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Next Week: Chinese Cooking + JBF Award Winner Jonathon Sawyer

JBF Editors

July 29, 2016


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


Tuesday, August 2, 7:00 P.M.

Summer in Rhode Island

Seaside Rhode Island may be the smallest of the 50 states, but it boasts an ever-growing food scene that’s garnering national attention and praise. We’ve tapped the Ocean State’s, most buzzed-about chefs to showcase the local farms and purveyors that define its unique culinary identity.


Wednesday, August 3, 12:00 P.M.

Beard on Books

Cooking Chinese food at home can seem daunting, but thanks to the meticulous instruction of Kian Lam Kho’s new tome Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking, stir-fry standbys and wok-wonders become part of a home cook’s everyday repertoire. Featuring step-by-step images that walk readers through recipes like Spicy Lotus Root Salad and General Tso’s Chicken, Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees will have you trading your takeout menu for a night at the stove.


Thursday, August 4, 7:00 P.M.

Trend-Setting Italian

Peruse any list of top Midwestern eateries and you’re sure to encounter Team Sawyer, the perennially popular restaurant group that earned Jonathon Sawyer the 2015 Beard Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes. Join us as Sawyer highlights his newest venture, Trentina, which reimagines Northern Italian fare through the lens of local agriculture.