James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Boston Recap

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Boston

 

The fifth and final weekend of James Beard Foundation's Taste America® is in the can! Last Friday our team headed to Boston, where we enjoyed a spectacular meal prepared by local James Beard Award winners and Taste America All-Star Michael Voltaggio. On Saturday we went to Sur La Table to watch cooking demonstrations by Voltaggio and James Beard Award–nominated pastry chef Joanne Chang. You can view images from the weekend's events here

 

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our Boston participants!

 

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Boston

The James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Boston

 

We're approaching the final weekend of James Beard Foundation’s Taste America®! Here's a preview of what we'll be up to in Boston, one of the tour's last stops.

 

On Friday, October 18, we're kicking off the festivities at the Boston Center for the Arts with "The Chefs Table", a multi-course meal that showcases Boston's top culinary talent, who will be joined by special guest and Taste America All-Star Michael Voltaggio.

 

On Saturday, we'll be at the Copley Place location of Sur La Table for a day of free cooking demos and local product tastings. Chef Voltaggio will lead off with a demonstration and book signing in Sur La Table’s kitchen, with a demo and signing by JBF Award–nominated pastry chef Joanne Chang to follow... Read more >

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Eye Candy: Brotherly Love

The Voltaggio brothers work together to plate a course of shima aji with salsify, quinoa, and morels. You can view more photos of the Top Chef finalists' thrilling dinner by clicking here. (Click here to see our clip of Michael discussing his pigeon pastrami.)

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Reel Food: Michael Voltaggio Talks Pigeon Pastrami

In a month full of deli delectables at the Beard House, Michael Voltaggio's interpretation of a pastrami sandwich could be the cleverest. In the video after the jump, the Top Chef winner describes the inspiration behind the dish and its components (make sure your computer's volume is up; the multitasking chef had our Kitchen Aid churning during this interview): Here's a look at the final plated dish:

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On the Menu: Top Chef Attack!

Top Chef Trio While the rest of foodie nation eagerly awaits the next helping of Top Chef, we're getting a between-seasons taste of the show's latest and greatest hitters. Tonight the Beard House is welcoming Top Chef host Tom Colicchio and the chefs who help keep his acclaimed empire humming, including Damon Wise of Craft and the folks at the just-launched Colicchio & Sons. Here's a peek at the menu: Ricotta and Black Truffle Ravioli with Puntarelle and Slow-Cooked Egg Halibut with Spring Onions, Black Garlic–Braised Mushrooms, and English Pea Purée Stuffed Squid with Cavalo Nero, Black Risotto, Spicy Tomatoes and Cocoa Nibs Suckling Pig with Fava Beans Roasted and Braised Elysian Fields Lamb with Morels and Stinging Nettles Meyer Lemon Napoleon Milk Chocolate–Passion Fruit Panna Cotta with Salty Caramel and Sweet Milk Sorbet But it

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On the Menu: March 7 through March 13

on-the-menu-erin-gleeson Here's what's happening at the Beard House next week: Monday, March 8, 7:00 P.M. The Art of Craft Though he became a household name as a Top Chef judge, Tom Colicchio has long been a celebrity in foodie circles. The winner of four JBF Awards, Colicchio began his culinary ascent at Gramercy Tavern and has since made an indelible mark on the industry with his empire of Craft restaurants. For this special dinner, he and the chefs of his NYC restaurants will create a menu of their signature straightforward yet nuanced cuisine. Tuesday, March 9, 7:00 P.M. Top Chef Sibling Rivalry Superstar siblings Bryan Voltaggio and Michael Voltaggio kept Top Chef viewers riveted last season with their cutthroat kitchen rivalry. At this exciting event, Bryan

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