea from Vernick Coffee Bar, as well as a copy of Speaking Broadly Zine’s debut issue.
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