On the Menu: Week of March 31

A student volunteer in the James Beard House kitchen

 

Here's what's happening at the Beard House next week:

 

Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 P.M.

Under the Sea

Jason Weiner’s unpretentious, ingredient-focused cuisine shines at the newly opened L&W Oyster Co., where Weiner serves spot-on clam-shack fare at lunch and an elegant seafood menu at dinner. As at Almond, Weiner’s beloved Hamptons and NYC farm-to-table mecca, the chef’s bold, locally sourced takes on classic dishes anchor this rising hot spot.

 

Wednesday, April 3, 12:00 noon

Beard on Books: Michael Romano

Each day the entire staff of Danny Meyer’s award-winning collection of Union Square Hospitality Group restaurants sits down to enjoy “family meal” together just before service begins. The dishes are simple enough to be... Read more >

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JBF on the Air: Glorious Greek Food

Diane Kochilas  

Get a taste of the Mediterranean from yesterday's episode of Taste Matters, when JBF's Mitchell Davis was joined by Diane Kochilas, one of the world’s foremost experts on Greek cuisine. The internationally acclaimed cookbook author, chef, media consultant, and teacher has written 18 books on Greek and Mediterranean food, and is the consulting chef at New York City's Pylos and Boukiés restaurants. Listen below to learn all about Mediterranean diets, the true meaning of "Greek yogurt", and the plant-based cuisine of Greece:

 

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Photos: Friends of James Beard Benefit in Charleston

 

By now you've probably heard all about last week's JBF Award nominee announcement in Charleston, South Carolina. But the excitement didn't stop there: after the reading of the names, we headed over to the historic Fort Moultrie for a Friends of James Beard Benefit, which was hosted by our partners at the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Patrick Properties, and the BB&T Charleston Wine & Food Festival. Sean Brock, Mike Lata, Robert Stehling, Craig Deihl, and other local powerhouses collaborated on a multi-course menu that paid tribute to Lowcountry cuisine. You can see more photos from this lovely event... Read more >

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The Bookshelf: The Country Cooking of Greece

Diane Kochilas

 

In her new cookbook, The Country Cooking of Greece, Diane Kochilas offers vibrant recipes inspired by rustic tavernas, her own cooking school, and local artisans. We got in touch with the author to learn about her top picks for authentic Greek food in New York City, the distinct regional cuisines within the Mediterranean mecca, and an underlying philosophy of Greek cooking that everyone should master.

 

(Join Diane tomorrow at noon for a special installment of our Beard on Books series at the Beard House.)

 

JBF: What is your favorite aspect of Greek cuisine?

 

Diane Kochilas: There’s a tremendous variety of main-course vegetables and beans that sets Greek cuisine apart from other... Read more >

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Photos: Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market

The James Beard Foundation's Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market

 

Last night we dusted off our communal tables and set up for the fifth annual Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market, a Friends of James Beard Benefit that raises funds for our Scholarship for Fulton Youth of the Future at Robert Fulton Houses, as well as for Wellness in the Schools. Check out our Instagram page for snaps from this fantastic family-style meal, which included dishes from Stephanie Izard, Dominique Crenn, and Bill Telepan. 

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On the Menu: Week of March 24

 

Here's what's on our calendar next week:

 

Sunday, March 24, 6:00 P.M.

Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market

Back by popular demand, this convivial Friends of James Beard Benefit will bring together a formidable group of chefs from both near and far to prepare the ultimate family-style feast at New York City’s iconic Chelsea Market. Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market raises funds for the James Beard Foundation's Scholarship for Fulton Youth of the Future at Robert Fulton Houses, as well as Wellness in the Schools.

 

Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 P.M.

Second Night Passover Seder

​If you’ve ever contemplated Passover’s fifth question—“Why on this night isn’t the food better?”—we hope to see you at our annual second-night Passover seder. We’ve enlisted the brightest stars of NYC’s new Jewish food... Read more >

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