On the Menu: Week of September 7


Here’s what’s coming up at the James Beard House and around the country:


Wednesday, September 9, 7:00 P.M.

Best of Brennan’s 

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, we are honored to celebrate the city’s resilience with the fabled Brennan family. With a menu devoted to the renowned seafood of the South, host Ralph Brennan and his group of world-class chefs will bring their historic opulence and modern techniques up North to the Beard House.


Thursday, September 10, 7:00 P.M.

Cambridge Cookout

When it comes to New England cuisine, lobster rolls and clam chowder may get all the attention, but the region’s coastline offers far more for those willing to dig. For this... Read more >

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Gala Chef Q & A: JBF Award Winner Allison-Vines Rushing and Slade Rushing

Slade Rushing and Allison-Vines Rushing


JBF Award Winner Allison-Vines Rushing and Slade Rushing, MiLa, New Orleans


What’s your go-to guilty-pleasure food?

AVR: Black-eyed pea and Jack cheese burritos.

SR: Taco Bell.


Describe the last great meal you ate.

AVR and SR: At the Catbird Seat in Nashville. It was delicious and whimsical.


What’s the dish you’re most proud of?

AVR: New Orleans barbecued lobster.

SR: The root beer float at MiLa.


What’s your favorite movie snack?

AVR: Truffle popcorn.

SR: Pizza.


What was your first job in the culinary world?

AVR: Kenny Rogers Roasters.

SR: Papa Gino’s Pizza in Warwick, Rhode Island.


What movie are you ashamed to admit you love?
AVR: Blue Crush.

SR: The ‘Burbs.... Read more >

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On the Menu: June 6 through June 12

Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House next week: Monday, June 7, 7:00 P.M. Southern Sweethearts At MiLa, named for their home states of Mississippi and Louisiana, co-chefs Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing serve their cultivated Southern fare to captivated New Orleans diners. The celebrated husband-and-wife team has earned nonstop raves from critics like Brett Anderson of the Times-Picayune, who praised the chefs’ “artful and ingredient-driven” cuisine. Tuesday, June, 8, 7:00 P.M. Sustainable Seafood Feast Sam Talbot charmed viewers on Top Chef, and he plans to do the same at his upcoming restaurant at the

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JBF Kitchen Cam