On the Menu: Week of May 12

Plating in the James Beard House kitchen

 

Here's what's on deck at the James Beard House:

 

Monday, May 13, 7:00 P.M.

Cocktail Tribute Dinner

On this day over two centuries ago, the first definition of “cocktail” appeared in print. Now that’s something we can drink to! Join our guest of honor, master mixologist Dale DeGroff, for this tribute to cocktails paired with delicious creations from chef Michael Lomonaco and his team from Center Bar at the Time Warner Center.

 

Tuesday, May 14, 7:00 P.M.

Feast of the Frankies

It was almost a decade ago that “the Franks,” Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli, opened the charming Frankies 457 Spuntino on a sleepy Brooklyn block. They now preside over a collection of restaurants that includes Frankies 570 in the West... Read more >

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2013 JBF Scholarship Applications Due May 15

2013 JBF Scholarship Applications Due May 15

 

A friendly reminder for aspiring chefs: applications for James Beard Foundation scholarships must be postmarked by May 15. You can find details about eligibility, a list of the scholarships and grants we award, and all the necessary paperwork here.

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JBF on the Air: Daniel Boulud

 

JBF Award winner Daniel Boulud is a world-renowned restaurateur with over a dozen acclaimed restaurants around the globe, including Daniel, his flagship property in New York City. On today's episode of Taste Matters, the French-born icon joined JBF's Mitchell Davis to discuss his career trajectory, his upcoming cookbook, and the 20th anniversary of Daniel. Listen below to learn more!

 

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JBF Trip Planner: Philadelphia

The James Beard Foundation's picks for Philadelphia eats

 

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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We love a cheesesteak as much as the next guy, but there's so much more to the food scene in Philly. Here are a few of our favorite places to eat in the City of Brotherly Love:

 

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JBF Awards Highlights!

 

We want to thank everyone who made last night's festivities such a huge success. Congrats to all of the winners and nominees!

 

Here's a highlight reel from our amazing Awards production team at Linton Media. You can see more of their work on our YouTube channel.

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Complete List of 2013 JBF Award Winners

 

The medals have all been handed out! Here's a complete list of the 2013 JBF Award winners.

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Winner Recap!

 

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Brooks Headley, Del Posto, NYC

 

Best New Restaurant: State Bird Provisions, San Francisco

 

Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America Inductee: Zarela Martinez, Chef and Restaurateur, NYC

 

Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America Inductee: Michael Mina, Chef and Restaurateur, San Francisco

 

Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America Inductee:  Bill Yosses, Author and Pastry Chef, Washington, D.C.

 

Outstanding Restaurateur: Maguy Le Coze, Le Bernardin, NYC

 

Outstanding Service: Del Posto, NYC

 

Outstanding Restaurant: Blue Hill, NYC

 

Outstanding Chef: (tie) David Chang, Momofuku Noodle Bar, NYC, and Paul Kahan, Blackbird, Chicago

 

 

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Gala Chef Q & A: David Myers

David Myers

 

David Myers, Hinoki & the Bird, San Francisco

 

What’s your go-to guilty-pleasure food?

Late-night pasta and wine, followed by Gummi Bears.

 

What’s your favorite movie, and why?

I have a lot, but Blade Runner is my go-to movie. The music by Vangelis is perfect.

 

Describe the last great meal you ate.

Sushi in Tokyo at Nakamura.

 

What’s the dish you’re most proud of?

I don’t focus on one dish. I like the ability to change constantly.

 

What’s your earliest food memory?

Picking vegetables from the garden and cooking them right away as a part of my daily task.

 

What do you eat for breakfast?

A four-minute boiled egg and crispy nori.

 

What’s your favorite healthy food?

The slow-pressed... Read more >

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Gala Chef Q & A: JBF Award Winner Traci Des Jardins

JBF Award winner Traci Des Jardins

 

JBF Award Winner Traci Des Jardins, Jardinière, San Francisco

 

What’s your go-to guilty-pleasure food?

Tortilla chips and salsa.

 

Describe the last great meal you ate.

I had a great bite the other night: griddled rice cake with uni in soy butter and watercress. It was divine—texture, flavors, everything.

 

What’s the dish you’re most proud of?

I don’t have favorites—that would be like saying you have a favorite child.

 

What’s your favorite movie snack?

Popcorn with real butter.

 

What’s your earliest food memory?

Eating oatmeal in my high chair.

 

What do you eat for breakfast?

Cottage cheese with coarse salt, pepper, and olive oil.

 

What’s your favorite healthy food?

Lacinato kale.

 

What was your... Read more >

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