Test Your Eat-Q: The Farm Bill

Test your knowledge of the Farm Bill with this quiz from the James Beard Foundation

 

At next week's third annual JBF Food Conference, Wendell Berry, the father of the organic farming movement and a 2012 JBF Leadership Award honoree, will present his vision for a 50-year Farm Bill. If you plan on watching his presentation live on our website (details to come), brush up on your knowledge of this important legislation and the farming industry by taking our latest Eat-Q test.

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Ode to Apples: A Cozy Fall Supper

Pastry chef Sarah Jordan's brown butter cake with caramelized apples and sour beer caramel

 

This simple yet hearty autumnal menu showcases our favorite fall fruit in every dish.

 

Apple–Fennel Butter

At his Beard House dinner, chef Jonathan Bennett slathered this delicious butter on trout, but we also love it on grilled bread as an appetizer.

 

Candied Walnut-Apple Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

A mustardy lemon vinaigrette, diced red onions, and sharp arugula transform this timeless fall salad.

 

Cider-Soaked Pork Tenderloin

After marinating in apple cider overnight, this pork tenderloin is cooked in a brilli... Read more >

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Q & A with Environmentalist Simran Sethi

 

Simran Sethi wants to get personal about climate change. Dubbed the “the environmental messenger” by Vanity Fair, the journalist and educator believes that storytelling plays a crucial role in raising awareness and inspiring action. (She recently gave a TED talk called, How and Why Do We Engage?) In anticipation of her appearance at our annual food conference next week, we got in touch to learn more about her work.

 

JBF: You Twitter bio says that you tell stories and support storytellers. How does this fit into your work as an environmentalist?

 

SS: The core of my work was always journalism, so I’m in the habit engaging people and learning their stories. I’ve found that when someone shares their story, that’s what gets other people—even people who think they have very little comm... Read more >

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Meet JBF Leadership Award Winner Dr. Jason Clay

Dr. Jason Clay

 

Our 2012 James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards will be held at New York City's iconic Hearst Tower one week from tomorrow! As promised, we're introducing you to each of the five visionaries being honored for their outstanding contributions to creating a healthier, safer, and more sustainable food world. Last week we filled you in on Dr. Kathleen Merrigan's inspiring work—and today, we'd like you to meet:

 

Dr. Jason W. Clay
Senior Vice President, Market Transformation, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

 

How much water does it take to make one latte? A WWF short social-media video, conceived by Jason Clay, poses this trick question. The disturbing... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: October 9, 2012

 

The blogosphere’s sprawling universe of recipes is inspiring, diverse, and—let’s face it—a bit daunting. Our recipe roundup does all the heavy sifting to single out recent, mouthwatering recipes from our favorite blogs. All you have to do is click and cook! Here’s what we’ve been eyeing this week.

 

Cherry Tomatoes, Greyling Gin, and Sea Salt Bar Snack [The Kitchn]

This barely counts as a recipe: simply buy a bottle of handmade gin, dip the last of the season's cherry tomatoes in it, and roll the tomatoes in salt. But sometimes the best recipes are the simplest ones.

 

Swordfish with Sweet and Hot Peppers [NYT]

Melissa Clark tames the heat of fresh chili peppers with a sauté of sw... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of October 7

Behind the scenes in the Beard House kitchen

 

Here's what's on the JBF calendar next week:

 

Wednesday, October 10, 12:00 P.M.

Beard on Books: Peter Kaminsky

Veteran food writer Peter Kaminsky rejects the idea that healthy eating equals bland food and calorie counting in Culinary Intelligence: The Art of Eating Healthy (and Really Well). After years of boundless eating and the looming threat of diabetes, Kaminsky learned to employ strategies for everyday healthy eating without sacrificing the pleasures of food and drink.

 

Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 P.M.

Sunshine State Celebration

These days there’s more to envy about Florida than just the great weather: the state is also home to a burgeoning epicurean scene. Orlando is no exception, th... Read more >

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