The Story of Food @ National Hispanic Cultural Center

Featuring Deborah Madison, Lois Ellen Frank, and Stephanie Cameron

Have you ever dreamed of writing your family cookbook? Starting a recipe blog? Simply posting a few recipes on TasteSpotting? Or writing your memoir for yourself or publication? Join Deborah Madison and edible Santa Fe to learn to tell the Story of Food. Madison will conduct a three hour seminar on food writing and memoir. Following the writing workshop, Lois Ellen Frank and Stephanie Cameron will conduct a plating and food photography demonstration geared towards the home chef and blogger.

Message from Deborah to attendees:

“Please bring, in addition to pencil and paper, any thing you wish to share, read from, or comment on. This can be something you’re working on (a recipe, a headnote, part of a memoir) or a favorite recipe or a cookbook or memoir that has inspired you. And please know that we will be writing and reading out loud in this class, but that it’s low key, low pressure, and fun. I look forward to meeting all of you on Saturday.”


12:00pm – Begin Writers Workshop with Deborah Madison
3:00pm – Snack break — Lois Ellen Frank has prepared her fabulous Harvest Hominy Stew for us to sample
3:30pm – Begin Photo Workshop with Lois Ellen Frank and Stephanie Cameron
4:30pm – Networking time
5:00pm – End workshop


Date/Time: Saturday, March 7 from 12-5pm
Writing workshop will run from 12-3pm and photography workshop from 3:30-5:00pm.
Cost: $75 per person for writing and photography workshop OR $60 for writing workshop only.

All sales are final, no refunds available (exchanges for another event may be made based on availability).


National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102


1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 in the Pete Domenici Education Center Ballroom

From I-25, exit Avenida César Chávez, follow west over railroad tracks. You can enter the campus on 4th Street or 8th Street.


The Ballroom/Grand Hall is in the Pete Domenici Education Center — No. 8 on the map below.  It’s the first room on the right off of the main lobby. The Ed Center is the building closest to the Bosque/Bike Trails and the parking lot – right off of the 8th Street entrance into the NHCC lots.



Deborah Madison

Deborah Madison is a former chef and the author of thirteen cookbooks plus one book about eating alone. Her books have twice been selected as the IACP cookbook of the year, and she has received four James Beard awards, the MFK Fischer mid-career award as well as other distinctions. She is presently working on a memoir and firmly believes that writing one’s life story is a good thing to do, especially around Big Birthdays.

Lois Ellen Frank

Lois spent over 20 years documenting foods and lifeways of Native American tribes from the Southwest. This lengthy immersion in Native American communities culminated in her book, Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations, featuring traditional and contemporary recipes, published by Ten Speed Press, which won the James Beard Award in the Americana category. She has worked with world-renowned chefs, scientists and academicians and collaborated with them to publish more than 15 culinary posters and 18 cookbooks.  She has worked with National and International advertising agencies as well as many editorial clients.

Stephanie Cameron

Raised in Albuquerque, Stephanie received her undergraduate degree in fine art and went on to a career in the arts as a commercial muralist, sculptor, and model maker. After having two children, she began a career in marketing and web design so she could stay at home with her children. She took a small event company, Createasphere, to the international stage over thirteen years with her marketing, SEO, social media, analytics, and design expertise. After photographing, testing, and designing a cookbook in 2011, she and her husband, Walt, began pursuing Edible Communities. They found edible Santa Fe in their backyard. Today, Stephanie is the art director, head photographer, marketing guru, publisher, and owner of edible Santa Fe.



About the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation

Founded in 1983 as a non-profit corporation by Hispanic community leaders, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation (NHCCF) worked from 1983 to 1999 to support hispanic artists and cultural organizations as well as develop and offer educational programs for students of all ages.  The founders’ dream of a place where national and international artists could display their talents and where visitors from throughout the world can experience them came true in 2000 with the opening of the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC).  The NHCC, located along the Camino Real in the historic Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque, New Mexico, now serves as a national focal point for the study, advancement, and presentation of Hispanic arts, culture, and humanities, including technical capabilities for distance education.