Doughnuts: A Hanukkah Miracle

 

'Tis the season...for frying up delicious Hanukkah treats. We love latkes—we really love latkes—but sometimes we like to celebrate the festival of lights with something sweet. Sufganiyot, round jelly doughnuts topped with powdered sugar, are a Hanukkah tradition, but we'd happily welcome any of these deep-fried desserts to our holiday table:

 

Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

These tasty treats are a fun twist on America’s favorite sandwich.

 

Malasadas (Portuguese Doughnuts)

We think these bite-sized fritters from Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard are... Read more >

Comments (0)

Video: James Beard's Recipe for Salmon Braised in Red Wine

 

We've partnered with Simmer, a new app that allows you to generate step-by-step recipe videos that you can create, watch, and share from your very own kitchen. In the coming weeks and months, we'll continue sharing instructional videos that will teach you how to create tantalizing dishes from JBF Award winners, Beard House chefs, and even Beard himself, all prepared in James Beard's historic New York City kitchen.

 

If you crave soups, stews, and braises during the colder months like we do, look no further than James Beard’s mouthwatering salmon braised in red wine. A simple yet deeply flavored dish, it’s quickly... Read more >

Comments (0)

Happy Hour: Butcher and the Rye's Salinger's Sling

 

As we settle into the colder weather, there’s nothing we love more than cozying up with a good book and a delicious cocktail in tow. But how about combining the two into one warming libation? At the Pittsburgh hot spot Butcher and the Rye, the mixologists are pros when it comes to connecting classic literature with whimsical drinks. Take their name: it's an homage to J.D. Salinger’s beloved novel, Catcher in the Rye, which also was the inspiration for many of their signature drinks. This creative Steel City establishment has garnered widespread acclaim for its multi-level bar, including a semifinalist nod for our 2015 JBF Outstanding Bar Program Award. Their ... Read more >

Comments (0)

Beard House Recipe: Moules Frites Stew

 

Moules Frites Stew​ / Boston Buzz

 

Last year perennial JBF Award nominee Matt Jennings made headlines and broke hearts in Providence when he decamped for Boston to open Townsman, one of the most hotly anticipated restaurant openings of 2015. At his recent Beard House dinner, I was finally able to see why he’s earned a cult-like following throughout New England and beyond. One evening's highlights was Jennings’s take on the classic European dish, moules frites. A bit like the long-lost cousin of New England clam chowder, this iteration had a silky, rich base anchored by end-of-season corn, leeks, and smoky chipotle peppers. Tender Bangs Island... Read more >

Comments (0)

Recipe: Roman Chicory Salad

 

Puntarelle, fennel, citrus, anchovy vinaigrette. Save for the puntarelle (which is a type of chicory), it sounds like a conventional combination,  But this isn't just any salad: it's the recipe that chef Tim Bodell makes for legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola when he dines at Rustic, Francis's Favorites, the on-site restaurant at Coppola's winery. Bodell even uses an authentic puntarelle cutter from Italy to prep the greens. 

 

Get the recipe.

Comments (0)

Recipe Roundup: Braised Meats

 

You've chipped away at your leftovers, dreamed up countless ways to use up days-old turkey, and gotten your kitchen back in order. Now that the marathon of Thanksgiving and its aftermath are over, we bet you're ready for some food from the set-it-and-forget-it school of cooking. Here are some of our favorite braising recipes:
 

Slow-Cooked Pork with Spanish Paprika and Sweet Spices 
Cardamom and 
pimentón give braised pork shoulder a hint of smokiness. 

 

Braised Lamb Belly with Jalapeño Vinegar 
Prepared by Alexander 
Ong... Read more >

Comments (0)

Sponsored Meatless Monday Recipe: April Bloomfield's Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto and Burrata

April Bloomfield's Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto and Burrata

 

Even though temperatures have dropped and the sun sets a lot earlier these days, farmers are still yielding delicious and bountiful produce that are a welcome reprieve from the rich, hearty meat-heavy meals that winter brings. A recent survey by Meatless Monday revealed that diners rank seasonal dishes showcasing produce at their peak of freshness as the top trend when it comes to meatless restaurant menus. Based on the preference of diners, we’re confident that this root-to-tip recipe of roasted carrots with carrot top pesto and burrata from JBF Award winner April Bloomfield will be a hit for those who strive for meat-free meals.

 

“I’m known for all things porcine, but I really... Read more >

Comments (0)

Beard House Recipe: Lamb’s Neck with Duck Yolk Custard, Pickled Radishes, and Sunchokes

 

Lamb’s Neck with Duck Yolk Custard, Pickled Radishes, and Sunchokes / Cambridge Cookout

 

Earlier this fall, a formidable group of culinary colleagues packed up their knives and embarked on a road trip to the Beard House for a decadent feast celebrating innovative Boston-area fare. From seaweed crackers with beets, ricotta, hazelnut, and orange to grassfed Black Angus rib roast with wild bay leaves, kombu, compressed heirloom tomatoes, mussel sabayon, and sea rocket purée to beach plum tarts with sunflower seeds, yogurt, beach rose–Champagne sorbet, and fennel pollen, the entire evening was an edible study of the rich flavors of New England terroir. While Bean Town is only an Amtrak ride from New York City, we couldn't fathom going without a repeat serving of the fork-tender lamb course before our next journey up... Read more >

Comments (0)

Quick Bites: Thanksgiving Leftovers

 

Turkey making you too tired to cook? Here are some easy day-after ideas for using up Thanksgiving leftovers.
 

Mashed Potato Pancakes
Mix leftover mashed potatoes with finely diced ham, shredded Parmesan, and one egg. Chill mixture and then mold into small patties. Dip each patty into flour, then beaten egg, and then bread crumbs and panfry in vegetable oil over medium-high heat until golden brown.
 

Stuffing Hash
Fry leftover stuffing in olive oil until crisp. Top with a poached egg.
 

Curried Turkey Salad
Mix 3/4 cup plain yogurt with 2 tablespoons curry powder, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Combine with 3 cups cubed turkey, 1/2 cup shredded carrot, ½ cup shredded cucumber, and 1/4 cup dried cranberries. Garnish with chopped cashews.


Cranberry Cheesecake
Top cheesecake with chilled cranberry sauce. Done.
 ... Read more >

Comments (0)

Thanksgiving Recipe: Concord Grape Pie

 

Instead of the ubiquitous apple and pumpkin varieties, give this delicious Concord grape pie a whirl this year. This effortless recipe comes from James Beard himself: “In earlier times slip-skin grapes were commonly baked in pies like any other fruit,” he wrote in American Cookery. “Many people like to serve this pie with cheese—aged cheddar or a less flavorful cheese, such as cream cheese, Monterey jack, or one of the milder imported cheeses.” Defying tradition can be hard, but we feel strongly this one's worth it. Get the recipe.

Comments (0)

Pages

JBF Kitchen Cam