James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Miami

James Beard Foundation's Taste America®

 

It’s time to take a look this weekend’s other Taste America destination: Miami!

 

On Friday, September 20, Taste America All-Star, JBF Award winner, and Chopped host Ted Allen is joining some of Florida’s best chefs for a multicourse dinner at the Spanish Monastery, a treasured historical and architectural landmark. This very special evening will include a cocktail reception featuring libations from Khong River House, MC Kitchen, Pubbelly Restaurant Group, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and Eating House.

 

On Saturday, join us at Sur La Table in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park for a day of free cooking demos, tastings, cookbook signings, and more. Ted Allen will start the day with a demonstration in Sur La Table’s... Read more >

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Awards Watch: Theme and Hosts Announced

The 2013 James Beard Awards

 

The Awards news just keeps on coming. Today we're excited to announce the theme of the 2013 Beard Awards: Lights! Camera! Taste! Spotlight on Food & Film. In homage to the role that food has played on the silver screen, we'll be highlighting iconic culinary scenes in cinema throughout our Awards festivities. We've also asked the chefs who are cooking at this year's reception to create dishes inspired by a favorite food moment in a movie.  

 

In hosting news, we've tapped Ted Allen to emcee the Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner on Friday, May 3; award–winning actor Stanley Tucci will assume hosting duties at our Lincoln Center gala on Monday, May 6.

 

Read the full press release.

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Five Dishes Worth the Time and Effort

In My Kitchen, the latest book from multiple JBF Award winner and last month's Chefs & Champagne® New York honoree, Ted Allen, is perfect for those of us who love to get lost in cooking. We asked the Chopped host to tell us his favorite recipes that are worth the hours they require.

 

I am very much a slow-food guy. I like nurtured, developed, deep flavors, smokers that give off sweet wisps of porky yummy over the course of an entire day, soups and stocks and sauces that simmer happily for an afternoon. Here are some recipes that take a little time. So what? You have something better to do than cook? There’s almost nothing better to do than cook.

 

North Carolina Pulled Pork

Yummmmmmm. I cook this stuff for six to eight hours. That is what I am talkin’ about.

 

Homemade Stock

Especially chicken,... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: A North Carolina–Style Barbecue

 

Here's how to throw the best party of the summer: Buy a massive cut of pork shoulder and fire up your grill. Rub the pork with dry spices and cook it nice and slow over smoldering charcoal all day long. In the meantime, make a mess of sides and a sweet, biscuit-topped fruit cobbler. Invite the neighbors over. Don't forget the beer.

 

Pulled Pork

Ted Allen loves a slow-cooked pork shoulder, particularly when the tender meat is shredded, slathered with a vinegary, western North Carolina-inspired sauce, and piled high onto toasted buns.

 

Pickled Mustard Greens

Pickled greens? Yes and yes. Though minced cabbage is a more traditional accompaniment to this type of regional barbecue, these sweet-and-sour greens really cut through the rich, fatty pulled pork.

 

Hush... Read more >

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Giveaway: "In My Kitchen" Winners!

 

When we announced last week that we were giving away copies of Ted Allen's latest cookbook, In My Kitchen, it quickly became clear that the Chopped star and Chefs & Champagne® honoree is a hot commodity. Many of you entered, but only five could win. Here are the winners of the giveaway:

 

A. Capps of Davis, CA
D. Foster of Oklahoma City, OK
J. Johnson of Santa Barbara, CA
L. Kavanagh OF East Norriton, PA
A. Thomas of Sacramento, CA

 

Congrats to the lucky five! 

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Giveaway: Win a Copy of Ted Allen's "In My Kitchen"

 

Chefs & Champagne, our annual summer tasting party in the Hamptons, is one of our favorite gatherings, and this year's event is extra special because it’s happening while we celebrate our silver anniversary. (Get your tickets here!)

 

While we knew that the party’s offerings of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, Wölffer Estate Vineyard wines, Belgian beers, and dishes from more than 30 chefs would be a huge draw on their own (check out the full menu), we still wondered how we could make this year’s Chefs & Champagne more exciting than ever. Then it hit us: why not team up with one of the biggest food shows on television? A few phone calls later, we're thrilled to be teaming up the JBF Award–winning cast of Chopped, including its incredibly knowledgeable host, Ted Allen, and its... Read more >

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JBF to Honor the Award-Winning Cast of Food Network’s Chopped at Chefs & Champagne® New York

 

For this year's Chefs & Champagne® New York, our annual summer party and fundraiser in the Hamptons, we’ve rounded up the fantastic JBF Award–winning cast of Food Network’s cutthroat cooking competition, Chopped, including its team of expert judges and the always entertaining host and author of In My Kitchen, Ted Allen. The event will feature flowing Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte and delicious tastings from a select group of more than 30 fine chefs, including several James Beard Award winners.

 

Read the full release about Chefs & Champagne New York and our honorees from Chopped here.
 

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Awards Watch: Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards

The JBF Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards are about to get started! Our hosts, Emmy Award winner Ted Allen and Top Chef’s lovely Gail Simmons, are about to take the stage. Stay tuned throughout the night for recaps of the winners, or follow us on twitter at @beardfoundation for up-to-the minute news.

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Eye Candy: 2010 JBF Awards

Alton Brown, JBF president Susan Ungaro, Lidia Bastianich, and Ted Allen pose for a photo on the red carpet before the 2010 JBF Awards ceremony. Click here to see more images from the big night.

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