Interview with Outstanding Chef Award Nominee Suzanne Goin

Anna Mowry interviews Suzanne Goin, a nominee for the James Beard Foundation's 2014 Outstanding award

 

On the family tree of California restaurant empires, Suzanne Goin’s branch is sturdy, and still forming rings. Over the past decade and a half, along with business partner and fellow Beard nominee, Caroline Styne, she has built one of the most respected and acclaimed restaurant groups in Los Angeles. She also authored Sunday Suppers at Lucques, an essential title for many home cooks, and, last year, The A.O.C. Cookbook. In the following interview, Goin gets us up to speed on her latest venture and her last great meal.

 

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Phoenix Recap

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Phoenix

 

In addition to Boston, our final weekend of James Beard Foundation's Taste America® was spent in Phoenix. On Friday we enjoyed a spectacular meal prepared by local James Beard Award winners and Taste America All-Star Suzanne Goin. We spent the next day at Sur La Table, watching cooking demonstrations by Goin and Check, Please! Arizona's Robert McGrath, and also tasted samples from local artisans Steve's Wonder Mustard, Laura Gourmet, Tracy Dempsey Originals, and the Mix Up Bar. You can view images from the weekend's event here.

 

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our Phoenix participants! And even more thanks to folks who... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Phoenix

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Phoenix

 

It's time for a look at this weekend's other James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® city: Phoenix!

 

On Friday, October 18, we're heading to the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa for "Best Chefs: Southwest", a multi-course dinner prepared by local James Beard Award winners and Taste America All-Star Suzanne Goin (full lineup is here). This very special evening will also include a silent auction and the announcement of the winners of the Sous Chef for a Day competition 

 

On Saturday, we'll be at the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall location of Sur La Table for a day of free cooking demos and local product tastings. Chef Goin will lead off with a... Read more >

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On the Red Carpet: Espresso or French Press?

Jennifer Leuzzi asks the parade of food celebrities which is their preferred coffee: espresso or French press?

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Awards Watch: Media & Book Awards, in Photos

While we wait for things to get going at Lincoln Center, here are some photos from last night's Media & Book Awards at Espace: (Photos by Kent Miller)

JBF President Susan Ungaro poses for a photo with Kelly Choi, Andrew Zimmern, and friends

A row of reception cocktails

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