JBF on the Air: Carolyn Steel

Carolyn Steel on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

On this week’s episode of Taste Matters, JBF’s Mitchell Davis talked with London-based author and architect Carolyn Steel, who recently spoke at our annual JBF Food Conference and is known for using food as a medium to "read" cities and understand how they work. Her book, Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives, traces food's journey from land to urban table to sewer, and examines its historical context. Carolyn has also been featured in a TED Talk that explored the history of food routes from the ancient times to modern cities. Listen below to learn more about underlying issues within our urban ecosystem, and why Carolyn urges us all to think about food differently by understanding the flow of food from its origin... Read more >

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2013 JBF Leadership Award Winner Ricardo J. Salvador

 

Ricardo J. Salvador
Director, Food & Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists

 

It’s not unusual for Ricardo Salvador, senior scientist and director of the Food and Environment program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), to log a 16-mile run before arriving at the office. As an ardent marathoner, Salvador’s running philosophy—more long-distance strategy than sprinting—is one that also defines his persistent professional drive. 

 

In his current role at the UCS, a nonprofit organization made up of 400,000 citizens and scientists, pairing technical analysis with advocacy, Salvador works with scientists, economists, and politicians, devoting his laser-sharp focus to remodel the current food system into a more sustainable one.

 

“The food system is a human creation. In theory, it should be possible for us to optimize the system to better meet our needs,” says Salvador, speaking from his office in... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of October 27

Upcoming events at the James Beard Foundation

 

Here's what the James Beard Foundation is up to next week: 

 

Sunday, October 27, 5:30 P.M.

Sunday Supper South

Now in its fourth year, our celebrated Sunday Supper South series returns to Atlanta with more fabulous food and festivities. JBF Award winners and hosts Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison have invited a formidable group of the South's brightest culinary talent to join them in preparing this year's intimate, family-style feast.

 

Sunday, October 27, 6:00 P.M.

Fifth Annual Brooklyn Cooks

We’re bringing the best of Brooklyn to the Beard House! Join us for a special multi-course menu prepared by chefs from the city’s most delicious borough.


Monday, October 28, 7:00 P.M.... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Boston Recap

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Boston

 

The fifth and final weekend of James Beard Foundation's Taste America® is in the can! Last Friday our team headed to Boston, where we enjoyed a spectacular meal prepared by local James Beard Award winners and Taste America All-Star Michael Voltaggio. On Saturday we went to Sur La Table to watch cooking demonstrations by Voltaggio and James Beard Award–nominated pastry chef Joanne Chang. You can view images from the weekend's events here

 

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our Boston participants!

 

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® would not be possible without the generous support of our title sponsor, Chase Sapphire Preferred® Visa... Read more >

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2013 JBF Leadership Award Winner Hal Hamilton

 

Hal Hamilton
Founder and Co-Director, Sustainable Food Lab

 

As a dairy farmer, rural community activist, and nonprofit director, Hal Hamilton yearned to bring the notion of sustainability from the shadows to the mainstream; he was especially eager to reach the massive agricultural corporations that dominated food production and distribution. It’s this sentiment that propelled him to found the Sustainable Food Lab, a Vermont-based consortium that spurs market-based solutions for a healthier global food system through a range of summits, events, and trainings, where he has been since 2004.

 

“Hal will never take status quo for the answer,” says Jan KeesVis, a 2011 JBF Leadership Award honoree and the global director of sustainable sourcing at Unilever, who regularly works alongside Hamilton as the current co-chair of the Food Lab’s advisory board. “He’s taught me... Read more >

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2013 JBF Leadership Award Winner Gus Schumacher

 

Gus Schumacher
Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Policy, Wholesome Wave

 

Gus Schumacher’s agricultural ancestry dates back to the mid-1800s, when his great-grandfather sowed seeds on what is now 72nd Street in Manhattan. His grandfather worked the land in Flushing, Queens, before his father moved the family farm to Boston, where he and his children tilled until 1968. The love of the land is in his blood.

 

“I want to help people who are hungry get access to the vegetables and fruits that my family has grown over the last 120 years,” says Schumacher. “That’s where my passion comes from.”

 

He may have flown the coop, so to speak—Schumacher headed off to Harvard, for an education that he funded with... Read more >

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Taste America Local Dish Challenge: Current Standings

The James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Local Dish Challenge

It's time for another Local Dish Challenge standings update! Chicago's lead has widened since our last check-in, but we've got just over a week left, so keep those entries coming!

 

How this all works: order a "Taste America Local Dish" at one of the contest's participating restaurants, snap it on your phone and upload it to Instagram, tagging your image with #JBFTasteAmerica and the suggested hashtag for your city. After the promotion ends on October 31, the city with the most uploads will receive $10,000 or 10 percent of funds raised nationally, whichever amount is higher, in the form of a donation to a local food charity.

 

We'll continue posting updated standings every week until the fundraiser ends.

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