Our Favorite Quotes from Beard on Books with Elizabeth Bard, Author of "Picnic in Provence"

 

Earlier this month, we welcomed journalist and author Elizabeth Bard to the Beard House to discuss her newest work, Picnic in Provence: A Memoir with Recipes, for the most recent installment of our Beard on Books series. Bard traveled to New York from the beautiful village of Céret, deep in the heart of southern France, to share her enchanting real-life fairy tale. Bard’s first book, the New York Times bestseller Lunch in Paris: A Love Story with Recipes, details her journey to love, marriage, and a dream life in Paris. Picnic in Provence picks up with a happily-married and pregnant Bard, whose life turns upside-down once more when a spontaneous trip to Provence takes her to places she never thought possible. Bard shared intimate moments from her life with great detail, captivating the audience with every word.  

 

Here are some of our favorite moments from her reading:

 ... Read more >

Comments (0)

Eye Candy: Fluke with Watermelon Radishes, Black Sesame Purée, Avocado, and Persian Lime

Photo by Jeffrey Gurwin

 

One of New Jersey’s most storied restaurants, the Ryland Inn beckons epicureans with its historic and luxurious environs, lauded wine collection, and top-notch fare crafted by chef Craig Polignano—and at his recent Beard House dinner, the seasoned chef did not disappoint. With dishes like this stunning local fluke with watermelon radishes, black sesame purée, avocado, and Persian lime, all finished off with garden flowers from Ryland Inn's own grounds, Polignano proved why this Garden State property is a perennial dining destination.

 

View this event's menu and details ... Read more >

Comments (0)

What We're Reading: July 27, 2015

 

Think short ribs are just for braising? Throw them on the barbecue and switch up your grilling game. [The Kitchn

 

The ultimate New England beer: a Massachusetts brewing company has created a lobster-infused beer. [FWF

 

With eggs in short supply, bakers are scrambling for high-tech alternatives that hit all three musts of flavor, protein, and emulsification. [NPR

 

The new app Tender, the Tinder for food, aims to play matchmaker between users... Read more >

Comments (0)

Happy Hour: Q&A with Roman Roth of Wölffer Estate Vineyard

 
For the last 17 years, the postcard-perfect Wölffer Estate Vineyard, located in the Hamptons, has hosted our annual summer tasting, Chefs & Champagne®—which takes place tomorrow! We caught up with winemaker and partner Roman Roth to discuss his favorite summertime wines and what’s on the horizon for Wölffer.

 

--

 

JBF: What are your favorite wines to drink in the summer?

RR: A dry rosé, riesling, or white blend is perfect for the beach or the pool. Our barrel-fermented (balanced and not overoaked!) Perle Chardonnay is a perfect match for fresh-caught local striped bass.

 

 

JBF: It’s no secret that rosé is a popular choice for summer. What do you like to eat with it?

RR: My ultimate rosé pairings are crabcakes and lobster rolls—especially when made with fresh, local seafood. I also love rosé w... Read more >

Comments (0)

On the Menu: Week of July 27

 

Here’s what’s coming up at the James Beard House and around the country:

 

Tuesday, July 28, 7:00 P.M.

Sophisticated Duet

With a combined 26 years in the industry, including the kitchens of Per Se, the French Laundry, Alinea, and El Bulli, chefs Kim Floresca and Daniel Ryan have brought their modernist sensibility to [ONE], winning the 2014 Food & Wine People’s Best New Chef Southeast award along the way.

 

Wednesday, July 29, 7:00 P.M.

Beard’s Barbecue Joint

Michael Solomonov has brought great Texas barbecue to Philly at Percy Street Barbecue, where chef Erin O’Shea cooks her brisket low and slow just like they do in the Lone Star State. Join O’Shea, who originally wowed Philadelphia with her Southern-style cooking at Marigold, at the Beard House for our ann... Read more >

Comments (0)

Sustainability Matters: July 24, 2015

 

California’s Salinas Valley suffers from the drought, threatening the salad green supply chain as we know it. [Mother Jones]

 

Organic, non-GMO, and fast casual: Amy’s Drive-Thru debuts in Sonoma County. [SF Gate]

 

Biodynamic farming in Bordeaux will lead to better soil, healthier vines, and higher quality wine. [WSJ]


The heated debate continues as House Republicans attempt to bar the FDA from requiring GMO labels. [Grist... Read more >

Comments (0)

Ask a Chef: The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica's Mario Alcocer

 

On Thursday, July 30, escape to paradise at the Beard House with this exquisite Costa Rican–inspired dinner from chef Mario Alcocer. After more than two decades honing his craft at Four Seasons properties in California, chef Mario Alcocer is now at the helm of the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, a premier eco-adventure destination with an innovative and luxurious tropical cuisine. We got the chance to hear more about the early stages of his career and find out who runs his late-night kitchen at home.

 

--

 

Who’s been your biggest inspiration?

It has changed from time to time depending on what stage of my personal and professional life I have been in. Growing up, my father inspired me to always try my b... Read more >

Comments (0)

Throwback Thursday: Martha and Marcus at Chefs & Champagne

Photo by Kent Miller

 

As we gear up this weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Chefs & Champagne, our annual tasting party in the Hamptons, we can't help but be nostalgic for years past. This TBT, we look back at JBF Award winners Marcus Samuelsson and Martha Stewart sampling dishes under the C&C tent. Stewart, a Chefs & Champagne regular, was our honoree at the 2010 fête, and this year we continue the tradition of honoring women in our industry by toasting Daytime Emmy Award–winning chef and cookbook author, Carla Hall. Check out this year's menu, featuring dishes from over 40 chefs, including a number of JBF winners and nominees. There are still a few tickets left, so make sure to get yours now! We look forward to sharing some bubbly with you.

Comments (0)

What We're Reading: July 23, 2015

 

 

You’ve mastered the art of eating the ramen burger, now it’s time to tackle the recipe. [Food Network]

 

Inside the buttery, flaky, imaginative world of the Cronut king.  [Eater NY]

 

A Connecticut fast food chain is pushing the protein limits with their cricket milkshake. [MUNCHIES]

 

Ice cream guru, Jeni Britton Bauer, shares her secrets to surviving a crisis. [Yahoo Food]... Read more >

Comments (0)

Ask a Chef: Proof + Pantry's Julio Peraza

 

Newly appointed as executive chef of Dallas’s Proof + Pantry, Julio Peraza lands at the James Beard House tonight to serve up some seasonally-inspired American fare. We chatted with Peraza about where he likes to eat when he's in town, what chef he'd like to dine with during his visit, and how to make his delectable snow crab salad (pictured above and recipe here).

 

Peraza is a 13-year veteran of the restaurant industry who hails from El Savador. His extensive resume boasts hot spots like the St. Regis Hotel in Kauai, Michael Mina’s American Fish at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, and David Myers’s Comme Ça in Los Angeles. He also helmed... Read more >

Comments (0)

Pages