On the Menu: Week of February 10

wine glasses at the James Beard House

 

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

 

Sunday, February 10, 4:00

Valentine's Tea

Here at the Beard Foundation, we have a number of annual traditions. One of the most beloved is our Valentine’s Day tea, for which we enlist a group of all-star chefs and pastry chefs to prepare a harmonious selection of sweets and savories.

 

Tuesday, February 12, 6:30 P.M.

Mardi Gras Decadence

We’ve rounded up a team of New York chefs to bring you an indulgent taste of Mardi Gras. Join us for this spirited walk-around party featuring delicious bites and festive cocktails.

 

Thursday, February 14, 7:00

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Beard to Table: James Peterson's Meat Loaf

James Peterson's recipe for meat loaf

 

In this new series, we'll be taking a closer look at some of our favorite recipes from JBF Award winners as well as from Beard himself. To start, we turned to a beloved cold-weather staple: meat loaf.

 

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A well-made meat loaf is a dinnertime workhorse. It's comforting, it's savory, it can be dipped in ketchup: what's not to love? But if you haven't yet seen the meat loaf light (perhaps the memories of the too-dry, or too-moist, or too-chunky ones of your childhood still linger), get ready to be convinced. James Peterson's bar-setting recipe for the classic dish, from his JBF Award–winning cookbook Meat: A Kitchen Education, is the one that's going to make you a believer.

 

Peterson's meat loaf recipe distinguishes itself in a few key ways:

 

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Awards Watch: Emeril Lagasse to Receive 2013 Humanitarian of the Year Award

The James Beard Foundation has named Emeril Lagasse as the recipient of its 2013 Humanitarian of the Year Award

 

The James Beard Foundation has named Emeril Lagasse as the recipient of its 2013 Humanitarian of the Year Award. In 2002 Lagasse founded the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which supports nonprofit organizations and educational initiatives that create new opportunities for children, especially for those from disadvantaged circumstances. His charity work is focused within the communities where his restaurants operate, tailoring its efforts to each location. The Foundation's accomplishments range from the creation of fresh foods cafeterias to establishing culinary learning centers.

 

Lagasse will accept the award at the James Beard Awards ceremony on Monday, May 6.

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Recipe: Roman Chicory Salad

Tim Bodell's Roman Chicory Salad, adapted by the James Beard Foundation

 

Puntarelle, fennel, citrus, anchovy vinaigrette. Save for the puntarelle (which is a type of chicory), it sounds like a conventional combination,  But this isn't just any salad: it's the recipe that chef Tim Bodell makes for legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola when he dines at Rustic, Francis's Favorites, the on-site restaurant at Coppola's winery. Bodell even uses an authentic puntarelle cutter from Italy to prep the greens. 

 

Get the recipe here. 

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