JBF on the Air: New York Restaurants, Now and Then

Paul Freedman

 

What was it like to be at a New York dinner party in 1870? To find out, JBF's Mitchell Davis took a historical culinary trip with Paul Freedman, history professor at Yale University, on yesterday's episode of Taste Matters. The two revisited old menus and dining trends in the context of class and cultural status, talked about our nation's first restaurants and current groundbreaking establishments, and considered the cultural and historical importance of dining out in America. Listen below to learn more:

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More Cooking Up Change Qualifiers

The James Beard Foundation is the official culinary partner of Cooking Up Change

 

Since we last posted about Cooking Up Change, a nationwide high school competition to improve school lunch, the Healthy Schools Campaign–backed initiative has held two more of its regional qualifiers, one in St. Louis and another in Jacksonville.

 

In St. Louis, a three-student team from Beaumont High School (pictured at top) took the win with their menu of barbecue baked chicken, sautéed broccoli and carrots, and poached pears. You can read St. Louis Public Radio's coverage of the competition on its website

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Recipe Roundup: Leafy Greens

Erbazzone Torta with Braised Greens, Prosciutto Cotto, and Eggs


When the lack of new offerings at the farmers' market gets us down this time of year, we turn to leafy greens. The trick is to move beyond a simple sauté: try greens puréed into creamy soups, tossed into a lemony salad, or braised and stuffed into a hearty Italian tart.

 

Kale Salad with Pecorino and Hazelnuts

Kale, you may have gone mainstream, but we're still not over you. We could eat this nutty, crunchy, kale-y salad every day.

 

Cream of Spinach Soup

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JBF Partners with the Third Coast International Audio Festival's ShortDocs Challenge

The James Beard Foundation is partnering with the Third Coast International Audio Festival's 2013 ShortDocs Challenge

 

Here at JBF, we're all about the sense of taste. But thanks to Chicago's Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCIAF), we're about to start putting our ears to work, too.

 

A weekly radio show, audio library, podcast, and public listening series all rolled into one aural package, TCIAF curates sound-rich stories from around the world and helps them reach as many ears as possible. They also run the ShortDocs Challenge, an annual competition that invites anyone and everyone to create a short radio piece based on a unique set of rules and a partnering organization. This year's partner? Yours truly.

 

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The Complete JBF Award Nominees

The 2013 James Beard Award nominations

 

Late to this morning's announcement of the Beard Award nominations? No problem: we've got the full list right here.

 

Don't forget: the Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards dinner will be on Friday, May 3, while the Design and the Restaurant and Chef Awards will be revealed on Monday, May 6. Details about those events are here. Hope to see you there!

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Giveaway: Win Two Tickets to Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market

The James Beard Foundation's Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market

 

The fifth annual Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market, one of our favorite events of the year, is on for this Sunday, March 24! We've drafted another all-star lineup of chefs to prepare a family-style meal to be served in the concourse of the historic building. What's more, we're giving away two tickets! Here's how you can enter to win them:

 

1. Make sure you’re following @beardfoundation on Twitter if you’re not already.

 

2. Tweet the bolded text from your Twitter account: I'm tweeting for a chance to go to the @beardfoundation Sunday Supper @ChelseaMarketNY! http://www.jamesbeard.org/chelseamarket #jbfsundaysupper (Make sure to include the hashtag!)

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On the Menu: Week of March 17

guests at the James Beard House

 

Here's what's happening at JBF and beyond next week:

 

Monday, March 18, 6:00 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit: Charleston, SC

Join us for a very special Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner, when Charleston’s culinary titans will join forces for an extraordinary evening. The historic dinner at Sullivan Island’s Fort Moultrie will feature iconic Lowcountry cuisine prepared by a talented group of Charleston-based chefs, including notable JBF Award winners and nominees.

 

Monday, March 18, 7:00 P.M.

Culinary Whimsy

Adventurous diners get their kicks from R.J. Cooper’s signature brand of daring and fanciful cuisine at the aptly named Rogue 24, which Washington Magazine describes as “exciting and up to the moment.” We’re sure they’ll find... Read more >

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