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On the Menu: Week of November 3

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October 31, 2014

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

Monday, November 3, 6:30 P.M.
The From Scratch Sessions: Baking with One Girl Cookies
Join the James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) and One Girl Cookies for the next workshop in our From Scratch Sessions Series. Join us for this intimate hands-on class taught by chef/owner Dave Crofton at One Girl Cookies’s Cobble Hill location. Greens members will get the chance to make One Girl Cookies’s famous Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and learn expert piping and baking tips, all while sipping wine and beer. Go home with the delectable fruits of your labor, along with recipes from the One Girl Cookies cookbook.

Monday, November 3, 7:00 P.M.
Wild About Game
Our annual game dinner features a thrilling fall menu—think duck, rabbit, elk, venison, ostrich, and more—prepared by a group of extremely talented New York City–area chefs. The event will be brought to us by Fossil Farms, an ostrich farm and premier game meat supplier.

Tuesday, November 4, 6:30 P.M.
Celebrity Chef Tour: Cave Creek, AZ
For reservations or more information, please visit celebritycheftour.com. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Marshall at 212.633.9145 or jmarshall@jamesbeard.org.

Tuesday, November 4, 7:00 P.M.
60 Years of Michael's
Thirty-five years ago, Michael McCarty opened his eponymous restaurant in Santa Monica and put Southern California cooking on the map. The pioneering farm-to-table restaurant and its New York counterpart, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this month, launched the careers of chefs like Jonathan Waxman, Mark Peel, and Ken Frank and fundamentally influenced the country’s culinary evolution.

Wednesday, November 5, 12:00 P.M.

Enlightened Eaters: Food Chains

Produced by Eva Longoria and Fast Food Nation’s Eric Schlosser, Sanjay Rawal’s new documentary Food Chains reveals the real cost of our groceries through an in-depth look at the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a labor group of tomato pickers from Florida. This powerful film highlights the triumphs and tragedies of the individual farm workers who put the food on our plates. Enlightened Eaters is an educationally minded series of readings, workshops, discussions, and other programs focusing on health, nutrition, sustainability, and environmental issues.

Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 P.M.
Sexy Italian Steakhouse
What happens when you mix the cuisine of Boston’s legendary Strega with the enduring appeal of the American steakhouse? You get Strega Prime, an innovative chophouse with Italian flair that’s fast on the heels of its predecessor’s success. Join us for the juiciest cuts from this alluring up-and-comer!

Saturday, November 8, 6:00 P.M.
Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Memphis
If you’re interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at dhbrown@jamesbeard.org or 212.627.1128. Proceeds support the Foundation’s scholarships and culinary programs.

Saturday, November 8, 6:30 P.M.
Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Betonville, AR
If you’re interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at dhbrown@jamesbeard.org or 212.627.1128. Proceeds support the Foundation’s scholarships and culinary programs.

Saturday, November 8, 7:00 P.M.
Italian Ancestry
At Portland, Maine’s intimate Piccolo, chef Damian Sansonetti and wife/partner Ilma Jeil Lopez pay homage to the rustic, soul-satisfying cuisine of Central and Southern Italy with great care and passion. For this Beard House dinner, the former Bar Boulud chef de cuisine will return to his roots with a tantalizing menu inspired by the rich flavors of Italy’s Calabria and Abruzzo regions.

Sunday, November 9, 10:00 A.M.
Food Gifts for the Holidays: A Children's Workshop
Don’t order that fruitcake just yet! Bring the kids to the Beard House to make delicious edible holiday gifts for teachers, friends, and everyone else on your list. Presented byChopChop, the 2013 JBF Publication of the Year award winner, this workshop will teach children four creative recipes that are sure to become year-round family favorites. JBF Award winner and former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses will be on hand to help with the festivities.

Sunday, November 9, 4:00 P.M.
Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: Nashville
If you’re interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at dhbrown@jamesbeard.org or 212.627.1128. Proceeds support the Foundation’s scholarships and culinary programs.