JBF on the Air: Good Times at Gotham

Gotham Bar and Grill's Bret Csencitz and Ron Paprocki on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

On yesterday's episode of Taste Matters, JBF's Mitchell Davis got the inside scoop on one of New York City's most iconic restaurants, Gotham Bar and Grill. Managing partner Bret Csencitz and pastry chef Ron Paprocki joined Mitchell at Heritage Radio Network's Brooklyn studios to discuss how they've adapted to new dining trends, keeping their tables as packed as ever. To learn more about the nearly 20-year-old restaurant, the talent behind its success, and its refreshingly accessible contemporary American cuisine, listen below.
 

 

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JBF Trip Planner: Tokyo

The James Beard Foundation names its top dining picks in Tokyo

 

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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If food travel were an Olympic event, our own Mitchell Davis would easily be a top contender. Not only has he been everywhere, but when he's on a trip he leaves no stone unturned, no baguette un-tasted, no crazy, tomato-only... Read more >

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Staff Picks: Condiments

JBF staff picks their favorite condiments

 

We don’t usually spend a lot of time talking about condiments, but the right one can completely transform a dish. Add a splash of soy sauce to chicken soup and it’s a whole different ballgame. Want to perk up a chicken and avocado club? Slather on a dollop of sriracha mayo. Tired of plain scrambled eggs? Give them a spicy, soulful kick with a spoonful of harissa. In the spirit of celebrating these unsung heroes, we put together a list of the condiments our staff is crazy about right now.  

 

 

Chimichurri:

“I like to spoon it over steak and chicken (and it’s super delicious on a cheeseburger!), and I’ve been adding it to soups and rice dishes too. It’s perfect for this time of year because of all of the fresh herbs, and it brings me back to when I traveled to Argentina with my husband in 2007.”

-Michelle Santoro, Project Manager... Read more >

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Recipe: Grilled Tomato Salad with Salsa Verde

Recpe for Grilled Tomato Salad with Salsa Verde, adapted by the James Beard Foundation

 

To make this summertime salad, Victor Albisu draws from Italian flavors and South American grilling culture. “The ingredients are reminiscent of an Italian dish, but the char adds a nuance that makes it uniquely Latin,” he says. For an eye-catching presentation, use heirloom tomatoes in a variety of colors.

 

Get the recipe here.

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On the Menu: Week of August 11

Upcoming events at the James Beard House

 

Check out what's happening at the James Beard House next week:

 

Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 P.M.

Soulful Supper

In recent years, Philadelphia has emerged as one of the country’s most exciting food scenes, thanks in part to locavore favorite Supper, where Daniel alum Mitch Prensky creates his soulful American cuisine with a modern twist—sourced almost exclusively from the nearby Blue Elephant Farm.

 

Wednesday, August 14, 12:00 noon

Enlightened Eaters: Suzanne Landry

Known as the "Fresh Food Chef," author and educator Suzanne Landry joins us after the release of the second edition of her book, The Passionate Vegetable, to discuss how food choices drastically affect our quality of life. From her wealth of professional and personal... Read more >

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