NEWSLETTER                                                                                                       WINTER  2007

 

THE ACCOLADE OF THE 21ST CENTURY                                  GO FOR IT - EVERYONE LOVES TO GO FOR GOLD

                                                                                                                  

ACADEMY OF THE CULINARY ARTS

CULINARY ACADEMY AWARDS

                                                                                      

   CORDON D' OR - GOLD RIBBON

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COOKBOOK & CULINARY ARTS

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CULINARY ACADEMY AWARDS

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CULINARY VOICES OF AMERICA

 

Greetings!

 

Instead of sending the December Winter Edition of the Culinary Voices of America, I am forwarding a flyer that went out last week from the Abilities Foundation in the Bay area. Cordon d' Or - Gold Ribbon Culinary Academy Awards invited Abilities to partner with us in the upcoming Annual International Cordon d' Or - Gold Ribbon Culinary Academy Awards Gala Evening and Awards Presentation. Abilities find jobs and affordable housing for disabled people, and help with medical expenses. The Evening is being held for a good cause, and Cordon d' Or has declined to accept any monetary returns for the event. Tickets are at a premium for this spectacular evening, with local restaurants participating in the reception hour, preparing appetizers, to be followed by a Five Course sit down Dinner, presented by Executive Chef Mark Heimann in the Grand Ballroom at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort. Several sponsorships have been received for the evening, and as I write this, we have been approached by others who want to get involved with sponsorships too. Abilities will send out another updated flyer by the New Year, and I will be happy to pass it along to you. You can make reservations through Abilities to join us for a wonderful evening. Several Winners plan to attend the evening, and several former Winners plan to attend too. NBC, CBS, ABC and other TV networks have informed us that they intend to cover the evening, and interview Winners. Their programs are syndicated nationwide, so if you are not there, you may see it sometime on TV.

 

During the Gala evening, an announcement will be made about the 'Florida - America's Culinary Paradise' Program, which is underway. Included in activities planned for 2008 is the introduction of a new Culinary Academy Award for the Best Restaurant in the State of Florida; the commencement of the 'Culinary Walk of Fame'  to be established here in Florida, and the first 'Agritourism' Conference to be held in central Florida in the Spring 2008. Watch our web site for on-going information, or additional details will be available in 2008 Culinary Voices of America editions.

 

Also, on the web site click on the link 'The Emerald Isle - The Jewel in the Culinary Crown'. You will see announcement on the next Culinary Tour of Ireland  'Taste Ireland -2009'. You have options to click on a Culinary Odyssey which tells the story (in four parts) on how the New Irish Cuisine evolved, whereby Ireland today is a Gourmet's Paradise, and a major food player on the world stage. Alternately, you can click on the Irish Culinary Tour 2006, which several participants called  "a resounding success". There, you can read their testimonials; see the superb selection of photos which they sent into the web site; read the review of the Tour; or read the copy of the article published by Carla Blake in the Irish Examiner - Ireland's No 1 daily paper. In the late 1970s, I was commissioned by the Examiner to fill a double page weekly with articles, and given carte blanche on the choice of topics. However, the majority of the articles were directed at promoting ideas for the new Irish cuisine. It was called 'Out & About with Noreen' and ran for six years. The paper had a readership in seventeen countries at the time. If you are ever in Florida and get in touch, I have copies of all editions in my culinary library and will be happy to show them to you.

 

Below is the flyer from the Abilities Foundation on the Culinary Academy Awards Gala Evening.  Happy New Year to everyone, and have a wonderful 2008.

 

Kind Regards

 

Noreen

 

Noreen Kinney

President
Academy of the Culinary Arts
Cordon d' Or - Gold Ribbon
Culinary Academy Awards
Culinary Ambassador for Ireland (1996-2007)
Pioneer - New Irish Cuisine (1960-1985)

 www.cordondorcuisine.com

www.goldribboncookery.com
Tel: 727 347 2437

 

 

You are invited to meet & mingle with international

culinary stars as they dazzle the red carpet at the...

