The Bookshelf: Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table

A celebrated author of ten cookbooks (and one of JBF’s first editors!), JBF Award winner Dorie Greenspan will stop by today’s Beard on Books to talk about her latest tome, Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes From My Home to Yours. We asked her to fill us in on her go-to recipes, favorite dining spots in New York, new state-of-the-art iPad app, and more. Read on for the interview. JBF: Is there a recipe from your book that you use as your go-to entertaining dish? Dorie Greenspan: I love to serve Salmon and Potatoes in a Jar for dinner parties. The salmon is rubbed with sugar and salt, like gravlax, and then packed into a canning jar with vegetabl

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Eat this Word: Licorice Root

Licorice Root WHAT? Revered root. Licorice root was so prized in ancient Egypt that generous supplies of it were found in King Tut’s tomb, and hieroglyphics suggest it was the starring ingredient in a popular beverage. Used to treat ailments from arthritis to ulcers, the root is said to promote vitality, soothe and detoxify the body, and act as an anti-inflammatory. The botanical name for this savory stem is Glycyrrhiza, which means “sweet root” in Greek. It is used to flavor cough drops and tonics, as well as certain beers, ice creams, and even meat products. Contrary to popular belief, however, it’s not licorice root that flavors the confection that bears its name—it’s aniseed. WHERE? Steven Gugelmeier, Mark Steele, Scott Warrick, Russell Weir, Giuseppe Calabro's Beard House dinner WHEN?

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On the Menu: Chefs Behind the Chef

Missy Robbins Great chefs know they are only as good as the people they hire. As the executive chef of both A Voce outposts, Missy Robbins not only oversees the restaurants’ uniquely authentic-yet-modern Italian cuisine but has also assembled a top-notch team of chefs whose impressive skills highlight the striking talent of their mentor. The A Voce crew will be cooking their signature Italian fare at the Beard House on Monday, September 19. Have a look at the menu below, then click here to make a reservation. Hors d’Oeuvre Roasted Porchetta with Coriander Vinaigrette Mozzarella di Bufala with Dried Olives and Calabrian Chilies Zucchini–Bianchetti Fritti > Zucchini Fritters Fonduta-Filled Cassoncini Cured Sardines with Pi

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Recipe Roundup: September 16, 2011

eggplantThe 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’ll be making over the course of the next week. Red Wine–Chocolate Cake [Smitten Kitchen] This irresistibly fudgy and boozy cake comes together very quickly. Assidat al-Boubar (Pumpkin Halvah) [Saveur] This luscious sweet-and-savory spread is making us eager for this fall's pumpkin harvest. Spicy Melon Salad [Lottie + Doof] Melon reveals its savory side in this Asian-inspired desse

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On the Menu: September 18 through September 23

You won't want to miss this event-packed week at the Beard House! Sunday, September 18, 6:00 P.M. Third Annual Brooklyn Cooks For one night only we're bringing the best of Brooklyn to the Beard House. Join us for a special multi-course dinner prepared by the chefs, wine experts, and butchers that make Brooklyn the city's most creative food borough. Monday, September 19, 7:00 P.M. Chefs Behind the Chef Great chefs know they are only as good as the people they hire. As the executive chef of both A Voce outposts, Missy Robbins not only oversees the restaurants’ uniquely authentic-yet-modern Italian cuisine but has also assembled a top-notch team of chefs whose impressive skills highlight the striking talent of their mentor. Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 P.M.

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Beard on Wine: The Belinda Chang Sessions

Belinda Chang One of the members of the rebooted Monkey Bar's team, sommelier Belinda Chang is hosting the inaugural classes in our new wine-focused programming, Beard on Wine, which kicks off on Friday, September 23. Chang's first lesson will cover the differences between Old World and New World wines, and six outstanding bottles will be popped open for tasting. Space is limited, so click here to make a reservation.

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Recipe: Poached Black Cod with Sausage-Spiced Butter Sauce

Poached Black Cod with Sausage-Spiced Butter SauceThis elegant but easy seafood dish from chef John Newman of Newmans at 988 recently joined our regular rotation of weeknight meals. Black cod, which is also sold as sablefish, gently cooks in cream and wine, then gets doused in a rich butter sauce enlivened with bits of Italian sausage. Get the recipe here.

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On the Menu: Italian Luncheon

Craig Wallen At charming West Village newcomer Spasso (Italian for “amusement”), executive chef Craig Wallen has created a crowd-pleasing menu of traditional and contemporary regional dishes. A Michael White protégé who also cooked with Mario Batali at Lupa, Wallen knows his way around an Italian kitchen and delivers the seasonal, osteria-inspired fare to prove it. If you're looking for a leisurely way to spend this Friday's lunch hour, we invite you to join us at the Beard House for an Italian meal prepared by Wallen. Click here to make a reservation. Hors d’Oeuvre Chicken Liver Crostini Lardo Fried Oysters with Lemon–Caper Crema Stracciatella Cheese on Grilled Bread Pairings: Opera 02 Lambrusco Rosé 2009; Opera 02 Lambrusco Amabile 2009 Luncheon Rabbit Sott

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