November's Best Recipes

French Onion and Mushroom Soup with Bourbon and Swiss Cheese

Here are our favorite recipes from the past month: French Onion and Mushroom Soup with Bourbon and Swiss Cheese Earthy mushrooms boost the umami quotient in this bistro staple. Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches with Wildflower Honey and Chile Flakes Two of our favorite comfort foods come together in this recipe, which can be prepared as canapés or full-sized sandwiches.

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Awards Watch: New Awards Categories for 2012!

James Beard Awards medallion

The James Beard Foundation Awards are expanding! We're introducing four new categories in 2012: Outstanding Bar Program, Food Coverage in a General Interest Publication, Food Coverage in a Food-Focused Publication, and Visual Storytelling. Click here to learn more.

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Giveaway: The Food Lover's Guide to Wine

Food Lover's Guide to Wine

When Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg published The Flavor Bible three years ago, they gave home cooks the know-how they needed to graduate from by-the-book recipes to assured improvisation. And now with the JBF Award–winning duo’s recent release of The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine (Little, Brown), which is just as thorough and informative as its predecessor, home cooks can now match wine and food with equal aplomb. This essential guide includes a clearly organized list of flavor profiles for more than 250 grapes; a fascinating timeline of the history of wine in America; and valuable tips dispensed by the country’s best sommeliers, like Monkey Bar’s Belinda Chang and Barbara Lynch Gruppo’s Cat Silirie

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Recipe: Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches with Wildflower Honey and Chile Flakes

Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches with Wildflower Honey and Chile Flakes

Crunchy fried chicken hugged in a flaky biscuit—is there anything better? We dare you say otherwise after trying these satisfying biscuit sandwiches from Abraham Salum of Dallas's Komali and Salum. Instead of smothering the chicken with gravy, Salum glosses it with a chile flake–speckled honey. Get the recipe here.

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Recipe Roundup: Braising

Braised Lamb Belly with Jalapeño Vinegar

You've chipped away at your leftovers, dreamed up countless ways to use up days-old turkey, and gotten your kitchen back in order. Now that the marathon of Thanksgiving and its aftermath are over, we're ready for some food from the set-it-and-forget-it school of cooking. Here are some of our favorite braising recipes.

Slow-Cooked Pork with Spanish Paprika and Sweet Spices Cardamom and pimentón give braised pork shoulder a whisper of smokiness. Braised Lamb Belly with Jalapeño Vinegar Prepared by Alexander Ong at this year's JBF Awards, this dish gets a jolt from a spicy vinegar that cuts through t

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On the Menu: Master of Modern Cooking

Homaro Cantu Thanks to talented chefs like Homaro Cantu, Chicago has emerged as the center for cutting-edge American cuisine. Cantu, who has become known for bringing food and science together in fascinating and delicious ways at his Windy City temple of modern cooking, Moto, is teaming up with Ben Roche and Matt Gundlach for an exciting, forward-thinking dinner at the Beard House this Wednesday. Click here to make a reservation. Hors d’Oeuvre Fried Chicken Waffles with Maple Syrup Cuban Pork Cigars Louisiana Crab Boil Pairing: Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Tradition 1er Cru Extra Brut NV Dinner Fish and Chips with Malt Vinegar, Tartar, and Seaweed Potato Pairing: Sutton Cellars Fizé Rosé of Carignane NV Fall Biosphere > Mushroom Dirt, Brussels Sprouts, a

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