Chicken: It's What's For Dinner

 

Meals take flight with these easy but elegant chicken entrées.

 

Lemon Chicken

For this crowd-pleasing dish, JBF Award winner Michel Richard flavors chicken with roasted lemon pulp and a drizzle of honey and Tabasco.

 

Chicken and Bacon Hash

Who says hash has to be eaten in the morning? Top this spicy, bacon-flecked version from JBF Award winner Donald Link with a fried egg and serve it for supper.

 

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Fingers

Soak chicken tenders in buttermilk and hot sauce before frying for a crisp, addictive dish that's definitely not just for the kids' menu.

 

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Q & A with Carolyn Steel, Author of Hungry City

Carolyn Steel is a 2013 JBF Food Conference speaker

 

Continuing our series of interviews with featured speakers and panelists at this year’s JBF Food Conference, we got in touch with Carolyn Steel, author of Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives. Steel’s concept of “sitopia” (food-place) has gained wide recognition in the emergent field of food urbanism. A London-based architect, lecturer and writer, Steel has been a visiting lecturer and design tutor at Cambridge, London Metropolitan and Wageningen Universities, as well as at the London School of Economics. Steel writes and broadcasts regularly on food, architecture and urbanism, and is in international demand as a speaker. In a few weeks, Carolyn will be taking the JBF Food Conference stage for a talk entitled, "The Hardscape of Appetite".

 

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Taste America Local Dish Challenge: Current Standings

We've got another Local Dish standings update! While Chicago still leads, Santa Barbara has made the biggest gain with about 50 percent more entries than last week. The contest ends in a little more than three weeks—it's still anyone's game.

 

A Local Dish refresher: 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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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Los Angeles

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Los Angeles

 

It's time for a look at this weekend's other James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® city: Los Angeles!

 

On Friday, October 11, we're kicking off the festivities at Union Station with "Food Trucks with the Foundation", a showcase of LA's best authentic Mexican and gourmet trucks, with beers from local breweries to wash it all down. After the reception, Taste America All-Star Rick Bayless will join some of LA's most groundbreaking chefs (full lineup is here) for a five-course meal inside the station. 

 

On Saturday, we'll be at the Farmers Market location of Sur La Table for a day of free cooking demos and local product tastings... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® New York City

James Beard Foundation's Taste America®

 

Now in its penultimate week, James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® will be continuing its cross-country tour this Friday. Here's a preview of what’s on deck in New York City, one of our two upcoming stops.

 

On Friday, October 11, Taste America All-Star Daniel Patterson will join a superlative crew of New York City chefs (see the full lineup here) at Tom Colicchio's Riverpark, where the group will prepare a multi-course meal that links the worlds of food and art.

 

On Saturday, we'll be at the Hell's Kitchen location of Sur La Table for a day of free... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Las Vegas Recap

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Las Vegas

 

Our second weekend of James Beard Foundation's Taste America® also made a stop in Las Vegas. On Saturday we went to Sur la Table to see cooking demonstrations by Taste America All-Star Masaharu Morimoto (who also showed off his vocal talent) and JBF Award–winning pastry chef François Payard. Later that night we headed to the main pool at the Mirage for a walk-around tasting of food and drink prepared by local James Beard Award winners and other Sin City talent. Check out photos from the evening here.

 

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our Las Vegas participants! And don't forget: Taste America is stopping in... Read more >

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Culinary Challenge: Bok Choy

bok choy

 

For many people, it's green peppers. For others, it might be the endless bags of spring lettuce or winter's never-ending supply of rutabaga. For us, it's bok choy.

 

If you belong to a CSA, you know what we're getting at. Even if you're a kitchen whiz, that weekly box is sure to contain at least one vegetable that'll prove to be your culinary Achilles' heel. When bok choy is in ours, we're stumped.

 

What's wrong with bok choy? Nothing really: it's green, it's crisp when not overcooked, it's not difficult to wash. But for some reason we're just never inspired by it. There are only so many times we can sauté those stalky leaves with garlic and ginger and drizzle them with sesame oil before getting bored—and we tend to get a whole lot of bok choy in our CSA boxes here on the East Coast.

 

So this week we decided to think outside the stir-fry and find an arsenal of... Read more >

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