Jonathan Waxman and Gavin Kaysen Team Up for JBF’s Taste America in Minneapolis


“For chefs, Jonathan is like our Obi-Wan Kenobi,” said JBF Award winner Gavin Kaysen of fellow Beard Award winner Jonathan Waxman, the Taste America All-Star chef cooked dinner for a sold-out crowd on Friday night in Minneapolis. 


Kaysen, who grew up in Minneapolis and left for 16 years, working as a chef in San Diego and New York City, most recently and notably as the chef of Daniel Boulud’s Café Boulud, where Kaysen won the JBF Rising Star Chef award in 2008. 


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Recipe: Rocco DiSpirito's Tuna Crudo


Rocco DiSpirito deftly demoed this tuna crudo with lemon, Italian chiles, and capers that he served at our Taste America dinner in Miami, dispensing useful cooking and nutrition tips at the same time. A self-described “former butter-holic,” DiSpirito says he’s now “healthier than he’s ever been,” insisting that “if you change your diet and lifestyle, you can reverse any sickness.” Want to try your hand at the All-Star's vibrant crudo? Get the recipe here.


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Throwback Thursday: A Night in Seattle's Chihuly Garden


Most of our focus during JBF Taste America events is on the delicious dishes being served during our superstar collaborative dinners, but it’s also worth a glance up from our plates to admire the setting. This TBT, we’re looking back to last weekend’s Taste America dinner in Seattle, where guests were treated to bites from some of the city’s top toques, first high above ground in the Space Needle, then beneath the awe-inspiring chandeliers in Chihuly Gardens and Glass. The photo above was taken from a table during the dinner, and serves as a reminder that sometimes we need to put our forks down and lift our faces up to appreciate these once-in-a-lifetime experiences.


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What We're Reading: October 8, 2015


Start hoarding your PSLs: there could be a pumpkin shortage come Thanksgiving. [Yahoo! Food


You no longer have to order in to get your hands on Thai sticky rice. [Food52


The USDA and HHS have announced that sustainability will not be a part of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines. [Food Politics


Cold-brew king Stumptown Coffee has been acquired by Peet’s Coffee & Tea. [... Read more >

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Q&A with JBF Taste America All-Star April Bloomfield


From burgers and broccoli to pigs’ heads and potatoes, JBF Award winner April Bloomfield has made an indelible mark through her attentive and soulful interpretations of myriad cuisines. After a career garnering accolades for her nose-to-tail and root-to-stalk cooking at her restaurants in New York City and San Francisco, Bloomfield has now turned her eyes to a real piece of Americana: burgers. Fortunately, there’s no Brit we’d trust with our buns more. Bloomfield is helping us celebrate the diversity of American cuisine as an All-Star on our Taste America national epicurean tour, where she’ll collaborate with JBF Award winner Donald Link on an exclusive dinner in New Orleans. We chatted with the iconic chef before her trip down to the Big Easy about her latest culinary obsession, where she dines out in the Big Apple, and what's drawing her attention to Paris.... Read more >

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Doctor’s Orders: Why the Physicians of Tomorrow Need to be Cooks Today


The 2015 JBF Food Conference will explore the future of food, from farm to kitchen to table. Featuring experts and thought leaders from across the industry, we'll examine how the choices we make and the steps we take today will impact what we eat, drink, and grow. In anticipation, we're talking to some of the men and women on the cutting edge of our collective food culture.


Dr. Tim Harlan may be best known as Dr. Gourmet, the on-air wellness expert and author of multiple books on healthy living, but his main vocation is changing the way American doctors approach diet and health. When he’s not writing or seeing patients, Harlan spends his days as executive director of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine, where he shapes the practices of future physicians and teaches them how to cook. We sat down wit... Read more >

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Video: James Beard's Zucchini Frittata


We've partnered with Simmer, a new app that allows you to generate step-by-step recipe videos that you can create, watch, and share from your very own kitchen. In the coming weeks and months, we'll continue sharing instructional videos that will teach you how to create tantalizing dishes from JBF Award winners, Beard House chefs, and even Beard himself, all prepared in James Beard's historic New York City kitchen.


Even though it’s officially fall, our vegetable gardens didn’t seem to get the memo. Luckily for us, that means we have more time to bask in the glory of summer produce like sweet a

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What We're Reading: October 7, 2015


Learn JBF Award winner Jacques Pepin's secret for incredible eggs from the master of eggs himself. Pro tip: don't skimp on the cream or butter.  [Saveur]


Up close and personal with top European chefs: take a peek into the secrets that lurk in the depths of their home refrigerators. [Bon Appétit]


Aluminum foil isn't just for leftovers or grilling: here are some tips for getting the most out of your roll. [Tasting Table]... Read more >

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'Gram Worthy: Your Last Tastes of Summer from #JBFENDLESSSUMMER


Last month we kicked off Labor Day Weekend by savoring the last delicious bites of the season, asking you to share your final tastes of summer with us for a chance to win dinner for two at the Beard House! Our #jbfendlesssummer Instagram contest brought some vibrant, stunning, and drool-worthy results—take a peek at some of the highlights below. If you missed the last round, be sure to check out #jbffall (happening now!) for your chance to win.


A simple, lovely blueberry pie by @thehousepie

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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Climbs to the Top of the Space Needle in Seattle

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This past weekend, Taste America, the James Beard Foundation’s annual ten-city epicurean tour, landed in the Pacific Northwest for a weekend of exclusive culinary events including a collaborative fundraising dinner, cooking demos, artisanal tastings, and book signings.


Several hundred Seattleites gathered at the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass, where some of the city’s top culinary talent showcased their skills against the backdrop of Elliot Bay. The evening began with an elevated tasting reception high up in the Skyline level of the Space Needle, where guests enjoyed bites from Zoi Antonitsas (Westward), Thomas Kollasch (Chihuly Garden and Glass / Collections Café), Jay Blackinton (Hogston... Read more >

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