On the Menu: July 11 through July 17


Beard House Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House next week: Tuesday, July 13, 7:00 P.M. Summer Rosé Dinner Scott Anderson is a chef to watch. Endlessly creative, he’s got the technical chops to back up his interpretive American cuisine, an enticing blend of seasonal ingredients, and edgy preparations. Find out why critics think Elements has just the right chemistry at this summer-inspired dinner accompanied by rosé wines from around the world. Wednesday, July 14, 12:00 P.M. Beard on Books In Hay Fever: How Chasing a Dream on a Vermont Farm Changed My Life, Angela Miller tells the story of how she fled her

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Eat this Word: Hominy

hominyWHAT? Indigenous edible. This venerable grain is in fact dried corn kernels that have been processed with an alkali—traditionally a lye or limewater solution—to remove their tough outer skins. Its consumption dates back to ancient Mesopotamian cultures; in her book Crazy for Corn, Betty Fussell referred to hominy as “the world’s oldest chemically processed food.” Hominy was a staple of the Native American diet, and vestiges of its past can be found in Mexican soups and stews like menudo and posole. Its most common contemporary American iteration is as grits, the Southern staple in which dry hominy is ground, simmered over slow heat, and served with butter and cream in either savory or sweet variations. WHEN? Marc Dunham’s Beard House dinner WHERE?

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