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Friday, June 8, 2012

50 Women Game-Changers (in Food): The Wrap-Up Post

One year.  Fifty (-six) women.  It's simultaneously hard to believe it's over and a bit of a relief all at the same time.  Each week has been a whirlwind of mini-studies into these amazingly diverse, yet similar women.  Each fascinating.  Some more than others.

We had our icons.  We had food writers, food reviewers, and food bloggers.  We had editors restauranteurs, and entrepreneuers.  We had television personalities, cooks, chefs, and even a baker.  We had an iron chef.  We even had some who fit into multiple categories.  And then some.

Yes, it was almost exactly (one of my favorite oxymorons) one year ago that Mary announced that she would be cooking/baking/researching her way through Gourmet Live's list of 50 Women Game-Changers (in Food) and inviting others to join her.  The minute that I heard about it, I signed on for the ride.  After all, being a woman "in food", I thought it important and exciting to take a look at the women paving the way before me and all around me.  So each week I scoured the library...the find facts, information, and juicy tidbits about these ladies.  Some weeks felt rushed.  Some were a breeze.  Some were an absolute chore.  Because yes, life goes on all you, even if you are trying to delve into the lives of other people.  No matter how desperately I willed it, the weeks didn't slow to a halt (or even a slow crawl) just because I needed a few extra hours.  But no matter how much time I was able to spend with each of these women, I always learned something new.  People are fascinating.  Life is fascinating.

From old favorites to new discoveries, I can't wait to go back over the list now that our time with them is over and pull out a few names that intrigued me.  That made me want to know more.  It's true.  I have a list about a mile long with books, cookbooks, old television shows and blog posts that I want to visit (or re-visit).

Below is a list of all 50 (well, 56 since a couple were listed in "pairs") women that I/we spent time with over the past year.  Included are links to the posts and opinions of all of the other ladies (bloggers) who joined in this project.  Which, I might add, was part of the fun!  Some of these gals I already knew.  Some I was introduced to through this venture.  I had a wonderful time getting to know not only the game-changers, but the women who studied them.

1. Julia Child - The great Julia needs no introduction. Especially not after the great Meryl played her in the movie.

One Perfect Bite - Poulet Saute aux Herbes de Provence
Eats Well with Others - Pain Brioche
More Than Burnt Toast - Caesar Salad
Claudia - Navarin Printanier
girlichef - Hollandaise

2. Alice Waters - The great Alice needs no introduction. OK, just this: Chez Panisse, farmers’ markets, locavore movement, Edible Schoolyard. As yet, they’ve only made documentary movies about her life.

One Perfect Bite - Linguini with Peas, Garlic and Ricotta Salata
More Than Burnt Toast - Spanish Gazpacho
The Spice Garden - Roast Pork Loin
Eats Well with Others - Summer Squash and Corn Pasta
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Endive, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad
girlichef - Strawberry Orange Compote

3. Fannie Farmer - If it weren’t for her we’d still be cooking with “handfuls” and “pinches.” Farmer’s 1896 Boston Cooking–School Cook Book introduced standardized measurements. She also explained the chemical stuff a century before Harold McGee.

One Perfect Bite - Rhubarb Custard Pie
More Than Burnt Toast - Raised Waffles
Eats Well with Others - Vegetable Paella
A Seasonal Cook in Turkey- Pure Cream of Tomato Soup
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Whole Wheat Bread
The Spice Garden - Boston Brown Bread
girlichef - English Muffins

4. Martha Stewart - Cooking as an ingredient of homemaking; homemaking as a craft; crafts as a competitive sport; the art of multimedia saturation—all this we blame on Martha.

One Perfect Bite - Spaghetti 101
More Than Burnt Toast - Goat Cheese Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
Eats Well With Others - Blueberry Lattice Pie
A Seasonal Cook in Turkey - Peanut Butter Cookies
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Plum Kuchen
girlichef - Strip Steak w/ Chimichurri & Roasted Potato Wedges
Mangoes and Chutney - Brown Sugar Barbecue Chicken Drumettes
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Cold Sesame Noodles
Abby Sweets -Velvet Chocolate Cake w/ Instant Chocolate Frosting
The Spice Garden - Pate au Choux

5. M.F.K. Fisher - Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher invented food writing. All food bloggers would like to be her.

One Perfect Bite - Bucket Bread
More Than Burnt Toast - Socca
A Seasonal Cook in Turkey - Ratatouille
The Spice Garden - Peas & New Potatoes and Spicy Rock Shrimp w/ Coconut Rice
girlichef - Tomato Soup Cake
Mangoes and Chutney - Frittata of Zucchini
Making Michael Pollan Proud - Chilled Chocolate Pudding
There and Back Again - Scrambled Eggs

6. Marcella Hazan - Marcella made Italian cucina make sense. She broke it down for us, explained the regions, and her meticulous recipes are so reliable. She banished the red–sauce image forever.

More Than Burnt Toast - Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onion
One Perfect Bite - Cold Herb-Flavored Marinated Green Beans
Eats Well With Others - Pasta w/ Zucchini, Basil & Parmesan Sauce
A Seasonal Cook in Turkey - Panzanella
The Spice Garden - Spaghetti w/ White Clam Sauce
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Cucumber, Radish & Orange Salad
girlichef - Layered Crespelle w/ Tomato, Prosciutto, & Mozzarella
Mangoes and Chutney - Roasted Chicken w/ Pancetta & Herbs
Making Michael Pollan Proud - Ricotta Gnocchi w/ Simple Tomato Sauce
Bake Away with Me - Semifreddo di Cioccolato
The Life is Good Kitchen - Clam Soup
There and Back Again - Cream and Butter Sauce

7. Madhur Jaffrey - As Marcella is to Italy, so is Madhur to the Indian subcontinent. She also is a great spokesperson for vegetarian, and assorted other Asian cuisines. And she is beautiful. And can act.

