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Andrea Feldman

Andrea Feldman

Unrepentant Anglophile, a music + food obsessive with a fetish for luxuriously packaged objects, and an armchair traveler.

Recent Posts by Andrea Feldman:

‘Give Your Best + Work for the Best’: The Purple Pig’s Jimmy Bannos, Jr. Returns to JWU

Distinguished Visiting Chef Jimmy Bannos, Jr.

Food runs in Jimmy Bannos, Jr.’s family — literally. “I’m a fourth generation restaurateur,” the 181st Distinguished Visiting Chef (DVC) and chef-owner of Chicago’s The Purple Pig recently told a rapt crowd of students and faculty. “My mom is Italian and my dad is Greek, so food is a major component of our lives.”

From ‘Fancy Desserts’ to ‘La Technique’: Chef-Alums Name their Favorite Cookbooks

Asking a chef about his or her favorite cookbook a bit like asking for a glimpse into their soul. A beloved book is like foundational DNA, serving as a support system for the years of accrued knowledge to follow.

JWU Culinology Team Develops OURgrain: Sustainable Spent-Grain Snacks

Last March, JWU’s student culinology team won first prize at the Research Chefs Association’s inaugural Evolution of Food Waste Student competition, held at the RCA’s annual conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Dream Big + Challenge Yourself: Career Advice from Jen Welper '06

Jennifer Welper’s interest in culinary nutrition was sparked by a tragic event: The death of her beloved grandfather. “I was raised on a dairy farm in Minnesota,” the 180th Distinguished Visiting Chef (DVC) told the packed auditorium full of culinary students, many of them on the culinary nutrition/dietetics track. “Meat and potatoes country. My grandfather was only 68, and he died of complications from diabetes and heart failure. Once I arrived at Johnson & Wales, it was a revelation to learn that these diseases are preventable through proper nutrition.”

Talking Inspiration, Influences + Tomato Pie with Lindsay Autry '04

“The more you cook, the more you go back to your roots.” Lindsay Autry '04 is back at JWU for a very important reason — she is taking part in a JWU Epicurean Society demonstration and reception to support student scholarships — and she is sharing her signature recipe for tomato pie, a dish that harks back to her childhood in North Carolina, with the invited guests.