Closer Look: Atlanta Female Culinary Leaders Present Historic Dinner At James Beard House

Jennifer Booker Hill, Deborah VanTrece, and Tiffanie Barriere are serving up dinner tonight at the James Beard House. It marks the first time three African-American women will host a collaborative dinner at the famed house.
Jennifer Booker Hill, Deborah VanTrece, and Tiffanie Barriere are serving up dinner tonight at the James Beard House. It marks the first time three African-American women will host a collaborative dinner at the famed house.
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s appointment of Tricia Pridemore to the Public Service Commission. She fills the vacancy created by PSC Chairman Stan Wise who ended his tenure on the commission this week.
    Plus, the late James Beard was an icon in the American culinary industry. Each year, the James Beard Foundation hosts more than 250 events including dinners, readings and education events. Tonight it will host three women from Atlanta’s culinary industry – it marks the first time three African-American women will host a collaborative dinner at the famed James Beard House. We talk about the significance of the dinner with Izabela Wojcik, Director of House Programming for the James Beard Foundation.
  • 16:43: The Cast Iron Chronicles is a three-part dinner series, which looks at the myths behind soul food vs. southern cuisine and explores the racial and gender inequalities in the culinary industry. The series concludes tonight, with a final dinner at the James Beard House in New York. We speak to the two chefs behind the series, Chef Jennifer Hill Booker and Chef Deborah VanTrece, executive chef and owner of Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours.
  • 40:12: According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 95 percent of the food we waste ends up in landfills or combustion facilities. There are organizations across the U.S. that work to minimize the amount of food wasted in his country – that includes two Atlanta area businesses. King of Pops and CompostWheels joined forces to turn food waste into nutrient-rich soil for a new initiative called  King of Compost. A conversation with the founder of CompostWheels David Paull and co-founder, and CEO of King of Pops, Steven Carse.