JBF on the Air: Bonnie Stern

Mitchell Davis and Bonnie Stern on Taste Matters

Discover Toronto's food scene with Bonnie Stern, known as "Canada's Julia Child," on this week's episode of Taste Matters. Bonnie and JBF's Mitchell Davis (a fellow Torontonian) discuss Canada's culinary trajectory, Toronto's reception of new restaurants by David Chang and Daniel Boulud, and the differences between American and Canadian restaurant culture. Listen below:

 

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JBF Trip Planner: New Orleans

Anna Mowry on where to eat in New Orleans

 

If you’re anything like us, the first thing you do when planning a trip—perhaps even before booking a plane ticket—is figure out where you’re going to eat while you’re there. Museums, sightseeing, and shopping are all well and good, but food is often the main attraction. To make trip planning a little easier, we’re compiling lists of our can’t-miss pit stops in some of our favorite places. JBF Award winners, hole-in-the-wall favorites, America’s Classics, and one-hit wonders—we’ll give you a quick rundown of our absolute must-eats in each featured location.

 

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New Orleans is currently sitting on a culinary sweet spot: the city’s signatures—beastly oysters, savory muffalettas, beignets as big as whoopee cushions—are as plentiful and as tempting as ever, while a new wave of seasonal, farm-cozy spots... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Thai-Inspired Menu

Recipe for Hawaiian Hearts of Palm Pad Thai

 

Skip the takeout tonight and try this eclectic menu of reinterpreted Thai classics.

 

Hawaiian Hearts of Palm Pad Thai

Swap out rice noodles for finely sliced hearts of palm in this inventive take on the iconic Thai dish.

 

Mussels with Thai Seasonings

A squeeze of lime juice, a sprinkling of brown sugar, and a splash of fish sauce lend Southeast Asian flavors to this aromatic bowl of mussels.

 

Thai Curry with Chicken and Fresh Noodles

Mexican chilies are an unlikely addition to Thai cuisine, but they add flavor and body to the curry paste at the heart of this dish from JBF Award winner Ted Allen... Read more >

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National Cooking Up Change Competiton Approaches

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

 

Cooking Up Change, the Healthy Schools Campaign–backed competition to improve school lunch, has held its final three regional qualifiers in the cities of Winston-Salem, NC; Anaheim, CA; and Memphis, fielding winners from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, Santa Ana Valley High School, and Craigmont High School, respectively. These student-led teams, along with the victors from five earlier qualifiers, are advancing to the national competition in Washington, D.C., where they will present their versions of healthy school lunch, prepared within the real-life constraints of limited ingredient lists and tight prep times. The James Beard Foundation is proud to be the official culinary partner of the competition.

 

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On the Menu: Week of May 19

Upcoming events at the James Beard House

 

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

 

Sunday, May 19, 12:00 noon

The Velvet Rope Brunch

Trying to get a reservation at one of the Crown Group’s über-hip restaurants can be an exercise in futility. But when celebrity-chef-about-town John DeLucie visits the Beard House with the chefs and partners from Bill’s Food & Drink, Crown, and the Lion, we’ll have a seat waiting for you.

 

Monday, May 20, 7:00 P.M.

The New Classic

Although Commerce is nestled in one of the West Village’s quietest nooks, it wasn’t long before word got out about past JBF Rising Star nominee Harold Moore’s instant-classic dishes like chicken for two and Heather Bortnem’s delicious housemade breads. This dinner will feature boutique selections... Read more >

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