JBF Introduces Event Booking with Urbanspoon Rezbook


We're excited to announce that Urbanspoon Rezbook, a reservation system built to run on the iPad, is now the official online reservation service of the James Beard House. If you visit any of the "at the Beard House" events in our events section, you'll now find an Urbanspoon widget near the upper right corner of the page, allowing you to secure seats at our fantastic events quickly and seamlessly. 


Read the full announcement here.

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Recipe: Spring Pea Bissara


Our favorite pea recipes are the ones that keep the vegetable's freshness in tact, so we're happy to have gotten our hands on Ana Sortun's vibrant bissara, a North African dip, just as pea season is taking off. Sortun pulses straight-from-the-pod peas with assorted herbs, onions, walnut oil, and smoky Aleppo pepper, resulting in a delicious spread that's at home on pita or on crackers. Get the recipe here

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On the Menu: Week of June 3

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


Sunday, June 3, 6:00 P.M.

Sunday Supper at Union Market

More than 15 of Washington, D.C.'s most renowned chefs will host the first annual Sunday Supper at Union Market, an evening for food lovers to experience a private, family-style dinner in the newly re-opened Union Market. This event will benefit the James Beard Foundation and FoodCorps.


Monday, June 4, 9:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

The Legal Smörgåsbord: All You Can Eat!

Join us for the premier of The Legal Smörgåsbord: All You Can Eat! with Brian Mencher and David Beame of Beame & Mencher LLP. At this new and exciting seminar, Brian and David will delve into a variety of industry topics, including food produ... Read more >

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Introducing the Legal Smörgåsbord


If you really want to make it big in the food world, chances are you'll need professional savvy and skills that go beyond a mastery of impeccable brunoise.
On Monday, June 4, we're offering an inaugural Legal Smörgåsbord, a series of business and law–focused sessions that will help chefs succeed outside of the kitchen. Led by attorneys Brian Mencher and David Beame of Beame & Mencher LLP, the day's topics will include copyright and trademark law, contract negotiations, endorsements, and much more.
The sessions are free for JBF Professional and Student members, while others must pay $25 to attend. Get more details here. Call 212.627.2308 to reserve.

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Get a Taste of JBF in Bentonville, Arkansas


If you happen to be in the Bentonville, Arkansas, area early next month, be sure to check out the city’s restaurant week, which is part of the Downtown Bentonville Inc. culinary festival and larger Arts Fest. What’s more, if you purchase the association’s Culinary Krewe membership, you will also receive a complimentary JBF Friend membership.
Bentonville is also home to one of our Serving up James Beard participants, Tusk & Trotter. If you visit this brasserie and order one of the three items connected to the promotion, you’ll be donating to our Silver Anniversary Scholarship Drive.

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