James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Preview: Charleston


The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® national epicurean tour continues this weekend with two days of events in Charleston, featuring Taste America All-Star and JBF Award winner Art Smith and Local Star Mike Lata. Friday night kicks off with a tasting reception by some of Charleston's finest chefs, followed by an exclusive four-course dinner prepared by Smith and Lata. On Saturday the action moves to Le Creuset for cooking demos and book signings from Smith, along with free tastings from local vendor the Cocktail Club.


For tickets and more information about the chefs and vendors appearing, check out jbftasteamerica.org. Follow us on ... Read more >

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JBF Taste America Miami Recap


This weekend the James Beard Foundation completed the first leg of its annual Taste America tour in Miami. For the third year in a row, the Foundation is traveling to ten cities across the country to host one-of-kind fundraising dinners highlighting local cuisine and headlined by a visiting All-Star chef and a Local Star chef, as well as cooking demos, artisanal tastings, and book signings.


Held at the Forge, located in Miami Beach, Taste America Miami began with a walk-around tasting reception featuring several acclaimed Miami chefs, including Timon Balloo (SUAGRCANE raw bar grill); Cindy Hutson (Ortanique on the Mile); Brad Kilgore (Alter); Giorgio Rapicavoli (Glass & Vine, opening fall 2015); and Cesar Zapata (Phuc Yea). Dishes like Balloo’s b... Read more >

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Q&A with JBF Taste America All-Star Michel Nischan


It’s hard to find a more passionate advocate for American cooking than JBF Award winner Michel Nischan. From his own career as a chef to the expansive efforts of his nonprofit Wholesome Wave, Nischan has worked tirelessly to increase access to fresh fruit and vegetables for Americans across the country. The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America®, our ten-city epicurean tour, is stopping off in Phoenix this weekend, where Nischan will promote his ethos of local and regional agricultural appreciation with like minded fellow Beard Award winner Chris Bianco, as well as the cream of the crop of the Phoenix restaurant scene. Read on to discover Nischan’s tips on starting your own vegetable garden, his view on our growing Chefs Boot Camps for Policy and C... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 22, 2015


Get to know Kansas City barbecue, and the best spots to try it. [Food52


Irish pale ale: Stout-centric Guinness is releasing a Nitro IPA. [Buzzfeed


11 spices you’ll need for a first foray into Indian cooking. [The Kitchn


Turns out you can blame the Paleo trend on the writings of a globetrotting dentist from the 1930s. [... Read more >

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Beard House Highlight: Whitefish Crudo with Citrus, Mango, Purslane, Pickled Fresno Chiles, and Chile Oil


Whitefish Crudo with Citrus, Mango, Purslane, Pickled Fresno Chiles, and Chile Oil / Phoenix Chowdown


Usually, when I hear that a dish contains whitefish, I immediately think of the creamy, smoky, fishy salad that my grandmother and mother love to schmear on a bagel—a spread that I've never embraced and have actively tried to avoid. But at Upward Projects's Beard House dinner last month, all thoughts of the intensely pungent Jewish staple of my childhood have been all but erased. Chris Newstrom, the talented chef at the helm of this Phoenix-based restaurant group, opened my eyes and my palate to the wonderful world of whitefish—this time reimagined as a late-summer crudo. Incredibly fresh and light, the gorgeous... Read more >

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James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Preview: Phoenix


The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® national epicurean tour continues this weekend with three days of star-studded events in Phoenix, featuring Taste America All-Star and JBF Award-winner Michel Nischan and Local Star Chris Bianco. The celebrations begin on Thursday night with a Taste of Fox Restaurants Reception at Tempe hotspot Culinary Dropout. Friday night kicks off with a tasting reception from some of Phoenix's finest chefs, followed by an exclusive four-course dinner prepared by Nischan and Bianco. On Saturday the action moves to Sur La Table for cooking demos and book signings from Nischan and lauded chef and cookbook author Ba... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 21, 2015


One way to cut down food waste? Stop peeling your vegetables before you cook them. [Bon Appétit


Eater breaks down the lifecycle of a food trend. [Eater


The USDA’s new program is geared towards transforming veterans into farmers. [Department of Defense


A properly timed cup of coffee could be the key to beating jet lag. [MUNCHIES

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Happy Hour: Make the Negroni Bianco


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.


The ruby-hued Negroni, which traditionally consists of equal parts gin, red vermouth, and Campari, is one of our all-time favorite cocktails. But as m... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of September 21


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


Monday, September 21, 7:00 P.M.
Grand Wine, Grand Feast
From manning the stoves at the acclaimed Ryland Inn to a gig overseeing JBF Award winner Jonathan Waxman’s growing restaurant empire, chef Anthony Bucco has serious kitchen cred. Now at the helm of Restaurant Latour at the elegant Crystal Springs Resort, he creates sumptuous menus that stand up to the resort’s unparalleled 135,000-bottle wine cellar.


Thursday, September 24, 7:00 P.M. 
Boulder Bounty
After reigning supreme on Top Chef Season 5, Hosea Rosenberg made an indelible mark on Boulder’s food scene with his Blackbelly concept. Join us as he brings facets of his farm, restaurant, marketplace, and butcher shop to the Beard House for a dining experience... Read more >

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Q&A with 2015 JBF Food Conference Speaker and Pastry Chef Erika Dupree Cline


For more than 20 years, celebrated pastry chef Erika Cline has been crafting some of the country’s most scrumptious desserts and chocolates. In 2008 she created a nonprofit organization called Culinary Wonders USA, whose mission is to introduce, share, and cultivate the culinary arts with minorities. As its president, Cline helps to lead CWUSA’s mentoring, scholarship, and volunteering efforts. We're thrilled that Erika will be joining us as a speaker at our upcoming JBF Food Conference and preparing the dessert for the JBF Leadership Awards. Read on to learn about her thoughts on diversity in culinary education, her latest pastry passion, and more.




JBF: You’ve worked extensively with Culinary Wonders USA and the Minority Chef Summit. Please tell us a bit more about these organizations and what they mean to you.... Read more >

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JBF Kitchen Cam