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30 Years in 30 Days: Abra Berens

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November 16, 2017

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To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re sharing 30 Years in 30 Days, an exclusive 30-episode digital series featuring noteworthy chefs and culinary icons who will help us tell the story of the Foundation’s history in the 30 days leading up to an exciting television premiere: 30 Years: A Celebration of the James Beard Foundation, airing Sunday, November 26, at 4:00 P.M. (ET) on ABC. The exciting television special will feature appearances by industry icons Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, Tom Colicchio, Traci des Jardins, Carla Hall, Emeril Lagasse, Jacques Pepin, Gail Simmons, Martha Stewart, Ming Tsai, and Marcus Samuelsson, who will help us tell the story of our history and evolution.

On our 21st installment of 30 Years in 30 Days, we’ve got chef Abra Berens, who recalls her experience at JBF Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change and feeling inspired to use the power of food to help change decisions we make as a food community.

Watch the video above, and be sure to stay tuned as we continue to share these poignant pieces over the next month. 

Catching up? Watch the previously posted videos.