On the Menu: Week of October 26

 

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

 

Monday, October 26, 7:00 P.M.

Alpine Haute Cuisine

At Trestle on Tenth, Ralf Kuettel pays homage to his native Switzerland’s eclectic cuisine, where French and German influences intermingle on the menu. For this Beard House dinner, Kuettel takes inspiration from the majestic Alps, exploring the mysterious alchemy of climate and altitude that produces such decadent and delicious fare.

 

Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 P.M.

50th Anniversary Celebration

In addition to his horror film mastery, actor Vincent Price was also a true gourmand, co-authoring with his wife A Treasury of Great Recipes, a cookbook/guide to their favorite restaurants. Join us for a... Read more >

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JBF on the Air: Glorious Greek Food

Diane Kochilas  

Get a taste of the Mediterranean from yesterday's episode of Taste Matters, when JBF's Mitchell Davis was joined by Diane Kochilas, one of the world’s foremost experts on Greek cuisine. The internationally acclaimed cookbook author, chef, media consultant, and teacher has written 18 books on Greek and Mediterranean food, and is the consulting chef at New York City's Pylos and Boukiés restaurants. Listen below to learn all about Mediterranean diets, the true meaning of "Greek yogurt", and the plant-based cuisine of Greece:

 

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The Bookshelf: The Country Cooking of Greece

Diane Kochilas

 

In her new cookbook, The Country Cooking of Greece, Diane Kochilas offers vibrant recipes inspired by rustic tavernas, her own cooking school, and local artisans. We got in touch with the author to learn about her top picks for authentic Greek food in New York City, the distinct regional cuisines within the Mediterranean mecca, and an underlying philosophy of Greek cooking that everyone should master.

 

(Join Diane tomorrow at noon for a special installment of our Beard on Books series at the Beard House.)

 

JBF: What is your favorite aspect of Greek cuisine?

 

Diane Kochilas: There’s a tremendous variety of main-course vegetables and beans that sets Greek cuisine apart from other... Read more >

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JBF Kitchen Cam