Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Nora Pouillon ("My Organic Life"):
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Nora Pouillon was born in Vienna. She moved to the United States in the late 1960s, and in 1979 opened Restaurant Nora, which in 1999 became the first certified organic restaurant in the country. Her new memoir, "My Organic Life," chronicles the farm-to-table movement, the proliferation of greenmarkets across the country, and the evolution of the chef into social advocate. While growing up on a farm in the Austrian Alps and later in Vienna, Nora was surrounded by fresh and delicious foods. When she and her French husband moved to Washington, D.C., in the 1960s, she was horrified to discover a culinary culture dominated by hormone-bloated meat and unseasonal vegetables. First as a cooking teacher, then as a restaurant owner, and eventually as the country’s premier organic restaurateur, she charted a path that forever changed our relationship with what we eat. Since it opened in 1979, her eponymous restaurant has been a hot spot for reporters, celebrities, and politicians—from Jimmy Carter to the Obamas—alike. Along the way, Nora redefined what food could be, forging close relationships with local producers and launching initiatives to take the organic movement mainstream.
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2016_MD_Books_AliveP07_160430 MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Memoir – The Importance of Voice (w/Nora Pouillon and Donna Britt)
2015 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
I retired from the US Census Bureau in god-forsaken Suitland, Maryland on my 58th birthday in May. Yee ha!
Trips this year: two Civil War Trust conferences (Raleigh, NC in March, and Richmond, VA in June) and two personal trips (to San Diego Comic-Con in July and down for a Florida quickie in August) after I retired.
Ego Strokes: Carolyn Cerbin used a Kevin Costner photo in her USA Today article. Miss DC pictures were used a few times in the Washington Post.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 550,000.