 

CORDON D' OR - GOLD RIBBON 

International

Culinary Academy Awards

Cookbooks &'Culinary Arts'

Dinner Gala

Black tie optional

 

 

 THE CULINARY ACADEMY AWARDS WINNERS...

CULINARY HALL OF FAME

 DR. Edward Leonard
 

Leader of the American Culinary Olympics team in Germany in 2004, will lead the team again in Switzerland in 2008. Dr. Leonard has won more than 30 Gold Medals in the culinary field, and other awards too. One of only 72 Master Chefs in the USA

 

CULINARIAN OF THE  YEAR

Robert Irvine

 

Dinner: Impossible
Famous international Chef and TV personality Chef to the British Royal Family on the Royal Yacht Britannia. He has cooked for four US Presidents, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush. Robert is the Culinary Director for the Taste of the LPGA, the most prestigious event on the LPGA Tour. 

 

CULINARY LIFE ACHIEVEMENT
Janice Bluestein Longone

 

Historical Culinary Archivist Founder of the oldest culinary antiquarian bookshop in America; and is the Curator of The Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive at the William L Clements Library on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor

 

CULINARY ENTREPRENUER
Al Rosas

 

ROSAS ORGANICS FARM
A respected leader in the field of organics for nearly two decades. Chef Al is

an award winning nutritionist, and a staunch environmentalist, health radio host, author and global eco-consultant on organic trending. Al 's work has led to groundbreaking changes within the organic food industry. 

 

COOKING SCHOOL

OF THE YEAR
BALLYKNOCKEN COOKERY SCHOOL - IRELAND

Catherine Fulvio

 

Catherine is the Chef /Proprietor of  Ballyknocken Cookery School and Ballyknocken House & Restaurant. Chef Catherine is a champion of local food and true to her Irish roots. She 

teaches the art of Irish cuisine to culinary and tourist groups from abroad

 CHEF OF THE YEAR
Lars Kronmark
 

Graduated from the Restaurant and Apprenticeship School

in Copenhagen, Lars completed his training in Geneva Switzerland. Chef Kronmark is a chef-instructor at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. His involvement at the Napa Valley Wine auction in the past 14 years has established him in the Napa Valley's culinary world

 

  CUISINE OF THE YEAR  
awarded either to a Country or a Culinarian

Richard Sandoval

 

PAMPANO

MODERN MEXICAN SEAFOOD CUISINE 
Featured at the New York City 'Pampano' Restaurant,

owned by Richard Sandoval &  Placido Domingo

 

THE PRESIDENT'S AWARD    
John Kinsella - President

 

ACF - AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION
The ACF has done extensive work in the Culinary world for Chefs throughout the USA and overseas. The ACF has over 18,000 members, and their very high standards of professionalism and excellence are fully recognized worldwide

  At the Legendary...

 

Renaissance Vinoy Resort

Grand Ballroom 

 

501 Fifth Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33701        727-894-1000

 

 

6:30 p.m.    Saturday,  January 12, 2008       

                       

$150 All-inclusive 

 

Purchase online at www.abilitiesfoundation.com
For  information call Sandy at 727-538-7370 x349 

 


 

Local Chefs heat-up Reception ...

 

 Island Way Grill

Pacific Wave

Salt Rock Grill

Bascom's Chop House

 

MENU

Especially Prepared by Executive Chef Mark Heimann

Paired with premium wines

 

First Course

Iron Seared Diver Scallop

Organic Carrot Ginger Purée

Foie Gras Caramel

 

Second Course
Micro Arugula, Humboldt Fog Cheese

Vodka-Pickled Red & Yellow Beets

Bloody Mary Sorbet

 

Third Course
Grass-Fed Bison Rib Eye

Smoked Onion& Beef Short Rib Debris

Yukon Gold Risotto

Shiraz Reduction

 

Fourth Course

Tasting Of Irish Dairy Board/Kerrygold Cheese

Dubliner, Ivernia, Aged Cheddar and Kerrygold Swiss

 

Fifth Course 

Bittersweet Chocolate Parfait

Hazelnut Mousse, Mango Gelée

Vanilla Foam

   


   

COOKBOOKS & CULINARY ARTS WINNERS... 

