James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Miami Recap

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Miami

 

In addition to Chicago, the great city of Miami was also on the itinerary for the first weekend of James Beard Foundation's Taste America®. On Friday we headed to the historic Ancient Spanish Monastery, where we enjoyed a fabulous meal prepared by James Beard Award–winning and other top Florida-based chefs. Saturday consisted of cooking demonstrations and cookbook signings by Top Chef Just Desserts Yigit Pura and Taste America All-Star Ted Allen at Sur La Table.

 

Check out photos from of Miami events here. We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our participants! And don't forget:... Read more >

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Visa Signature Presents James Beard Foundation's Taste America®

James Beard Foundation's Taste America®

 

For more than 25 years, the James Beard Foundation has been America’s arbiter of taste. Whether at our annual industry awards or at exceptional guest-chef dinners at the historic James Beard House, we’re always in pursuit of top culinary talent and bringing it to food lovers who seek the best.

 

Now that we’re hitting the road for James Beard Foundation’s Taste America®, we’re connecting the country’s best chefs with an even wider community of discerning epicureans—but the most exclusive access will be reserved only for those who carry Chase Sapphire Preferred® cards and enjoy Chase Ultimate RewardsSM.

 

Headlined by our award-winning Taste America All-Stars and held at fabulous venues, our festival dinners will spotlight the best... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Chicago Recap

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Chicago

 

The first weekend of James Beard Foundation's Taste America® is a wrap! On Friday our team headed to Chicago, where we enjoyed a spectacular meal prepared by James Beard Award–winning and other top Midwestern chefs, an after-party featuring up-and-coming Chicago talent, and cooking demonstrations by Paul Kahan and Taste America All-Star Richard Blais, who, naturally, brandished a canister of liquid nitrogen during a margarita demonstration.

 

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our Chicago participants! And don't forget: Taste America is swinging through many more cities during the coming weekends.

 

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® would not be possible without the generous support of our... Read more >

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JBF Partners with Taste of Tennis

The James Beard Foundation is the 2013 Taste of Tennia beneficiary

 

Food is the obvious name of the game here at the James Beard Foundation, but this month, we're dipping our toes into the wide world of sports.

 

Taste of Tennis, the world's premier food and tennis experience, drafts professional athletes and influential chefs for a unique tasting event with a sports twist. Each year, a portion of the event's proceeds benefits an organization that exemplifies passion, dedication, and excellence. The 14th Annual BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis is proud to name the James Beard Foundation as its 2013 beneficiary. In addition to amazing food, this one-of-a-kind experience on August 22 will feature a variety of themed lounges, signature cocktails, and appearances by host Serena Williams and headlining chef and JBF Award winner Marcus Samuelsson. (Other participating chef talent includes JBF Award winner Michael Solomonov, Top Chef Masters winner... Read more >

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New JBF Shirts from Flavour Gallery

James Beard Foundation t-shirts from Flavour Gallery

 

When our partnership with Flavour Gallery debuted last summer, we gave you the opportunity to show some love for JBF by donning one of the food-themed attire company's "JBF Collection" t-shirts. (The company also produces clothing for top chefs like Chris Cosentino, Johnny Iuzzini, and Andrew Zimmern, our 2013 Chefs & Champagne® New York honoree.) Now, on the one-year anniversary of this collaboration, Flavour Gallery has unveiled two new JBF styles: the "Peace, Love, Champagne", and another shirt that features a quote about James Beard's affection for pork. Each is available in men and women's cuts. Best all, 15 percent of proceeds go straight to JBF.

 

Browse and buy all new and original shirts ... Read more >

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ShortDocs Challenge: Cast Your Vote for the People's ShortDoc Award Winner

The James Beard Foundation is partnering with the Third Coast International Audio Festival's 2013 ShortDocs Challenge

 

As we reported a few months back, we've partnered with the Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCIAF), a curator of "sound-rich stories", on its ShortDocs Challenge, an annual competition that invites storytelling enthusiasts to create a brief radio piece inspired by the theme of the 2013 JBF Food Conference, appetite. TCIAF encourages entrants to "interpret 'appetite' broadly, from the literal to the figurative. Consider stories of hunger and obesity, craving and satiety, profit and desire."

 

After some serious listening, the TCIAF team whittled... Read more >

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Bocuse d'Or USA Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Competition

 

 

Applications for a spot on the Bocuse d'Or USA team are now being accepted

 

 

 

Think you have what it takes to represent America at the world's most prestigious culinary competition? The Bocuse d'Or USA Foundation is now taking applications for a coveted spot on Team USA, which will go on to compete at the next Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France in 2015. The entry period ends June 30. 

 

Led by our friends Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Jerome Bocuse, the foundation will invite eight applicants to audition for the team this fall, with two possible outcomes: one competitor, along with his or her commis, may be chosen to advance directly to Lyon, or the directors could select four finalists to compete in a national competition in 2014. In the latter scenario, the winner of the national contest will go on to represent the United States at the Bocuse d'Or.... Read more >

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National Cooking Up Change Competiton Approaches

The James Beard Foundation is the official culinary partner of Cooking Up Change

 

Cooking Up Change, the Healthy Schools Campaign–backed competition to improve school lunch, has held its final three regional qualifiers in the cities of Winston-Salem, NC; Anaheim, CA; and Memphis, fielding winners from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, Santa Ana Valley High School, and Craigmont High School, respectively. These student-led teams, along with the victors from five earlier qualifiers, are advancing to the national competition in Washington, D.C., where they will present their versions of healthy school lunch, prepared within the real-life constraints of limited ingredient lists and tight prep times. The James Beard Foundation is proud to be the official culinary partner of the competition.

 

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More Cooking Up Change Qualifiers

The James Beard Foundation is the official culinary partner of Cooking Up Change

 

Since we last posted about Cooking Up Change, a nationwide high school competition to improve school lunch, the Healthy Schools Campaign–backed initiative has held two more of its regional qualifiers, one in St. Louis and another in Jacksonville.

 

In St. Louis, a three-student team from Beaumont High School (pictured at top) took the win with their menu of barbecue baked chicken, sautéed broccoli and carrots, and poached pears. You can read St. Louis Public Radio's coverage of the competition on its website

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JBF Partners with the Third Coast International Audio Festival's ShortDocs Challenge

The James Beard Foundation is partnering with the Third Coast International Audio Festival's 2013 ShortDocs Challenge

 

Here at JBF, we're all about the sense of taste. But thanks to Chicago's Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCIAF), we're about to start putting our ears to work, too.

 

A weekly radio show, audio library, podcast, and public listening series all rolled into one aural package, TCIAF curates sound-rich stories from around the world and helps them reach as many ears as possible. They also run the ShortDocs Challenge, an annual competition that invites anyone and everyone to create a short radio piece based on a unique set of rules and a partnering organization. This year's partner? Yours truly.

 

More specifically, the 2013 ShortDocs Challenge is... Read more >

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