One Perfect Bite - Prawn Curry
More Than Burnt Toast - Koftas & Corn w/ Aromatic Seasonings
Eats Well With Others - Chickpeas and Chana Dal in a Mint Sauce
The Spice Garden - Salmon w/ Mustard Seed & Coriander
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Silken Chicken
girlichef - Tapioca Pearl Kheer
Mangoes and Chutney - Ice Cream w/ Cardamon & Pistachios
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Cold Cucumber Soup
Making Michael Pollan Proud - Indian Spiced Corn
The View from Great Island - Fish Fillets in Curry Sauce
There and Back Again - Green Beans with Sesame Dressing

8. Judith Jones - Without her there may have been no Julia (not to mention Hazan, Jaffrey, and so many more), because Jones was Child’s early, only champion, and lifelong editor. She also rescued Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl from the slush pile, but that’s another story.

One Perfect Bite - Frenchified Meatloaf
More Than Burnt Toast - Potatoes for Julia Child
Eats Well With Others - Vegetable Sushi Rice Salad
girlichef - Zucchini Pancakes
Mangoes and Chutney - Linguini with Smoked Salmon Sauce
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Penne with Tuna, Plum Tomatoes and Black Olives.
Making Michael Pollan Proud - Cheese Souffle
TheView from Great Island - Chicken Salad
Bake Away with Me - Summer Pudding
The Life is Good Kitchen - Roast Pork Tenderloin
The Spice Garden - Gratinate of Cutlet with Eggplant or Zucchini
There and Back Again - Clafouti

9. Irma S. Rombauer - In all its eight versions, and all its 75+ years (and counting), Joy of Cooking is arguably the essential American cookbook. Irma wrote (and published) the first version in 1931, giving birth—literally—to a culinary dynasty.

One Perfect Bite - Shrimp and Grapefruit Cocktail
More Than Burnt Toast - Lemon Meringue Pie
Eats Well With Others - Whole Grain Popovers and White Gazpacho
Have Kitchen Will Feed - Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies
girlichef - Oatmeal Molasses Bread
Mangoes and Chutney - Homemade Hushpuppies
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes, Capers and Basil
Making Michael Pollan Proud - Chocolate Pot de Creme
TheView from Great Island - Black Plum Blitzkuchen (Lightening Cake)
The Spice Garden - Swedish Meatballs
There and Back Again - Snickerdoodles

10. Hannah Glasse and Mrs. Beeton - Mrs. Glasse’s The Art of Cookery (1747) and Mrs. Isabella Beeton’s Book of Household Management (1861) are Important Foundation Cookbooks.

One Perfect Bite - Shrewsbury Cakes and Excellent Rolls
More Than Burnt Toast - Syllabub
Have Kitchen Will Feed - Apple Snow
girlichef - Pan Seared Trout with Caper Sauce
Making Michael Pollan Proud - Welsh Rarebit
TheView from Great Island - Hodge Podge Stew
Bake Away with Me - Bakewell Pudding and Another Sort of Little Cake
There and Back Again - Mrs. Beeton's Toasted Cheese or Scotch Rare-Bit

11. Patricia Wells - Milwaukee–born Wells gave us France, spreading the bistro love as the Paris–based restaurant critic of L’Express and the Herald Tribune. She taught us—and reminded the French—about Provençal cooking, and… quoi? An American woman is telling the French what to eat? Oui.

One Perfect Bite - Golden Cream and Apple Tart - Tart Aux Pommes A La Creme
More Than Burnt Toast - Seared Pancetta Wrapped Cod on a Bed of Lemon Risotto
Eats Well With Others - Provence on a Plate
The Spice Garden - Pork Tenderloin with Peppers and Chipotles
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Scrubbed Toast
girlichef -Wedge Salad with Buttermilk-Lemon Zest Dressing
Mangoes and Chutney - Cobb Salad with Yogurt and Lemon Dressing
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Zucchini Carpaccio with Avocado, Pistachios and Pistachio Oil Salad
Making Michael Pollan Proud - Roasted Tomato Confit
Bake Away with Me - Chicken Salad with Green Beans and Tahini-Lemon Yogurt Dressing
View from The Great Island - Pasta with Green Olives and Mint
There and Back Again - Domaine St. Luc’s Almond Cookies and Lemon Mousse
Beloved Green- Watermelon and Feta Salad
Moveable Feasts - Winemakers Cake
Gonna Want Seconds - Penne with Vodka Sauce

12. Lidia Bastianich - Everybody’s nonna, Lidia founded an empire, and she does it all: cookbooks, TV shows, restaurants, and wines galore. Then last summer—with son Joe, Mario Batali, and Oscar Farinetti—she opened Eataly, the cucina italiana Manhattan multiverse and, basically, took over the world.

One Perfect Bite - Brown Rice and Asparagus Soup
More Than Burnt Toast - Grilled Tuna Rollatini Under a Tomato Marinade with Calabrese Potato Salad
Eats Well With Others - Lidia's Farro with Roasted Pepper Sauce
The Spice Garden - Polpette di Verza (Braised Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Zuppa Gallerese (Bread and Cabbage Soup)
girlichef - Struffoli
Mangoes and Chutney - Beef Braised with Peppercorns and a Spinach Gnocchi
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Caponata
Making Michael Pollan Proud - Fregolatta
Bake Away with Me - Baked Stuffed Shells
There and Back Again - Gemelli with Sausage-Tomato Sauce
Beloved Green - Crostoli
Ciao Chow Linda- Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

13. Rachael Ray - She’s heee-eere. Your TV’s haunted by her, and, love or hate the woman, her always easy recipes have cured millions of their kitchen phobia.

One Perfect Bite - Mexican Lasagna
More Than Burnt Toast -Turkey Spanakopita Burgers with Fries and Yogurt Dip.
Eats Well With Others - Grilled Eggplant Subs with Mozzarella and Tomato Jam
The Spice Garden - Crispy Curried Fried Chicken
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Rachel's Sesame Soba
girlichef - Orange-Cashew Chicken
Mangoes and Chutney -Red Wine and Blue Burgers
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Tuna Marinara Sauce
Making Michael Pollan Proud - Tuna Noodle Casserole
There and Back Again - Macaroni and Cheddar Cheese
Beloved Green - Rachel's Oat Berry Bars

14. Elizabeth David - Not that this is a competition, but David’s French Country Cooking predated Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking by a decade. The terribly influential British writer didn’t so much teach a nation to cook French as inspire one to think Mediterranean.

