JBF on the Air: David Chang

Momofuku's David Chang on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis


Internationally renowned for his eclectic Momofuku empire, David Chang is constantly questioning the intuition of taste. On yesterday’s exciting episode of Taste Matters, the 2013 Outstanding Chef award winner joined host Mitchell Davis in the studio to talk about neglected flavors, agriculture, and the rapidly expanding Momofuku brand. The pair discussed why contemporary diners are obsessed with the idea of umami, how palates differ around the world, how Chang brought kimchi into the everyday culinary landscape, and why he believes the Internet has been detrimental to food culture. Listen below to learn more!

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Register for the 2013 JBF Food Conference


Registration for the 2013 JBF Food Conference is now open


Want to have a seat at a gathering of some of brightest minds in the sustainability and food-policy fields? Register to attend the 2013 JBF Food Conference, taking place October 21–22 at New York City's Convene Conference Center. More than 25 food-system luminaries, including Raj Patel, Michael Moss, and Carolyn Steel, are slated to speak about crucial issues that our industry faces. The underlying theme of this year's event is appetite and the paradoxes it engenders: hunger and obesity, consumption and conservation, ambition and suppression, to name a few. Conference speakers and panelists will use appetite as a tool to help us understand how to arrive at a more healthful, sustainable future... Read more >

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Local Dish: Two Weeks Left to Sign Up

The James Beard Foundation's Taste America Local Dish Challenge


Earlier this summer, we announced our upcoming Taste America Local Dish promotion, a national fundraiser for our educational programming and initiatives. How to get involved, you ask? Just visit a participating restaurant, order its official Local Dish, and a dollar from your purchase will be donated to JBF's Taste America Education Drive. Restaurants can join the Local Dish program by signing up here. The promotion officially launches on September 1, which means you have just under two weeks to register.


We also decided to add a dash of competitive spirit to the fundraiser in the form of the Taste America Local Dish Challenge. How it works... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of August 18

Upcoming events at the James Beard House


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


Sunday, August 18, 5:30 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit: Sunday Supper Washington, D.C.

Join us for our second annual Sunday Supper at Union Market, where this year's festivities include the Good Food Awards cocktail reception and an intimate, family-style dinner prepared by eight renowned chefs in the newly re-opened Union Market. This event will benefit the James Beard Foundation and Good Food Awards Merchants Guild.


Monday, August 19, 7:00 P.M.

Modern Mediterranean

Inspired by the delicious simplicity of the dishes served in restaurants in Florence, former Top Chef contestant Fabio Viviani... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Tomatoes

tomato recipes from the James Beard Foundation


Tomato season: it's on. Grab as many as you can and start making B.L.T.s with abandon. And when you get tired of those, here are a few more recipes that make the most of our favorite summer crop: 


Oyster Shooters with Tomato, Lime, and Chiles

This zesty seafood shooter delivers a one-two punch of ginger and minced serrano chile.


Gemelli with Heirloom Tomatoes and Basil

Step away from the mayo: this tomato-studded pasta salad is tossed with a bold vinaigrette instead.


Grilled Tomato Salad with Salsa Verde

This utterly original summer salad pairs smoky grilled tomatoes with creamy goat cheese and a... Read more >

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JBF Kitchen Cam