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On the Menu: Week of January 19

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January 16, 2015

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

Tuesday, January 20, 6:00 P.M.
Friends of James Beard Benefit  Dinner: NYC
Indulge in an evening of food, drinks, and music throughout all three floors of SD26! From pizza in the prep kitchen to salumeria in the bar and lounge or never-ending fresh pasta in the dining room, it will be a celebration to remember.

Wednesday, January 21, 7:00 P.M.
Enlightened Eaters: What the Fork Are You Eating?
With grocery store aisles overflowing with products claiming to be “low-fat,” “gluten-free,” or “natural,” it can seem almost impossible to know what’s actually good for you. That’s where certified chef and nutritionist Stefanie Sacks comes in with her new book, What the Fork Are You Eating?, a straightforward blueprint on how to shop for your health. Featuring an aisle-by-aisle breakdown and 50 original recipes, this practical guide helps readers choose health from cart to kitchen.

Wednesday, January 21, 7:00 P.M.
Rappahannock Oyster Celebration
Join us for an East Coast oyster extravaganza featuring the Rappahannock Oyster Company, a century-old, family-owned business committed to protecting and celebrating the Chesapeake Bay and its superior shellfish. This dinner, presented by the company’s sister restaurants, will highlight the briny bivalve with a beautifully crafted menu of contemporary mid-Atlantic fare.

Thursday, January 22, 7:00 P.M.
The New Classic
Boasting a long history of JBF Award winners at its helm, as well as consultation from James Beard himself, the American is an icon of our culinary landscape. With a revamped menu infused with modern style, Michael Corvino upholds that legacy while introducing a new generation to this Kansas City classic’s enduring appeal.

Friday, January 23, 
Celebrity Chef Tour: Maui, HI
For reservations or more information, please visit celebritycheftour.com. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145 or jmarshall@jamesbeard.org.

Friday, January 23, 7:00 P.M.
The Craft of Charcuterie
Meat lovers, rejoice! This incredible group—made up of a who’s who of chefs-to-watch in America—will come to the Beard House from all over the country to create a menu highlighting their expertly crafted charcuterie.

Saturday, January 24, 7:00 P.M.
Taste of the New South
“Is Greenville the next big food city of the South?” asked Esquire last year. We can’t blame them for wondering: this South Carolina destination has become a must-visit for savvy food lovers. Help us welcome the chefs behind the Table 301 group, whose restaurants helped to pave the way for Greenville’s on-the-rise status.