One Perfect Bite - Chocolate Cake
More Than Burnt Toast - Piedmont Roasted Peppers
Eats Well With Others - Pasta with Ricotta
The Spice Garden - Poulet l'estrogon
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Mushroom Soup
girlichef - Mushroom Polenta Pie
Mangoes and Chutney - Coriander Mushrooms
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Farinata, Socca or Chickpea Pizza
Bake Away with Me - Orange Almond Cake
View from The Great Island - Onion Tart
There and Back Again - Omelette aux Pomme de Terre
Beloved Green - Gratin Dauphinois
Moveable Feasts - Raspberry Shortbread

15. Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso - It’s hard to overstate the influence of The Silver Palate—the 1982 cookbook named after the gourmet emporium this pair opened in 1977 on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Before, there was no ratatouille; after, there was chicken Marbella.

One Perfect Bite - Carrot Cake
More Than Burnt Toast - Coeur a la Creme with Blackberries and Poppy Seed Framboise Dressing
Eats Well With Others - Honey Curry Bread
The Spice Garden - Duck with Fourty Cloves of Garlic
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Stuffed Zucchini
girlichef - Salad Nicoise
Mangoes and Chutney - Rhubarb Bread and Pineapple Granita
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Pasta Puttanesca
Making Michael Pollan Proud - Tea Sandwiches
The View from Great Island - Apple Cake
There and Back Again - Bishop’s Cake
Moveable Feasts - Seafood and Pasta Salad
Lines from Linderhof - The Silver Palate Carrot Cake

16. Maida Heatter - The beloved goddess of apple pie—and coconut layer cake, chocolate Bavarian, lemon squares, cherry cobbler—you name it. She makes every dessert in the land perfect.

One Perfect Bite - Popovers
More Than Burnt Toast - Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Eats Well With Others - Johnny Appleseed Bars
The Spice Garden - Pumpkin Pie with Black Pepper
girlichef - Cheese Pennies
Mangoes and Chutney - East 62nd Lemon Cake
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Oatmeal Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Making Michael Pollan Proud - Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf
Bake Away with Me - Bittersweet Chocolate Biscotti
The View from Great Island - Chocolate Shortbread
There and Back Again - Colorado Cowboy Cookies
Moveable Feasts - Chocolate Cracks
Gonna Want Seconds - The Georgia Pig Peanut Brittle
My Picadillo - Banana Nut Cake

17. Dorothy Hamilton - Educator extraordinaire, Hamilton founded Manhattan’s International Culinary Center, formerly known as the French Culinary Institute: It counts among its many alumni a triumvirate of iconoclasts dominant in 21st–century food world U.S.A.: David Chang, Dan Barber, and Wylie Dufresne.

One Perfect Bite - Dorothy and Olivia's Maple Syrup and Thai Chicken Thighs with Garlic and Lime
More Than Burnt Toast - Tomato Tart Tatin
The Spice Garden - Chicken Paella
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Sizzling Shrimp Provencal
girlichef - Caramelized Fruit with Rosemary
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Thai Chicken Thighs with Garlic Lime
Bake Away with Me - Sizzling Shrimp Provencal
View from The Great Island - Roasted Tilapia with Vegetables en Papillote
There and Back Again - French Onion Soup and Soda Bread from Jacques Pepin.
Moveable Feasts - Artichoke, Cauliflower and Mushroom Barigoule
Gonna Want Seconds - Sizzling Shrimp Provencal.
My Picadillo - Pan-Roasted Salmon with Soy-Ginger Glaze

18. Clotilde Dusoulier - Dusoulier’s 2003–vintage blog Chocolate and Zucchini is the Francophile’s dream. She posts from Montmartre about cheese and brioche—but also, to be fair, mochi and muffins. Her fifth book—her translation and adaptation of the 1932 French equivalent of Joy of Cooking, Ginette Mathiot’s Je Sais Cuisiner (“I Know How to Cook”),—is already iconic.

One Perfect Bite - Blueberry Coffee Cake
More Than Burnt Toast - Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Walnuts and Bacon
Eats Well With Others - Zucchini Crumble with Figs and Mozzarella
The Spice Garden - Gratin de Chou-Fleur
girlichef - Olive Oil and Seed Crackers
Mangoes and Chutney - Butternut Squash and Vanilla Soup
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Caramelized Chicken with Green Olives and Prunes
Making Michael Pollan Proud - Radish Leaf Pesto
View from The Great Island - Zucchini Chocolate Cake
There and Back Again - Honey Spice Loaf
Moveable Feasts - Fregola Sarda with Zucchini and Pine Nuts
My Picadillo - Walnut, Pear,and Roquefort Madeleines

19. Pim Techamuanvivit - Bangkok–born Pim (the last name is rarely used; who can spell it?) is the eating—as opposed to cooking—blogger, who started Chez Pim in 2001. She was quickly noticed by Old Media, who roped her in for some techie cred. The inevitable book, The Foodie Handbook, followed in the fall of 2009.

One Perfect Bite - Pumpkin and Coconut Milk "Panna Cotta"
More Than Burnt Toast - Christian Delouvrier Roasted Chicken
Eats Well With Others - Pad See Ew
girlichef - Pad Krapow (Spicy Stir-Fried Pork with Thai Basil)
Mangoes and Chutney - Thai Marinated Fried Chicken
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Five Spice Braised Chicken
Making Michael Pollan Proud - Nutella Pop Tarts
There and Back Again - How to Be a Foodie
Moveable Feasts - Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Jar
My Picadillo - Pad Thai

20. Molly Wizenberg - Orangette, a blog circa 2004, has great, accessible recipes, and Wizenberg famously spun a book deal (A Homemade Life), a restaurant (Seattle’s Delancey), and a husband (Brandon) out of the blog. Not in that order—and, as she winningly relates, unintentionally.

