Market Haul: June 20

 

The growing season has begun, which means that CSA members throughout the country are getting shares packed with early crops, like lettuce, radishes, and baby spinach. If you're like many of us, you might feel somewhat ambivalent about the bounty of Boston, romaine, and red-leaf heads making their way into your box this month. On the one hand, it's such a treat to have fresh-from-the-farm salad greens on hand to toss with olive oil and lemon juice at a moment's notice. On the other hand...lettuce is so annoying to wash. The only way to make sure none of it goes to waste? Surrender to the lettuce: make peace with the fact that you'll need to dedicate half an hour each week to your salad spinner. With leaves washed, dried, and bagged in the fridge, salads become the effortless summer meals they were meant to be.

 

The Haul: Baby spinach, Toscano kale, garlic scapes, red leaf lettuce, cilantro, red beets, Japanese salad turnips, strawberries.

 

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Roasted Beet and Pickled Rhubarb Salad with Gorgonzola

 

Chef Tim Ryan of New York's Morso serves this salad with gorgonzola fritters, but we think that adding some crumbled cheese is easier and just as good. You can pickle the rhubarb several days before you prepare the rest of the dish, while the accompanying spiced walnuts can be roasted a day ahead.

 

Get the recipe here.

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Awards Watch: Changes to Restaurant and Chef Award Categories

 

We've made some changes to our Restaurant and Chef Award categories! Nevada has joined California and Hawaii in a new category called Best Chef: West, while chefs and restaurants in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will now be eligible for a Best Chef: South medallion.

 

Read the full press release here.

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On the Menu: Week of June 17

James Beard House Dinner

 

Here's what's happening at the Beard House next week:

 

Monday, June 18, 7:00 P.M.
The Art of Vetri
When the Philadelphia Inquirer critic Craig LaBan re-reviewed Marc Vetri’s eponymous flagship earlier this year, he gushed that “few places in America, let alone Philadelphia, can match Vetri’s combination of unique flavors.” Join us for an evening of exquisite Italian fare prepared by Vetri’s chef de cuisine, Adam Leonti.

 

Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 P.M.
Boutique Willamette Valley Wine
Back by popular demand, Josh Bergström returns to the Beard House to showcase wines from his family-owned and -operated winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Provisions from chef and fellow Oregonian Jason Stoller Smith will spotlight local ingredients... Read more >

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Recipes from the Best of Best: Patrick O'Connell's Truffled Popcorn

 

Here's some popcorn that you'll want to make for occasions in addition to a new Netflix sleeve arriving in your mailbox: from the Inn at Little Washington's Patrick O'Connell (who took home our Outstanding Chef award in 2001), this snack is souped up with truffle oil, a fat knob of butter, Parmesan cheese, and parsley. If you happen to have a fresh truffle lying around (hey, you never know), go ahead and shave some of it on top, too.

 

Get the recipe here.

 

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This spring JBF released The James Beard Foundation’s Best of the Best: A 25th Anniversary Celebration of America’s Outstanding Chefs. This must-have book features delicious, signature recipes from every winner of the Foundation’s Outstanding Chef award. When we went to press, space required that we omit some surplus essays and recipes, so we... Read more >

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