Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking, Past and Present

 

For most people, the phrase “Indian cookbook” is synonymous with one name only—Madhur Jaffrey. The multiple JBF Award winner and “Godmother of Indian cooking” has been shaping our conceptions of the edible Subcontinent for nearly a half century, and shows no sign of slowing her prolific pace. Her most recent tome, Vegetarian India (Knopf), garnered rave reviews from the press and chefs alike. Next week, Jaffrey will share stories and insights from the book at our monthly Beard on Books reading series. In honor of her legacy, we’re dipping back into the archives to sample her last literary Beard event, a dinner from April 1995, that showcased recipes from her cookbook, Flavors of India (Carol Southern). Read on for a glimpse of the theme and the menu, and join us on February 3 to see what has fellow veg-heads April Bloomfield and Yotam Ottolenghi so excited... Read more >

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What We're Reading: November 6, 2014

 

With saffron cream filling and mint chocolate frosting, India has the U.S. beat on exotic doughnut flavors. [HuffPo

 

What the results of the midterm elections mean for food policy. [Civil Eats

 

Up your olive oil game with these pro tips. [Food & Wine

 

The New Yorker digs into the gluten-free trend. [The New Yorker

 

Have a sophisticated Thanksgiving with this... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: February 14, 2014

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Rethinking what's in your cup: companies pledge to improve working conditions on India's tea plantations. [Grist]

 

For lower income students, snow days can mean empty stomachs. [NPR]

 

Cartoonist Joe Mohr illustrates the dangers of Bisphenol A, or BPA, with Popeye the Sailor. [Treehugger]

 

Why is nutrition so confusing? Blame the research environment. [NYT]

 

The future of vegetarian food substitutes might lie in Silicon Valley. [... Read more >

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On the Menu: November 21 through November 27

Guests enjoy dinner at the Beard House. Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Sunday, November 21, 10:30 P.M. Indian Street Food Workshop Anyone who has ever walked the streets of Delhi or Mumbai knows that no stroll is complete without a stop at one of the many food vendors hawking tempting plates of savory, spicy snacks smothered in tangy chutneys and cooling yogurt. Learn how to re-create those mouthwatering delicacies under the tutelage of culinary instructor and Indian street-food expert Rati Lohtia. Monday, November 22, 7:00 P.M. Old World Meets New World Set in a lovely small town, Uproot is proof that avant-garde elegance can succeed outside of major cities. With an AAA Four-Diamond award to his name, chef Anthony

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On the Menu: October 3 through October 9

Walking up the Beard House back stairs Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Monday, October 4, 7:00 P.M. Bay Area Asian All-Stars The San Francisco Bay Area has long been home to some of the best Asian cuisine in the country. These days, much of the credit is due to the cooking of this esteemed group of chefs, who will be joining us at the Beard House for an extraordinary showcase dinner. Tuesday, October 5, 7:00 P.M. Hawaiian Surf and Turf In the not-always-temperate climes of the Windy City, the Hawaiian-inspired cuisine at Sola is a welcome oasis. Run by California native and self-proclaimed “surfer girl” Carol Wallack along with chef de cuisine Aleksiy Shalev, the critically lauded Sola features Pacific Rim

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