America’s Classic: Le Veau d’Or, NYC



Once a celebrity haunt, this midtown Manhattan French bistro serving classic French dishes straight out of Escoffier, is a time capsule.

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America’s Classic: Chef Vola’s, Atlantic City, NJ

Customers make pilgrimages to eat at Chef Vola’s, a traditional Italian-American eatery in Atlantic City, and our first America’s Classic of the night.

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2011 JBF Awards Show Opener

  The 2011 Awards opening video, for those of you not watching our live stream at jamesbeard.org/awardslive.

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The Bookshelf: Harvest to Heat

Harvest to HeatWith more and more chefs taking up the mantle of the locavore movement, we rarely find ourselves sitting down to a menu that doesn’t recognize the sources of its ingredients. These small-print acknowledgements often leave us wondering about the individuals who are responsible for getting those products from farm to table. Thankfully, a new cookbook called Harvest to Heat puts artisans and farmers front and center. Its recipes are not only attributed to the chefs who cook them, but also to the small-scale craftsmen who grow, raise, or craft the essential ingredients; every dish illustrates a mutual respect and collaboration between producer and chef. Authors Darryl Estrine and Kelly Kochendorfer have also included captivating profiles on these behind-the-scenes craftsmen, many of whom work tirelessly to advance local- and national-scale causes when they aren’t doting on their products. Dave Hoyle of Creative Growers in Nori, Oregon, has introduced Naomi

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America's Classics: Gustavus Inn, Gustavus, AK

America’s Classics Award–winning restaurants have timeless appeal and are beloved in their regions for quality food that reflects the character of their community. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be spotlighting the eateries that earned this prestigious distinction in 2010. Three generations of the Lesh family have welcomed guests to this farmhouse at the edge of a meadow overlooking Alaska's Icy Strait. Jack and Sally Lesh started the inn in 1965, operating it as a drop-in restaurant, grocery store, and hotel. For many years it was also the town’s weather station, airline counter, and radio and telephone contact. From 1976 to '79 their daughter Sal and husband, Tom McLaughlin, continued these services, supporting the crew building nearby Glacier Bay Lodge. Dave and JoAnn Lesh took over as innkeepers in 1980 and raised their three sons and daughter there. Over the years, the town has acquired power, phones, and city status, allowing the Gustavus Inn to rely more on serving tourists to Glacier Bay National Park during the summer months. Supper is served family style and usually features local catches like Dungeness crab, salmon,

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America's Classics: Al's French Frys, South Burlington, VT

America's Classics Award–winning restaurants have timeless appeal and are beloved in their regions for quality food that reflects the character of their community. Over the next few weeks, we'll be spotlighting the eateries that earned this prestigious distinction in 2010. Founded by Al and Genevieve Rusterholz in the late 1940s, Al's French Frys was originally housed in a small hut, open to the elements. Many Chittenden Countians encountered Al’s French Frys stand at the Champlain Valley Fair, where it earned a reputation that has endured for more than half a

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Giveaway: Know Your Coffee

We’re back with more coffee knowledge from Master Barista Giorgio Milos. In addition to trivia, we’ve got a bonus video of the master himself demonstrating the perfect free-pour latte. (Does his art match the level of creativity we saw in our Latte Art Contest?)

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On the Red Carpet: Summer Vacation

Barcelona, Shanghai, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sardinia, Blue Hill at Stone Barns...where to find all the big chefs this summer.

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On the Red Carpet: Espresso or French Press?

Jennifer Leuzzi asks the parade of food celebrities which is their preferred coffee: espresso or French press?

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JBF Awards 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award: Ariane and Michael Batterberry

Legendary leaders in their field, Ariane and Michael Batterberry have founded two milestone national food magazines: Food Arts, the influential, award-winning publication for the restaurant and hotel trades that has won a number of the coveted Folio Gold Eddie B2B awards, and Food & Wine, a leading consumer publication. Pioneers in electronic food publishing as well, they created the top rated computerized magazine Dining In for Time Inc. in the early 1980s. Singly or together, they are the authors of 18 books on food, art, and social

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