One Perfect Bite - Gâteau au Citron (French Style Yogurt Cake with Lemon)
More Than Burnt Toast - Sweet Potato Biscuits with Ham, Mustard and Honey
Eats Well With Others - Green Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk and Warm Spices
The Spice Garden - Dorons Meatballs with Pine Nuts, Cilantro and Golden Raisins
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Apple Butter
girlichef - Scottish Scones with Lemon and Ginger
Mangoes and Chutney - Cream of Scallop Soup
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Chana Masala
The View from Great Island - Salted Peanut Butter Cookies
Moveable Feasts - Jimmy’s Triple Chocolate Scones
My Picadillo - Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

21. Ree Drummond - O Pioneer Woman! You rule the World Wide Web.

One Perfect Bite - Creamed Spinach
More Than Burnt Toast - French Toast with Berry Butter
The Spice Garden - Beef Noodles Salad
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Chicken Scallopine
girlichef - Tuna Melts
Mangoes and Chutney - Fig and Prosciutto Pizza with Arugula
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Pollo Asado and a Chicken Taco Recipe
Bake Away with Me - Cinnamon Toast
The View from Great Island - Frito Chili Pie
There and Back Again - Citrus Butter Cookies
Moveable Feasts - Ree’s Fresh Peach Crisp with Maple Cream
My Picadillo - My Favorite Meatloaf
My Healthy Eating Habits - Quesadillas de Camarones
My Catholic Kitchen - Lemon and Garlic Shrimp

22. Amanda Hesser - The New York Times food writer’s genius Food 52 combines blog with community with recipe trove with contests with shopping. Oh, and her Essential New York Times Cook Book won the 2011 James Beard Award in the General Cooking category.

One Perfect Bite - Butternut Squash Curry
More Than Burnt Toast - Cheese Ball with Cumin, Pistachios and Mint
Eats Well With Others -Curried Root Vegetable Stew with Dumplings
The Spice Garden - Pumpkin Soup with Leek and White Wine
girlichef - Cranberry Liqueur
Mangoes and Chutney - Evelyn Sharpe's French Chocolate Cake
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Bombay Chile Cilantro Chicken
The View from Great Island - Spicy Moroccan Orange Salad
There and Back Again - Teddie’s Apple Cake
Moveable Feasts - Baking Sheet Mac and Cheese.
My Picadillo - Amanda's Chocolate Pudding
My Healthy Eating Habits - Red Snapper Sautéed with Fennel Seeds, Tomato, and Vermouth
My Catholic Kitchen - Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

23. Nancy Silverton - With the 1989 founding of La Brea Bakery, Silverton kicked off the Cali artisanal baking craze, and her same sourdough starter still seeds the more than 300 breads and rolls available through the bakery.

One Perfect Bite - Butterscotch Budino with Caramel Sauce
More Than Burnt Toast - Thanksgiving Burger with Sweet Potato Fries
Eats Well With Others Gorgonzola Dolce, Fingerling Potatoes, Radicchio and Rosemary Pizza
girlichef - Prosciutto Parmesan Braids
Mangoes and Chutney - Unforgettable Foccacia
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Cranberry Ginger Upside Down Cake
Bake Away with Me - Nancy's Ginger Scones
The View from Great Island - Nancy's Meatballs
Moveable Feasts - Bran Muffins
My Picadillo - Tuscan Bean Soup with Prosciutto and Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
My Catholic Kitchen - Banana Bread
Most Lovely Things - Balsamic-Glazed Onion Wedges with Fennel

24. Paula Deen - The smiley Deen of the South, like the scent of her deep-fried mac and cheese, gets everywhere.

One Perfect Bite - Paula Deen's Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake
More Than Burnt Toast - Old-Fashioned Meatloaf with Chive and Onion Mashed Potatoes
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies
girlichef - Pumpkin Cake with Buttery Cream Cheese Frosting
Mangoes and Chutney - Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Butternut Squash Casserole
Bake Away with Me - Wayne's Cranberry Sauce
The View from Great Island - Pumpkin Cheesecake
There and Back Again - Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
Moveable Feasts - Fried Green Tomatoes
My Healthy Eating Habits - Lemon Pepper Rosemary Roasted Chicken
My Catholic Kitchen - The Ladies Chicken Noodle Soup

25. Paula Wolfert - The guru of the Mediterranean, Wolfert writes a clinically precise, exuberantly flavorsome recipe, and had a hand in bringing couscous, braised lamb shanks, ratatouille, tapenade, and a bunch of other things to your corner bistro.

One Perfect Bite - Carrot Salad
More Than Burnt Toast - Chicken Smothered with Tomato Jam Served with Maquoudas
Eats Well With Others - Butternut Squash and Potato Pie with Tomato, Mint and Sheep's Milk Cheese
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Biblical Breakfast Burrito
The Spice Garden - Risotto of Wild Mushrooms with Truffle Oil
girlichef - Poor Mans Bread, Kale and Black Pepper Soup
Mangoes and Chutney - Provencal Style Beef
Moveable Feasts - Prune and Armagnac Ice Cream
My Healthy Eating Habits - Mediterranean Caviar (Samfaina)
My Catholic Kitchen - Preserved Lemons

26. Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray - You could barely eat out in London before these two opened the River Café in 1987. But soon, graduates of their market–fresh, real–Italian, open–kitchen place on the Thames had populated all the U.K.’s restaurant kitchens and most of the country’s food channels. And it was good.

One Perfect Bite - Spaghetti al Limone
More Than Burnt Toast - River Café Focaccia col Formaggio
Eats Well With Others - Winter Minestrone
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Boiled Artichoke and Lemon Salad.
girlichef - Lemon Apple Cake
Mangoes and Chutney - Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Penne all'Arrabiatta
Bake Away with Me - Pistachio Cake
The View from Great Island - CoffeeWalnut and Hazelnut Cake
Moveable Feasts - Chocolate Nemesis
My Picadillo - Spahetti al Limone
My Healthy Eating Habits - Baked Pears
My Catholic Kitchen - Roasted Potatoes
Journey of an Italian Cook - Linguine with Crab and Fennel

27. Anne Willan - La Varenne, the culinary school in Burgundy that the English–born American Willan founded in 1975, has been moved to Southern California, but not before it spawned a couple of generations of culinary stars.

One Perfect Bite - Suleiman's Pilaf with Pistachios and Duck Breast with Cherries
More Than Burnt Toast - Twice Baked Spinach Souffles
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Italian Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Tomato Salpicon
girlichef - Brioche
Mangoes and Chutney - Honey Madeleines (Les Madeleines de Commercy au Miel)
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Minestrina Soup
Bake Away with Me - Cherry Batter Pudding-Clafoutis Limousin
Moveable Feasts - Tomato Tart Tatin
My Picadillo - Wild Mushroom Risotto
My Healthy Eating Habits - Drunken Chicken
My Catholic Kitchen - Wild Mushroom Scrambled Eggs
Most Lovely Things - Honey Madeleines
Journey of an Italian Cook - Parmesan Balls

28. Anne–Sophie Pic - OK, Le Fooding is more au courant than the stuffy old Michelin Guide, but that three–star award still means something. And Pic was the first woman to win it—in 50 years at her century–old family restaurant, La Maison Pic.

