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

event at James Beard House

 

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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Recipe: Chilled Watermelon Soup with Mint and Ginger

 

Even though splitting open a watermelon before it's officially summer feels like sacrilege, we're thankful that this chilled watermelon soup from Las Vegas–based chef Carla Pellegrino has come to rescue us from the recent spike in temperature. Made with blended frozen watermelon and served with a mound of crushed ice in its center, this dish will cool you to the core. Get the recipe here

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Recipe Roundup: Spring Peas

Pea recipes from the James Beard Foundation

Let this springtime staple shine in every course of a meal (even dessert!) with this menu of fresh and vibrant pea recipes.

 

Sweet Pea Toasts with Spicy Coppa
Begin the meal with these simple crostini, which are topped with a rustic pea purée and diced coppa, an Italian, dry-cured salume. 

 

Chilled English Pea Soup with Fava Bean–Almond Salsa
Peas partner with another green star of spring, the fava bean, in this soup from Peels restaurant in New York City.

 

Pan-Seared Scallops with Spring Pea and Grana Padano Purée
Chef Piero Premoli underpins marjoram-scented scallops with a blend of sweet peas, Italian Grana P... Read more >

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