On the Menu: Week of August 18

A cocktail at the James Beard House

 

Monday, August 18, 7:00 P.M 
Along the 38th Parallel 
From Napa Valley to Calabria, the Ionian Islands to Alicante, some of the world’s most renowned destinations for exceptional food and wine are situated upon the 38th parallel. Celebrating its own spot on the latitude, Parallel 38 in Charlottesville, Virginia, features topflight Mediterranean plates and an ambitious wine program. 

 

Tuesday, August 19, 7:00 P.M 
Renegade Wine Dinner 
What do you get when you put a wd~50 kitchen alum and former Gilt wine director together? The highly-praised Pearl & Ash. Throw in a Tuesday Renegade Wine Dinner Series, a limited-access email list, an abundance of wine, and you’ve got the makings of an epic night. Get on our list before this dinner is sold out!

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JBF Hosts Fifth Chefs Boot Camp for Policy & Change

 

From September 7 to 9, 2014, more than a dozen chefs from around the country will convene for the James Beard Foundation’s fifth Chefs Boot Camp for Policy & Change at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, Arkansas.

 

The multi-faceted program will instruct attendees policy and advocacy skills through the lens of access and affordability of food. The three-day intensive series of workshops, conducted in partnership with the Chef Action Network (CAN) and with support from the Osprey Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and JBF board member Eric Kessler, is designed to provide chefs with the tools they need to be effective advocates for food-system issues they believe in.

 

The intensive program will also feature content expertise from K. Rashid Nuri, one of the country’s foremost... Read more >

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Video: Daniel Boulud Riffs on American Cuisine

 

Today we're marking the one-month countdown to the return of James Beard Foundation's Taste America® this fall! Though he may not be native to this country, no one could possibly dispute JBF Award winner Daniel Boulud's profound impact on America's dining landscape. At our recent Taste America kickoff party, we gave the world-renowned chef and his team a difficult task: in addition to preparing the delectable spread for the evening's festivities, we asked them to describe their take on American cuisine—in just four words. Watch the video above to see what made the cut!

 

Boulud is our Honorary All-Star Chef for James Beard Foundation's Taste America®, our ten-city epicurean tour of exclusive dining events, cooking demos, artisanal tastings, and more. He'll also be teaming up with JBF Award winner April Bloomfield at our New... Read more >

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Expo Milano: Vote for Our Panel at South by Southwest Interactive

Expo Milano

 

As we've reported earlier, the James Beard Foundation is one of the organizations leading the conception and buildout of the USA Pavilion at next year's world expo in Milan, which, for the first time in world-fair history, will focus exclusively on food.

 

Even though Expo Milano won't begin until May, we've already got plenty to say about the event's theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life." In fact, we've created an Expo-related panel for consideration at next spring's South by Southwest Interactive, with our own executive vice president Mitchell Davis, Bolthouse Farms's Jeff Dunn, National Geographic's Kaitlin Yarnall, and GE's Linda Boff as speakers. In order to get our panel into one of the coveted programming slots in Austin next year,... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of August 11

A Reception at the James Beard House

 

Here's what's coming up at the James Beard House and beyond.

 

Monday, August 11, 7:00 P.M

Rustic Farmhouse Rendezvous 

Agricola has the farm-to-table playbook down pat: each day its affiliated Great Road Farm delivers just-plucked produce to the restaurant’s kitchen, where French Laundry alum Josh Thomsen transforms it into irresistible cuisine. Join us when Great Road’s Steve Tomlinson and chef Thomsen share a taste of their fruitful culinary partnership.

 

Tuesday, August 12, 7:00 P.M 

The Rich Table 

Evan and Sarah Rich met while working the line at the award-winning NYC restaurant Bouley before moving West to cook at San Francisco hot spots like Coi, Michael Mina, and... Read more >

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Expo Milano: Andrea Bocelli at Countdown to Expo

 

For this week's Expo Milano update, a video interlude: renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli singing "La Forza del Sorriso" (The Power of a Smile) in this promotional video for Expo Milano and its opening ceremony on April 30, 2015. Bocelli also performed the song earlier this year at an event that kicked off the countdown to the world's fair.

 

The James Beard Foundation, along with the International Culinary Center, is leading the conception and buildout of the American Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. For the first time in world-fair history, the theme of the expo is food. More on that here.

 

View our complete archive of Expo Milano coverage.

 

For more information about USA Pavilion, visit USAPavilion2015.net and follow... Read more >

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JBF Presents Health & Food: Is Better Food the Prescription for a Healthier America?

 

 

On October 27 and 28, the James Beard Foundation will host the fifth annual James Beard Foundation Food Conference at the Convene Conference Center (730 Third Avenue) in New York City. 

 

This year’s theme, Health & Food: Is Better Food the Prescription for a Healthier America?, will bring together thought leaders in agricultural technology, nutrition science, processing, manufacturing, policy, and public health to take a hard look at health and food, and what is and is not working to address the health impacts of the modern American diet. ​

 

The JBF Food Conference will also include the fourth annual James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards, held at Hearst Tower and co-hosted by Good Housekeeping with support from the GRACE Communications Foundation

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On the Menu: Week of August 4

Wine Glasses

 

Monday, August 4, 6:00 P.M 
Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: New Orleans 
If you’re interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at dhbrown@jamesbeard.org or 212.627.1128. Proceeds support the Foundation’s scholarships and culinary programs.

 

Monday, August 4, 7:00 P.M 
Celebrity Chef Tour: Washington, D.C 
For reservations or more information, please visit celebritycheftour.com. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145 or jmarshall@jamesbeard.org

 

Tuesday, August 5, 7:00 P.M 
The Mission Gem 
“On every dish, Des Voignes and his team surprise the palate,” wrote San Francisco Chronicle critic Michael Bauer in his three-... Read more >

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Expo Milano: Welcome to American Food 2.0

 

 

Already an unrivaled culinary destination, Italy will become an even greater attraction for food lovers starting in May of next year, when, for the first time in the history of world's fairs, Expo Milano 2015 will launch with the theme, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” The James Beard Foundation and the International Culinary Center have partnered to form Friends of the USA Pavilion Milano 2015, which will conceive, design, fundraise for, and produce the USA Pavilion and programs at Expo Milano 2015. For a preview of the pavilion and its theme, "American Food 2.0," check out the above video.

 

For more information about USA Pavilion, visit USAPavilion2015.net and follow @USAexpo2015 on Twitter. To learn more about Expo Milan, visit ... Read more >

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On The Menu: Week of July 28

The James Beard House

 

Tuesday, July 29, 7:00 P.M 
Pushing the Frontier of Flavor 
Named after the Italian word for “rebel,” Ribelle lives up to its moniker with food that’s “startling, inventive, and smart,” as Devra First wrote in her rave four-star Boston Globereview. The eclectic, skillfully composed menu is overseen by Tim Maslow, a Momofuku Ssäm Bar alum and a 2014 Rising Star award semifinalist.

 

Wednesday, July 30, 7:00 P.M 
Tour of Eastern Provinces 
Long before loonies and Mounties were even a twinkle in Canada’s eye, the majestic nation boasted a rich culinary history rooted in bountiful natural resources. Join us at the Beard House when this talented group of Canadian chefs shows us how they do it up north.

 

 

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