One Perfect Bite - Nuggets de volaille "trois étoiles"
More Than Burnt Toast - Le Pain Perdu with Cranberry Maple Syrup
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Grapefruit Confit.
girlichef - Pain Perdu
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Chocolate Mousse with Pomegranate Gelee
Moveable Feasts - Creamy Carambar
My Healthy Eating Habits - Ann-Sophie Pic feature
Journey of an Italian Cook - Tomato Chutney

29. Betty Fussell - A shelf of her books is a snapshot of every major recent food trend—often before it happened: She’s done local, and seasonal, and in–depth biographies of single ingredients (The Story of Corn), and My Kitchen Wars is one epic food memoir.

One Perfect Bite - Yam Yeast Bread
More Than Burnt Toast - White Dog Cafe's Philly Cheese Steak
The Spice Garden - Risi e Bisi
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Mexican Posole
girlichef - Navajo Fry Bread with Honey Butter
Mangoes and Chutney - Fritos Corn Chips
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Beet and Red Grapefruit Salad
Bake Away with Me - California Ambrosia
Moveable FeastsPopcorn Stuffing
My Picadillo - Sam's Chili
My Healthy Eating Habits - Mexican Chocolate Chili Cups
My Catholic Kitchen - Grilled Corn
Most Lovely Things - French Beans the French Way
Journey of an Italian Cook - Italian String Bean Salad

30. Barbara Tropp - Tropp taught America that General Tso is not what Chinese food is about. Her 1982 Modern Art of Chinese Cooking is still definitive, and her San Francisco China Moon Cafe rivaled Spago for Cal–Asian cred.

One Perfect Bite - Garlic Stewed Spare Rib Nuggets
More Than Burnt Toast - Crab Cakes with Ginger and Coconut Milk
The Spice Garden - Wine Explosion Vegetable Chowder and Scallion Breads
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Crystallized Ginger Butter Squares
girlichef - Buttercup Squash Soup with Fried Ginger Threads
Mangoes and Chutney - Sesame Scallop Balls
Jeanette's Healthy Living -Stir Fried Wild Rice with Wild Mushrooms
Bake Away with Me - Baby Sesame Biscotti
Moveable Feasts - Ginger Ice Cream
My Catholic Kitchen - Velvet Corn Soup
Journey of an Italian Cook - Eggplant Caviar

31. Donna Hay - Australia became the hottest food nation somewhere around 1995, and then came Hay. She’s ubiquitous Down Under with her books, eponymous magazine, and sunny TV face, but her simple, throw–it–together Pacific Rim style spread all the way Up and Over.

One Perfect Bite - Pork and Fennel Meat Ball
More Than Burnt Toast - Salted Caramel Cheesecake
The Spice Garden - Sticky Chinese Chicken
girlichef - Buttermilk-Cinnamon Banana Breads
Mangoes and Chutney - Caramelized Pear and Rocket Salad
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Vietnamese Noodle Soup
There and Back Again - French Onion Soup
Moveable Feasts - Polenta, Mozzarella andTomato Salad
My Picadillo - Lemon Fish Cakes
My Healthy Eating Habits - White Dip Bean Dip
My Catholic Kitchen - Brownies
Journey of an Italian Cook - Risotto with Roasted Vegetables or Roasted Cauliflower
More Time at The Table - Ricotta, Chive and Prosciutto Omelettes

32. Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian - The gorgeous, intelligent locavores of the magazine world, Ryder and Topalian’s Edible series now numbers 60 editions, from Allegheny to WOW (southeast Michigan). And, despite the handicap of being free print mags, they actually make money!

One Perfect Bite - Roasted Cauliflower with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts
More Than Burnt Toast - Sweet Corn Fritters
The Spice Garden - Fruit Compote
girlichef - Cheddar, Pepperoni, and Egg Quesadilla Sandwich
Mangoes and Chutney - Bay-Scented Chicken with Figs
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Braised Pomegranate Chicken with Walnuts
The View from Great Island - Slow-Cooked Maple Cider Brisket
There and Back Again - Jam Tart
Moveable Feasts - Sweet Corn Fritters
My Picadillo - Sullivan's Island Shrimp Bog
My Healthy Eating Habits - Caramelized Onion Tart
My Catholic Kitchen - You Bet Egg Cream
Journey of an Italian Cook - Wild Rice Apple Salad with Sausage and Grapes
More Time at The Table - Sullivan's Island Shrimp Bog
Beetle's Kitchen Escapades - Poblanos Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Andouille Sausage

33. Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton - Food royalty. Hirsheimer (yes, she’s a she) cofounded Saveur and shot all its food; Hamilton ran Saveur’s test kitchen, and is sister to Gabrielle, of restaurant Prune and memoir Blood, Bones and Butter fame. Now they run Canal House, the indie food magazine and book imprint.

One Perfect Bite - Roasted Tomatoes Studded with Garlic
More Than Burnt Toast - Scallion Meatballs with Soy Ginger Glaze
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - French Cheese Puffs
girlichef - Jam Tart
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Pumpkin Soup with Pimenton and Preserved Lemons
Bake Away with Me - Tomato Tart
The View from Great Island - Lemon and Sea Salt Foccacia
There and Back Again - Pimiento Cheese
Moveable Feasts - Fricassee of Chanterelles
My Picadillo- Pork Loin in Milk
My Healthy Eating Habits - Halibut with Lentils and Fennel
My Catholic Kitchen - Restorative Beef Broth
Journey of an Italian Cook - Roasted Red Pepper Salad
More Time at The Table - Meatballs with Mint and Parsley

34. Ella Brennan - “I didn’t know they gave awards for having fun,” was the New Orleans restaurant matriarch’s line on accepting the 2009 James Beard Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. From Commander’s Palace on down, the Big Easy would have been Smaller and Harder without her help.

