Video: Peter Chang Returns to the James Beard House

Nearly three years after he was profiled in The New Yorker (subscription required), the famously itinerant Peter Chang seems to have gingerly set down roots. He splits his dinner shifts among three different Chinese restaurants in central Virginia, and though it's said that his exact location on any given night remains anybody's guess, we managed to pin him down for a celebration of the Year of the Snake at the James Beard House. You can watch a short video of Chang working in the kitchen below. A film from his 2012 event can be seen here.


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JBF Hits Times Square

JBF has had a strong presence in New York City this year. In May we were honored with an Empire State Building illumination. This month we've headed a few blocks uptown to Times Square, where the snazzy, sky-high Jumbotron will display a short video featuring the Foundation and some of its valued partners through New Year's Day. Watch the clip below, or be sure to look up if you find yourself at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue this holiday season.


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Watch Adam Gopnik Speak at the JBF Food Conference

The first day of last week's conference concluded with a brilliant synthesis from Adam Gopnik, a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of The Table Comes First. Watch his presentation below:


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Watch Patent Attorney Dan Ravicher Speak at the JBF Food Conference

Last year Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT), a not-for-profit legal services organization, filed suit on behalf of 60 family farmers, seed businesses, and organic agricultural organizations against Monsanto Company, challenging the corporation's patents on genetically modified seed. (Since the initial filing, the number of plaintiffs has risen to 83.) Dan Ravicher, PUBPAT's executive director and counsel to the plaintiffs in the case, which is now known as Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association, et al. v. Monsanto, spoke at our food conference last week. Watch:


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Wendell Berry at the JBF Food Conference


Here's farmer, poet, and author Wendell Berry speaking at today's food conference, which examined the role of trust in our food system. In his talk, Berry, who was also honored at last night's JBF Leadership Awards, presents his vision for a 50-year Farm Bill.


We'll be posting more footage from the conference tomorrow. You can also see all of the archived videos here.

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Watch Marcus Samuelsson Speak at the JBF Food Conference


Just moments ago, JBF Award winner Marcus Samuelsson and journalist Jane Black finished a conversation called, "Trust, A Community Approach." You can watch the footage above, and if you visit our Livestream page, you'll find an archive of all of the panels and talks that have been held so far at this year's JBF Food Conference. Make sure you're following us on Twitter for the rest of the day and use #jbfleads to track the conversation.

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Video: Food at Chefs & Champagne


Months from now, when summer will be a distant memory, we'll be playing the above clip from our friends at Plum on a constant loop: it features highlights from last month's sun-soaked Chefs & Champagne New York, our annual tasting party in the Hamptons. Watch it now to see many of the dishes from this year's menu, including grub from JBF Award winners Daniel Humm, Marcus Samuelsson, and Chris Hastings.

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Plum TV Previews Chefs & Champagne® New York


A celebrity chef–studded lineup. Outstanding food. Flowing Champagne. A picturesque vineyard setting.


That's what's on the menu at this Saturday's Chefs & Champagne in the Hamptons. If you're still on the fence about attending, check out this preview of the event from our friends at Plum TV.

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Video: Peter Chang Cooks at the James Beard House

For years, in-the-know food lovers have been in hot pursuit of Peter Chang, the exceptionally talented Chinese chef who famously flits among restaurants. (Calvin Trillin reported on the elusive Chang for a New Yorker profile, which you can read here—subscription required.) At Monday night's Beard House dinner, lucky guests got to taste Chang's renowned Sichuan cuisine at a special celebration of the Chinese New Year. Below is a short video from the event:

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