On the Menu: Midwest Bounty

Jonathon Sawyer As the first certified green restaurant in Ohio, the Greenhouse Tavern scores big with environmentalists, but it’s chef Jonathon Sawyer’s “smart, simple dishes that keep food lovers coming back,” according to Bon Appétit. Sawyer, a 2010 Food & Wine Best New Chef and JBF Award semifinalist, is a foraging enthusiast with a passion for Buckeye State ingredients. He's also preparing dinner at the Beard House tomorrow (you can reserve a seat here); take a look at the menu: Hors d’Oeuvre Walleyed Quenelles with Tomato Coulis, Tomato Butter, and Parmesan Foie Gras–Steamed Clams with Red Onion Brûlée, Late Harvest Viognier Vinegar, and Grilled Bread Dry-Aged Beef Tartare with Mustard Sabayon and Onions Black Walnut Soup en Croûte with Country Ham, Sage, and Wood-Ear

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On the Menu: November 21 through November 27

Guests enjoy dinner at the Beard House. Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Sunday, November 21, 10:30 P.M. Indian Street Food Workshop Anyone who has ever walked the streets of Delhi or Mumbai knows that no stroll is complete without a stop at one of the many food vendors hawking tempting plates of savory, spicy snacks smothered in tangy chutneys and cooling yogurt. Learn how to re-create those mouthwatering delicacies under the tutelage of culinary instructor and Indian street-food expert Rati Lohtia. Monday, November 22, 7:00 P.M. Old World Meets New World Set in a lovely small town, Uproot is proof that avant-garde elegance can succeed outside of major cities. With an AAA Four-Diamond award to his name, chef Anthony

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On the Menu: Old World Meets New World

Anthony Bucco Set in a lovely small town, Uproot is proof that avant-garde elegance can succeed outside of major cities. With an AAA Four-Diamond award to his name, chef Anthony Bucco has created a sophisticated contemporary American menu of classic dishes enhanced with modern techniques and ingredients. Here's what's on the menu (and click here to reserve your seat): Hors d’Oeuvre Foie Gras Torchon with Elderflower Meringue, Hazelnut Butter, and Fried Brioche House-Cured Organic Salmon with Watermelon Radishes and Bitter Chocolate Whiskey-Spiked Pears with Deep-Fried Pork Belly and Cinnamon Hamachi with Green Apple Mustard and Cider Gelée Pairings: Spiked Uproot Apple Cider Punch; Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut NV Dinner Barnegat Light Black Bass with

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Test Your Eat-Q: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving trivia Every year on Thanksgiving, Americans throughout the country sit down to a feast of traditional dishes, continuing a harvest ritual begun almost four hundred years ago. But how much do you really know about the history of those tried-and-true Thanksgiving foods? Try this question: Which of these sea creatures was served at early Thanksgiving celebrations?
A. Shrimp B. Lobster C. Abalone D. Shark
Click through for the answer and more Thanksgiving trivia questions.

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Recipe: Jose Garces's Ham Hock and Tomato Stew

Jose Garces's Ham Hock and Tomato StewFor this hearty and flavorful stew, JBF Award winner and Iron Chef Jose Garces takes smoked ham hocks—the tough cuts of pork located between the leg and foot—and simmers them for hours in a spicy, tomato-rich base.

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James Beard's Recipe Box: Snickerdoodle Cake

Snickerdoodle cakeWelcome to our third guest post about cooking from James Beard’s American Cookery. In this installment, blogger Debbie Koenig experiments with Beard's Snickerdoodle Cake. (You can find the guest post archive here.) In 1972, my baby brother was born. That’s right, I said my baby brother, as in he’s younger than me by quite a few years. Fine. Do you know what else was born in 1972, weighing nearly as much as that gurgling infant? James Beard’s American Cookery. This glorious doorstop of a cookbook includes more than 1,500 recipes and explores American home cooking in nearly encyclopedic fashion.

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