On the Menu: Friday, April 8, 2016

Photo: Jeff Gurwin

 

Here’s a taste of what’s on tap this weekend at the Beard House and around the country.
 

Friday, April 8, 2016
Friends of James Beard Benefit / Palm Desert, CA, 11:30 A.M.
Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival at the Gardens on El Paseo

 

This four-course gourmet luncheon benefiting JBF features spring-forward dishes by top female toques Cat Cora, JBF Award winner Gale Gand, Valerie Gordon, and Suzanne Tracht. Expect seasonal plates like English Pea Purée Crostini with Spring Radishes and Humboldt Fog, and Arctic Char with Satsuma–Habanero Glaze, Meyer Lemon Couscous, and Hot House Cilantro, which will waken diners’ palates and serve as the perfect kick-off to the Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival.

 

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The Bookshelf: Marcus Samuelsson's New American Table

New American TableIn spite of yesterday's bleak weather, Beard on Books had a full house for JBF Award Winner Marcus Samuelsson's poignant discussion of his new cookbook, New American Table. An Ethiopian who grew up in Sweden, trained in France, and fearlessly crossed the pond to the States in his early twenties, the chef has a refreshingly unique perspective on American cuisine and a moving affection for its regional cooking traditions. His new book is not only a tribute to our food, but a token of gratitude as well. "I put all of my chips on food when I was young, but my other big decision was to go to the diverse universe of America," Samuelsson remarked. "I wanted to be in a place where people wouldn't focus on my background, and I knew I could find that in New York City." The chef recounted his determination to get to Manhattan (the French chef he worked for told him he couldn't "leave the macaron for

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