Video: How to Make English Pea Risotto

 

We've partnered with Simmer, a new app that allows you to generate step-by-step recipe videos that you can create, watch, and share from your very own kitchen. In the coming weeks and months, we'll continue sharing instructional videos that will teach you how to create tantalizing dishes from JBF Award winners, Beard House chefs, and even Beard himself, all prepared in James Beard's historic New York City kitchen.

 

When it comes to comfort food, nothing beats a creamy, heartwarming risotto. To update the classic Italian dish with a seasonal spin, this... Read more >

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In Memoriam: Walter Scheib

 

We are saddened to hear of the untimely passing of former White House chef Walter Scheib at 61. "Walter was a great friend of our Foundation and a great storyteller with a unique and fascinating perspective on American history," said JBF president Susan Ungaro. Scheib was White House chef for more than a decade under presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, where he was known for highlighting American cuisine and ingredients. After leaving the White House he participated in several of our events, including a number of JBF Celebrity Chef Tour events, was featured at our Beard on Books educational series, and has cooked in the James Beard House kitchen. 

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Eye Candy: Filet Mignon with Foie Gras, Morels, and Bone Marrow–Red Wine Sauce

 

With spots in Austin and Phoenix, Salty Sow draws diners with its expertly crafted American gastropub fare. Under the watchful eye of chef Harold Marmulstein, both locations fully incorporate a market-driven menu with handcrafted meats, locally grown vegetables, and homemade bread. At his Beard House dinner last month, Marmulstein served up a menu replete with his acclaimed farmhouse eats, including this decadent course of Linz Filet Mignon Rossini meats with foie gras, morels, and a bone marrow–red wine sauce. Deeply flavored and mindfully sourced, this dish had us dreaming of a third location right here in New York.

 

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What We're Reading: June 22, 2015

 

Holy guacamole: researchers are developing a leukemia-fighting drug from a chemical found in avocados. [FWF

 

Navigating the complex world of sustainable seafood is now a little bit easier with Paul Greenberg’s three simple rules. [NYT

 

Should you actually pay attention to sell-by dates? [LAT

 

Have dessert as a nightcap with this recipe for booze-infused ice cream. [... Read more >

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Happy Hour: Make Your Own Wine Jelly

 

Looking for another way to integrate wine into your daily routine? For some DIY advice, we turned to special projects manager Anna Mowry, who makes and jars her own gem-toned wine jellies. Follow this simple recipe, adapted from Canning for a New Generation by Liana Krissoff, and you’ll have a unique spread that’s perfect on toast, with cheese, or even in your morning oatmeal. It also makes for a sweet hostess gift for all those impending summer barbecues. 

 


Yield: 5 half-pint jars

 

Pectin stock:
3 pounds tart apples, such as Granny Smith
6 cups water

 


Jelly:
One 750-milliliter bottle wine
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On the Menu: Week of June 22

 

Here's what's coming up at the James Beard House and around the country:

 

Monday, June 22, 7:00 P.M.
Great Country Getaway 
One of New Jersey’s most storied restaurants, the Ryland Inn beckons epicureans with its idyllic location, historic and luxurious environs, lauded wine collection, and top-notch fare crafted by chef Craig Polignano. Join us at the Beard House for an elegant evening that will prove why the Garden State property is a perennial culinary destination.

 

Saturday, June 27, 1:00 P.M.
Friends of James Beard Benefit: Chicago
If you’re interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at dhbrown@jamesbeard.org or 212.627.1128. Proceeds support the Foundation’s scholarships a... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: June 19, 2015

 

New research from the University of Iowa suggests that salt consumption can actually mitigate the amount of fat absorbed in digestion. [MUNCHIES

 

A new video has serviced showing animal cruelty at a California poultry producer which is certified by the American Humane Association. [Mother Jones

 

Workers for a major Washington berry producer are pushing to unionize and improve labor conditions. [NPR

 

A former S... Read more >

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Recipe: Vanilla–Pisco Flan with Roasted Strawberries

Recipe for Vanilla–Pisco Flan with Roasted Strawberries

 

In this elegant dish from chef Ricardo Zarate, an otherwise standard-issue flan gets a hit of mosto verde pisco, a highly prized South American brandy that's distilled from partially fermented grape must. The finished custards are topped with strawberries that have been roasted in brown sugar, lemon, honey, and more brandy. Get the recipe here.

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Throwback Thursday: Forgione Father's Day

Photo by Jane Miller

 

JBF Award winner and “Godfather of American Cuisine” Larry Forgione probably wakes up to quite the Father’s Day breakfast in bed, thanks to his son, Iron Chef Marc Forgione. This TBT, we’re looking back at this dining dynastic duo’s 1998 trip to the Beard House kitchen, where they celebrated the holiday by preparing (along with Larry’s own dad, Michael Forgione) a luxurious lunch fit for all varieties of patriarchal palates.

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Ask a Chef: Jon Matsubara

 

The direct flight to Honolulu is more than 10 hours long, but on Friday, June 19, chef Jon Matsubara will transport guests there in just one meal. Matsubara, a Jean-Georges and Bouley alum, is bringing the modern flavors of his restaurant Japengo and his home state of Hawaii to the James Beard House. We spoke to him about his current favorite ingredients, biggest culinary inspiration, and his secret reality TV dreams.

 

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What's a dish on your Beard House event menu that you're especially excited about or proud of, and why?

I’m excited about all of them. They are all a collection of past experiences. Every dish has had an impact on my life, and offers a taste of the Hawaiian Islands, using pristine ingredients from our local sources.

 

Who’s been your biggest inspiration?

Dan Barber. He’s an... Read more >

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