JBF Partners with the Children's Museum of Manhattan

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As part of its EatSleepPlay™ initiative, the Children's Museum of Manhattan has teamed up with JBF to produce the James Beard Foundation Family Chef Series, which include healthy-cooking demonstrations by popular chefs that provide families with fun ways to prepare simple recipes with fresh and affordable ingredients. Each session includes a demonstration, recipe tastings, and a question-and-answer period; the partnership's larger goal is to raise awareness of childhood obesity, which fits into the EatSleepPlay™ drive toward healthier lifestyles among kids. Bill Telepan and Alex Guarnaschelli (

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Greenhouse Gallery: The Vanishing Feast

Bounty Located in the Beard House's reception space where guests mingle and meet before meals, the Greenhouse Gallery exhibits the works of up-and-coming and established artists who work with culinary themes. For the next two months, visitors can view works by painter Cheryl Greisbach. An award-winning artist, Griesbach received her degree at New York City’s School of Visual Art, and has been on its faculty since 1985. Her oil paintings, which are influenced by European botanicals, Dutch Golden Age still lifes, and the Hudson River School, depict exotic birds, landscapes, and flora, recapturing what Griesbach describes as a vanishing world of natural beauty. Learn more about Greisbach's show.

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Recipe Roundup: Whole Grains

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It's January, which means late night egg-nog-and-sugar-cookie binges are out and nutrient-packed whole grain dishes are in. These bold, seasonal recipes will leave you feeling satisfied as well as virtuous.

Pan-Seared Cod with Beet Vinaigrette and Pumpkin-Quinoa Risotto Creamy risotto flecked with red and white quinoa and diced pumpkin makes a vibrant bed for crisp and flaky cod.

Farro and Black Rice with Roasted Squash This hearty dish from Thomas Keller features fiber-rich farro, nutty black rice, and sweet roasted squash drizzled with a sharp mustard vinaigrette.

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Test Your Eat-Q: Fad Diets

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In the early 20th century, Horace Fletcher became famous for his weight-loss technique of chewing each bite of food exactly how many times, then spitting out the remains?

A)  53 chews
B)  32 chews
C)  107 chews
D)  66 chews

Think you know the answer? Check out the rest of our quiz on fad diets.

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Recipe Roundup: Post-Holiday Season Detox

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If you're hopping on the low-calorie bandwagon after the gluttony of the holidays, you don't need to leave behind full-flavored dishes. Here, four healthy recipes that pack in big taste.

Burnt Carrots with Goat Cheese, Parsley, Arugula, and Crispy Garlic Chips When caramelized in a hefty cast-iron skillet, carrots take on an intense, satisfying sweetness. Kale Chips Can't shake your craving for something salty and greasy? These crispy and spicy kale chips will help you scratch that itch. Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad Even the most staunch Brussels-sprouts

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Awards Watch: Deadline for Journalism, Broadcast and New Media, and Restaurant Design and Graphics Entries Approaches!

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Submissions to be considered for 2012 Journalism; Broadcast and New Media; and Restaurant Design and Graphics Awards are due this Friday, January 6. (Count 'em: that's less than four days left!) To see the various award categories and requirements for entering, please visit the JBF Awards microsite.

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Recipe: White Bean and Sausage Stew

White Bean and Sausage Stew

Recently prepared at the Beard House by Georgia-based chef Michael Bologna

, this stick-to-your ribs stew will keep you toasty during this spell of gripping cold weather. And since it's packed with loads of nutrient-dense kale, it's also New-Year's-resolution loyal. Get the recipe here.

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