What We're Reading: July 15, 2014

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The Lindt empire expands with the acquisition of Russell Stover. [NYT]  

 

'Agrihoods' are the latest trend in suburban living. [Smithsonian

 

A mysterious Canadian berry comes to Michigan. [NPR

 

How astronauts eat: the story of the space tortilla. [CNET

 

Trouble brews in the ketchup kingdom as a newcomer tries to unseat Heinz. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: July 11, 2014

 

A new comprehensive study finds that organic produce is significantly higher in antioxidants, and lower in toxic materials, than their conventional counterparts. Researchers say the additional antioxidants are nutritionally equivalent to eating an extra one to two portions of fruits and vegetables each day. [The Guardian]

 

From salmon to scallops: 10 things you didn’t know about the U.S. seafood market. [Civil Eats]

 

The Peanut Corporation of America insists the U.S. government dismiss its case against organization executives related to last year’s salmonella outbreak due to “egregious” requests for disclosure documents. [Food Politics]... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of April 27

Photo by Philip Gross

 

Here's what's happening at the Beard House this week: 

 

Monday, April 28, 7:00 P.M. 
Garden Spring Fling 
Tucked away on a quaint cobblestone street lies Harvest, a storied Harvard Square restaurant famous for its locally sourced, progressive New England fare and succession of renowned Boston-area chefs at the helm. For this Beard House dinner, chefs Mary Dumont and Brian Mercury have crafted a spectacular feast that highlights the luscious flavors of spring.

 

Tuesday, April 29, 7:00 P.M. 
Coastal Kitchen
Mid-Atlantic beachgoers revere the Delaware coast for its relaxed vibe, beautiful surf, and fresh seafood—perhaps... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of April 6

Photo by Ken Goodman

 

Here's what's on the Beard House calendar this week:

 

Monday, April 7, 7:00 P.M. 

The Art of American Omakase

​At Scottsdale’s celebrated Posh restaurant, chef Joshua Hebert creates improvisational tasting menus inspired by the tradition of the Japanese omakase. In a collaborative dialogue with his diners, he riffs off a list of their personal culinary tastes to craft an exquisite, individually tailored, and spontaneous selection of modern American dishes.

 

Tuesday, April 8, 7:00 P.M. 

Spring Seafood and White Wine Celebration

Boston-area epicureans flock to Zebra’s Bistro and Wine Bar for its house-grown produce and artisanal ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. Join us in tasting chef Brendan Pelley’s stunning spring... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of March 23

 

Here's what's on JBF's calendar next week:

 

Sunday, March 23, 5:00 P.M.  

Sunday Supper at the Chelsea Market 

Set in a historic factory, Manhattan’s Chelsea Market is now home to some of the city's finest epicurean shops and restaurants. For our sixth annual Friends of James Beard Benefit, we've culled a formidable group of chefs to prepare a convivial family-style feast, which will be served in the market’s main hall.  


This year's Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market will raise funds to benefit the James Beard Foundation, Wellness in the Schools, and other charitable initiatives of the Jamestown Charitable Foundation. 

 

Monday, March 24, 7:00 P.M.  

Virginia Luxury Escape 

Perhaps it’s the Inn at Willow Grove’s Southern charm or its picturesque 40-acre estate that first... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of March 2

Photo taken by F. Martin Ramin

 

Here's what's on the Beard House calendar this week:

 

Monday, March 3, 7:00 P.M. 

Tuscan Gothic

Designed to evoke the dark, mysterious look of a fallen abbey, Ballo Italian Restaurant & Social Club serves well-executed, often daring Tuscan food as memorable as its setting. Join executive chef Shaun Golan when he showcases his creative cuisine at the Beard House.​

 

Tuesday, March 4, 7:00 P.M. 

New England Winter

A Food & Wine People’s Choice for Best New Chef nominee and a Thomas Keller protégé, Matt Louis pays tribute to both his New England roots and tapas-style dining at Moxy, which was praised by the Boston Globe for its “shockingly good, farm-to-fork bites.” 

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Recipe: Grilled Sardines with Roasted Red Peppers and Lemon Vinaigrette

 

When we detect the first whiff of autumn in the air, we want to make food that insists that summer isn't quite gone yet, like this elemental recipe from Peter Woolsey of Philadelphia's Bistrot La Minette. It features three seasonal mainstays that are about to retire for the year: simply prepared fresh seafood, vibrant vegetables, and a stamp of smoke from the grill.

 

Get the recipe here.

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JBF on the Air: Tsukiji Fish Market

JBF's Mitchell Davis talks about Tsukiji Fish Market on Taste Matters

 

On this week's episode of Taste Matters, JBF's Mitchell Davis brings us behind the scenes at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan. As the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, it handles more than 400 different types of seafood, ranging from tiny sardines to giant tuna—and even some of the most expensive caviar on the market. Mitchell explains the logistics behind Tsukiji, how the goods are transported to restaurants around the globe, and how the quality of distribution differs between Japan and the United States. Listen below to learn more!

 

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