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Ada Calhoun: Why We Can’t Sleep - The Gen X Midlife Crisis

Ada Calhoun: Why We Can’t Sleep - The Gen X Midlife Crisis

June 4, 2020

Ada Cal­houn is author of the New York Times best­seller Why We Can’t Sleep: Wom­en’s New Midlife Cri­sis, an expan­sion of her viral sto­ry for Oprah​.com and a ​gen­er­a­tion-defin­ing explo­ration of the new midlife cri­sis fac­ing Gen X women and the unique cir­cum­stances that have brought them to this point.”

Cal­houn’s last two books, both named Ama­zon Books of the Month, were the New York City his­to­ry St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Streetand the mem­oir Wed­ding Toasts I’ll Nev­er Give.

Named one of the top ten mem­oirs of 2017Wed­ding Toasts I’ll Nev­er Give was called ​real­is­tic, lov­ing, laugh-out-loud fun­ny” (Pub­lish­ers Week­ly); ​grace­ful, hilar­i­ous” (Library Jour­nal); ​engag­ing, wise, love­ly” (Kirkus); ​orig­i­nal, engross­ing” (New York Times Book Review); and ​warm-heart­ed, Ephron-esque” (Wash­ing­ton Post). Mod­ern Love pub­lished the book’s first ser­i­al excerpt as ​To Stay Mar­ried, Embrace Change;” it reached #1 on the Most Emailed list. The book was fea­tured twice on the Today show and named a ​Hot Book” by Star.

St. Marks Is Dead400-year his­to­ry of the New York City street where the author grew up, was called ​rev­e­la­to­ry” (Kirkus), ​cap­ti­vat­ing” (Pub­lish­ers Week­ly), ​delight­ful” (Wall Street Jour­nal), ​time­ly, provoca­tive, and styl­ish­ly writ­ten” (Atlantic), and ​an ecsta­t­ic roll call” (New York Times Book Review). The New York­er online pub­lished the first ser­i­al excerpt, and the New York Times ran this relat­ed op-ed about cities and change. A New York Times Edi­tors’ Pick, St. Marks Is Dead was named one of the best books of the year by Kirkus, the Boston GlobeOrlan­do Week­ly, the New York Post, and the Vil­lage Voice, and it won the gold medal for U.S. His­to­ry in the 2016 Inde­pen­dent Pub­lish­er Book Awards. The Voice called it 2015’s ​Best Non­fic­tion Book About New York,” and in a cov­er pro­file named its author ​the most impor­tant new voice on Old New York.”

The Voice arti­cle said: ​Her CV can seem as though it were cob­bled togeth­er from the résumés of three ambi­tious journalists.”

In addi­tion to writ­ing her own books, Cal­houn is an A‑list ghost­writer, col­lab­o­rat­ing on four­teen non­fic­tion books since 2009 for major pub­lish­ers, includ­ing sev­er­al New York Times bestsellers.

She has con­tributed essays to var­i­ous projects, includ­ing Beast­ie Boys Book; her essay there on Gen X wom­an­hood was called ​one of the more effec­tive guest-star turns.”

As a free­lance jour­nal­ist, she has writ­ten for TimeNation­al Geo­graph­ic Trav­el­er, O: The Oprah Mag­a­zine, the Times Lit­er­ary Sup­ple­mentThe New Repub­licBill­boardCos­mopoli­tan and Red­book. She has con­tributed three essays to the New York­er’s online ​Page-Turn­er” col­umn; and two op-ed, three ​Mod­ern Love,” and four ​Lives” columns to the New York Times.

Past jobs include crime reporter for the New York Post, fre­quent con­trib­u­tor to The New York Times Book Review, and sec­ond-string the­ater crit­ic for New York magazine.

Her nation­al news report­ing has won mul­ti­ple awards, includ­ing a USC-Annen­berg Nation­al Health Jour­nal­ism Fel­low­ship, Kiplinger fel­low­ship, CCF Media Award (for her New York Times Mag­a­zine report­ing in Alaba­ma), Croly Award, and an Ali­cia Pat­ter­son Foun­da­tion fellowship.

She has taught report­ing and writ­ing at col­leges and work­shops, includ­ing pub­lic affairs report­ing at Hof­s­tra Uni­ver­si­ty, cre­ative non-fic­tion at the Rut­gers Sum­mer Con­fer­ence, and both mem­oir and non-fic­tion book pro­pos­al writ­ing at the Mia­mi Book Fair’s Writ­ers Insti­tute, where she also serves as the 2020 – 21 Non-Fic­tion Men­tor for their Emerg­ing Writer Fellowship. 

She is co-founder of the women jour­nal­ists’ soci­ety Sob Sis­ters and an advo­cate for pub­lic libraries. She lives in New York City with her hus­band and teenage son.

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Ryan Rondeno: Cooking & Celebrity Chef-dom

Ryan Rondeno: Cooking & Celebrity Chef-dom

June 4, 2020

Chef Ryan Rondeno has a passion for French, Italian and Regional American Cuisine. Daily he introduces his clients to new cuisine with his focus on local, sustainable cuisine with a strong emphasis on bold flavors. Chef Rondeno continues to revamp his own style of cooking with the love of New Orleans cuisine and fresh California flavors.

Born in Metairie, Louisiana, Ryan Rondeno began a fortunate culinary upbringing surrounded by great southern cooks, including his grandfather who was a local legendary chef. He began his career at 16 working as a New Orleans prep cook, where his love for Cajun-Creole cuisine began. After graduating high school, he attended The Chef John Culinary Institute in Thibodaux, Louisiana. While in school, he working under the late Chef Jamie Shannon of Commander’s Palace, who instilled the importance of restaurant service, and Chef Anne Kearney of Peristyle, who focused on detail and perfection. These two chefs helped Rondeno build a strong foundation of southern cooking and superb technique.

After obtaining a college degree, he worked with chefs Emeril Lagasse, Anton Schulte, Mathais Wolf, Sue Zemenick, and Gerard Maras to enrich his culinary repertoire. Rondeno established culinary techniques in French, Italian, Southern, Cajun-Creole, and farm-to-table cuisines under remarkable chef-teachers and mentors. The opposing schools of stark simplicity and grand detail expanded Rondeno’s culinary range, allowing him to strike a balance to develop his own gastronomic flare.

When Hurricane Katrina forced thousands to evacuate their homes in New Orleans, Rondeno relocated to Atlanta in 2005. It was there he rejoined the Emeril Lagasse Corporation as a saucier, butcher, and sous chef under Chef Michael Blydenstein. As he continued to hone his skills, Rondeno moved to New York where he became Executive Chef at a Southern style seasonal restaurant.
In 2008, Chef Rondeno relocated to Los Angeles, and is currently a personal to celebrity clients. His culinary focus is on the use of grass-fed organic meats and locally-grown organic produce, with an emphasis on creating bold flavors. As his cooking continues to evolve toward clean eating and the use of sustainable products, Chef Rondeno continues his work as a chef for his celebrity clientele, including the catering for gala dinners and large-scale culinary events.

In 2014, Chef Rondeno started Rondeno Culinary Designs. Chef Rondeno focuses on creating crafty and elegant bites for his clientele. I have found the perfect mix of combining New Orleans cuisine and fresh California flavors.

In 2016, he developed the Ryan Rondeno Spice Collection (Nola Creole Rub, Citrus Herb Rub, and Ancho-Chili BBQ Rub). His focus was to help cooks enhance the flavor of the dishes.

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