Recipe: Vanilla Bean Semifreddo

Vanilla Bean Semifreddo with Blueberry Compote and Hazelnut Crunch, from the James Beard Foundation Shown here with a so-last-season blueberry compote, this vanilla bean semifreddo from Craft's new pastry chef, Jennifer McCoy, will also play nicely with sauces made from concord grapes or plums. Be sure to have a candy thermometer on hand: the frozen dessert's sugar must be heated precisely to 240º F. (Pastry chefs call this the "soft-ball stage").

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On the Menu: September 19 through September 25

Beard House Here’s what’s happening at the Beard House and around the country next week: Monday, September 20, 7:00 P.M. Artisanal Wine Celebration Husband-and-wife team Gabe and Katherine Thompson, along with business partner Joe Campanale, have hit three home runs with their unassuming trattorias and wine bars in the West Village. Former disciples of Batali and Bastianich, this talented trio has wowed trendy downtowners and critics alike with their carefully selected wine lists and delicious Italian fare. Tuesday, September 21, 7:00 P.M. California Dreams At the Desert Springs Resort & Spa, a luxurious oasis in the Coachella Valley, the hotel’s culinary program highlights the produce of this prolific agricultural region. The resort’s Beard

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On the Menu: Artisanal Wine Celebration

Gabe and Katherine Thompson Husband-and-wife team Gabe and Katherine Thompson, along with business partner Joe Campanale, have hit three home runs with their unassuming trattorias and wine bars in the West Village: dell’ anima, L’Artusi, and Anfora. On Monday we'll be treated to the team's homey Italian fare, as well as some stellar wines from under-the-radar producers. See what's on the menu below (and click here to snag your seat): Hors d’Oeuvre Escolar Crudo with Avocado and Chilies Roasted Mushroom Bruschetta with Robiolina Cheese Chicken Li

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Ask a Chef: Jason Wilson, Where Should We Eat in Seattle?

Jason Wilson

We asked 2010 JBF Best Chef: Northwest Award winner Jason Wilson of Seattle’s Crush for his favorite places to eat in the Emerald City.

Late-Night Dining
Jade Garden
206.622.8181
424 7th Avenue South
“They have live tanks that are always full of spot prawns, which I get wok-fried with salt and pepper.”


Quintessential Northwest Cooking
Lark
206.323.5275
926 12th Avenue
“Chef Johnathan Sundstrom has a great connection with the Northwest producers, and his food really speaks to these connections.”


Special Occasion
Canlis
206.283.3313
2576 Aurora Avenue North
“It’s a legend and they just keep getting better; Jason Franey has really lifted the food there.”


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Recipe: Sunflower Seed–Beet Pizza

Sunflower Seed–Beet Pizza Looking for a dish that will use up your CSA haul in one fell swoop and also help you perform at the top of your game? Check out this unique vegan pizza recipe from author and triathlete Brendan Brazier, who is speaking at the Beard House today about nutrition and health.

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On the Menu: Teammates in the Kitchen

Teammates in the Kitchen On Wednesday, September 22, JBF is heading to Citi Field for an evening of America's two favorite pastimes: food and baseball! Tickets are now available for Teammates in the Kitchen, featuring New York Mets alumni and award-winning chefs. (Click here to see the complete lineup.) The Citi-sponsored event, which also benefits the Queens Economic Development Corporation, will include plenty of great food, and it ain't your typical ballpark grub. (Not that we don't love a footlong and brew, of course.) Have a look at the menu below (and if you want to purchase tickets, click here): Lobster Risotto in Crispy Feuilles de Brick Brandade Cakes with Watercress Salad Mini Kobe Beef Hot Dogs Beef Crudo with Pickled Vegetables Mini

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