On the Menu: Georgia Wine Table

Steven Hartmand and Maria Le RouxSteven Hartmand and Maria Le Roux

American wine aficionados know that a winery renaissance is taking place across North Georgia, where a new wave of vintners is producing wines of truly exceptional quality. One such winemaker is Maria Le Roux of Montaluce Winery, who will be pairing her vineyard’s offerings with the artisan-inspired cuisine of executive chef Steven Hartman at tomorrow night's Beard House dinner. Check out the tempting menu below, then click here to make a reservation. Hors d’Oeuvre Springer Mountain Chicken Liver Mousse with Mead Macarons and Honey-Roasted Peanuts Pickled

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On the Menu: Bryan Voltaggio

Bryan Voltaggio Since making it to the finale on Top Chef, Bryan Voltaggio has been on fire, earning a 2010 JBF Best Chef nomination and the widespread praise of critics and diners. At tonight's Beard House dinner, chef Voltaggio will treat guests to a taste of his electrifying, modern cuisine. The event is booked solid, so we're left to only imagine what it will be like to feast on his menu, which is listed below: Hors d’Oeuvre Celeriac Macarons with Foie Gras and Cara Cara Orange Lobster Crackers with California Estate Osetra Caviar, Chives, and Crème Fraîche Chips and Dip > Ibérico Lomo and Barbecue Potato Chip Edible Mojitos with Sea Foam Crispy Hay–Smoked Oysters with Ramps Pairing: Champagne Gardet Chigny-Les-Roses Brut Reserve NV Dinner Spring Garden > Beets with Timothy Hay–Smoked Carrots, Radishes, Soil, Fiddleheads, and Sheep’s-

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JBF LTD Opens Today!

JBF LTD After weeks of planning (and, admittedly, a little flying by the seat of our pants), JBF LTD is opening its doors! The gorgeous space will be open every day (except Mondays) from 11:00 to 4:00, with café-style lunch prepared and sold by Great Performances. Each day will also include delicious daytime programming starting at 2:30. Katherine Alford, vice president of the test kitchens at Food Network and Cooking Channel, is our first afternoon guest (you can see the full schedule of daytime programming here), while Laurent Gras will kick off our series of nightly dinners. (Read our interview with the Michelin three-star chef

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Q & A with Rising Star Nominee Christina Tosi

Anna Mowry interviews James Beard Award–nominated Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar

Ever since Momofuku Milk Bar opened over two years ago, pastry chef Christina Tosi has delighted New Yorkers with her clever and nostalgic sweets. We talked to the 2011 Rising Star Chef of the Year Award nominee about her path to Momofuku, her favorite New York eats, and her earliest memory of getting a sugar high.

JBF: How did you come to work for David Chang?

CT: I had just finished as a pastry cook at wd~50. Dave needed some help writing a HACCP plan for sous-vide cooking, and since we had just successfully been approved for our plan at wd~50, Wylie sent me to help out his bud. 
Dave ended up hiring me as his et cetera gal, basically to fill in the holes of his growing crew. I recognized the opportunity to be a part of a one-of-a-kind team, and I love me a good challenge. I was not hired to be a pastry chef, to work pastry, or to make desserts in any capacity.

JBF: When

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Catch a Deal at JBF's Biannual Cookbook Sale this Saturday

Cookbooks UPDATE! There will also be assorted glassware and silverware on sale. Come early, that stuff goes fast! Calling all bargain-hunting foodies! Our biannual cookbook sale will be held in the Beard House’s dining room this coming Saturday, April 16. From 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. (doors open at 9:30 A.M. for JBF members), you can browse through hundreds of new and used cookbooks priced from one to three dollars. All proceeds will benefit the James Beard Foundation.

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On the Menu: April 10 through April 16

Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Sunday, April 10, 12:00 P.M. Spring Teatime Lunch Savor a sophisticated high tea–inspired luncheon prepared by the talented team behind the Artist Baker, a highly acclaimed boutique bakery. Pastry chefs Andrea Lekberg and Erica Leahy, both alums of prestigious eateries such as Craft, db Bistro Moderne, Sweet Melissa’s Patisserie, and Pichet Ong’s Batch, have designed an impeccably seasonal menu complete with wine pairings. Monday, April 11, 7:00 P.M. Savoring Northern Italy Unlike most chefs, who seek out city locations with high foot traffic, Sean Weinberg opened Restaurant Alba in a small Pennsylvania town to be close to area farms. There, this Slow Food ambassador wow

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On the Menu: Spring Teatime Lunch

Erica Leahy and Andrea LekbergErica Leahy and Andrea Lekberg

Looking for some Sunday-afternoon plans? Savor a sophisticated high tea–inspired luncheon prepared by the talented team behind the Artist Baker, a highly acclaimed boutique bakery. Pastry chefs Andrea Lekberg and Erica Leahy, both alums of prestigious eateries such as Craft, db Bistro Moderne, Sweet Melissa’s Patisserie, and Pichet Ong’s Batch, have designed an impeccably seasonal menu for this Sunday's Beard House lunch. Have a look at the menu below (you'll find a recipe!) and then click here to make your reservation.

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