James Beard Blog Posts

Tailgate on 12th: Jay Ducote's Tailgate-Inspired James Beard Menu is Heading to the Big Apple

by Blair LoupIt's happening! Team Bite and Booze has officially hit the pavement in the wee morning hours and are on our way to the Big Apple to serve up a tailgating-inspired menu at the James Beard House.It's taken several months of planning and pr...
by Bite and Booze on Jul 18, 2016

Bung Appétit: This American Life Episode on Eating Hog Rectum Wins James Beard Award! Deep End Dining Thrilled to be Part of Show!

Squork? Puid? What is it? A James Beard winner, that's what! This is cool! The episode of This American Life in which I'm a pork colon connoisseur won a James Beard Award. A first for This American... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by Deep End Dining on Aug 6, 2014

Heading to NYC: Ruffino's James Beard Preview Dinner

Katherine Lagow and I at the James Beard Preview Dinner Chef Peter Sclafani, Ruffin Rodrigue, and everyone at Ruffino's have earned my round of applause.  Chef Peter has been selected to cook at the James Beard House in New York City, and I ha...
by Bite and Booze on Apr 1, 2013

Travel and Food

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” ~ James Michener Travel and food – they go together for me. Last October we had the pleasure of visiting a quiet li...
by From 7Eight on Mar 21, 2013

Local Events for the Foodie in You: Week of Dec 10th!

Two weeks until Christmas!! Can you believe it? In the meantime there are tons of delicious events going on this week, don't miss out!
by New York City Eats on Dec 10, 2012

Baton Rouge Chef Scott Varnedoe to Cook the Thanksgiving Meal at the James Beard House in NYC

Myself and Chef Scott Varnedoe after judging Jambalaya Chef Scott Varnedoe got his call to cook in the James Beard House for the first time in May, 2010. To him, the Beard awards are the pinnacle of the culinary world. While cooking in the house is...
by Bite and Booze on Nov 19, 2012

Back to Basics, Saffron Pistachio Ice Cream

   It's been a mad two weeks around here and I still can't totally wrap my head around what's been going on. We've been spending our days and nights at the hospital and now rehab for Fran, and all of this was just Whammo right out of nowher...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Nov 10, 2012

A Last Minute Save. The Hail Mary Almond Torte

   While working on the James Beard dinner with St. Martins' Press and California Olive Ranch Olive Oil, the one thing that I kept worrying about was dessert. My mission was to recreate James Beard's recipes using California Olive Ranch oil...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Oct 27, 2012

James Beard and Me, Indian Style

   Years ago I read an essay by the great New Yorker Magazine writer E B White  called "This is New York." It was a love letter to a place that I had never been and would not visit until I myself had become a writer and was there...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Oct 23, 2012

Local Events for the Foodie in You: Week of October 8th!

It’s f-f-f-freezing out! Ok well not fully freezing but it is cold! I know last week I was all excited about the foods of fall, this week I’m sad about the cool temperatures haha! There’s still a ton going on, despite the fact that...
by New York City Eats on Oct 8, 2012

NYC's Momofuku Noodle Bar

Momofuku Ramen at NYC's Momofuku Noodle Bar The East Village of Manhattan presents an astonishing array of worldly cuisines from which to choose.  Deciding where to eat a quick lunch in that part of Manhattan can be a chore in of itself.  F...
by Bite and Booze on Jul 9, 2012

Local Events for the Foodie in You: Week of June 4th!

The weather might not be the greatest right now but I have to say there are some pretty fantastic foodie events coming up this week. I’m going to try to get myself out of the house a little but I’ve got a project that I’ll be workin...
by New York City Eats on Jun 4, 2012

Local Events for the Foodie in You: Week of April 23rd!

First off…Happy Birthday to my sister Bianca!! Over the weekend her fiance threw a wonderful surprise party for her, it was amazing, she was so clueless! Anyway, best sister in the world! Meanwhile in NYC…this weather might be throwing yo...
by New York City Eats on Apr 23, 2012

A Short Birthday Thank You!

        I'm celebrating a birthday today. Birthdays always weird me out, the whole getting older thing. The passage of time. The bigger job retouching my roots. However, there's the alternative to consider, so bring on the wr...
by The Colors Of Indian Cooking on Mar 19, 2012

Local Events for the Foodie in You: Week of Feb 27th!

Did this month fly by or what? It’s almost March which means Spring time is right around the corner…happy days! If you can’t tell, we like wine, beer and bar crawls in NYC. If you’re a fan of one of the latter this week will k...
by New York City Eats on Feb 27, 2012

Local Events for the Foodie in You – Week of Feb 13th!

Good morning loves! I hope you all had a great weekend! I did, until the epic glassware shelf collapse of Feb 12th. I’m pretty sure you can figure it out but basically it means glass in the form of huge chunks, little splinters and even crysta...
by New York City Eats on Feb 13, 2012

Food: Chef & Photographer Join Forces to Envision New Art Form

For Tiberio Simone and Matt Freedman, two of the most beautiful things in the world are food and the human body – not necessarily in that order. “Food is not just sustenance to me,” said Simone, a James Beard award-winning … Conti...
by Jetsetera on Sep 20, 2011
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