At The Table With: Stefanie Schaffer, Bilateral Amputee and Author of “Without Any Warning”

In honor of Disability Pride Month, we sat down with lifestyle influencer and author Stefanie Schaffer to talk family, finding hope and life as a bilateral amputee.

At The Table With: Ty Schmidt, Creator of SchmidtyBakes

We’re kicking off Pride Month with a spotlight on one of our most colorful creators—Ty Schmidt, founder of SchmidtyBakes! We talked about the importance of acceptance, the joy of sharing a meal and who he’d invite to a dinner party.

At The Table With: Amy Chow, Chief Financial Officer At Sur La Table

In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, we sat down with our own Amy Chow to learn about her family, the role culture and food play in her life, and her journey towards becoming Sur La Table’s Chief Financial Officer.

At The Table With: Julian Plovnick, Culinary Specialist at Sur La Table

In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, we sat down with our own Julian Plovnick – Culinary Specialist at Sur La Table – to discuss his love of food, his journey to the kitchen and, of course, the best thing he’s ever eaten.

At The Table With: MinShien Denis, Creator of Joyous Apron

To kick off Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we sat down with MinShien Denis—the founder and creative mind behind JoyousApron—to talk about her Asian heritage, her favorite kitchen tips and her belief that “everyone can cook.”

At The Table With: Alissa Landorf, Designer and Founder of Ali Landorf Prints

In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, we sat down with designer Ali Landorf – the creative eye behind our Thanksgiving, Easter, Passover and Hanukkah collections – to talk about the role her Jewish heritage plays in her work, the bonds of family and where she finds inspiration.

At The Table With: Abrar Alshantir, Resident Chef at Sur La Table in Bethesda, Maryland

In honor of Arab American Heritage Month, we sat down with our own Resident Chef Abrar Alshantir to learn about her passion for food, the role faith plays in her life, and the reality of being a Palestinian Muslim American.

At The Table With: Mariana Velasquez, Food Stylist & Author of “Colombiana”

In honor of Women’s History Month, we sat down with Mariana Velasquez—professional food stylist, small-business owner and entrepreneur—to learn more about her journey from Colombia to the editorial pages of NYC and the importance of celebrating women.

Kevin Pang: Food, Family And The Making Of “A Very Chinese Cookbook”

“Writing is storytelling, and storytelling makes cooking a much richer experience.”

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