Video: Peter Chang Cooks at the James Beard House

For years, in-the-know food lovers have been in hot pursuit of Peter Chang, the exceptionally talented Chinese chef who famously flits among restaurants. (Calvin Trillin reported on the elusive Chang for a New Yorker profile, which you can read here—subscription required.) At Monday night's Beard House dinner, lucky guests got to taste Chang's renowned Sichuan cuisine at a special celebration of the Chinese New Year. Below is a short video from the event:

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On the Menu: January 28 through February 4

Beard House Monday, January 30, 7:00 P.M. Chinese New Year Celebration For years in-the-know food lovers (Calvin Trillin among them) have been in hot pursuit of Peter Chang, the exceptionally talented chef who famously flits among restaurants. Now we’re in luck, for Chang will cook his renowned Sichuan cuisine at this special celebration of the Chinese New Year, which will also feature wines from Jefferson Vineyards. Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 P.M. A Celebration of Southern Cuisine Join us as four-time JBF Award nominee Linton Hopkins returns to the Beard House with a third helping of his contemporary Southern fare. The chef’s ingredient-based approach celebrates the rich bounty of Georgia by

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JBF's 25th Anniversary: How We Are Celebrating

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On November 5, 1986, the James Beard Foundation officially opened the James Beard House to provide a center for the culinary arts. We’ll be celebrating our silver anniversary throughout the upcoming year in a number of ways, including the publication of The James Beard Foundation’s Best of the Best: A 25th Anniversary Celebration of America’s Outstanding Chefs, a keepsake book featuring insightful chef profiles, original photography, and more than 60 recipes from JBF Outstanding Chef Award winners like Wolfgang Puck and Tom Colicchio. You can preorder your own copy here.

We’re also hard at work planning a unique series of anniversary dinners featuring America’s greatest chefs, including many of the culinary masters featured in Best of the Best. Make sure to check

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On the Menu: December 24 through December 31

Wednesday, December 28, 7:00 P.M. Elaborate Formal Holiday Dinner Join us for a grand dinner inspired by The French Menu Cookbook, by Richard Olney, legendary cook, author, and personal friend of James Beard. Chef Jonathon Sawyer, known for his commitment to sustainable food, is also a JBF Rising Star semifinalist and 2010 Food & Wine Best New Chef. Saturday, December 31, 9:00 P.M. New Year's Eve Celebration Ring in the new year with a festive Beard House dinner party! This impressive team of Art Institute culinary masters has created a lavish menu to usher in the coming year with gusto. The meticulously prepared dinner, with wines from the family-owned Coturri Winery, will make the perfect

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On the Menu: December 17 through December 24

Monday, December 19. 7:00 P.M. (Di)Vine Inspiration Rock-star-turned-winemaker Maynard Keenan and his partner Eric Glomski have found a kindred spirit in French cuisine–loving chef Mike Carrino. These friends are collaborating on an exciting meal that will be paired with and inspired by Arizona Stronghold wines, which Carrino himself helped produce. Tuesday, December 20, 7:00 P.M. Steakhouse Holiday After graduating at the top of his class from London’s Le Cordon Bleu, chef Ronnie Killen cooked at top restaurants throughout the U.S. before returning to his hometown of Pearland, Texas, to open his own modern chophouse. Come see

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On the Menu: December 10 through December 17

Sunday, December 11, 12:00 P.M. Best Friends Holiday Brunch When best friends and Top Chef alums Lee Anne Wong and Zac Young join forces, it promises to be a good time. Both chefs have gained a reputation for beautifully styled, flavor-packed food, the best of which will be showcased at this special holiday brunch. Sunday, December 11, 5:00 P.M. Friends of James Beard Benefit: Palm Beach, FL Located in the lush and sophisticated Brazilian Court resort, this outpost of Café Boulud delivers the JBF Award winner’s signature brand of French dining to luxury-seeking travelers and locals. Join Boulud and his colleagues

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On the Menu: December 3 through December 10

On the Menu Sunday, December 4, 6:00 P.M. 10th Annual Holiday Party Join the James Beard Foundation Greens when we toast to the season at the 10th Annual JBF Greens Holiday Party. Don't miss this chance to explore our muse's home and sample culinary delights from some of the New York City's most exciting chefs. There will also be a tasting table of patés, mousses, and terrines from Trois Petits Cochons, as well as a selection of cocktails by Purity Vodka, fine wines from Palm Bay Imports, and beers from Stella Artois. Guests will leave with a goodie bag and heaps of holiday cheer. Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 P.M. Winter Truffle Extravaganza For years Angelo Elia has been wowing Floridians and travelers with

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On the Menu: Master of Modern Cooking

Homaro Cantu Thanks to talented chefs like Homaro Cantu, Chicago has emerged as the center for cutting-edge American cuisine. Cantu, who has become known for bringing food and science together in fascinating and delicious ways at his Windy City temple of modern cooking, Moto, is teaming up with Ben Roche and Matt Gundlach for an exciting, forward-thinking dinner at the Beard House this Wednesday. Click here to make a reservation. Hors d’Oeuvre Fried Chicken Waffles with Maple Syrup Cuban Pork Cigars Louisiana Crab Boil Pairing: Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Tradition 1er Cru Extra Brut NV Dinner Fish and Chips with Malt Vinegar, Tartar, and Seaweed Potato Pairing: Sutton Cellars Fizé Rosé of Carignane NV Fall Biosphere > Mushroom Dirt, Brussels Sprouts,

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On the Menu: November 26 through December 3

Tuesday, November 29, 7:00 P.M. Robert Foley Wine Dinner Named the 2007 Winemaker of the Year by Food & Wine magazine, Robert Foley’s Napa Valley portfolio attracts raves with every new vintage. His bold and expressive wines are a natural match for Rodney Einhorn’s modern approach to classic New American cuisine. Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 P.M. Master of Modern Cooking Thanks to talented chefs like Homaro Cantu, Chicago has emerged as the center for cutting-edge American cuisine. Cantu, who has become known for bringing food and science together in fascinating and delicious ways at his Windy City temple of modern cooking, Moto, is teaming up with Ben Roche and Matt Gundlach for an exciting, forward-

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On the Menu: November 19 through November 26

On the Menu Monday, November 21, 6:30 P.M. Beard on Wine: Bubbly Boot Camp What better way to celebrate the most festive time of the year than with a tasting of sparkling wines from around the world? Belinda Chang and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh will lead this bubbly boot camp to get you ready for the entertaining and gift-giving season. Learn what types of sparkling wines make the best gift, which bottles to select for parties, and how to pair sparkling wine with food. Taste sparkling wines and Champagnes that are well worth the splurge and discover hidden gems that sommeliers love the the most. Tasting will feature Cava from Spain, Prosecco and Franciacorta from Italy, and prime vintage and multi-vintage sparkling wines from California and Champagne. Tuesday, November 22, 6:00 P.M.

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