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What If Beard Had Been on Social Media?

JBF Editors

May 01, 2017


Social media is only a decade old, but if his chatty columns or gossipy letters are any indication, James Beard would have been an Instagram super-user. We took some time during the 2017 James Beard Media Awards last week to imagine the feeds that might have been, and offered our guests a peek.

Take a look at our namesake’s ‘gram game below, and then tune in to the James Beard Awards Gala at Lyric Opera of Chicago, streaming live at and on our Facebook page. For minute-to-minute updates, do as Beard would have and stay tuned to our Twitter feed, then visit our Instagram page for snaps of winners, food by our talented gala chefs, and general revelry. 







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