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9 Dishes You Need To Eat in January

Elena North-Kelly

December 20, 2016


Want to know what’s cooking in American restaurants right now? Look no further than the James Beard House kitchen, where dozens of chefs from all over the country come to cook each month. From tandoori-spiced fried oysters to a sea urchin tart with truffles to dry-aged beef tataki with togarashi aïoli, here are 9 mouthwatering dishes you'll want to chow down on during the month of January: 

  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Black Pepper Honey, Hot Sauce, Petite Biscuit, and Deviled Quail Egg on January 11
  • Spanish Octopus with Garbanzo Bean Purée, Fire-Roasted Artichokes, and Fennel Slaw (pictured above) on January 18
  • Timballo di Spaghetti al Grano Arso with Rapini, Oven-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Marcona Almonds, and Ricotta Forte on January 19 
  • Sunchoke Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats and Pork Fat Crumble on January 20
  • Sea Urchin Tart with Truffles and Rutabaga on January 23 
  • Crispy Sweet Potato Flowers with Fermented Maitake Mushrooms and Hazelnuts on January 25
  • Dry-Aged Piedmontese Beef Tataki with Pickled Wild Onions, Togarashi Aïoli, Cured Egg Yolk, Macadamia Nuts, and Two-Minute Quail Egg on January 26
  • Tandoori-Spiced Fried Oysters with Red Lentil Hummus and Spicy Raita on January 28
  • Market Fish Tataki with Black Garlic–Squid Ink Custard, Preserved Lemon, and Puffed Rice on January 30

To view all upcoming Beard House dinners and book your seat, check out our events calendar.


Elena North-Kelly is managing editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.