What We're Reading: October 21, 2014


Discover the history of the doughnut in honor of National Doughnut Month. [Zester Daily]


A guide to fall's most grill-worthy vegetables. [Serious Eats


You’ll never guess the secret ingredient behind perfectly chewy chocolate chip cookies. [WaPo


The green tomato gets a culinary makeover: new recipes and ideas on how to use this underrated ingredient. [NYT


Skip the candy aisle and make these DIY Halloween treats. [... Read more >

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Happy Hour: Cucumber Margarita


Forget kale juice or spirulina smoothies: our favorite way to drink our veggies is with this ultra-smooth and refreshing cucumber margarita from JBF Award winner Rick Bayless (the delightful cocktail is also one of the featured recipes in our brand new JBF Vegetables app). The tequila–cucumber base is blended and strained to achieve the perfect mix of health and hair of the dog. Sip this during your happy hour, and you might just end up with a bit of a virtuous buzz.


Get the recipe here.

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Recipe Roundup: Vegetables


To celebrate the launch of our new app, James Beard Foundation Vegetables, which features an array of stunning and innovative vegetable recipes by Beard Award–winning chefs like Thomas Keller, Alice Waters, Mario Batali, and Daniel Boulud, we're highlighting some of the restaurant-quality, veg-focused dishes that have become our fall standbys:


Roasted Baby Root Vegetables with Grilled Bread, Fall Greens, and Bagna Cauda Dressing

Bagna cauda, a traditional Italian dipping sauce made with garlic and anchovies, is transformed into a boldly flavored vinaigrette in this gorgeous dish.


Fried Brussels Sprouts with Thyme, Lemon, and Chile Flakes

These crisp, deep-fried Brussels... Read more >

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Giveaway: OXO Veggie Prep Tools and the JBF Vegetables App


Happy October! In anticipation of our upcoming JBF Food Conference, it's Health Month here on the JBF blog. To kick things off, we're happy to share the news about a generous giveaway from OXO. To celebrate our recently launched recipe app, JBF Vegetables, OXO is giving away a bundle of their veggie prep tools featured in the app. The winner will also receive a free, unlocked download of our inaugural app, which features an array of innovative vegetable recipes from JBF Outstanding Chef award winners like Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, Alice Waters, Thomas Keller, and many others. See below for details, the official rules, and enter to get cookin'! 



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Introducing Our Inaugural App: JBF Vegetables

The first-ever JBF app: James Beard Foundation Vegetables


Presenting the first-ever JBF app: James Beard Foundation Vegetables, a collection of innovative vegetable recipes conceived by Outstanding Chef award winners (including Daniel Boulud, Alice Waters, Thomas Keller, and many others), and based on the Foundation's Best of the Best cookbook. This stunner includes sharp high-definition videos, some of the most gorgeous and intuitive step-by-step photographs we've ever seen, shopping sections tailored to each dish, and other great features. It's available now in the Apple App store—and absolutely free for JBF members.


Learn more at jamesbeard.org/app. Read the full press release... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 25, 2014

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The history of America's long love affair with apple desserts. [History Channel


New FDA regulations endanger American artisanal cheese production. [Chicago Reader


This year's Alaska State Fair will feature Guinness World Record–breaking vegetables. [NPR


Eat Mor Chikin (and waffles): Chick-Fil-A tries to keep up with the growing fast-food breakfast market. [Food Beast


Here is how to cut... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 29, 2014



In China, the production of dumplings might increase global warming. [NYT


Top chefs weigh in: is culinary school really worth it? [Eater]


One study finds that teaching kids the health benefits of vegetables makes them less appealing. [The Atlantic


What's the deal with raw chocolate? [Food Republic


Downton Abbey bordeaux and Game of Thrones beer are just the beginning of the pop culture... 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: June 25, 2014


The story behind Wimbledon’s favorite cocktail, the Pimm’s Cup. [Food Politic]


Classic NYC restaurants face closure in the wake of huge rent hikes. [NYT]


The Broccoli Cleanse: cruciferous vegetables could be the key to detoxing the body. [NPR]


Public health advocates push for labeling energy drinks as a step towards safer consumption. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 16, 2014


The CDC released a list of the healthiest fruits and vegetables, and their number one might surprise you. [Food Republic


A cure for gout just might hold the key to ending the lime shortage. [The Wire]  


A new petition for brewers to disclose their ingredients and methods is causing a stir. [ABC

 ... Read more >

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