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Next Week: Midsummer Italian + Beachside Glamour

JBF Editors

August 12, 2016


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


Monday, August 15, 7:00 P.M. 

Ferragosto: Midsummer Italian Feast

With origins in ancient Rome, Italy’s Ferragosto holiday calls for spirited feasting and revelry at the peak of summer. To celebrate, we’ve invited Jordan Frosolone, a passionate Italophile and talented Momofuku alum, to bring a rustic and indulgent taste of Italy to the Beard House.


Tuesday, August 16, 7:00 P.M.

Ohio Bounty

Why-oh, why-oh would you ever leave Ohio, with its bounty of Great Lakes seafood and plains-bred produce? Join us as a coterie of Cleveland-area chefs showcase the best of the Buckeye State’s summer harvest, from field to forest and all that’s in between.


Wednesday, August 17, 7:00 P.M.

Southern Road Trip

Buckle up for a gastronomic road trip to the Southeast, tasting the culinary delights of Louisiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, and more. Chef Ryan Haigler will lead this mouthwatering tour that highlights traditional Southern flavors, techniques, and ingredients, offering up an edible map of the region’s diverse and delicious bounty.


Thursday, August 18, 7:00 P.M.

Beachside Glamour

From South Florida’s luxe beachfront properties to the Caribbean’s pristine coral reefs, popular coastal destinations beckon paradise-hungry travelers. Join us as this talented group of chefs showcase the culinary side of these locales through their signature styles and upscale tropical cuisine.


Saturday, August 20, 6:30 P.M.

Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner: South Dartmouth, MA

If you’re interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Diane Harris Brown at or 212.627.1111.