James Beard's Recipe Box: Old-Fashioned Rich Chicken Pie

chicken pot pieWelcome to our latest guest post about recipes from James Beard’s American Cookery. Today we hear from Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine of Big Girls Small Kitchen. (You can read the guest post archives here.) Traditional American food is not always easy to define, especially when you live in New York, where ethnic restaurants and New American cuisine arguably reign. At first we think of diner food—omelets and grilled cheese and French fries—but aren't those of French descent? Hamburgers and hotdogs, perhaps, but aren't those from Germany? On a recent trip to the Mississippi Delta, we wondered if we had struck a true sour

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On the Menu: Richard Blais

Richard Blais Fans of Top Chef know Richard Blais for his hyper-modern technique and creative reinventing of classic cuisine. For tonight's unique event, the superstar chef will stay true to form, serving a menu of elegant dishes inspired by the haute hamburgers offered at his renowned Flip Burger Boutique. Here's the menu: Hors d’Oeuvre Scotch Eggs with Chorizo and Pimentón Spanish Mackerel Tartare with Passion Fruit Thai-bouleh Swedish Meatballs Chaud-Froid Pairing: Champagne Henriot Brut Souverain Dinner An Egg with Breakfast Flavors Pairing: Trimbach Cuvée Frédéric Émile Riesling 2004 Spanish Mackerel Crudo with Fried Chicken and Sesame Seed Ice Cream Pairing: Hubert Lamy Les Tremblots Puligny-Montrachet 2007 Border Spring Farms Lamb with Aromatic Yogurt and Kaffir Lime Pairing: Château

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Recipe: Colin Lynch's Butter Soup with Shellfish and Honey

Colin Lynch's Recipe for Butter Soup with Shellfish and Honey Emulsion In this stew-like dish from Menton's Colin Lynch, sweet seafood is suspended in a rich beurre monté, a butter sauce that holds its emulsification. It's like the classic lobster-and-butter duo, but with the volume turned way up.

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On the Menu: Winter Truffle Extravaganza

White Truffles Indulgence takes many forms, and for many food lovers, feasting on one of nature’s most delicious and elusive subterranean delicacies—winter truffles—is the ultimate. This month at the Beard House, Robert Deiaco of the glamorous Armani/Ristorante 5th Avenue will offer a gastronomic tribute to this exceptional fungus. Have a look at the menu: Hors d’Oeuvre Truffle-Flavored Potato and Mushroom Foam Piedmont Goat Cheese Fondue and Truffle–Stuffed Crisp Polenta Shells Milk-Fed Veal Tartare with Winter Truffles Pairings: Champagne Taittinger Prestige Brut Rosé NV; Bruno Giacosa Brut Spumante 2004 Dinner Sautéed Sea Scallops with Thousand-Layered Potatoes and Norcia Black Truffles Pairing: Alois Lageder Chardonnay 2007 Baby Artichoke Hearts with Porcini Carpaccio, Robiolina Cheese, and Tuscan White Truffles Pairing: Campo al Mare Vermentino d

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Recipe: Oyster Mushroom Cappuccino with White Truffle Oil

Oyster Mushroom Cappuccino with White Truffle OilThis soup from chef Sean Olnowich get its name from its milk-foam finish. Serve it in cappuccino mugs and charm your guests with the playful presentation.

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Ask a Chef: Sean Brock, Where Should We Eat in Charleston?

Sean Brock
We asked 2010 JBF Best Chef: Southeast award winner Sean Brock of McCrady’s in Charleston to tell us the best places to eat in his hometown.

1. Late-Night Dining
Tattooed Moose
843.277.2990
1137 Morrison Drive
“This place is a favorite of all the employees at McCrady’s for after-work snacks. They use duck fat in their fryers!”

2. Quintessential Charleston Cooking
Hominy Grill
843.937.0930
207 Rutledge Avenue
“Chef Stehling is using great products to replicate the iconic dishes of the Low Country. One of our favorite places to take out-of-town guests.”

3. Family Dinner
Monza
843.720.8787
451 King Street
“It’s always a lot of fun to relax with a bunch of different pizzas and pitchers of beer at this great little spot. I love the smell of the woodburning oven.”

4. Date Night... Read more >

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Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Timon Balloo's bacon-wrapped dates When Miami chef Timon Balloo cooked at the Beard House in early November, he took the ubiquitous canapé-tray combo of dates and bacon and packed it with Iberian flavor—literally. He stuffs the fruit with a combination of Manchego and linguiça, a garlicky sausage from Portugal. Get the recipe here.

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