The 2015 JBF Award Nominee Announcement: What You Need to Know

The 2015 JBF Award Nominee Announcement: What You Need to Know

Let's take a 2015 JBFA inventory, shall we?

 

We’ve posted the 2015 Restaurant and Chef award semifinalists, shared our latest America’s Classics and Who's Who inductees, and announced who’s headlining the festivities at Lyric Opera of Chica... Read more >

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Eye Candy: Egg Yolk Confit with Curry, Cauliflower, and Salmon Roe

 

Awarded a coveted Michelin star just four months after opening, the Musket Room has already left an impressive mark on the New York City dining scene. At the restaurant's recent Beard House dinner, guests enjoyed chef Matt Lambert’s dynamic fusion of American and New Zealand fare. One of the highlights of the event was this vibrant and decadent egg yolk confit with curry, cauliflower, and salmon roe—which enlisted the evening's guests to join the ranks of diners lining up at this Nolita hot spot. 

 

View this event's menu and details here... Read more >

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What We're Reading: March 17, 2015

cocoa

 

An unassuming greenhouse in England specializes in preserving the world’s cocoa supply. [The Salt

 

Q&A: Eric Ripert identifies the next kale and the one food he just won’t eat. [Yahoo

 

At Blue Hill, Dan Barber launches a pop-up focused on food waste, where guest chefs will prepare dishes out of the trimmings that are usually discarded. [Grub Street

 

Dine like the First Lady: a roundup of Michelle Obama’s restaurant favorites. [... Read more >

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Recipes: Some Like It Hot

 

Chiles add depth and complexity to dishes, providing a smoky flavor or a welcome bite of heat. When cooking with a fresh chile, taste it first; if it's too spicy for your liking, remove the inner membrane and seeds before adding it to the dish. Dried chiles usually need to be soaked in hot water to soften before using.

 

 

Crispy Chicken over Arroz con Cerveza, Peas, and Peppers  

 

Fried Brussels Sprouts with Thyme, Lemon, and Chile Flakes  

 

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Smoked Fou... Read more >

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Making Your Diet #dessertworthy: Q & A with JBF Award Winner Emily Luchetti

Photo by Eric Wolfinger

 

JBF Award winner Emily Luchetti is known for satisfying sweet tooths of all ages at the Cavalier, Marlowe, and Park Tavern in San Francisco. But last month Luchetti launched #dessertworthy, a social media campaign aimed at revolutionizing the way we view and value our cakes, cookies, and ice cream. JBF sat down with Luchetti to discuss the motivation and philosophy behind #dessertworthy, along with her hopes for realistic change for the average American, one passed-over Pop Tart at a time. 

 

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JBF: You’ve said before that you feel like it’s your duty as someone who works with desserts all day to be a good role model. Can you tell us a little bit about your relationship with sugar and dessert over your career and your life?

 

Emily Luchetti: When you’re surrounded by dessert all day, and I would say most pastry chefs would attest t... Read more >

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What We're Reading: March 16, 2015

Bacon and Eggs

The international history of Irish soda bread. [American Food Roots]

 

Why your deli sandwich comes with a pickle. [Mental Floss

 

A defunct New Jersey factory is slated to become the world’s largest indoor farm. [The Grist

 

Wake up with Kevin Baco... Read more >

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Happy Hour: James Beard's Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

 

After a long workweek, it’s time to kick back with a simple and satisfying cocktail that uses items commonly found in a home bar. James Beard himself crafted an Old Fashioned recipe that takes the drink down to its essential ingredients. In his own words, “This is my own version of the Old Fashioned, for I loathe ‘fruit salad’ in a drink and all the decorations that usually accompany this simple cocktail.” So drop the cherry, forget the orange wedge, and whip up this timeless drink. Get the recipe here.

 

Alyssa Haak is a New York City–based writer and editor. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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Awards Watch: The 2015 Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America

The 2015 Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America

The James Beard Foundation is proud to announce the five 2015 inductees to the Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America. This prestigious award is given to renowned culinary professionals who have made a significant and unique contribution to the American food and beverage industry. We'll be honoring the new inductees at the James Beard Awards ceremony at Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 4.

 

The 2015 Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America inductees are:

 

Allan Benton, Pork Producer and Purveyor

The owner of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams, Allan Benton has been described by Saveur magazine as "one of the most re... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of March 16

Photo by Jeffrey Gurwin

 

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

 

Monday, March 16, 7:00 P.M. 
The American Table: Rustic and Refined 
JBF Award winner R.J. Cooper treats discerning D.C.-area diners to modernist American cuisine with fanciful 24-course menus at one of his restaurants and an intimate study of Mid-Atlantic farmland at the other. Join us at the Beard House for his elaborate Brandt Beef dégustation and the opportunity to taste both of his lauded concepts under one roof.

 

Wednesday, March 18, 12:00 P.M.
Beard on Books: Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen
In her new book, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, the longtime editor-in-chief of Food & Wine reveals her deep, dark secret: she couldn’t cook. Thankfully, she had an a... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: March 13, 2015

 

A new Kickstarter campaign wants to fund the creation of the world’s first "plantable" coffee cup. [Modern Farmer

 

A restaurant franchise lobbying group has opened a court case challenging Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage. [Al Jazeera

 

School lunch programs across the country want to source locally, but face stumbling blocks like bureaucratic red tape and contractual disputes. [NPR

 

A new online tool called the Vegetarian Calculator claims to tally the number of animals killed to feed an omnivore over a set period of time. [... Read more >

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