On the Menu: Week of October 28

Wine glasses ready at the Beard House.

 

Friend of James Beard Benefit: Atlanta

Sunday, October 28, 5:30 P.M.

Our celebrated Sunday Supper series is returning to Atlanta for a third year of fabulous food and festivities. This year JBF Award winners and hosts Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison have culled a formidable group of the best and brightest chefs in the South to prepare an intimate, family-style feast.

 

Ohh La L'amour

Monday, October 29, 7:00 P.M.

Nearly 20 years ago, Bernard and Sarah Bouissou found love in French cuisine—and with each other—while working at New York City’s legendary Le Cirque. Today the husband-and-wife team indulge their shared passion for French cuisine at their eponymous restaurant and wine bar.

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JBF Leadership Award Winner Tensie Whelan

 

To fill you in on last week's inspiring JBF Leadership Awards ceremony, we've been sharing videos of all our 2012 honorees as they accept their awards, as well as their contributions to our third annual JBF Food Conference. Today we have: Tensie Whelan (President, Rainforest Alliance) whose acceptance speech—and introduction by 2011 JBF Leadership Award winner Craig Watson—is shown in the video above. In the video below, you'll find her panel at the conference: "Certifying Trust."

 

 

For more information about JBF Leadership Award winner Tensie Whelan, check out her full profile. For more archived footage of the spea... Read more >

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Watch Adam Gopnik Speak at the JBF Food Conference

The first day of last week's conference concluded with a brilliant synthesis from Adam Gopnik, a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of The Table Comes First. Watch his presentation below:

 

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JBF Leadership Award Winner Kathleen Merrigan

 

Following last week's inspiring JBF Leadership Awards ceremony, we're sharing videos of all our 2012 honorees as they accept their awards and talk about the causes they champion. Today we present: Dr. Kathleen Merrigan (Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture), whose acceptance speech—and introduction by 2011 JBF Leadership Award winner Debra Eschmeyer—is shown in the video above.

 

For more information about JBF Leadership Award winner Kathleen Merrigan, read her full profile.

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Bid Now in the Silver Anniversary Online Auction

The JBF Silver Anniversary Gala online auction

 

Our Silver Anniversary Gala is still a few weeks away, but our silent auction is already up and rolling online and ready for your bids! The packages are as exciting as ever, including dinner in the Daniel skybox, tickets to DeGustibus Cooking School, and a set of gift certificates to some of San Francisco's best restaurants. We’re constantly adding new packages, so check back often! Online bids will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. on November 1... Read more >

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JBF Leadership Award Winner Malik Yakini

 

Following last week's JBF Leadership Awards ceremony, we're sharing videos of all our inspiring 2012 honorees making their acceptance speeches, as well as their contributions to our third annual JBF Food Conference. Today we present: Malik Yakini (Executive Director, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network), whose acceptance speech—and introduction by 2011 JBF Leadership Award winner Will Allen—is shown in the video above. In the video below, you'll find his talk at the conference: "Big Ideas from the Ground Up."

 

 

For more information about JBF Leadership Award winner Malik Yakini, check out his full profile.... Read more >

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Watch Patent Attorney Dan Ravicher Speak at the JBF Food Conference

Last year Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT), a not-for-profit legal services organization, filed suit on behalf of 60 family farmers, seed businesses, and organic agricultural organizations against Monsanto Company, challenging the corporation's patents on genetically modified seed. (Since the initial filing, the number of plaintiffs has risen to 83.) Dan Ravicher, PUBPAT's executive director and counsel to the plaintiffs in the case, which is now known as Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association, et al. v. Monsanto, spoke at our food conference last week. Watch:

 

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JBF Leadership Award Winner Jason Clay

 

Last week was a big week: we held our second annual JBF Leadership Awards and our third annual JBF Food Conference. The 2012 JBF Leadership Awards honored five visionaries for their outstanding contributions to creating a healthier, safer, and more sustainable food world—and we were fortunate to have each winner participate in our conference. It was an inspiring and thought-provoking two days, and we'd like to share some of the action with you. Over the next several days, we'll share videos of all the JBF Leadership Award winners making their acceptance speeches, as well as their contributions to the conference.

 

First up: Dr. Jason Clay (Senior Vice President, Market Transformation, World Wildlife Fund), whose acceptance speech—and introduction by JBF Award Winner John Besh—is shown in the video above. In the video below, you'll find his conversation with journalist Frederick Kaufman, "Food and Technology, or That Organic, Free-Range Chicken Was... Read more >

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