Beard House Dishes: May Highlights

Photo: Geoff Mottram

 

Asking us to pick our favorite dishes at the Beard House is a little like asking a mother to pick her favorite child, but to give you a taste, here are a few highlights served up during the month of May. These spectacular dishes, while making great use of springtime bounty, were also decidedly soothing—and we're not complaining.

 

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Photo: Elena North-Kelly

 

Sea Urchin Risotto with Poached Wild Sea Bass, Smoked Oyster, and Maitake Mushroom Dashi / Japanese Comfort for the Soul

 

At his Berkeley hot spot Iyasare, Shotaro Kamio crafts show-stopping plates o... Read more >

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Eye Candy: Daniel Humm's Milk & Honey at Expo Milano

 

On any given day at Expo Milano, the first-ever food-focused world's fair that's now open in Milan, visitors can experience a veritable buffet of international cuisine, state-of-the-art technology and design, and delectable food-themed programming. Modeled after our own James Beard House in New York City, the USA Pavilion–affiliated James Beard American Restaurant pop-up at Expo Milano features different award-winning guest chefs every week.

 

A few weeks ago, diners were treated to world-renowned cuisine from JBF Award–winning chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park and... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 8, 2015

 

The unlikely rise of Jello shots from frat house favorite to mixology must-have. [Eater

 

San Francisco lawmakers are considering adding added sugar warning labels to soda ads. [Mother Jones

 

The power of nostalgia: one writer’s struggle to recreate Gushers at home. [Food52

 

Slow down on the Muscle Milk: you may actually be getting more protein than you... Read more >

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Video: How to Make the Violet Hour's Hush and Wonder

Photo: Cassandra Stadnicki

 

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.

 

At the Violet... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of June 8

 

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

 

Monday, June 8, 7:00 P.M.
Denver Farm Feast 
At the cozy Beast + Bottle, chef Paul C. Reilly oversees a tightly curated menu of rustic American cuisine that reflects a reverence for ingredients. His sister and co-owner, Aileen Reilly, runs the front of the house at the intimate restaurant, which also boasts an in-house butchery program and an acclaimed wine selection.

 

Tuesday, June 9, 7:00 P.M.
The Pubbelly Boys 
After launching Pubbelly, their first Miami gastropub, to critical acclaim, José Mendín, Sergio Navarro, and Andreas Schreiner went on to open a string of white-hot eateries that consistently rank high with diners and critics alike. Experience the buzz when the Pubbelly Boys, as they are fondly known, bring their signature... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: June 5, 2015

 

Doctors across the nation are increasingly enrolling their patients in fruit and vegetable prescription programs to combat obesity. [Modern Farmer

 

Wikileaks is offering a bounty for a copy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. [Food Politics

 

A new report suggests that in this year alone, California’s drought will cost  farmers $2.7 billion and more than 18,000 jobs. [NPR

 

Congress is reconsidering allowing egg imports from the Netherlands,... Read more >

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Recipe: Port-Poached Rhubarb with Ricotta and Walnut Crumble

Port-Poached Rhubarb with Ricotta and Walnut Crumble

 

Cooking with rhubarb can involve more than just hitting the stalks with a blizzard of sugar. For this simple dessert, rhubarb gets to hang with port, vanilla beans, and peppercorns, too, then joins some homemade ricotta and walnut crumble in the bowl. Get the recipe.

 

 

Anna Mowry is special projects manager at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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Throwback Thursday: April Bloomfield's British Empire

Photo by Kent Miller Studios

 

JBF Award winner April Bloomfield has won our hearts through our eyes, ears, and of course, our stomachs. The queen of nose-to-tail cuisine has now conquered seed-to-stalk with her new bestselling cookbook A Girl and Her Greens, revealing a wide-ranging appeal as rare as her famous Spotted Pig burger. This TBT, we’re sharing a candid moment of revelry from last year’s Taste America NYC event, where Bloomfield and fellow JBF Award winner Daniel Boulud let off some steam backstage at Boulud’s flagship restaurant. JBF's Taste America national tour returns this fall, so stay tuned for more information.

 

Try Bloomfield’s take on a snap pea salad here.

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What We're Reading: June 4, 2015

 

Get the 411 on fungi. [Serious Eats

 

Carnitas may be in short supply, but how about a Chipotle chorizo burrito? [FWF

 

It’s about more than the stalks: celery leaves make a mean pesto, and much more. [The Kitchn

 

Amanda Cohen shares her secret weapon for when you're out of ideas for dinner. [... Read more >

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Expo Milano: Eater Visits Expo and the USA Pavilion

Food Truck Nation at the USA Pavilion (Photo: Rob Gullixson)

 

Big thanks to Eater for producing this gorgeous slideshow of Expo Milano, the first-ever food-focused world's fair that's open in Milan now through October. More than 140 countries have participated in the fair by building ambitious "pavilions" that showcase national cuisine, interactive exhibits, and eye-popping design. The USA Pavilion, co-led by the James Beard Foundation and the International Culinary Center, includes a state-of-the-art vertical garden and a nearby fleet of food trucks, pictured above, that offer a rotating menu of regional American foods.... Read more >

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