Chef Mark Ladner and Windy City Chefs Join Forces for the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Events in Chicago

Mark Ladner's pork and veal agnolotti

 

This past weekend the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® tour landed in Chicago. For the third year in a row, the Foundation has been traveling to ten cities across the country to host one-of-kind fundraising dinners that highlight local cuisine and are headlined by a visiting All-Star chef and a Local Star chef. Each stop on the tour also includes cooking demos, artisanal tastings, and book signings. This was the Foundation’s second major event in Chicago this year, with the prestigious James Beard Awards gala taking place at the Lyric Opera of Chicago this past May.

 

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Video: JBF Taste America® All-Stars on Road Food

 

Luggage fees, security lines, pat downs—all of these pale in comparison to the real bane of travel: finding reasonable food in the barren wasteland of the airport terminal. Fortunately, our 2015 JBF Taste America All-Stars have some advice on how to stay well-traveled and well-fed. Watch the video above for tips on avoiding adding a rumbling stomach to your itinerary.

 

Get details about Taste America and buy tickets here. Follow the festivities on Twitter with #JBFTasteAmerica. You can also follow the adventures of #bittybeard, our portable homage to James Beard, as he travels around the country. 

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James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Preview: Chicago

 

The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® national epicurean tour continues this weekend with two days of star-studded events in Chicago, featuring Taste America All-Star and JBF Award winner Mark Ladner and Local Stars Johnny Clark and Beverly Kim. Friday night kicks off with a tasting reception from some of Chicago's finest, followed by an exclusive four-course dinner prepared by Ladner, Clark, and Kim. On Saturday the action moves to Sur La Table for cooking demos and book signings from Ladner and lauded chef Tanya Baker.

 

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Eye Candy: NYCWFF at JBF

Here are our favorite snaps from our weekend with the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival. We'll be posting galleries for each of the three dinners, so stay tuned!

The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival at the James Beard Foundation

Marcela Valladolid finishes shooters of Mexican corn soup with a morita chile gastrique during Holy Mole

The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival at the James Beard Foundation

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On the Menu: October 10 through October 16

Guests enjoy dinner at the Beard House. Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Sunday, October 10, 7:00 P.M. Sunday Supper Every Italian knows that there is no meal more special than the Sunday supper. For this familial feast, Food Network star Anne Burrell and Mark Ladner of NYC’s Del Posto will join forces with Cesare Casella of New York’s Salumeria Rosi to create an Italian feast that’s sure to rival grandma’s. Tuesday, October 12, 7:00 P.M. Artisanal Wine Dinner In a city known for culinary innovation, creative chef Shin Thompson does more than hold his own at Bonsoirée. Heralded as a “genius” in a recent three-star rave from the Chicago Tribune, Thompson is returning to the Beard House with another thrilling menu of

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On the Menu: Sunday Supper

Food Network Wine & Food Festival Sunday Supper at the James Beard Foundation

Every Italian knows that there is no meal more special than the Sunday supper, when the family comes together around the table. For our third and final partnership with the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival, Food Network star Anne Burell and Mark Ladner of NYC’s Del Posto, who were once co sous-chefs for Mario Batali on Iron Chef America, will join forces with Cesare Casella of New York’s Salumeria Rosi for an Italian feast that’s sure to rival grandma’s. Below, the menu:

Hors d’Oeuvre Cesare Casella Salumi Misti > Italian Cured Meats Leek Tarts Anne Burrell Parmigiano-Reggiano–

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