Recipe: Salt-Baked Leg of Lamb from JBF Award–Nominated "Zahav" Cookbook

Photo: Michael Persico

 

The Philadelphia-based Cook N Solo restaurant group draws crowds for the Texas-style pit game at Percy Street Barbecue and the mouthwatering fried chicken at Federal Donuts (not to mention the equally popular Abe Fisher and Dizengoff), but at the center of this budding empire is the modern Israeli cuisine on offer at JBF Award winner Michael Solomonov’s Zahav. Solomonov, a titan of tahini, shares the inspirations and recipes behind some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes in his cookbook, Zahav, which was written with his partne... Read more >

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Get to Know the 2016 Broadcast Media Nominees

Just as the dialogue around food has expanded beyond what’s on our plates, the subjects dissected in food media have grown to include the political, the personal, and even the philosophical. Fittingly, the 2016 JBF Broadcast Media Award nominees provide us with many serious topics to ponder, and there's still plenty of content for those of you who are looking for something that's simply delicious.

 

Find clips from our nominees below. Be sure to be following us on Tuesday, April 26, when we announce the winners at the Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards in New York City. 

 

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Documentaries

 

For Grace

Filmmakers: Kevin Pang and Mark Helenowski

Airs on: Vimeo, iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play

 

Just... Read more >

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On the Menu: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

 

Here’s a taste of what’s on tap today at the Beard House and around the country.

 

Celebrity Chef Tour / Boston, 6:30 P.M.
Host Chef JBF Award Winner Tony Maws, Kirkland Tap & Trotter, Somerville, MA / JBF Award Winner Jamie Bissonnette, Coppa, Boston; and Toro, Boston and NYC / JBF Award Winner Spike Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore, MD / Bryan Voltaggio, Volt, Frederick, MD; Aggio, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.; Family Meal, Ashburn, VA, Baltimore, Frederick, MD, and Richmond, VA; Lunchbox, Washington, D.C.; and Range, Washington, D.C.

 

Our national Celebrity Chef Tour dinner series is coming to Boston for a special one-night-only collaborative feast prepared by top-notch Beantown toques like JBF Award winners Tony Maws and Jamie Bissonnette. 

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Beard House Recipe: Roasted Beet Salad with Miso–Sesame Dressing, Pears, and Frisée

 

An alum of Beantown favorites like Lumière, T.W. Food, and Hungry Food, Phillip Tang has now brought his talents to the new Banyan Bar + Refuge, an Asian-inspired gastropub in the city’s South End that’s already earned a glowing review from the Boston GlobeAt his recent Beard House dinner, the 2016 Beard Award semifinalist chef served innovative, elevated spins on classic Asian flavors, such as sourdough pancakes with pork belly confit, sweet potato–hoisin sauce, pickled onions, and peanutssmoked scallop with p... Read more >

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Eat This Word: Tortino

 

WHAT?  A miniature cake with a melted heart. Tortino, meaning “little cake,” originally hails from Italy, but its sweet fluff has spread across the globe. When made as a sweet dessert, melted chocolate is folded into a rich batter and divided into individual tins. If baked properly, a thin, crispy crust settles on the outside while the chocolate remains creamy and smooth on the inside. It only takes one bite for the chocolate to slide out like lava. As a savory dish, however, a tortino resembles a layered frittata. Using only the freshest vegetables available, this egg-beaten “cake” is perfect for a hearty breakfast or light lunch. It can be seasoned and flavored with cheese, bread crumbs, or a zesty salsa.

 

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On the Menu: Monday, April 11, 2016

 

Here’s a taste of what’s on tap today at the Beard House.
 

East Coast Revival, 7:00 P.M.
Marc Sheehan, Loyal Nine, Cambridge, MA
 

Take one part historical inspiration, mix it with a chef whose résumé includes stints at Bondir, Menton, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and add a dash of reverence for regional cooking, and you’ve got Loyal Nine, one of Boston’s best-received restaurants last year. At the Cambridge hot spot, chef Marc Sheehan draws on Colonial-era gastronomy to highlight the best of modern New England cuisine, and tonight he’s trekking to the Beard House to show diners just how delicious the past can be. Featuring a menu that spans the region’s states, with dishes like Maine Salt Marsh Lamb with Bean Pot Onions and Golden Ball Turnips; Souse... Read more >

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Happy Hour: Polite Provision's Dublin Iced Coffee

 

It’s no secret that San Diego’s dining offerings are replete with pristine seafood, but one of the city’s lesser-known assets is its booming cocktail scene. Later this month, a talented team from Ironside Fish & Oysters and 2016 JBF Award semifinalist Polite Provisions will treat ... Read more >

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Next Week at JBF

 

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

 

Monday, April 11, 7:00 P.M.

East Coast Revival

Loyal Nine may have been inspired by a clandestine group of American colonists, but the buzz around this restaurant has risen far above a hush. Thanks to the talents of Menton and Bondir alum Marc Sheehan, Loyal Nine was one of Boston’s best-received restaurants last year.

 

Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 P.M.

Celebrity Chef Tour: Boston

Click here for tickets.

 

Tuesday, April 12, 7:00 P.M.

Connecticut Farm Table Feast

From its farms and artisans to its chef-driven dest... Read more >

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What We're Reading This Week

 

Italy aims to spread knowledge of its culinary heritage with a draft bill proposing wine education for elementary school students. [MUNCHIES]

 

It’s nearly asparagus season! Bake them in a frittata, blend them into a pesto, or shave them onto a salad. [NYT Cooking

 

Food Network is partnering with Yelp for a new show featuring chefs who confront negative reviewers. [Grub Street

 

The debate over GMO labeling has been a tough one to follow. Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening. [Modern Farmer]

 

This delicious chicken dish requires no recipe, only a bit of creativi... Read more >

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On the Menu: Friday, April 8, 2016

Photo: Jeff Gurwin

 

Here’s a taste of what’s on tap this weekend at the Beard House and around the country.
 

Friday, April 8, 2016
Friends of James Beard Benefit / Palm Desert, CA, 11:30 A.M.
Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival at the Gardens on El Paseo

 

This four-course gourmet luncheon benefiting JBF features spring-forward dishes by top female toques Cat Cora, JBF Award winner Gale Gand, Valerie Gordon, and Suzanne Tracht. Expect seasonal plates like English Pea Purée Crostini with Spring Radishes and Humboldt Fog, and Arctic Char with Satsuma–Habanero Glaze, Meyer Lemon Couscous, and Hot House Cilantro, which will waken diners’ palates and serve as the perfect kick-off to the Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival.

 

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