One Perfect Bite - Catfish Fingers with Tomato Tartar Sauce
More Than Burnt Toast - Catfish Fingers with Tomato Tartar Sauce
The Spice Garden -Red Beans and Rice and Andouille Sausage, Blackened Whitefish and Creole Seasoning
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Milk Punch
girlichef - Red Beans and Rice
Mangoes and Chutney - Eggs Basin Street
The View from Great Island - Shrimp Creole
There and Back Again - Commander’s Palace Bread Pudding Souffle
Moveable Feasts - Cream of Eggplant Soup
My Healthy Eating Habits - Red Beans and Rice
My Catholic Kitchen - Seafood Jambalaya
Journey of an Italian Cook - Trout with Pecans
More Time at The Table - Creole Bread Pudding
Beetle's Kitchen Escapades - Bananas Foster

35. Delia Smith - If you’re British, she’s a saint; if you’re not, you’ve probably never heard of her, but the cookbook author who looks like a nun and owns a Premier League soccer club has led generations of Brits to the kitchen, and will no doubt continue to do so for decades to come.

One Perfect Bite - Bubble and Squeak Roesti
More Than Burnt Toast - Toad in the Hole with Roasted Onion Gravy
The Spice Garden - Stir Fried Chicken with Lime and Coconut
girlichef - Bean, Bacon and Parsley Soup
Mangoes and Chutney - Soufflé Omelet with Three Cheeses and Chives
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Carrot and Coriander Soup
The View from Great Island - Soup Flamande with Frizzled Brussels Sprouts
There and Back Again - Four Nut Chocolate Brownies
Moveable Feasts - All-in-One Walnut Sponge with Coffee Cream
My Healthy Eating Habits - Tofu with Lime, Coconut Milk and Green Onions
My Catholic Kitchen - Yorkshire Pudding (Popovers)
Most Lovely Things - Leek, Onion and Potato Soup
Journey of an Italian Cook - Grilled Polenta with Sage, Proscuitto and Fontina
More Time at The Table - Italian Baked Fish
Beetle's Kitchen Escapades - Farfalle with Wild Mushrooms and Creme Fraiche

36. Edna Lewis - The granddaughter of an emancipated slave, Lewis, another Judith Jones protégée, brought sophisticated Southern dishes into the spotlight.

One Perfect Bite - Potato and Parsnip Soup
More Than Burnt Toast - Old Fashioned Cheese Straws
The Spice Garden - Lane Cake
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Cheese Straws
girlichef - Braised Beef Short Ribs with Whipped Rutabagas
Mangoes and Chutney - Hoppin John
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Brunswick Stew
The View from Great Island - Grits
Moveable Feasts - Blanc Mange
My Picadillo - Potato Casserole
My Healthy Eating Habits -Sour-Milk Griddle Cakes with Stewed Blueberries
My Catholic Kitchen - Feather Light Yeast Rolls
Journey of an Italian Cook - Busy Day Cake
More Time at The Table - Best Biscuits
Beetle's Kitchen Escapades - Deviled Eggs

37. Severine von Tscharner Fleming - Founder and director of the Greenhorns, the fabulous von TF’s mission is to recruit, promote, and support young farmers. The upshot: Nonindustrial farming is fun and it’s hip; it’s an explosive movement. And this is indubitably a good thing.

One Perfect Bite - Tomatilla Chicken
More Than Burnt Toast - Maple Syrup Marinated Wild Salmon
The Spice Garden - Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Pepper Sauce
girlichef - Cornucopia Beer Cheese Soup
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Easy Vegetable Bean Soup and Pasta
There and Back Again - Locally Grown Breakfast Sandwich
Moveable Feasts - Creamy Leek Tarts
My Picadillo - Creamy Apple Pie
My Catholic Kitchen - Three Minute Egg
More Time at The Table - Moroccan Carrot Salad

38. Darina Allen - Allen’s Ballymaloe Cookery School on a 100–acre organic farm in County Cork, Ireland, has reached far into food culture since it began in 1983. Everyone still wants to take classes there.

One Perfect Bite - Ballymaloe Brown Yeast Bread
More Than Burnt Toast - Braised Lamb Shanks with Garlic, Rosemary and Cannelini Beans
The Spice Garden - Mincemeat Crumble Tart
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Strawberry Quark
girlichef - Lemon Meringue Pie
Mangoes and Chutney - Brown Butter Soda Bread
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Grilled Chicken with Parsley Salad and Sundried Tomatoes
Bake Away with Me- Kumquat Jam
The View from Great Island- Brown Bread and Homemade Butter
There and Back Again- Seville Orange Marmalade Cake
Moveable Feasts - Brown Bread
My Picadillo - Winter Leek and Potato Soup
My Healthy Eating Habits- Toasted Bread Pudding
My Catholic Kitchen - Irish Soda Bread/Spotted Dog
More Time at The Table- Brown Soda Bread
Beetle's Kitchen Escapades - Potato and Caraway Cakes

39. Ina Garten - The Barefoot Contessa is the only White House nuclear policy analyst with a packaged– cake–mix line. And a lot of cookbooks and TV shows. She’s not a countess. Her (defunct) East Hampton fancy food store was named after the Ava Gardner movie.

One Perfect Bite - Crostini with Tuna Tapenade
More Than Burnt Toast - Lemon Chicken Breasts and Orzo with Roasted Vegetables
The Spice Garden - Warm French Lentils with Garlic Sauasage
girlichef - Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits
Mangoes and Chutney - Chicken Pot Pie
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Avocado and Grapefruit Salad
Bake Away with Me - Seafood Gratin
The View from Great Island - Beef Bourguignon
There and Back Again- Mexican Chicken Soup and Chicken Piccata and Brown Bread
Moveable Feasts - Fruit Salad with Limoncello and Baked Blintzes with Fresh Blueberry Sauce
My Picadillo - Asian Salmon
My Healthy Eating Habits - Baked Broccoli
Most Lovely Things - Chive Potato Patties
My Catholic Kitchen - Eggplant Gratin
Journey of an Italian Cook - Warm Mushroom Salad
More Time at The Table - Roasted Shrimp with Feta
Beetle's Kitchen Escapades- Jam Thumbprint Cookies

40. Elena Arzak - Elena is almost as lauded as her very famous New Basque chef dad, Juan Mari Arzak. She’s the top of Spain’s tree.

