On the Menu: March 7 through March 13

on-the-menu-erin-gleeson Here's what's happening at the Beard House next week: Monday, March 8, 7:00 P.M. The Art of Craft Though he became a household name as a Top Chef judge, Tom Colicchio has long been a celebrity in foodie circles. The winner of four JBF Awards, Colicchio began his culinary ascent at Gramercy Tavern and has since made an indelible mark on the industry with his empire of Craft restaurants. For this special dinner, he and the chefs of his NYC restaurants will create a menu of their signature straightforward yet nuanced cuisine. Tuesday, March 9, 7:00 P.M. Top Chef Sibling Rivalry Superstar siblings Bryan Voltaggio and Michael Voltaggio kept Top Chef viewers riveted last season with their cutthroat kitchen rivalry. At this exciting event, Bryan an

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JBF News: Cookin’ in the Bluegrass Celebrity Chef Dinner Series Tickets Now on Sale

World Equestrian Games Planning on being in Kentucky this fall? Tickets just went on sale for our 16-night Cookin’ in the Bluegrass Celebrity Chef Dinner Series at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Farmhouse. The events, which coincide with the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, will take place September 25-October 10, 2010, and will feature JBF Award winners and acclaimed Kentucky-area chefs. For details, an event schedule, and ticket purchases, please click here.

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Recipe: Lard Biscuits

lard biscuits In addition to running his restaurant, Cypress, and its in-house charcuterie program, chef Craig Deihl operates Artisan Meat Share, a CSA-based business that produces house-cured and -smoked meats for 100 local members. He includes these savory lard biscuits in the quarterly shares—we love them slathered with rillettes or butter.

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Eye Candy: Verjus Chillers

chillers Two servers exchange a tray of palate-cleansing chillers made with Ciroc vodka, frozen fruit, and verjus, a highly acidic juice that's pressed from unripe grapes. For more photos of the dinner, which was prepared by Scott Mickelson of Paragon at Foxwoods Resort, click here.

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Eat this Word: Sous-Vide

SOUS-VIDE WHAT? Haute boil-in-bag cooking. Conceptually the opposite of pressure cooking, sous-vide is a technique whereby foods are vacuum sealed in plastic bags and cooked in a temperature-controlled water bath. It was developed by Georges Pralus in 1974, while he was working at Troisgros. Sous-vide spread throughout the Michelin three-star set, but it didn't make a large impact in the United States until now, when it seems to be filling a vacuum. Because most sous-vide dishes are prepared individually, it aids in portion control and increases efficiency on the hot line. Cooking in a sealed environment also minimizes product shrinkage. And rather than evaporating into the air, the juices and flavors remain trapped inside the bag. The sous-vide technique also proves helpful as chefs increasingly travel to cook guest dinners; they can literally just boil in the bag, slit it open, and serve. WHERE?

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Recipe: Grilled Buffalo Strip Loin with Sautéed Morels and Garlic

buffalo strip loinThis hearty buffalo steak recipe comes from the menu at 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill, where chefs Pascal Coudouy and Reese Hay thrill snow bunnies and foodies alike against a backdrop of the stunning Rocky Mountains. Paired with morels and roasted garlic, this meat has all the brawn of beef.

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Awards Watch: Awards Theme and Hosts Announced

Beard medallion Italian maven Lidia Bastianich, fusion pioneer Wolfgang Puck, and kitchen science cognoscente Alton Brown will share the podium at this year's James Beard Foundation Awards, which will go down on Monday, May 3, at Lincoln Center. The theme of this year's ceremony is "The Legacy Continues," a nod to the lasting impact that James Beard and his successors have had on American cuisine. We're asking every chef who has won our Outstanding Chef award (Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Grant Achatz, and others) to shine a spotlight on chefs whom they believe are extraordinary examples of excellence in our culinary world. The 2010 Awards Gala Reception will feature dishes from these established and emerging talents from around the country. (Some of our Outstanding Chef winners will be handing out this year's medals, so expect to see some of the big names in the house, too). We've also tapped Kelly Choi, host of Eat Out NY and Top Chef Master

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