On the Menu: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

 

Here’s a taste of what’s on tap today at the Beard House and around the country.
 

Beard on Books, 12:00 P.M.
Katja Goldman, Judy Bernstein Bunzl, and Lisa Rotmil, The Community Table: Recipes and Stories from the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan and Beyond

 

Chefs and longstanding members of JCC Manhattan Katja Goldman, Lisa Rotmil, and Judy Bernstein Bunzl came together over a love for food, community, and friendship to create and share recipes that reflect the international melting pot of modern Jewish cooking, including Bulgur Salad with Pomegranates and Pine Nuts; Chicken Soup with... Read more >

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On the Menu: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

 

Here’s a taste of what’s on tap today at the Beard House.

 

Beard on Books, 12:00 P.M.
Susan Ungaro, Alison Tozzi Liu, and Anya Hoffman​


James Beard's Classic All-American Eats: Recipes and Stories from Our Best-Loved Local Restaurants

 

Each year the James Beard Foundation adds a new roster of local dining legends to its storied list of America’s Classics. From Totonno’s in Brooklyn to Camp Washington’s Cincinnati Chili to San Francisco’s Yank Sing, these timeless institutions span from coast to coast, representing some of the best of our national nostalgia-inducing cuisines. Now hungry readers will finally have the chance... Read more >

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The Bookshelf: Vegetarian India with JBF Award Winner Madhur Jaffrey

 

It’s no exaggeration to call Madhur Jaffrey the “Godmother of Indian Cooking.” The actress, chef, and multiple JBF Award–winning author has been guiding natives and Indophilic foreigners through the subtleties of the Subcontinent’s edible empire since her first cookbook was published in 1973. Last week, she visited the Beard House to share stories and insights from her latest work, Vegetarian India (Knopf), for our monthly Beard on Books series. During his introduction, JBF executive vice president Mitchell Davis explained that this was, in fact, a triumphant return—Jaffrey was the very first author to kick off our Beard on Books series, and even before that, was a friend “when there was no James Beard Foundation, only a James Beard.”

 

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On the Menu: Week of February 1

 

Here’s what’s coming up at the James Beard House and around the country:


Monday, February 1, 7:00 P.M.

Splash of Winter Rosé

Oenophiles associate rosé with summertime sipping, but Café ArtScience’s Patrick Campbell and Renae Connolly are out to prove that this delicate wine also shines in wintertime. True to the restaurant’s creative philosophy, they’ll treat Beard House guests to a boundary-pushing meal where innovation meets fine dining.

 

Tuesday, February 2, 7:00 P.M.

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Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking, Past and Present

 

For most people, the phrase “Indian cookbook” is synonymous with one name only—Madhur Jaffrey. The multiple JBF Award winner and “Godmother of Indian cooking” has been shaping our conceptions of the edible Subcontinent for nearly a half century, and shows no sign of slowing her prolific pace. Her most recent tome, Vegetarian India (Knopf), garnered rave reviews from the press and chefs alike. Next week, Jaffrey will share stories and insights from the book at our monthly Beard on Books reading series. In honor of her legacy, we’re dipping back into the archives to sample her last literary Beard event, a dinner from April 1995, that showcased recipes from her cookbook, Flavors of India (Carol Southern). Read on for a glimpse of the theme and the menu, and join us on February 3 to see what has fellow veg-heads April Bloomfield and Yotam Ottolenghi so excited... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of January 11

 

Here’s what’s coming up at the James Beard House and around the country:


Tuesday, January 12, 7:00 P.M.

Legendary Career: Christian Delouvrier Celebration

Through his mastery of classic French cuisine and series of acclaimed restaurants, Christian Delouvrier has nurtured countless promising cooks into accomplished chefs. Join friends and protégés as they toast their mentor’s illustrious career through fabulous food and outstanding wines.

 

Wednesday, January 13, 12:00 P.M.

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Our Favorite Quotes From Beard on Books with JBF Award Winner Sarabeth Levine

 

JBF Award winner Sarabeth Levine stopped by the Beard House this past week to discuss her new cookbook, Sarabeth’s Good Morning Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch, and Baking, for our latest installment of Beard on Books. After learning a secret family marmalade recipe in her thirties, she began making small batches for family and friends. It wasn't until Levine met her future business partner (and husband) Bill, that she started selling her jams to the public. Together they opened the first Sarabeth’s restaurant in 1983 on the Upper East Side, marking the beginning of what would become an empire. Thousands of jam jars later, Levine’s restaurants now span from Long Island to Key West to Korea and Japan. Her creamy tomato soup, indulgent eggs benedict, and, of course, her acclaimed marmalades have found a place in our hearts and on our tables, seemingly no matter where you are on the globe. 

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Talking Tacos with Jordana Rothman and Alex Stupak

 

Earlier this month, we welcomed chef and restaurateur Alex Stupak along with his longtime friend and business partner Jordana Rothman to the Beard House as a part of our Beard on Books series to discuss their new cookbook, Tacos: Recipes and Provocations. Once an acclaimed pastry chef, Stupak exchanged his piping bags for tortilla presses when he left a career in fine-dining establishments like Alinea and WD-50 to open his own Mexican-focused restaurant, Empellón Cocina, in 2011. Stupak’s budding empire now encompasses three establishments, with plans for a fourth, and he continues to create some of the city’s most popular Mexican cuisine. Rothman, the former food & drink editor at Time Out New York, teamed up with Stupak to write the cookbook, motivated by a desire to unpack the larger narrative behind Mexican cooking, a story many... Read more >

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Nora Pouillon: O.G. Locavore Chef and James Beard Devotee

How did the founder of the country’s very first organic-certified restaurant get her start? And what did James Beard have to do with it? 

 

Before farm-to-table, root-to-stalk, or nose-to-tail were foodie catchphrases, there was Nora Pouillon. Her acclaimed Washington, D.C. spot, Restaurant Nora, was the country’s first certified organic restaurant, the product of Pouillon’s tireless efforts working with local farmers who brought her whole animals and organic ingredients.

 

While she eschews some of today’s buzzwords (“Farm to table—what does that mean?” she says, “Even McDonald’s is farm to table”), Pouillon embraces her role as a pioneer in the culinary world. Earlier this month, Pouillon stopped by the Beard House for an installment of our Beard on Books series, where she discussed her her new book, My Organic Life.  She described how she used... Read more >

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Our Favorite Quotes from Beard on Books with Elizabeth Bard, Author of "Picnic in Provence"

 

Earlier this month, we welcomed journalist and author Elizabeth Bard to the Beard House to discuss her newest work, Picnic in Provence: A Memoir with Recipes, for the most recent installment of our Beard on Books series. Bard traveled to New York from the beautiful village of Céret, deep in the heart of southern France, to share her enchanting real-life fairy tale. Bard’s first book, the New York Times bestseller Lunch in Paris: A Love Story with Recipes, details her journey to love, marriage, and a dream life in Paris. Picnic in Provence picks up with a happily-married and pregnant Bard, whose life turns upside-down once more when a spontaneous trip to Provence takes her to places she never thought possible. Bard shared intimate moments from her life with great detail, captivating the audience with every word.  

 

Here are some of our favorite moments from her reading:

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