To celebrate the release of the Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook, we were invited to ring the bell to open the NASDAQ stock exchange.
Here’s the transcript from the president’s address:
Well good morning everyone. It is truly my great pleasure to welcome the stars of the hit television show, “The Fabulous Beekman Boys,” Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge. I’d also like to extend a warm welcome to all our distinguished guests to NASDAQ. We’re excited that you could all join us – right here from the crossroads of the world – in Times Square New York as we get set to ring today’s opening bell. Josh, Brent – what do you think? A round of applause to kick things off this morning?
Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge are the founders of Beekman 1802, one of the fastest-growing lifestyle brands in the United States, and authors of the upcoming book, The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook which will be available at bookstores everywhere on October 4th.
Josh and Brent’s decision to leave city life behind has been chronicled in Josh’s national best-seller, The Bucolic Plague, and on the hit TV show, “The Fabulous Beekman Boys”. Their website, Beekman1802.com, has been nominated for a James Beard Award and Epicurious hailed them as “The Next Martha Stewarts.” Their company, based out of their 60-acre goat farm in Sharon Springs, NY, designs products that are sold throughout their website, and at major national retail stores as well as smaller shops and boutiques across the country.
Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge, founders of The Beekman1802.com lifestyle brand, have created a gorgeous cookbook that is “Heirloom” in every sense of the word: they showcase heirloom fruits and vegetables; offer delicious heirloom recipes from farm, family, and friends; and include a section in the back of each chapter so you can personalize the book with your own treasured recipes–and create a unique keepsake to hand down to your family! From springtime pea pod risotto and summery strawberry shortcake to quick braised collards in autumn and yummy chicken ‘n’ dumplings for a snowy winter’s day, this is simple yet luscious farm-fresh fare that everyone will love!
Now, I think we would all agree that NASDAQ OMX is the home of innovation and entrepreneurship. We’re the home of the out of the box thinkers – the passionate ones who are changing the world we live in. So it’s fitting to recognize Josh and Brent this morning – they are the visionaries, the game-changers- as we saw from the video a little while ago – those who dream to do more. Josh and Brent have proven that with hard work, outside-of-the-box ingenuity and passion anything is possible.
This is what it means to have your name in lights!