Q&A with JBF Taste America All-Star April Bloomfield


From burgers and broccoli to pigs’ heads and potatoes, JBF Award winner April Bloomfield has made an indelible mark through her attentive and soulful interpretations of myriad cuisines. After a career garnering accolades for her nose-to-tail and root-to-stalk cooking at her restaurants in New York City and San Francisco, Bloomfield has now turned her eyes to a real piece of Americana: burgers. Fortunately, there’s no Brit we’d trust with our buns more. Bloomfield is helping us celebrate the diversity of American cuisine as an All-Star on our Taste America national epicurean tour, where she’ll collaborate with JBF Award winner Donald Link on an exclusive dinner in New Orleans. We chatted with the iconic chef before her trip down to the Big Easy about her latest culinary obsession, where she dines out in the Big Apple, and what's drawing her attention to Paris.... Read more >

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Doctor’s Orders: Why the Physicians of Tomorrow Need to be Cooks Today


The 2015 JBF Food Conference will explore the future of food, from farm to kitchen to table. Featuring experts and thought leaders from across the industry, we'll examine how the choices we make and the steps we take today will impact what we eat, drink, and grow. In anticipation, we're talking to some of the men and women on the cutting edge of our collective food culture.


Dr. Tim Harlan may be best known as Dr. Gourmet, the on-air wellness expert and author of multiple books on healthy living, but his main vocation is changing the way American doctors approach diet and health. When he’s not writing or seeing patients, Harlan spends his days as executive director of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine, where he shapes the practices of future physicians and teaches them how to cook. We sat down wit... Read more >

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Video: James Beard's Zucchini Frittata


We've partnered with Simmer, a new app that allows you to generate step-by-step recipe videos that you can create, watch, and share from your very own kitchen. In the coming weeks and months, we'll continue sharing instructional videos that will teach you how to create tantalizing dishes from JBF Award winners, Beard House chefs, and even Beard himself, all prepared in James Beard's historic New York City kitchen.


Even though it’s officially fall, our vegetable gardens didn’t seem to get the memo. Luckily for us, that means we have more time to bask in the glory of summer produce like sweet a

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What We're Reading: October 7, 2015


Learn JBF Award winner Jacques Pepin's secret for incredible eggs from the master of eggs himself. Pro tip: don't skimp on the cream or butter.  [Saveur]


Up close and personal with top European chefs: take a peek into the secrets that lurk in the depths of their home refrigerators. [Bon Appétit]


Aluminum foil isn't just for leftovers or grilling: here are some tips for getting the most out of your roll. [Tasting Table]... Read more >

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'Gram Worthy: Your Last Tastes of Summer from #JBFENDLESSSUMMER


Last month we kicked off Labor Day Weekend by savoring the last delicious bites of the season, asking you to share your final tastes of summer with us for a chance to win dinner for two at the Beard House! Our #jbfendlesssummer Instagram contest brought some vibrant, stunning, and drool-worthy results—take a peek at some of the highlights below. If you missed the last round, be sure to check out #jbffall (happening now!) for your chance to win.


A simple, lovely blueberry pie by @thehousepie

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Climbs to the Top of the Space Needle in Seattle

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This past weekend, Taste America, the James Beard Foundation’s annual ten-city epicurean tour, landed in the Pacific Northwest for a weekend of exclusive culinary events including a collaborative fundraising dinner, cooking demos, artisanal tastings, and book signings.


Several hundred Seattleites gathered at the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass, where some of the city’s top culinary talent showcased their skills against the backdrop of Elliot Bay. The evening began with an elevated tasting reception high up in the Skyline level of the Space Needle, where guests enjoyed bites from Zoi Antonitsas (Westward), Thomas Kollasch (Chihuly Garden and Glass / Collections Café), Jay Blackinton (Hogston... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Preview: Boston


The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® national epicurean tour continues this weekend with two days of star-studded events in Boston, featuring Taste America All-Star and JBF Award winner Traci Des Jardins and Local Star Matt Jennings. Friday night kicks off with a tasting reception from some of Boston's finest, followed by an exclusive four-course dinner prepared by Des Jardins and Jennings. On Saturday the action moves to Sur La Table for cooking demos and book signings from Des Jardins and lauded chef and fellow JBF Award winner Tony Maws, along with free tastings from local vendor Victoria Gourmet.


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What We're Reading: October 6, 2015


You’re only ten minutes away from amazing strawberry shortcake. [Serious Eats


Students in Winnipeg have revived an ancient squash varietal by using 800-year-old seeds. [Mother Nature Network


Hot dogs with peanut butter, and other “weird but good” food pairings. [Food52


In NYC, health inspection consulting is an industry unto itself. [... Read more >

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Share Your Favorite Fall Dishes and Win Dinner at the Beard House


Although we have mixed feelings about the darker, colder days that autumn brings, we feel unanimously ecstatic about what it means for our cooking repertoire. During our strolls through early fall farmers' markets, we've spotted heartwarming produce like pumpkins, butternut squash, leeks, fennel, chicory, baby Brussels sprouts, and much more. It's time to crank up the oven and lean in to the urge to hibernate with good food and strong drinks. And if you're anything like us, you'll be 'gramming the fruits of your labor—so why not parlay those photos into a dinner on us?


Share your favorite fall dishes with us, and you could win dinner for two at the Beard House! Here's how:

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Mary Sue Milliken: A Multi-Faceted Fighter for Change

c/o Border Grill


It’s hard to imagine when JBF Award winner Mary Sue Milliken has time to sleep. When she’s not overseeing the kitchens of her highly successful Border Grill restaurants (co-owned with JBF Award winner Susan Feniger), Milliken devotes herself to a myriad of causes, from fighting hunger with Share Our Strength, to advocating for sustainable seafood with Monterey Aquarium’s Seafood Watch. Milliken is also a founding member of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, a member of the State Department’s American Chef Corps, and serves on the board of the James Beard Foundation. On top of all that, she has now attended two of our JBF Chefs Boot C... Read more >

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