Recipe: Butterscotch Pudding

 

Enriched with butterscotch chips and a scotch-spiked caramel, the flavor in this luxurious pudding, which comes from the menu at Cambridge's Catalyst, runs deep. Get the recipe here.

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Emily Luchetti Named Chair of JBF Board

Emily Luchetti

 

Emily Luchetti, two-time James Beard Award–winning executive pastry chef and multiple cookbook author, has been elected chair of the board of trustees of the James Beard Foundation. While she's based in San Francisco (she's the pastry chef of Farallon and Waterbar), Luchetti has already served as a board member for six years. You can read the official press release here.

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Introducing Serving Up James Beard

Serving Up James Beard

 

This Memorial Day weekend, we’re launching Serving Up James Beard, a new restaurant promotion to support JBF’s Silver Anniversary Scholarship Drive. Here’s how it works: chefs around the country will serve James Beard–inspired entrées in their restaurants for a limited time, and one dollar from every dish sold will be donated to the scholarship drive. We’re finalizing the list of participating eateries, so check back soon to see if there’s one near you. When you enjoy a Serving Up James Beard dish, you can share your comments and photos on Twitter by using #servingupjamesbeard.

 

If you’re a chef who would like to run a Serving Up James Beard promotion in your restaurant, contact Kris Moon, director of charitable giving and strategic partnerships, at kmoon@jamesbeard.org or 212.627.5252... Read more >

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JBF Partners with Cooking up Change in the Fight for Better School Lunch

 

The James Beard Foundation is partnering with Cooking up Change and Healthy Schools Campaign

 

While the buzz surrounding the need for fresh and healthy school lunch has certainly grown louder on the food world’s radar, no one will deny that there’s still plenty to be done to improve American students’ diets. And whom better to consult than the students themselves?

 

That’s the strategy behind Cooking up Change, a student-chef competition whose winning recipes make their way into cafeterias around the country. Started by Healthy Schools Campaign, a Chicago-based non-profit, the contest takes place in six cities, inviting student-led teams to craft delicious school lunches within the “real-life constraints” of limited ingredient lists and tight deadlines. Finalists from each city will compete in the national competition in Washington, D.C. on May 21, and one dish from each team... Read more >

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Recipe: Gigantes Soup with Feta Cheese, Olives, and Olive Oil

Recipe for gigantes soup with feta cheese

 

In this unfussy soup from Greek cuisine maven Maria Loi, gigantes—a sizable, ivory bean that's widely used in Greek cooking—commingle with everyday vegetables to make a creamy and satisfying soup. Get the recipe here

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Buy JBF Award–Winning Books from our Amazon Store!

The James Beard Foundation Amazon Store

 

Face it: trying to kick your cookbook addiction is futile, but at least there's a way to support your habit while also throwing some support to JBF.

 

As always, when you buy JBF Award-winning and nominated books from our Amazon store, a small percentage of your purchase is donated to the James Beard Foundation. With summer approaching, we have our eyes on Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home. We're sure there's a title or two that will call out to you.

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