One Perfect Bite - Milk Braised Pork Tenderloin with Spinach and Strawberry Salad
More Than Burnt Toast - Basque Chicken and Roasted Fingerlings with Red and Yellow Pipérade
The Spice Garden - Roast Cod with Hot Garlic and Chili Dressing
girlichef - Garlic Wafers
Moveable Feasts - Dorie’s Gateau Basque
My Healthy Eating Habits - Hake with Green Sauce
My Catholic Kitchen - Spiked Sidra Shandy
More Time at The Table - Basque Lamb Stew and Sheepherders' Bread
Saucy Cooks - Hake with Ham Powder and Garlic Wafers

41.Elizabeth Andoh - As Barbara Tropp was to Chinese food, so is Andoh to Japanese, with specialties in—who knew?—Japanese vegetarian, and the almost equally obscure home cooking.

One Perfect Bite - Three Color Rice Bowl (San Shoku Donburi)
More Than Burnt Toast - Tonkatsu
girlichef - Homemade Tofu
Mangoes and Chutney - Pan Glazed Fish with Citrus and Soy
Jeanette's Healthy Living -Braised Enoki Mushrooms with Carrots and Ginger
Bake Away with Me - Matcha Muffins
Moveable Feasts - Gingery Fried Chicken
My Healthy Eating Habits - Rolled Omelette with Black Bean Ginger Filling
My Catholic Kitchen - Tamagoyaki ( Sweet Omelette)
More Time at The Table - Udon Noodle Soup with Vegetables and Tofu
Beetle's Kitchen Escapades - Candied Sweet Potatoes
Simple Nourished Living - Green Beans Tossed in Creamy Sesame-Miso Sauce (Ingen No Goma Miso Ae)
Saucy Cooks - Fried Eggplant with Crushed Green Soybeans

42. Harumi Kurihara - …who probably hates being incessantly called “the Japanese Martha Stewart.”

One Perfect Bite - Scallop Saute with Miso Sauce
More Than Burnt Toast - Deep Fried Chicken with Leek Sauce and Green Pea Rice
girlichef - Lettuce-Wrapped Fried Chicken
Mangoes and Chutney - Scallop Sauté with Miso Sauce
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Cold Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce Chicken and Vegetables
The View from Great Island _ Spring Vegetable Salad with Miso Dressing
Moveable Feasts - Japanese Tsukune with Teriyaki Sauce.
My Healthy Eating Habits - Green Beans with Sesame Dressing
Simple Nourished Living - Green Beans with Ground Pork
Saucy Cooks - Tofu with a Spicy Minced Meat Sauce

43. April Bloomfield - New York’s Spotted Pig and Breslin chef came from England to infect an entire country with the gastropub. Which wouldn’t have worked if she weren’t such a culinary magician.

One Perfect Bite - The Breslin Pancakes with Orange Syrup
More Than Burnt Toast - Cherry and Almond Pancakes with Brandy Syrup
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Banoffee Pie
girlichef - Warm Bacon and Egg Salad
Mangoes and Chutney - Cauliflower and Anchovy Orrechiette
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Lyon-Style Chicken with Vinegar Sauce
Bake Away with Me - Deviled Eggs
Moveable Feasts - Banoffee Pie
My Catholic Kitchen - Deviled Eggs
More Time at The Table - Lamb Burgers
Beetle's Kitchen Escapades - Parmesan and Fontina Beignets
Saucy Cooks - Blueberry and Almond Pancakes with Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup
Everything in the Kitchen Sink - Roasted Red Onions with Green Pea Pesto

44. Nigella Lawson - Nigella invented the art of suggestively licking wooden spoons on TV, but the British domestic goddess (her breakout book was How to Be a Domestic Goddess) has penetrated the food culture further than that implies. Think Rachael Ray, but more classy—or pretentious. Your call.

One Perfect Bite - Liptauer Cheese
More Than Burnt Toast - Merguez Sausage with Halloumi and Flame-Roasted Peppers
The Spice Garden - Lily's Scones
Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Peanut Butter Hummus
girlichef - Dragon Chicken
Mangoes and Chutney - Spinach and Coconut Soup
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Breakfast Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Avocado
Bake Away with Me - Hokey Pokey
Moveable Feasts - Welsh Rarebit Muffins
My Healthy Eating Habits - Fruit Salad
My Catholic Kitchen - St. Tropez Chicken
Journey of an Italian Cook - Linguine with Lemon Garlic and Thyme Scented Mushrooms
More Time at The Table - Guiness Gingerbread
Simple Nourished Living - Orange Blackberry Trifle
Saucy Cooks - Slow Roasted Pork Belly
Everything in the Kitchen Sink - Bacon Brownies

45. Diana Kennedy - The uncompromising, adventurous Mexican culinary authority is profiled by Kemp Minifie in this issue of Gourmet Live.

One Perfect Bite - Camarones en Pipian
More Than Burnt Toast -Albóndigas in Tomato and Chipotle Sauce Paired
with Stewed White Beans with Allspice and Clove
The Spice Garden - Albondigas de Jalisco
girlichef - Homemade Chipotles en Adobo
Mangoes and Chutney - Guacamole with Pear and Pomegranate Seeds
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Chicken in Garlic Chile Sauce Tacos
Bake Away with Me - Torta de Cielo (Almond Sponge Cake)
There and Back Again - Flan
Moveable Feasts - Cajeta de Pina Y Platano
My Healthy Eating Habits - Whole Grain Mexican Rice
My Catholic Kitchen - Carnitas
Journey of an Italian Cook - Meatballs in a Chipotle Tomato Sauce
More Time at The Table - Fresh Salsa Mexicana from Jerez
Beetle's Kitchen Escapades - Pork Stew in Rich Chile Sauce
Simple Nourished Living - Fresh Salsa Mexican from Jerez
Saucy Cooks - Meatballs in Tomato Chipotle Sauce
Everything in the Kitchen Sink - Pork Roast Pibil

46. Gael Greene - She was one of the first powerful female restaurant critics and used that power to help millions of New Yorkers by founding Citymeals–on–Wheels.

