On the Menu: Week of May 11

Photo by Mira Zaki

 

Here's what's happening on the Beard calendar this week: 

 

Monday, May 12, 6:30 P.M. 
New Zealand Wine Fair 2014 
The James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) are partnering with New Zealand Wine to bring you a walk-around tasting of this celebrated country. The event will include sips from more than 25 producers, including 2013 vintages (many of which will be poured for the first time), as well as distinctive, older bottles. We’ve also enlisted some great New York City chefs to prepare delicious bites that will complement whatever is in your glass.

 

Monday, May 12, 7:00 P.M.
Meatless Monday 10th Anniversary Celebration 
In 2003 marketing professional Sid Lerner founded the Meatless Mondays initiative to encourage people to go... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of April 20

 

Here's what's happening at the Beard House this week: 

 

Monday, April 21, 7:00 P.M.

Modern Japanese Izakaya

The brainchild of Japanese chef Ken Tominaga and JBF Award winner Michael Mina, PABU has introduced Baltimore to Japan’s version of the gastropub, or izakaya, where soulful small plates are the name of the game. Join us when executive chef Jonah Kim shares his take on this unique dining tradition.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 P.M.

Made in Memphis

This spirited collaboration of Tennessee’s culinary titans is music to our ears and palates. Join us as the talented group pays homage to their hometown with a spectacular menu of Southern-inspired, Memphis-made fare.

 

Wednesday, April 23, 12:00, noon... Read more >

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The Bookshelf: Pandora’s Lunchbox

 

From Subway sandwiches that contain more than 100 ingredients to packaged cheese that won’t spoil for eternity, processed food accounts for 70 percent of America’s caloric intake. In Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal, former New York Times reporter Melanie Warner explores the depths of engineered food and its implications for our health and society. We got in touch with the author to learn about her investigation to uncover the truth, her most shocking discovery, and her advice for changing the way America eats.

 

(Join Melanie tomorrow at noon for a special installment of our Enlightened Eaters series at the Beard House.)

 

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JBF: You started out as a business reporter for Forbes and the New York Times. How did you get interested in writing about food?

 

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On the Menu: Week of February 23

Photo taken by Max Flatow

 

Here's what's on the Beard House calendar this week:

 

Monday, February 24, 7:00 P.M. 

Charm City Common 

It's not called Charm City for nothing. Baltimore is home to a thriving and beguiling restaurant scene that features rising star-chefs like Espuma alum Cyrus Keefer. His menu at Fork & Wrench is rooted in the Chesapeake Bay region but inspired by global techniques and ingredients.

 

Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 P.M. 

Bay Area Bounty

San Francisco Bay Area chefs are famous for taking their farmers' markets seriously, and Kim Alter of Daniel Patterson's renowned Plum restaurant is no exception—she's been known to make five trips in a single day to get the freshest ingredients. Join us at the Beard House for a taste of Alter's masterful, market-driven California... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of January 12

Upcoming events at the James Beard Foundation

 

Here's what's on the Beard House calendar next week:

 

Monday, January 13, 7:00 P.M.

New York Hot Spot

Can't get into Charlie Bird? We've got you covered. Beard House diners will be treated to a taste of chef Ryan Hardy's intensely sought-after market-driven cuisine, along with exceptional pairings from wine director Robert Bohr (formerly of Cru), at this can't-miss dinner.

 

Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 P.M.

Winter Fancy

“Creative plates, flawless execution, and virtually telepathic service” are just a few of the many charms of Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, as noted by Philadelphia magazine. Join executive chef Jon Cichon of the AAA Five-Diamond Award–winning hotel for an evening of his stunning contemporary cuisine.... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of December 1

Upcoming events at the James Beard Foundation

 

Here's what the James Beard Foundation is up to next week:

 

Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 P.M.

Northern Italian Winter Feast

Got a case of the winter blues? We’ve got just the cure: cozy up at the Beard House with an indulgent, stick-to-your-ribs seasonal feast. Back by popular demand, Angelo Elia and his talented team will present an opulent menu of masterfully prepared fare that’s sure to satisfy.

 

Wednesday, December 4, 12:00 noon

Enlightened Eaters

Think about Southern cooking: you're probably picturing fried chicken, barbecued ribs, and greens that play a supporting role to bacon. By recasting vegetables as the headlining act in their new book, The Southern Vegetarian: 100 Down-Home... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of November 2

Upcoming events at the James Beard Foundation

 

Here's what the James Beard Foundation is up to next week: 

 

Monday, November 11, 7:00 P.M.

Wild About Game

We know that the opportunity to work with exceptional ingredients makes chefs’ hearts race, so we’re giving them what they want. This one-of-a-kind Beard House dinner will feature some of the New York City area’s best chefs and a sumptuous fall menu of succulent game meats.

 

Wednesday, November 6, 12:00 P.M.

Enlightened Eaters

In the expanded edition of the wildly popular Clean Food, acclaimed chef Terry Walters demonstrates how beneficial a healthy diet can be through vegan and gluten-free dishes. Inspired, original recipes featuring wholesome and... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of October 27

Upcoming events at the James Beard Foundation

 

Here's what the James Beard Foundation is up to next week: 

 

Sunday, October 27, 5:30 P.M.

Sunday Supper South

Now in its fourth year, our celebrated Sunday Supper South series returns to Atlanta with more fabulous food and festivities. JBF Award winners and hosts Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison have invited a formidable group of the South's brightest culinary talent to join them in preparing this year's intimate, family-style feast.

 

Sunday, October 27, 6:00 P.M.

Fifth Annual Brooklyn Cooks

We’re bringing the best of Brooklyn to the Beard House! Join us for a special multi-course menu prepared by chefs from the city’s most delicious borough.


Monday, October 28, 7:00 P.M.... Read more >

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On the Menu: August 1 through August 7

Guests mingle in the Beard House. Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Monday, August 2, 6:00 P.M. Enlightened Eaters: A Workshop Our series on cooking seasonally continues when Top Chef contestant and natural foods chef Andrea Beaman returns to teach guests how to prepare delicious summer dishes with just-picked ingredients from local markets. Participants will learn how to maximize the health benefits of locally sourced food by cooking meals packed with nutrients as well as flavor. Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 P.M. Modern Asian When former Buddakan NYC chef Michael Schulson opens a new restaurant, Asian food lovers sit up and take notice. Schulson, as per Frank Bruni, “breathes intelligence and creativity” into his

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