Recipe: James Beard's Steak au Poivre for Easy Summer Grilling


What can a cookbook first published in 1955 teach the modern chef? A lot.


If you’re a cookbook geek like me, it’s easy to get swept up in the latest trend, whether it’s finding the perfect recipe for raw vegan chocolate truffles or trying your hand at molecular gastronomy. But, really, it’s the simple, classic recipes like steak au poivre that never go out of style.


Enter James Beard’s The Complete Book of Outdoor Cookery,... Read more >

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What We're Reading: May 20, 2015


Not sure if your steak is done? Try poking your face. [Food52


These days, buying organic doesn’t necessarily mean avoiding Big Food. [FWF


Can the USDA really go through the 29,000 comments they received about the new Dietary Guidelines? [Food Politics


Meet testaroli, the pasta that’s also a pancake. [... Read more >

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Recipes: Memorial Day Cookout


With Memorial Day approaching, we're eagerly anticipating the official kickoff to grilling season. On the menu for the weekend? A breezy cocktail, soy-marinated steak, a mind-blowing (seriously) macaroni salad, and port-poached rhubarb paired with creamy homemade ricotta and walnut crumble.


Gin-Gin Mule

Lime juice + mint + gin + ginger beer = a drink that you'll make over and over again all summer.


Grilled Marinated Sirloin with Crisp Ginger, Garlic, and Black Pepper

A smart chef trick: right before serving, top a simple dish with aromatics tossed in hot oil.


Macaroni Salad

Bear with us. Macaroni salad made with homemade mayonnaise is in a category by itself. This version from James... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 23, 2014


A guide to maximize your steakhouse meal. [First We Feast


The Parisian plan to win back their reputation for culinary excellence. [Grub Street


What the heck is Ambrosia, and why is it a Southern Christmas must? [Serious Eats


Holy cow! Colorado nuns raise grass-fed beef. [NPR


Test yourself on some tater trivia. [FR


Would you dine with a polar bear? [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: November 21, 2014


McDonald’s, the biggest potato purchaser in the country, has refused to buy its largest supplier’s new genetically modified breed. [Modern Farmer]


A new study finds that basic agriculture practices, like crop rotation, could make growing wheat more environmentally friendly with fewer greenhouse gas emissions. [Civil Eats]


The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity has released its 2014 report on youth-targeted sugary drink marketing, finding that advertising is on the rise, and social media and the Internet play an important role in sales. [Food Politics]... Read more >

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What We're Reading: October 23, 2014


Do your liver a favor: have a cup of joe. [The Daily Meal]

Budget-friendly tips for avoiding the most commonly over-priced grocery store items. [HuffPost]

For some restaurants, a negative review doesn't necessarily mean a drop in business. [Grub Street]


Everyone knows Elvis loved a peanut butter and banana sandwich, but what about JFK or Mariah Carey? Iconic Americans' favorite bites. [... Read more >

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Recipe: Grilled Hanger Steak with Peperonata

Grilled Hanger Steak with Peperonata


This summery Italian-inspired recipe is packed with flavor, yet can come together in under an hour.


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What We're Reading: July 1, 2014



Scottish officials ask President Obama to lift the import ban on haggis. [The Guardian


California Governor Jerry Brown repeals "glove law" for food service workers. [SF Gate


A new study shows that giving your kids a little junk food is better than banning it altogether. [Today


As the cupcake trend continues, edible wrappers are the next big thing. [Food Beast


How battlefield chocolate helped accomplish sweet victory. [... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of May 11

Photo by Mira Zaki


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


Monday, May 12, 6:30 P.M. 
New Zealand Wine Fair 2014 
The James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) are partnering with New Zealand Wine to bring you a walk-around tasting of this celebrated country. The event will include sips from more than 25 producers, including 2013 vintages (many of which will be poured for the first time), as well as distinctive, older bottles. We’ve also enlisted some great New York City chefs to prepare delicious bites that will complement whatever is in your glass.


Monday, May 12, 7:00 P.M.
Meatless Monday 10th Anniversary Celebration 
In 2003 marketing professional Sid Lerner founded the Meatless Mondays initiative to encourage people to go... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: On the Grill

Grilled Hanger Steak with Peperonata


There's nothing like a smoky, grilled piece of meat or fish to remind us why we love summer. (A six-pack of ice-cold beer doesn't hurt either.) Here are some of the grilled dishes on our current must-cook list:


Grilled Salmon with Summer Salad
A salad of corn, tomatoes, and basil dressed with a Dijon vinaigrette transforms perfectly cooked salmon fillets.


Grilled Hanger Steak with Peperonata
Hanger steak only needs a brief sear on the grill, while the peperonata comes together in about 20 minutes.


Spicy Grilled Shrimp and Pancetta
Easy. Fast. Addictive.

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