Key Ingredient: Women chefs

In addition to David Hagedorn’s tribute to his mother, Bonnie Benwick this week wrote about some other inspiring ladies. At its annual World Fare street food festival, the District branch of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs raised almost $25,000 in scholarship money.


Ris Lacoste’s Sweet Potato Bourbon Soup (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

Chilled Teriyaki-Glazed Salmon, from “Top Chef” contestant and “The Chew” co-host Carla Hall.

Hank’s BBQ’d Oysters, Hog Island Style, from Jamie Leeds of Hank’s Oyster Bar.

Homemade Graham Crackers, from pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac of Neighborhood Restaurant Group.

Sweet Potato Bourbon Soup, from Ris Lacoste of Ris.

Any favorite dishes you’ve had from these or other area women chefs?

Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.

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