Recipe: Pretzels

Pretzels Over the weekend Harold Moore of Commerce led a bread baking workshop at the Beard House. He shared his recipes for these tasty pretzels, which occasionally appear in the bread baskets at his restaurant.

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Ask a Chef: Nate Appleman

Nate Appleman After Nate Appleman snagged the JBF Award for Rising Star Chef this past spring, we asked him about his favorite spots in San Francisco. Even though the young chef recently relocated to New York City, we think it's safe to say that these places still have a special place in his heart.

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Recipe: Chilled Tomato Soup with Basil Guacamole

Chilled tomato soup When JBF Award winner Gavin Kaysen cooked at the Beard House earlier this month, he served this delicious tomato soup during the reception. Inspired by a recipe from Cooking with Daniel Boulud, this dish makes great use of the season's last heirloom tomatoes.

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On the Menu: September 27 to October 3

Kitchen Here’s what happening at the Beard House and around the world next week: Tuesday, September 29, 7:00 P.M. Old World Opulence The Mercuri family name is synonymous with fine dining in Montreal, and Michele Mercuri—the man behind the luxurious fare at XO Le Restaurant—is no exception to the rule. Join us for a taste of his showstopping cuisine that earned a rare four-star rave from the Montreal Gazette. Thursday, October 1, 7:00 P.M. Pike Place Fish Feast There are few Seattle restaurant locations better than Pike Place Market, where chefs have access to just-picked Washington State produce, the finest artisanal cheeses, and seafood fresh out of the Pacific. Enjoy a taste of the area’s bounty when chef Chester Gerl of Matt’s in the Ma

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The Bookshelf: Joan Krellenstein and Barbara Winkler's NYC Restaurant Picks

New York CooksYesterday we featured Joan Krellenstein and Barbara Winkler’s new cookbook, New York Cooks: 100 Recipes from the City’s Best Chefs, as well as the recipe for Joey Campanaro’s Gravy Meatball Sliders. As promised, today we’ve got the authors go-to New York City restaurants for any occasion.

Joan Krellenstein Special occasion: There's no "haute" better than Terrance Brennan's Picholine. Sunday brunch: S

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The Bookshelf: Joan Krellenstein and Barbara Winkler's NYC Restaurant Picks

New York CooksYesterday we featured Joan Krellenstein and Barbara Winkler’s new cookbook, New York Cooks: 100 Recipes from the City’s Best Chefs, as well as the recipe for Joey Campanaro’s Gravy Meatball Sliders. As promised, today we’ve got the authors go-to New York City restaurants for any occasion.

Joan Krellenstein Special occasion: There's no "haute" better than Terrance Brennan's Picholine. Sunday brunch: S

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What's in a Name: JBF Award Winner Donald Link's Herbsaint

Herbsaint is a brandname of anise-flavored liquor. The spirit’s creators, J.M. Legendre and Reginald Parker, were veterans of absinthe making, having learned the art while stationed in France during World War I.

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The Bookshelf: New York Cooks (with recipe!)

New York CooksNew York City's restaurant scene moves at a breakneck speed, a fact not unnoticed by Joan Krellenstein and Barbara Winkler, who recently published New York Cooks: 100 Recipes from the City's Best Chefs. In the introduction the authors acknowledge that by the time the book would hit stores earlier this month, a few of its featured chefs will have moved on, some leading other kitchens, others traveling in search of inspiration. It's a realistic admission that rings with greater solemnity in light of the recent spate of restaurant closings we've seen in this industry that often seems unstoppable. It's also what makes this cookbook feel so special: Krellenstein and Winkler have given us a time capsule that captures the enduring spirit, resolve, and creativity of our city's chefs—proof th

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