ILLUSTRATED COOKBOOKS     
 

Two Winners
TOLARNO BISTRO
Iain Hewitson & Bob Hart

Photographer: Greg Elms
(Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd - Sydney, Australia)

 

CLUB CUISINE 
COOKING WITH A MASTER CHEF
Edward Leonard & Ron Manville - Photographer
(Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc - New Jersey, USA)

 

CULINARY LITERATURE
RED, WHITE & DRUNK ALL OVER

A Wine Soaked Journey
from Grape to Glass
Natalie Maclean
(Publisher: Random House of Canada)

CULINARY ENTERTAINMENT
MARGARET'S TABLE - Easy Cooking & Inspiring Entertaining
Margaret & Larry Dickenson
(Publisher: Margaret's Sense of Occasion - Ottawa, Canada)

SELF PUBLISHED
GRAINS, GREENS, AND GRATED COCONUTS
Ammini Ramachandran
(Publisher: iUniverse, Inc - New York)

 

CULINARY TRAVEL
SAVOR - The Royal Caribbean International Cookbook
Chefs of the Cruise Line
(Publisher: Royal Caribbean International - Miami Florida)

 

INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOK
VIJ'S - Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine
Vikram Vij & Meeru Dhalwala
(Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre - Vancouver, Canada)

 WEIGHT CONTROL/DIET COOKBOOKS
 

THE EAT WELL COOKBOOK
Jan Purser & Kathy Snowball
(Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd - Sydney, Australia)

  

 BAKING COOKBOOK
BAKING BASICS AND BEYOND
Pat Sinclair
(Publisher: Surrey Books, an imprint of Agate Publishing, Inc

Chicago, USA)

CULINARY MAGAZINES
REALFOOD
(Publisher: Alexis Alexiadou - Athens, Greece)

  

PUBLISHED RECIPES
PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED WASABI PEARS
Margaret & Larry Dickenson
(Published in Diplomat & International Magazine March/April 2007 - Canada)

  

CULINARY ARTICLE
ACT LOCALLY - Sizzle Magazine - Spring 2007
Joe Mooney (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
(Published in 'Sizzle' - ACF - American Culinary Federation

Student's Magazine)

  

MERIT AWARDS

  

KING OF THE Q BLUE PLATE BBQ
Tea Reader
(Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Toronto, Canada)

  

THE COCKTAIL CHEF -  Entertaining in Style
Dinah Koo & Janice Poon
(Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre - Vancouver, Canada)

 

  THE 100 - MILE DIET
Alisa Smith & J.B. Mackinnon
(Publisher: Random House, Canada)

 

Cordon d' Or - Gold Ribbon Award  

Each winner receives this hand crafted crystal award
The Accolade of the 21st Century

 

 

THE FOUNDATION EVENTS  

 

February 7 & 8, 2008

Napa Valley Vintners Mingle & Nightlife

 

February 21

Kendall Jackson Wine Dinner

Capital Grille

 

March 8

19th Annual 

Abilities Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg

18 Years...  $3 Million Raised

 

 March 27

International Rum Festival Dinner

Island Way Grill


May 15-17
Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival
Unleash Your Palate
The Don CeSar Beach Resort
a Loews Hotel

Featuring...

Winemakers, Celebrity Chefs, Black-tie Gala,

Titanium Chef Challenge, & Grand Tasting

Hosted by...
Southern Wine & Spirits

Abilities Foundation

 

  Visit our website at www.abilitiesfoundation.com 

For information call Sandy at 727-538-7370 x349  

 

 

The Abilities Foundation
Especially Wishes to Thank... 

 

Noreen Kinney

Cordon d' Or - Gold Ribbon

 

Russ Bond

General Manager, Renaissance Vinoy Resort

 

Executive Chef Mark Heimann

 Renaissance Vinoy Resort

 

AL & Erin Rosas

Rosas Organics Farm

 

IDB/Kerrygold

 

Phil Mayet

Premier Beverage

 

SYSCO

 

Republic National  Distributing Company

 

Island Way Grill

 

Pacific Wave

 

Bascom's Chop House

 

Salt Rock Grill

 

    

  

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