JBF on the Air: A Gastronomic Event


What does it mean for food to be art? On today's episode of Taste Matters, JBF's Mitchell Davis explored this topic with Robert Valgenti, associate professor of philosophy and director of the College Colloquium at Lebanon Valley College. Listen below as Mitchell and Robert discuss the nature of art, the human experience with food, and the intersections between the two—from our obsession with celebrity chef culture to our individual responsibility as part of the larger food system.
 

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Awards Watch: The 2013 Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America

Introducing the James Beard Foundation's 2013 Who's Who

 

The James Beard Foundation is proud to announce the six 2013 inductees to the Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America. This prestigious award is given to renowned culinary professionals who have made a significant and unique contribution to the American food and beverage industry. We'll be honoring the new class at our Awards ceremony at Lincoln Center in May.

 

The 2013 Who’s Who of Food & Beverage inductees are:

 

New York Times journalist Eric Asimov

Editor Dorothy Kalins

Chef and Restaurateur Barbara Lynch

Chef and Restaurateur Zarela Martinez

Chef and Restaurateur Michael Mina

Pastry Chef and Author Bill Yosses

 

Read the full press release.

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Test Your Eat-Q: Restaurant Design

 

Design often plays a subtle role in the dining experience, but sometimes a physical feature of a restaurant can be even more memorable than your meal. Test your knowledge of unusual restaurant design by taking our latest Eat-Q test.

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Awards Watch: Next Week's Nominee Announcement

 

Let’s see: we’ve revealed the 2013 semifinalists, shared our latest batch of America’s Classics, and announced who’s hosting the ceremonies at Lincoln Center and Gotham Hall. What could be left to tell about this year’s James Beard Awards? Ah, yes: the final nominees!

 

To continue our annual tradition of unveiling the nominees in a vibrant food city, we’re bringing the Beard Awards show to Charleston on Monday, March 18. The announcement will take place at Lowndes Grove Plantation, and will begin at 11:30 AM... Read more >

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The Great American School Lunch Challenge: Garces vs. Burrell

 

The James Beard Foundation is a proud supporter of Partnership for a Healthier America and their exciting initiatives that aim to solve the obesity crisis in America and make sure our kids are well fed.

 

Yesterday PHA enlisted James Beard Award–winning chef Jose Garces and Food Network personality Anne Burrell to take on school lunch. The two star chefs were paired with representatives from the Houston Independent School District and the Colonial School District outside Wilmington, Delaware. Using only healthy ingredients, following nutritional guidelines, and limited a tight budget, the two teams competed to see who could make the best school meals. Team Garces came away as the victor, presenting a menu of chicken and black bean chilaquile, pan-roasted sweet potatoes, and a graham-topped pear cup.

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On the Menu: Week of March 10

A scene from the James Beard House kitchen

 

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

 

Monday, March 11, 7:00 P.M.

Ooh La l’Amour

​Nearly 20 years ago, Bernard and Sarah Bouissou found love in French cuisine—and with each other—while working at New York City’s legendary Le Cirque. Today the husband-and-wife team indulge their shared passion for French cuisine at their eponymous restaurant and wine bar.

 

Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 P.M.

From Scratch Sessions: Japanese Essentials

Acclaimed chef and cookbook author Tadashi Ono will teach us the finer points of making onigiri, Japan’s adorable rice-based snack food. Sake expert Timothy Sullivan will also be on hand to walk us through sake basics, including its production and various... Read more >

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