One Perfect Bite - Orange Pour Cake
More Than Burnt Toast - Bouillon de Chamignon un Cappuccino (Mushroom Cappuccino)
Have Kitchen, Will Feed -Chocolate Wickedness
girlichef - Orange Pour Cake
Mangoes and Chutney - Bubby's Watermelon Lemonade
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Kung Pau Chicken with Walnuts
Bake Away with Me -Scallop Pasta
There and Back Again - Mom's Macaroni and Cheese
Moveable Feasts - Blueberry Pie with Orange Pecan Crust
My Healthy Eating Habits - Apple Crisp
My Catholic Kitchen - Bubby's Watermelon Lemonade
Journey of an Italian Cook - Asparagus with Sabayon Sauce
More Time at The Table - Corn Soup with Sautéed Scallops and Bacon
Beetle's Kitchen Escapades - Lemon Glazed Tea Cakes
Simple Nourished Living - Morning After Orange Fruit Soup
Saucy Cooks - Pineapple Mango Upside Down Cake

47. Zarela Martinez - The Manhattan restaurateur has done much to popularize, and demystify, regional Mexican cooking.

One Perfect Bite - Pebro de Pollo
More Than Burnt Toast - Creamy Rice Casserole
The Spice Garden - Chille Rellenos
girlichef - Camarones al Ajillo (Garlicky Stir-Fried Shrimp)
Mangoes and Chutney - Shrimp with Chipotle Peppers
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Warm Artichoke and Hearts of Palm Dip
Bake Away with Me - Zarela's Avocado Ice
There and Back Again - Beans Fried in Butter
Moveable Feasts - Pumpkin Cheesecake
My Healthy Eating Habits - Ensalada de mariscos "Rapafa"
My Catholic Kitchen - Drunk Chicken
Journey of an Italian Cook - Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Salad
More Time at The Table - Savoury Cornbread
Saucy Cooks - Pork with Red Mole Sauce-Colaradito

48. Cat Cora - Being the only female Iron Chef earns Cora a spot on the list. Plus, her telegenic glamour and golden locks surely help in hooking folks on cooking—and having four sons with her wife, well, that’s just cool.

One Perfect Bite - Spinach Paella
More Than Burnt Toast - Salmon Burgers with Herbed Sherry Mayonnaise
The Spice Garden - Pan Seared Poppy Seed-Crusted Scallop Salad with Romesco Sauce
girlichef - Strawberry Arugula Salad with Blue Cheese and Hazelnuts
Mangoes and Chutney - Avgolemono: Chicken Soup with Egg-Lemon Sauce
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Greek Potato Salad
Bake Away with Me - Pastitsio Kima
There and Back Again - Pizza Sauce and Pizza Dough
Moveable Feasts - Olive Oil Cake
My Picadillo - Chili Lime Flank Steak Tacos
My Healthy Eating Habits - Avocado Tzadziki
My Catholic Kitchen - Tomato and Mozzarella Skewers
Journey of an Italian Cook - Chocolate Budino
More Time at The Table - Straight-up Grapefruit Margaritas
Saucy Cooks - Chocolate Budino

49. Soraya Darabi, Alexa Andrzejewski - Foodspotting, in which FourSquare meets those backlit pictures of dishes in diners and Chinese takeouts (with a dash of, well, Gourmet Live thrown in), is no doubt part of the future. Not sure why—it just is. And these two (plus a guy) thought of making a business out of it.

One Perfect Bite - Phillipes French Dip Sandwich
More Than Burnt Toast - Herb Crusted Paneer with Risotto
girlichef - Greek Skillet from Angelo's Family Restaurant
Jeanette's Healthy Living - Cha Cha Bowl
Bake Away with Me - Watermelon Tomato Salad
There and Back Again - Grilled Cheese Sandwich from the Mirth Café in Lawrence, KS,
Moveable Feasts - Gingerbread Trifle from Cafe Maxx in Pompano Beach
My Healthy Eating Habits - Taboulleh
My Catholic Kitchen - Breakfast Ice Cream
Journey of an Italian Cook - Caramelized Red Onions and Goat Cheese Bruschetta from Bar La Grassa in Minneapolis
More Time at The Table - Barbecued Chicken Pizza
Saucy Cooks - Chef Jennifer Jasinski's Lemon Mascarpone-Stuffed Dates
Everything in the Kitchen Sink - Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake from Good Stuff Eater

50. Julie Powell - The blog that spawned a movie. And turned on a few more million to the great Julia Child.

One Perfect Bite - Queen of Sheba Cake
More Than Burnt Toast - Quiche Lorraine w/ Potato Crust
girlichef - "Home at Last" Chicken
Jeanette's Healthy Living - The Best Tomato Bruschetta
Moveable Feasts - Endives Braisees ala Flamande
My Healthy Eating Habits - Poached Eggs w/ Sauteed Mustard Greens
My Catholic Kitchen - Roast Capron
More Time at the Table - Poached Eggs
Saucy Cooks - Quiche Lorraine
Journey of an Italian Cook - Sweet Potato Tacos
Bakeaway With Me - Flan des Isles (Pineapple Custard)
The Spice Garden - Strawberry Rhubarb Stacks

Wrap-Up Posts - A look back at the past year and our thought on the 50 women...
One Perfect Bite - The Trouble with Lists & Dione Lucas
More Than Burnt Toast -
girlichef - The Wrap-Up Post
Mangoes and Chutney - The End of a Series
Everything in the Kitchen Sink - Wrap Up w/ Ruth Reichl & Flat Zucchini Omelette
There and Back Again - Ruth Reichl's Vanilla Cake

I hope that you enjoyed this series as much as I did.  And I hope that if you weren't around for the series, that you'll take some time to browse through some of the posts and see what it was all about.  And as any "list" is bound to be seen, some saw this as controversial.  Some were dissed as not belonging on the list while others were named as having missed out.  After spending a bit of time with all of these ladies, I can see the merit of each and every single one of them and their place on "the list".  Does that mean that I think "the list" is all-inclusive?  Definitely NOT!

So a few thoughts to end the series on...

-If I had to choose one singular name to add to the list, it would be one of my all-time favorite food writers, Ruth Reichl.  Who do you think should have been on the list that wasn't?

-Who was your favorite of the women who did make the list?  Mine was Nigella Lawson.

-Was there anybody that you were introduced to during this series that you want to "get to know" better?  I have quite a few including Elizabeth Andoh, Harumi Kurihara, and Christopher Hirsheimer & Melissa Hamilton.

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