Next Week at JBF


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


Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 P.M.

Bay Area Seafood Sophisticate

At his pair of superb San Francisco eateries, chef and co-owner Matthew Dolan combines his classic European technique with Northern California ingredients and sensibilities. For his Beard House reprise, Dolan will delight seafood lovers with a decadent and sustainability-minded feast, proving just how delicious conscious consumption can be.

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JBF LTD in Photos

Couldn't snag a coveted seat at JBF LTD? We've collected some photo highlights of our pop-up restaurant's fleeting run in the gallery below. (Click on images for full-sized versions.) [gallery]

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Awards Watch: Craig Deihl, where were you when…?

“I got the good word while I was elbow deep in ice receiving a shipment from a local fishmonger. Ice went flying everywhere when I threw my hands in air. I think I scared my new stage a bit.” –Craig Deihl of Cypress in Charleston, S.C., on what he was doing when he found out he was nominated for Best Chef: Southeast.

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More JBF LTD Dinners Now on Sale

JBF LTDReservations for another batch of dinners at JBF LTD are now available for booking! We've got Michelle Bernstein on April 26; a series of dinners featuring the guys of Animal in Los Angeles and Frankies Spuntino and Prime Meats in New York; and Craig Deihl (whom we profiled last year) on May 2. Get 'em while they're hot!

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Food Matters: Artisan Meat for All

As we foresaw in our 2010 food trend predictions, CSAs aren't just for produce anymore. Take the Artisan Meat Share in Charleston: run by Craig Deihl of Cypress, the operation distributes quarterly shares of house-cured and -smoked meats to about 100 members. Customers get to enjoy fresh product at home, and the restaurant raises revenue and reduces waste. You can read more about Artisan Meat Share here. (And check out

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Recipe: Lard Biscuits

lard biscuits In addition to running his restaurant, Cypress, and its in-house charcuterie program, chef Craig Deihl operates Artisan Meat Share, a CSA-based business that produces house-cured and -smoked meats for 100 local members. He includes these savory lard biscuits in the quarterly shares—we love them slathered with rillettes or butter.

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JBF Kitchen Cam