Ask a Chef: JBF Award Winner Emeril Lagasse

 

Traveling around the country this summer? Let Emeril Lagasse help plan your culinary itinerary. On the Cooking Channel’s new series The Originals, the 2011 Chefs & Champagne® honoree hits the road to pay tribute to the iconic food establishments that have helped shape America’s culinary landscape. Here, he shares a few of his favorites among the places he visited while filming the show.

 

1.  The Berghoff Restaurant / Chicago
“This German restaurant is home to the best corned beef Reuben and apple strudel in Chicago—and amazing schnitzel, too!”

 

2.  The Apple Pan / Los Angeles
“This L.A. hamburger joint is known for its tasty hickoryburger and steakburger.”

 

3.  Busy Bee Cafe / Atlanta
“Oh baby, the Southern and soul food favorites at Busy Bee Cafe will make anyone want more. From meat loaf... Read more >

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Field Trip: An Afternoon at the StarChefs International Chefs Congress

Pork scratchings

Pork rinds made by the Spotted Pig team

StarChefs.com is currently holding its fourth annual International Chefs Congress in New York City, a three-day culinary symposium that's open only to industry professionals. We stopped by on Sunday—the first day of the program—to take in some demonstrations, listen to panel discussions, and eat. When we arrived around noon, attendees were taking their seats around the main stage to watch a keynote panel called "What is American Cuisine?" (A topic we know a thing or two about—click here for our white paper, "The State of American Cuisine.") Hosted by our friend, Clark Wolf, the panel

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The Big Names Arrive on the Red Carpet

What do the country's best chefs eat for breakfast on the biggest day of the year? Snack blogger Jennifer Leuzzi finds out on the red carpet at Avery Fisher Hall before the 2009 James Beard Foundation Awards.

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