Order 2012 JBF Award–Nominated Books from our Amazon Store

The James Beard Foundation Amazon store

 

Calling all cookbook fiends! You can now purchase 2012 JBF Award-nominated books from our Amazon store. How is this different from regular old Amazon, you ask? A percentage of each purchase made through the our store, whether it's a book or something completely unrelated to food, will be donated to JBF. So start browsing! You know you can squeeze a few more titles on those bookshelves.

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Q & A with Dave Beran of Next

JBF senior editor Anna Mowry interviews with JBF Award nominee Dave Beran of Next

 

Among Chicago’s strong showing in the JBF Award nominations, Grant Achatz’s massively popular Next boasts two nods: the restaurant itself is up for Best New Restaurant, while its executive chef, Alinea alum Dave Beran, is nominated for our Rising Star Chef of the Year award. We chatted with chef Beran about Next’s future, inspirational cookbooks, and his favorite meal of the past year. 

 

JBF: We’ve heard that there are Sicily and Kyoto menus in the pipeline for Next. Have you guys done any brainstorming about other periods in history or cuisines that you’d like the tackle this year or beyond?

 

DB: So far those are the only historical menus planned for 2012. I’ve been interested in a menu pertaining to pre- and post-Imperialist India—sort of a compare and contrast thing. There... Read more >

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Recipe: Herbed Biscuit Sandwiches with Pimento Cheese and Prosciutto

Recipe Herbed Biscuit Sandwiches with Pimento Cheese and Prosciutto

 

Below the Mason-Dixon Line, pimento cheese is a regional treasure, slathered on everything from basic white bread to burgers. In this recipe from Louisville-based chef Dallas McGarity, a cream cheese-enriched version of the condiment cosies up to pan-crisped prosciutto between a sliced baking powder biscuit. Get the recipe here.

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On the Menu: April 7 through April 14

James Beard House Dinner

 

Here’s what’s coming up at the Beard House:

 


Saturday, April 7, 6:00 P.M.
Second Night of Passover Seder
Why will this night be different from all other nights? On this night we’ll recline at the Beard House during an intimate seder and an extravagant dinner prepared by chef Joe Dobias. Thanks to mixologist Jill Schulster, all guests (including Elijah) will sip a selection of fine wines and Manischewitz cocktails.

 

Monday, April 9, 7:00 P.M.
Father-and-Son Texas Showdown
As chef/owner of the legendary Jack Allen’s Kitchen, Jack Gilmore is a longtime fixture in Austin’s vibrant restaurant scene. When his son, Bryce, opened his homage to beer and pork, Barley Swine, the Gilmore family cemented its status as... Read more >

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Recipe: Tangerine Creamsicle Float

Megan Romano's recipe for tangerine creamsicle float, adpated by the James Beard Foundation

 

While everyone fixates on the arrival of spring and markets that teem with green, it's easy to forget that the sun is setting on citrus season. Tangerines, one of the last fruits available, star in this nostalgic float from Las Vegas-based pastry chef Megan Romano. The punchy sorbet recalls the flavors of a creamsicle, while the frothy cream base pays homage to the classic New York-style egg cream. Get the recipe here.

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