For Second Year, JBF Partners with Cooking Up Change

Winning students at the Chicago Cooking Up Change qualifier

 

For the second year in a row, we're joining Cooking Up Change, a nationwide competition among high school students to improve school lunch, as its official culinary partner. Started by the Chicago-based Healthy Schools Campaign, the contest takes place in six cities and invites student-led teams to craft delicious school lunches within the real-life constraints of limited ingredient lists and tight deadlines. Finalists from each city will compete in the national competition in Washington, D.C. in May of 2013.

 

The first (and biggest) regional qualifier took place in Chicago last month, with the team from Washington High School, pictured above, winning first place. You can read more about the Chicago competition... Read more >

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Partnerships: Not By Bread Alone at NYU

 

For a taste of the theatrical and the culinary arts in one evening, head to New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts next month for a performance of Not By Bread Alone by the Israel-based Nalaga'at Theater Deaf-Blind Acting Ensemble. With acclaimed runs in Tel Aviv and London, this must-see performance features on-stage bread baking and stories about the fascinating condition of life without sight and sound. The experience also includes on-site recreations of Tel Aviv's BlackOut restaurant and Café Kapish. Stagings will begin on January 16 and continue through the end of the month.

 

As a partner of this extraordinary production, we're proud to offer members of the JBF community an early bird discount. By using the code EARLYJBF when purchasing orchestra tickets by December 15, you'll save $25.... Read more >

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Recipe: Tajine of Seafood Chermoula

Michelle Bernstein's recipe for tajine of seafood chermoula

 

One of our go-to resources for seafood recipes is Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, a California-based program that educates businesses, diners, and shoppers about environmentally-minded marine life consumption. The recipes have been loaned by some of America's favorite chefs, including Rick Bayless, Mario Batali, and Alton Brown, so they're guaranteed to become delicious staples in your kitchen. Better still, they're made with species that appear on the aquarium's "Best Choices" and "Good Alternatives" lists, which means your meal will have little to no impact on our oceans' health. Lately we can't get enough of JBF Award winner Michelle Bernstein's contribution to the Seafood Watch collection: a steamy tajine of... Read more >

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Sponsored Post: Green & Black's Chocolate Celebrates Fair Trade Month

 

October doesn’t just mark the return of hot apple cider and pumpkin-spiced anything and everything. It’s also Fair Trade Month! Green & Black’s, our official chocolate purveyor and a long-time maker of Fair Trade-certified products, has been promoting this important movement over on their Facebook page all month.

 

Right from the start, Green & Black’s and its founders, Craig Sams and Jo Fairley, were committed to bringing an organic and ethically produced chocolate to market. In 1994 the company introduced its Maya Gold bar, the first chocolate bar to earn the UK’s Fair Trade mark. As of early 2011, the entire range of Green & Black’s bars and beverages bears the Fair Trade seal.

 

Fair Trade initiatives support over 1.2 million farmers and workers in 66 countries. As the movement has grown, Fair Trade International US reports that there are now Fair Trade standards for over 300 raw... Read more >

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Triar Seafood Donates Proceeds to JBF Scholarship Drive

Triar Seafood will donate a percentage of red shrimp sales to the James Beard Foundation Silver Anniversary Scholarship Drive

 

One of the James Beard House's most valued suppliers, Triar Seafood has provided chefs with pristine quality, responsibly sourced seafood for over 20 years. And for the next two months, this fine purveyor is also giving support to the next generation of chefs.

 

From now until the end of November, a percentage of sustainably harvested Royal Red shrimp purchases from Triar Seafood will be donated to the James Beard Foundation Silver Anniversary Scholarship Drive. This beautiful, coral-red species is sought after by discerning chefs for its delicate flavor, superior texture, and numerous culinary applications. Collected off the coast of St. Augustine, Florida, these prized shrimp are delicious as sashimi, ceviche, in salads,... Read more >

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Partnerships: Krug Champagne and Marc Forgione Team up for Dinners Benefiting JBF

 

Marc Forgione and Krug Champagne are joining forces for two elaborate dinners next week, and we're beyond honored that they have made JBF the sole beneficiary. The events, which will both be held at the Krug House New York in Chelsea, will feature seasonal tasting menus prepared by the Iron Chef himself, as well as a selection of incomparable Krug cuvées. After having recently tasted Forgione's cooking at the James Beard House, we can guarantee that this a not-to-be-missed experience. You can purchase tickets here.

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Partnerships: The Las Vegas Wine & Food Festival

The Las Vegas Wine & Food Festival, benefiting the James Beard Foundation

Swinging through Sin City this weekend? Be sure to check out the Las Vegas Wine & Food Festival, which will take place at the Red Rock Casino & Resort Pool. The draw: oodles of local talent, flowing drinks, and Vegas-inspired entertainment. Best of all? The James Beard Foundation is the sole beneficiary of proceeds raised at the event.

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Green & Black's USA Features JBF-Themed Q & A

 

Green & Black's USA, an official James Beard House purveyor, is running a Q & A about yours truly on their Facebook page. Head on over to read about a typical day at JBF; our various programming and membership levels; and which Green & Black's chocolate flavors we like to nibble on at work.

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JBF and the Illumination Fund Collaborate on the NYC Green Cart Fresh Food Pack

 

Seeing that education is an important slice of the JBF pie, we’re always looking for opportunities to help others learn about the value of good meal. So when the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund—a supporter of the New York City Department of Health’s Green Cart Initiative—invited us to collaborate on a project that feeds our fellow New Yorkers, we were more than happy to oblige.
 
In an effort to improve the diets of city dwellers with limited access to fresh produce, the Green Cart Initiative has just released the NYC Green Cart Fresh Food Pack, a two-part collection of 20 recipes made with fruits and vegetables commonly and seasonally found on Green Carts. The set, which includes a tip card and a kids card, features recipes by renowned New York chefs, healthcare... Read more >

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JBF Partners with Flavour Gallery for Tasty Tees

 

Our forté has been and will always be food, but lately we've been dabbling in other trades. Earlier this year we released our first book, and now we're unveiling our first clothing line. Thanks to our new partnership with Flavour Gallery, a food-themed attire company, now anyone can show their love for JBF by donning one of their "JBF Collection" t-shirts. Styles are available for men, women, and even children, and a percentage of every purchase will be donated to JBF. Browse and buy here

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