Soup's On

French Onion and Mushroom Soup with Bourbon and Swiss Cheese


Nothing brightens a cold November day like a big pot of soup bubbling away on the stove. Here are some of the recipes we return to every winter:


White Bean and Cauliflower Soup with Truffle Oil

Luxuriously creamy and oh-so-simple, this aromatic soup is perfect for winter.


Spicy Tomato and Chipotle Soup with Calamari and Chorizo Sausage

This deeply flavored soup comes together in less than half an hour. Be careful not to overcook the calamari so it stays tender.


Lentil Soup with Chard and Lemon

A tart, Syrian-inspired version of lentil soup that's delicious served with crusty bread.... Read more >

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JBF on the Air: Dan Kluger

Dan Kluger on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis


On last week’s episode of Taste Matters, host Mitchell Davis invited Dan Kluger, executive chef of New York City’s renowned ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina, to the Heritage Radio Network studios. The pair talked about recent trends in the local and national restaurant scenes, the true meaning of farm-to-table dining, the impact and importance of vegetables, and much more. To learn more about how Dan utilizes local produce in his restaurants, what he believes contributes to the complex manifestation of taste, and the philosophy behind his culinary style, take a listen below!


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In Memoriam: Charlie Trotter

Charlie Trotter at the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards


We are deeply saddened by the passing of renowned chef and restaurateur Charlie Trotter, who died today at the age of 54. Trotter was a pioneer in the food industry, forever changing American cuisine with his Chicago restaurant Charlie Trotter’s, which was an international culinary destination for 25 years before closing in 2012.


“Charlie Trotter was not only one of our country’s most influential chefs, he was a mentor, an innovator, and a great humanitarian,” said Susan Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation. “He was also a friend and great supporter of our Foundation from its very beginning. He will be missed.”


Charlie Trotter was the recipient of nine James Beard Awards, including the 2012 Humanitarian of the Year award. He was also a frequent guest chef at the James Beard House and was the 2007 honoree at Chefs & Champagne. Read his profile in our 2012 JBF Awards program ... Read more >

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Recipe: Candied Walnut–Apple Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Recipe for candied walnut–apple salad with lemon vinaigrette, adapetd by the James Beard Foundation


We love Thanksgiving just as much as anyone. But with the holiday comes the specter of refrigerators bulging with persistent, heavy leftovers. It's enough to make us preemptively scramble for lighter fare.


This simple but flavorful salad comes from some folks who know a thing or two about the perils of gluttony: the team from Jack Stack, a family of barbecue restaurants in the Kansas City area. It's a classic mix of arugula, puckery Granny Smith apples, raw red onions, and blue cheese—and a welcome bit of relief from those towering platters of succulent, hickory-smoked 'cue and burnt ends.

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Pear Perfection

Brown Butter-Polenta Cake with Wine-Poached Pears


Enjoy a simple, seasonal meal inspired by one of our favorite fall fruits.

Maple Pears and Prosciutto

This easy-to-make appetizer plays sweet icewine and maple off of salty prosciutto.


Butternut Squash Soup with Curried Pears and Toasted Pecans

A topping of spiced, sautéed pears and crunchy pecans add depth and texture to this gorgeous squash soup.

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