What We're Reading: August 11, 2014

 

New federal rules on school food place limits on your bake sale brownies. [Washington Post

 

Medieval funnel cake: the unexpected origin stories of our favorite fried foods. [Yahoo! Food

 

15 unsung heroes of the NY food scene. [Real Cheap Eats

 

Looking past the ingredient list: reading cookbooks as history. [Alligator... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 5, 2014

 

Caviar poaching in the land-locked Midwest? [Medium]

 

A day in the life of a London food delivery cyclist. [Miracle of Feeding Cities]

 

Harvard scientists reveal the surprisingly diverse world of cheese rind microbes. [Wired

 

USDA expands the definition of “processed foods,” placing frozen fruit and Twinkies... Read more >

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Buy 2014 Book Award Nominees in the JBF Amazon Store

The James Beard Foundation Amazon Store

 

Isn't it funny how your shelves always seem to have room for just one more cookbook? Good thing we just added this year's batch of JBF Book Award–nominated titles to our Amazon store. Go buy one—or anything else, for that matter—and the James Beard Foundation will get a cut of the purchase. Go on, you know you want to.

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2013 Cookbook Hall of Fame Inductee: Anne Willan

Anne Willan is the 2013 James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame inductee

 

In a long career as a culinary educator and writer, Anne Willan has been recognized many times for her skills as a teacher, for her scholarship, and for her thoughtful, plainspoken approach to subjects as varied as the developing form of the recipe and the boning of a trout. This year the James Beard Foundation is pleased to induct her into the Cookbook Hall of Fame for a distinguished body of work of remarkable diversity and expertise.

 

As the author or co-author of more than 30 books of instruction and culinary history, Willan has made a series of important contributions to the way in which home cooks, professional cooks, and culinary students learn. Her seminal and lamentably out-of-print La Varenne Pratique (Clarkson Potter, 1989) was inspired by the course of instruction at her École de Cuisine La Varenne, which opened in Paris in 1975. The clarity of its voice, its focus on acquainting readers with the widest... Read more >

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Sweepstakes: Win a Copy of The Essential James Beard Cookbook

The James Beard Foundation is giving away five copies of The Essential James Beard, the new cookbook from St. Martin's Press

 

Need some inspiration for your Thanksgiving spread? St. Martin's Press has just released The Essential James Beard Cookbook: 450 Recipes that Shaped the Tradition of American Cooking, featuring recipes culled from twelve of James Beard's classic books, including Hors d'Oeuvre and Canapés, Menus for Entertaining, Beard on Pasta, and The Armchair James Beard. You can get your copy at our Amazon store or enter to win one of five free copies by entering our giveaway. Here's how:

 

Tweet the following message from your Twitter account:

 

The Essential James Beard Cookbook is on sale now! Retweet for a chance to win a copy! http://bit.ly/UF6xdG #essentialjamesbeard (Make sure to include the hashtag!)

 

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