Interview with JBF Award Nominee Jessica Largey of Manresa

Jessica Largey of Manresa

 

Epicureans from around the country travel to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains to get a taste of Manresa, where chef de cuisine Jessica Largey executes thoughtful, inventive, and elegant fare that’s steeped in the rich terroir of Northern California. Below, the 2014 nominee for our Rising Star Chef of the Year Award fills us in on her ideal kitchen playlist, earliest food memory, and thoughts on gender politics in the restaurant industry.

 

JBF: How would you describe your culinary style? 

 

Jessica Largey: I’d say that I have a naturalist approach, which is definitely something I’ve developed while at Manresa. I like using techniques that are purposeful and preserve the integrity of the product.  ... Read more >

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Interview with Maxwell Britten of Maison Premiere

Maxwell Britten of Maison Premiere

 

With its rigorous cocktail program, romantic environs, and dapper staff, Outstanding Bar Award nominee Maison Premiere is an oasis of Old World style in Brooklyn’s Pabst Blue Ribbon country. Below, beverage director Maxwell Britten tells us about his favorite drink on the current menu, the first recipe he mastered as a young barkeep, and how to make a great mint julep for your Kentucky Derby bash.   

 

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JBF: How would you sum up the Maison Premiere philosophy?

 

MB: I think the overall goal is to have a transporting experience for our guests. We try to do this through both visuals and the menu. As you walk in the door, the first thing you see is the horseshoe bar. You see the absinthe fountain made of green marble, and the pristinely dressed bartenders with suspenders and slicked-back hair. And then there's the menu, which is like an archive... Read more >

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Awards Watch: 2014 Journalism Nominees

The 2014 James Beard Foundation Journalism Nominees

 

Want to check out our 2014 Journalism Award nominees, but don't know where to start? We've done the hard work for you and compiled links to all of the stories that are up for medals. Now have at it!

 

The 2014 James Beard Awards will be held in New York City in May. The Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards ceremony will take place at Gotham Hall on Friday, May 2, with the James Beard Awards Gala to follow on Monday, May 5, at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater. Tickets to the main gala are now on sale, while the Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards ceremony is by invitation only.

 

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Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction

 

Scott Mowbray and Ann Taylor Pittman
Cooking Light
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Sponsored Post: Fly Delta Innovation Class with JBF Award Winner Sean Brock

Delta Innovation Class

 

When you fly Delta, the official airline of the James Beard Awards, you can count on world-class service, a wide spectrum of in-flight entertainment, and so much more. But what about a smart and engaging seatmate? Turns out you can have that, too.

 

Introducing Delta Innovation Class, a mentoring program at 35,000 feet. For this one-of-a-kind experience, the airline is flying forward-thinking leaders to events around the world. They’re also giving you a chance to tag along. 

 

What does this have to do with JBF? One of the Delta Innovation Class destinations is the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday, May 5, in New York City. The passenger flying there? 2014 ... Read more >

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Awards Watch: 2014 Broadcast & New Media Nominees

The 2014 James Beard Foundation Broadcast & New Media Nominees

 

If it's true that you eat with your eyes (and, uh, ears?), then there's a huge feast for you below. We've gathered links to all of our Broadcast & New Media Award nominees, a compelling bounty of food-related television, webcasts, and radio. Please note that some of this content is password-protected, but we've provided all of the necessary credentials.

 

The 2014 James Beard Awards will be held in New York City in May. The Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards ceremony will take place at Gotham Hall on Friday, May 2, with the James Beard Awards Gala to follow on Monday, May 5, at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater. Tickets to the main gala on now on sale, while the Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards ceremony is by invitation only.

 

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Buy 2014 Book Award Nominees in the JBF Amazon Store

The James Beard Foundation Amazon Store

 

Isn't it funny how your shelves always seem to have room for just one more cookbook? Good thing we just added this year's batch of JBF Book Award–nominated titles to our Amazon store. Go buy one—or anything else, for that matter—and the James Beard Foundation will get a cut of the purchase. Go on, you know you want to.

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The Complete 2014 JBF Award Nominees

The 2014 James Beard Award nominees

 

Didn't catch today's nominee announcement in Chicago? Don't fret: we've posted the entire list below. 

 

The 2014 James Beard Awards will be held in New York City in May. The Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards ceremony will take place at Gotham Hall on Friday, May 2, with the James Beard Awards Gala to follow on Monday, May 5, at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater. Tickets to the main gala go on sale today, while the Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards ceremony is by invitation only.

 

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2014 James Beard Foundation Broadcast and New Media Awards

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Radio Show/Audio Webcast

 

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The 2014 JBF Award Nominee Announcement: What You Need to Know

The Publican in Chicago

 

Let’s see: we’ve revealed the 2014 Restaurant and Chef semifinalists, shared our latest America’s Classics and Who's Who inductees, and announced who’s headlining the festivities at Lincoln Center and Gotham Hall this year. Have we missed anything? Ah, yes: the nominee announcement!

 

As per our tradition of... Read more >

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Awards Watch: The 2014 Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America

James Beard Award Medallion

 

The James Beard Foundation is proud to announce the six 2014 inductees to the Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America. This prestigious award is given to renowned culinary professionals who have made a significant and unique contribution to the American food and beverage industry. We'll be honoring the new class at our Awards ceremony at Lincoln Center in May.

 

The 2014 Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America inductees are:

 

Food Writer Edward Behr
Edward Behr is the editor and publisher of the quarterly food magazine, The Art of Eating. First published as an eight-page newsletter in 1986, it has grown to become one of the most respected magazines about food and wine.

 

Chef and Restaurateur John Besh
John Besh is a chef and native son dedicated to the culinary riches of southern Louisiana. Besh has nine restaurants including his flagship restaurant, August, which merges... Read more >

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Ted Allen and Mario Batali to Headline the 2014 James Beard Awards

Ted Allen and Mario Batali to Headline the 2014 James Beard Awards

 

For this spring's James Beard Awards gala, an evening that already promises a high concentration of culinary star power, we're handing headlining duties to two industry bigwigs. Chopped host and author Ted Allen has signed on to act as master of ceremonies, while chef, television personality, and culinary empire builder Mario Batali will serve as gala chef chair. The two stars will preside over an evening themed "Sounds of the City,” a celebration of the relationship between music and food, and the many ways in which the culinary community is inspired by music and the artists who create it. The motif will extend into our tasting reception, where chefs from some of America’s beloved musical cities will create dishes inspired by their favorite sounds. This year's gala will be held at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Monday, May 5.

 

This year's Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards ceremony will take place at... Read more >

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