Interview with Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Clyde Common

Anna Mowry interviews Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Clyde Common, a nominee for the 2014 James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program

 

Clyde Common's drink list may be inspired by the classics, but don't expect the ordinary at this Portland gastropub. Its bar manager, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, was an early adopter of barrel aging and bottled cocktails, concepts that are now de rigeur in the industry. Below, Morgenthaler tells us his "trifecta" of indispensable cocktail books and what you should be ordering from the Clyde Common menu.

 

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JBF: How would you describe Clyde Common’s mixology style?

 

JM: We focus on simple and elegant cocktails that are intended to pair well with the beautiful food that comes out of our kitchen. Our drinks are rooted in the classics. We tailor them to fit our style and make them our own.

 

JBF: You guys do... Read more >

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Guilty-Pleasure Tunes

The 2014 James Beard Awards

 

Just like food vices (curly fries, anyone?), everyone has a guilty-pleasure musical treat they indulge in when the mood strikes (and, shhh, more than a few of our staffers copped to Katy Perry). We asked some of this year’s JBF Awards gala chefs to fill us in on their own musical vices—whether closeted or unabashed. Here are their top picks:

 

Jonathan Benno, Lincoln Ristorante, NYC

Notorious B.I.G.

 

Dante Boccuzzi, Dante, Cleveland

Styx

 

Bill Corbett, The Absinthe Group, San Francisco

Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone”

 

JBF Award Winner Brooks Headley, Del Posto, NYC

“The Monkees. God, I love the Monkees. But I don’t feel that guilty about it...”

 

Michael Hudman, Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Memphis

Queen’s “Somebody to Love”

 

Naomi Pomeroy, Beast, Por... Read more >

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The 2014 Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards Recap

 

 

Thanks for joining us for the 2014 Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards! Here's the full list of tonight's winners. Congratulations to all! 

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2014 Journalism Awards Recap

 

Here's our final recap from tonight's ceremony: the Journalism Award winners! Stay tuned for Publication of the Year.

 

The 2014 Journalism Award winners:

 

Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction
Andy Ricker
Saveur
“The Star of Siam”

 

Food and Culture 
John Birdsall
Lucky Peach
America, Your Food Is So Gay

 

Food and Travel
Nick Paumgarten
Bon Appétit
... Read more >

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2014 Broadcast and New Media Awards Recap

 

Here are the winners of this year's Broadcast and New Media Awards. We will reveal the winner of the Outstanding Personality/Host award at the end of the night.

 

The 2014 Broadcast and New Media Award winners, presented by Lenox Tableware and Gifts:

 

Radio Show/Audio Webcast
This American Life
Host: Ben Calhoun
Area: Public Radio
Producer: Ben Calhoun

 

Special/Documentary
Eating Alabama
Network: PBS

 

Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location
Martha Stewart’s Cooking School
Host: Martha Stewart
Network: PBS
Producers: Greta Anthony, Christina Deyo, Michael Morrison, Olivia Schneider, Martha Stewart, Calia Van Dyk, and Lisa Wagner

 

Television Program, on Location
The Mind of a Chef
Host: Anthony Bourda... Read more >

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2014 Book Awards Recap

 

Here are tonight's Book Award winners! The winner of the Cookbook of the Year award will be announced toward the end of the ceremony.

 

Want to add some of these winners to your collection? Purchase them (or anything!) from our Amazon store and a percentage of the sale will be donated to JBF.

 

The 2014 Book Award winners:

 

American Cooking
The New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes
Amy Thielen
(Random House)

 

Baking and Dessert
The Art of French Pastry
Jacquy Pfeiffer with Martha Rose Shulman
(Knopf) 

 

Beverage  
The Cocktail Lab: Unraveling the Mysteries of Flavor and Aroma in Drink, with Recipes
Tony Conigliaro
(Ten Speed Press)

 

Cooking from a Pr... Read more >

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2014 JBF Cookbook Hall of Fame: Diana Kennedy

Cuisines of Mexico

 

This award is given to a cookbook or body of work that has had a significant and enduring impact on the way we cook and understand food.

 

We have the late Craig Claiborne to thank for the force that is Diana Kennedy. A casual suggestion made to Kennedy during Claiborne’s days as the New York Times restaurant critic led her to write The Cuisines of Mexico, an achievement of meticulous research, fine writing, and groundbreaking recipes that by itself would merit its author a place in the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook Hall of Fame. But Kennedy, never satisfied, as anyone who has spent time with her knows, kept researching, kept cooking, and kept writing books that just barely met her perfectionist standards and raised the bar for all who followed in her footsteps.

 

Kennedy lives what she writes. All around her adobe home in the mountains of Michoacán, she grows a botanist’s dream of indigenous herbs, fruits, and vegetables. And she has n... Read more >

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The 2014 Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards Dinner Menu

The 2014 James Beard Awards

 

Here's what our nominees and guests will be enjoying during tonight's Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards ceremony and seated dinner at Gotham Hall in New York.

 

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Passed Hors d’Oeuvre

Host Chef Matthew Riznyk, Great Performances, NYC
Menu Inspired by Sylvia’s Table

Southern Eggs Benny on Buttermilk Biscuits
Fried Oysters with Thunder Pickle Rémoulade
Hush Puppies with Charred Scallion Ravigote
Dizzy’s Pimiento Cheese Crostini
Red Snapper Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
Moroccan Tuna Skewers with
Cucumber–Lemon Raita
Watermelon Radish Ravioli with
Ricotta, Pine Nuts, and Basil
Hudson Valley Corn Bisque Shooters

 

Presented by Food Network's America’s Best Cook

Lobster Rolls
Shrimp and Grits
Beer-Braised Brats
Korean Glazed Pork Meatballs

 

Reception Beverages... Read more >

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Interview with Outstanding Chef Award Nominee Nancy Silverton of Pizzeria Mozza

Elena North-Kelly interviews Nancy Silverton, a nominee for the James Beard Foundation's 2014 Outstanding Chef award

 

After proving her pastry chops at Campanile and La Brea and taking home the JBF Outstanding Pastry Chef award in 1991, Nancy Silverton set out to open her own restaurant in Los Angeles, which bloomed into a celebrated empire and a mecca for serious Italian food lovers. Here, the 2014 Outstanding Chef award nominee tell us about the most spectacular pizza crust she’s ever tasted, her favorite flavor combination, and the moment she knew she wanted to become a chef.

 

JBF: What item on the current Pizzeria Mozza menu are you most proud of?

 

NS: I’d have to say our pizza dough, the quality of the crust. It’s the heart and soul of our pizzeria, and what I believe sets us apart. There’s no secret ingredient, just the subtle nuances of the method that we use to achieve a crust that’s f... Read more >

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Contractual Cravings

candy

 

What is it about celebrities and their eating habits that make such great tabloid fodder? Media empires have been built around the ridiculous rumors that abound about everyone from old-school crooners to pop princesses—but we couldn’t care less about who has had a nip or a tuck; we’re more interested in what they allegedly like to tuck into while in the greenroom.

 

Jumbo shrimp is an understandable enough request, and has supposedly turned up on the riders of Old Blue Eyes (in addition to an almost-full bar and some Life Savers) and the Beach Boys, who like their crustaceans with sides of fruit, alfalfa sprouts, and peanut M&Ms.

 

Members of Aerosmith reportedly have more internationally inspired cravings, including chicken tikka with yogurt and mint dip. At the other end of the spectrum, Britney Spears is said to request McDonald’s cheeseburgers (sans buns), and some say Axl Rose likes to pair hi... Read more >

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