Presenting Evenings AFAR: Australia

Australian chef Alla Wolf-Tasker


Even though our mission is celebrate America's diverse culinary heritage, we're never ones to pass on great cuisine from farther afield. To satisfy our wanderlusting appetites, the James Beard Foundation is launching the Evenings AFAR dinner series. In partnership with AFAR media, this exciting program will spotlight must-visit international destinations for food and wine, and will invite chefs from foreign lands to prepare meals at the historic James Beard House.


The series begins with a gustatory trip Down Under. Long known for its independent spirit and its marvels of the natural world, it's no surprise that Australia offers a unique cuisine that's rooted in pristine ingredients and a fierce creativity. The country's one-of-a-kind cooking will be on display at the Beard House on... Read more >

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