Here are some selects from Share’s “A Second Helping Of Life” 10th annual cooking event. This year (2013) the event was hosted by food writer and culinary editor Ruth Reichl.
For nine years, A Second Helping of Life has been crucial to SHARE’s ability to provide direct support services to those affected by these diseases. SHARE is a diverse community of survivors and caregivers who support people facing breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and metastatic breast cancer. They give all of our services free of charge and include helplines, support groups, educational programs, and public health initiatives. SHARE helps people find hope, create lasting bonds, and become empowered to play an active role in healthcare decisions. Their educational programs feature innovative practitioners and researchers, and their supportive services are delivered from the most trusted, reliable source — survivors who’ve been there.
The event included executive chefs and television personalities like Amanda Freitag, Amy Scherber of Amy’s Bread, Alexandra Guarnaschelli of The Darby & Butter Restaurants, Anita Lo of Annisa, Rebecca Charles from Pearl Oyster Bar and culinary chairs Abigail Kirsch and Alison of Awerbuch Abigail Kirsch Catering.
Participating chefs included: Einat Admony – Balaboosta & Taïm, April Bloomfield – The Spotted Pig, The Breslin & The John Dory Oyster Bar, Lynn Bound – Café 2 & Terrace 5, MoMa, Amanda Cohen – Dirt Candy, Amanda Cook – The Cookshop, Ariane Daguin – D’Artagnan, Colleen Grapes – The Harrison & The Red Cat, Gabrielle Hamilton – Prune, Sara Jenkins – Porchetta & Porsena, Elizabeth Karmel – Hill Country, Meredith Kurtzman – Otto, Sarabeth Levine – Sarabeth’s, Ashley Merriman – The Waverly Inn, Alexandra Raij – Txikito, El Quinto Piño & La Vara, Alexandra Ray – North End Grill, Sunchar Raymond – Union Square Café, Rosa Ross – Scrimshaw, Barbara Sibley – La Palapa, Ivy Stark – Dos Caminos and Julie Taras Wallach – Tipsy Parson
The beverage roster included: Banfi Vintners, Canopy Management, Clover Club & Julie Reiner, Creative Palate, Curioso, Del Fin del Mundo, Deutsch Family Wines & Spirits, Divalicious Pink Pinot Grigio, Enza Prosecco, Eppa Sangria, Fever Tree Premium Mixers, Kenneth Volk, La Posta, Little Black Dress, Luigi Bosca, Michel Torino, One Hope Wines, Palm Bay Imports, Q Wine Experts, Rogue & Elysian Ales, SHARE 2013 Cocktail by Speed Rack with Lynnette Marrero & Ivy Mix, Shiner Beer, SolStars Wines, Susana Balbo & Crios Wines, Tapiz, Tea Salon, The Wine Sisterhood, Underraga, Valentin Bianchi, Willamette Valley Vineyards and ZYR Vodka.
The celebrity chefs at the event were: Becky Ann Baker, Brenda Blackmon, Sade Baderinwa, Hannah Bronfman, Lourdes Castro, Kathleen Chalfant, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Tandy Cronyn, Laura Day, Elizabeth Falkner, Rozanne Gold, Kitty Greenwald, Donna Hanover, Jessica Hecht, Cindy Hsu, Najat Kaanache, Jodi Kantor, Ellie Krieger, Daisy Martinez, Alex McCord, Sara Moulton, Karen Page, Joanna Pruess, Ruth Reichl, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Carole Shelley, Valerie Smaldone, Linda Stasi and Chely Wright.
As a father of two wonderful little girls who will someday be women, I am grateful to SHARE for what they do, and I was happy to have my company, NJohnston Photography, be a part of it’s mission.