Video: JBF Award Winner John Besh's Dream Breakfast


We’re traveling from coast to coast this fall with the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® ten-city epicurean tour, which kicks off on September 18 in Miami. With all this jetsetting, we’re hankering for a solid, homespun breakfast and asked honorary All-Star and JBF Award winner John Besh to tell us about his dream way to start the day. Watch the video above to discover his answer!


Get details about Taste America and buy tickets here. Follow the festivities on Twitter with #JBFTasteAmerica. You can also follow the adventures of #bittybeard, our portable homage to James Beard, as he travels around the country. 

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Top 5 Things to Make with Yogurt in the Summer


Anyone who has walked down the dairy aisle recently has witnessed yogurt's ascendance. What was once a paltry selection of a few fruit flavors plus some nonfat options has morphed into a well-marketed superfood. "It's very much on the radar in a way it wasn't ten years ago," says Cheryl Sternman Rule, author of Yogurt Culture. "Yogurt has taken over the dairy case."


And for good reason. Yogurt is a staple of myriad world cuisines—Greek, Indian, Pakistani, Turkish—and it's extremely healthy in ways both well-established (as a source of protein and calcium) and still emerging (as a source of healthy bacteria in our microbiomes). It's also delicious, particularly in summer, when its cool, creamy tang... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 23, 2015


If you ever find yourself in the nearly inconceivable position of having leftover cake, take a chance and experiment with a few of these recipes. [CakeSpy


Can’t imagine breakfast without cereal? Fill your bowl with these lower-sugar varieties to give your day a healthy start. [Food Network


Middle Eastern pantry staples for falafel-fiends. [Serious Eats


JBF Award Winner Christina Tosi shares her hack for sous vide chicken sans fancy gadgets. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: May 28, 2015


Discover why all burrata is mozzarella, but not all mozzarella is burrata. [The Kitchn


Are we all contributing to California’s drought by eating produce grown there? [Food Politics


Around the world in 16 breakfasts. [Food52


The surprising parallels between Brazilian and American Southern cooking. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: May 21, 2015


Restaurants bring home the bacon when they add it to their menus, but those savings don’t extend to the customers. [FWF


Upgrade your fudgsicles with this recipe for a refined, homemade version of everyone’s favorite frozen treat on a stick. [NYT


Britain’s salt-reduction program has been heralded as highly influential, but its impact has been blunted by the election of a new parliament. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: May 11, 2015


Scrambled eggs are great on their own, but sneaking them into a few other items could really expand your breakfast horizons. [The Kitchn


Global food prices are on the rise, due to water scarcity and increasing pollution. [Bloomberg


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is hoping to raise the state minimum wage without involving the legislature. [AP


Demand for dairy is... Read more >

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What We're Reading: January 14, 2015


Eleven breakfast-for-dinner recipes. [BA]


Creative hacks for making your favorite dishes vegan. [HuffPost]


Not into your not-so-gourmet airplane meal? It's because of your taste buds. [BBC]


Demystifying the hype of ancient grains. [FWF]


How "minifasting" may actually boost immunity and health. [NPR]


Is porridge the new hip Brooklyn breakfast? [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: October 15, 2014


Murray's Cheese reveals the secrets to making the best grilled cheese. [FWF]


Tips and tricks on how to properly read a restaurant menu. [The Daily Meal]


An international breakfast tour through photographs of kids' meals. [NYT]


Celebrate the fall with a guide on how to prepare butternut squash. [Serious Eats]


Can’t-miss travel destinations for chocoholics. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 5, 2014

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Eating food off the floor might actually make you healthier. [Daily Mail UK


The Starbucks Frappuccino truck hits the streets of Los Angeles. [LAT


The unusual story behind New York's iconic cookie. [Eater


Lower ABV wines make a splash on the summer beverage scene. [NPR]


Is “chemical cuisine” the next step in modern gastronomy? [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: March 24, 2014



Lime prices are jumping, and it's partially related to Mexico's drug war. [NPR]


Too lazy to peel a kiwi? New Zealand scientists are engineering a "naked" version of the fruit for easier consumption. [WSJ]


Why bacon and other American breakfast items are getting pricier. [CBS News


How eating meat puts a strain on wildlife populations and natural habitats. [NPR... Read more >

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