James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Preview: Washington, D.C.

 

 

We’re closing in on the final weeks of our national epicurean tour, James Beard Foundation’s Taste America®, so don’t miss your chance now to catch these unique, one-time only events across the country. This weekend we visit Washington, D.C. with two days of star-studded events in the nation’s capital featuring Taste America All-Star James Beard Award winner Charles Phan and local star and James Beard Award winner Vikram Sunderam. Friday night gets things started with a tasting reception from some of D.C.’s finest, followed by a special collaborative dinner cooked up by Phan and Sunderam. On Saturday Phan will show off his technique with a cooking demo and book signing at Sur La Table, where you’ll also be able to sample local fare with free tastings... Read more >

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Recipe: Tawa Baingan

Tawa BainganThis Indian recipe for roasted eggplant and spiced mashed potatoes comes from chef Vikram Sunderam of Rasika Restaurant. A tawa is a flat and sturdy pan used in Indian cooking, but you don’t need one to make this dish: the tawa's American cousin, the griddle, will work just fine. (Baingan simply means eggplant.)

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