Friend of James Beard Benefit: Atlanta
Sunday, October 28, 5:30 P.M.
Our celebrated Sunday Supper series is returning to Atlanta for a third year of fabulous food and festivities. This year JBF Award winners and hosts Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison have culled a formidable group of the best and brightest chefs in the South to prepare an intimate, family-style feast.
Ohh La L'amour
Monday, October 29, 7:00 P.M.
Nearly 20 years ago, Bernard and Sarah Bouissou found love in French cuisine—and with each other—while working at New York City’s legendary Le Cirque. Today the husband-and-wife team indulge their shared passion for French cuisine at their eponymous restaurant and wine bar.
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For the next exhibition in our Greenhouse Gallery, journalist and culinary historian Toni Tipton-Martin
brings us an engaging visual history of African American cooks in her collection of photographs, The Jemima Code
. Featuring larger-than-life images of black women at work in the kitchens of slave and sharecropper cabins and shotgun houses throughout the South, these photographs, which have been selected from Tipton-Martin’s upcoming photo album and cookbook, The Jemima Code: A Gallery of Great Cooks Share Their Secrets
, cement the women’s legacies and contributions to American cuisine. The show will be on view starting this Thursday, March 1, and will remain on display in the Greenhouse Gallery of the Beard House
Located in the Beard House's reception space where guests mingle and meet before meals, the Greenhouse Gallery exhibits the works of up-and-coming and established artists who work with culinary themes. For the next two months, visitors can view works by painter Cheryl Greisbach
. An award-winning artist, Griesbach received her degree at New York City’s School of Visual Art, and has been on its faculty since 1985. Her oil paintings, which are influenced by European botanicals, Dutch Golden Age still lifes, and the Hudson River School, depict exotic birds, landscapes, and flora, recapturing what Griesbach describes as a vanishing world of natural beauty. Learn more about Greisbach's show
After a decade of capturing mostly recognizable images of food, Caren Alpert
has taken an interest in photographs taken with electron microscopes, like the magnified image of cake sprinkles shown here. Alpert explains that the medium deconstructs, abstracts, and reveals the ordinary in a riveting way, and is taken with their mystery and simultaneous familiarity. She hopes that her work will transform our collective food obsession into a newfound closeness with what nourishes us. Her latest show, Terra Cibus
, is now on display in the James Beard House's Greenhouse Gallery
Donny Tsang's latest project, Foodaissance: Brooklyn Artisan Renaissance
, is on display in the Beard House's Greenhouse Gallery
through October. The collection celebrates the new generation of food artisans in Brooklyn, New York, and features behind-the-scenes images of the people who transform quality ingredients into delicious products.
is a freelance food photographer based in Brooklyn. He co-founded Eat to Blog and is a contributor to Midtown Lunch, Serious Eats, Edible Brooklyn
, Metromix New York, and Nona Brooklyn.
When Clare Carver isn't bringing the farm to table, she's vibrantly expressing it on canvas; her latest collection, Life on the Farm in Willamette Valley, is now on display at the Greenhouse Gallery at the Beard House.
In a collaborative effort to produce what they love to eat and drink, Clare and her husband, Brian Marcy, run Big Table Farm, a 70-acre farm and winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Her work is integrally linked to rural life: raising cattle, goats, and chickens, training draft horses, and producing Big Table Farm wines, which were recently poured at a Beard House dinner featuring Portland’s popular European-style gastropub, Clyde Commons.
Clare’s paintings, which reflect her life and work on the 110-year-old homestead, have been exhibited throughout the Bay Area, the Northwest, and Australia, including solo shows in San Francisco, Napa, and Sonoma. She studied on the East Coast at Tyler School of Art and has traveled
Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House next week:
Tuesday, August 31, 7:00 P.M.
The carefully curated menu at Adrian Richardson’s La Luna Bistro in Melbourne, Australia, reflects the chef’s Mediterranean heritage as well as his restraint and precision. Though his popular cooking show has made him a national celebrity, Richardson says he’s still most comfortable in the kitchen.
Greenhouse Gallery: Mushrooms
Gloria Cunnick’s “Mushrooms” series evokes the mysterious and magical nature of fungi. With a BFA from Long Island University, Cunnick has shown her work in local, national, and international settings, and has been mentioned in the New York Times
Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week:
Monday, June 28, 7:00 P.M.
Atlanta’s Rising Star
A 2010 JBF Rising Star award semifinalist, Kevin Gillespie gave the Voltaggio brothers a run for their sous vide machines during last year’s Top Chef. The executive chef and co-owner of Woodfire Grill, Gillespie wowed the show’s judges with the same unpretentious, seasonally inspired cuisine with which he regularly impresses Atlanta diners.
Tuesday, June 29, 7:00 P.M.
Softshell Crab Extravaganza
To help us celebrate one of the most precious moments of the culinary calendar year, David C. Felton, pastry chef Jessica Knik, and sommelier Brooke Sabel, of New Jersey’s much-buzzed-about Ninety Acres at Sir Richard
Our latest Greenhouse Gallery exhibit
has installed itself along with the new year, and it features the photography of Erin Gleeson, freelance photographer and instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her work has appeared in the New York Times
, and Edible
. (She's also shot a number of our events, a couple of which you can check out here
For her show at the James Beard House, Gleeson has assembled a broad selection of subjects, including desserts by New York's most dynamic pastry chefs, like the foie gras–chantilly taco by Pichet Ong (pictured above). There are also striking images of
Our next exhibit in the Greenhouse Gallery
opens today, featuring the candid photography of Michael Harlan Turkell. Once an aspiring chef, Turkell now documents the choreography of restaurant kitchens, highlighting the fascinating coexistence of order and chaos that often remains out of the diner's view. His award-winning photography has appeared in Saveur
, Edible Brooklyn
, Edible Manhattan
, and New York
magazine, among others. He has also photographed a number of dinners at the Beard House (click here
to see some of his work for us).
Turkell's images will be on view through the end of October