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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On the Menu: Week of February 3

Guests in the backyard of the James Beard House

 

Here's what's on deck at the Beard House:

 

Monday, February 4, 7:00 P.M.

Dreaming of Mexico

When Alex Stupak and his team opened Empellón Taqueria in NYC’s West Village, it was such an instant hit that they had to launch the more complex Empellón Cocina on the East Side. Now both restaurants are lauded among the city’s discerning diners for their vibrant, seductive interpretations of authentic Mexican flavors.

 

Tuesday, February 5, 7:00 P.M.

The Art of the Chef

Bostonians know that the Museum of Fine Arts offers more than just a world-renowned collection—the stately on-site restaurants attract epicureans as well as art lovers. Join us at the Beard House when chef Tim Partridge crafts an exquisite seasonal menu sure to ri... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Super Bowl Spread

Alex Stupak's recipe from guacamole with pistachios, adpated by the James Beard Foundation

 

Regardless of which Harbaugh brother you'll be rooting for this Sunday, everyone can agree that half the fun of watching the Super Bowl is pigging out on the snacks. This year we're upping our game with pumped-up versions of crowd-pleasing classics.

 

Honey-Habanero Chicken Wings

Potent habanero peppers add an undercurrent of heat to the sweet and buttery sauce that accompanies these wings.

 

Guacamole with Pistachios

Pistachios add striking crunch to this addictive guacamole from chef Alex Stupak of the Empellón restaurants.

 

Cornmeal-Crusted Oysters with Sriracha Rémoulade... Read more >

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