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Meatless Monday: Discovering Common Threads

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Common Threads imparts to students the joy of cooking. What the students have taught Bernstein -- and me -- is the joy in discovery -- joy in discovering how to cut corn off the cob, delight in tasting tahini for the very first time.

The Power of Food: Belief vs. Reality

James Beard Foundation | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Beard Foundation

While our study suggests that we've reached a tipping point, with Americans now recognizing that eating healthfully is key to their body and mind, there's still a disparity between what they believe and how they act.

Meatless Monday: Food Day Puts Real Food On The Menu

Ellen Kanner | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Come join the party this Friday, October 24, the fourth annual Food Day . Sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and partnering wi...

Interview with Wendell Pierce, Part Three: Solutions, Local and Beyond (and Zimbabwe)

James Beard Foundation | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
James Beard Foundation

We're holding Health Month on the JBF blog. In this post, we conclude our extended interview series with actor and activist Wendell Pierce, exploring his views on potential solutions to issues of food access, both locally and globally.

Food Rx

James Beard Foundation | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
James Beard Foundation

JBF Award-nominated chef and restaurateur Seamus Mullen shares his personal struggles and triumphs with food and health.

Interview with Wendell Pierce, Part Two: Treme, New Orleans, and Chef Culture

James Beard Foundation | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
James Beard Foundation

Wendell Pierce: "Treme was art imitating life and life imitating art. I was depicting what was happening in New Orleans as people were trying to rebuild their lives, while I was also doing that in real life."

Interview With Wendell Pierce, Part One: Why Food Deserts?

James Beard Foundation | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
James Beard Foundation

Although he's best known for roles on hit television shows like The Wire and Treme, actor Wendell Pierce is also a dedicated food and community advocate in his hometown of New Orleans.

In Conversation With Bobby Flay

Gary Villablanca Duff | Posted 10.15.2014 | Taste
Gary Villablanca Duff

I caught up with Flay at the James Beard Foundation's Chefs & Champagne® event in the Hamptons, which selected him as this year's honoree.

An Evening of Chefs & Champagne

Gary Villablanca Duff | Posted 10.05.2014 | Taste
Gary Villablanca Duff

I ventured out to the Hamptons last weekend for a little glimmer of Food Network royalty in Bobby Flay. The wonderful Chefs and Champagne® event honoring Flay was hosted by the James Beard Foundation and celebrated on the east end's Wölffer Estate Vineyard.

101 Hopeful Food Facts

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. There are 500 million smallholder farms worldwide and more than two billion people in the world depend on them for their livelihoods.

Dominique Ansel in Wonderland

Ko Im | Posted 07.10.2014 | Home
Ko Im

Like New York City itself, where there's always movement and people still standing for hours on Spring Street, two seasons after the cronut craze caused a frenzy.

Chefs' Movie Doppelgangers: Famous Chefs At The James Beard Awards

Ali Rosen | Posted 07.06.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

At this year's awards we decided to ask our favorite chefs who would play them in a movie version of their life.

Bourdain, Ina Garten Win Big At James Beard Awards

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.05.2014 | Taste

Click here to see the complete list of winners!

Civil Eats Named James Beard Foundation's 2014 Publication of the Year

Naomi Starkman | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Naomi Starkman

Civil Eats is a spark that ignited the food movement and this award is for everyone who believes that storytelling can transform the world.

James Beard Foundation Announces Nominees For 2014 Awards

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.18.2014 | Taste

Congratulations to all the nominees!

A Talk With Daniel Patterson & The Artful Chef Event

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 02.08.2014 | Home
Emily Elyse Miller

It became routine as a child, to make my rounds of the property, knowing exactly which staff would give me a piece of candy or cookie. My favorite place to hide was in the pastry kitchen -- of course.

Award-Winning Chef Of Zuni Cafe Dies

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Judy Rodgers, the award-winning chef-owner of San Francisco's Zuni Cafe, has died. She was 57. Gilbert Pilgram, her business p...

Hear Them Roar: Women in White Take on the Gods of Food

Elyse Pasquale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Elyse Pasquale

"I thought it was rather exclusionary," Martha Stewart paused, her eyes narrowed slightly, "I think they wanted people to react." She was referring to TIME Magazine's "Gods of Food" cover story (Nov. 18), which controversially failed to include a single female chef.

Marion Nestle Has Changed The Way We Think And Talk About Food

James Beard Foundation | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
James Beard Foundation

It's hard to remember that many of the truths we take as a given--that advertising influences how we eat as a country, often detrimentally; that agricultural programs sometimes protect businesses rather than people; that public policy can be a powerful tool in shifting how Americans eat and, consequently, their health--are relative newcomers in the national discourse.

Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Big Bad Chef's First Cookbook

Sam Hiersteiner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Sam Hiersteiner

Before I sat down to write about John Currence's new cookbook -- Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey -- I surveyed my brown liquor shelf and found just the right courage: a bottle of Willett Rye with one good pump left in it.

5 People Changing The Food System

Posted 07.29.2013 | Green

The James Beard Foundation has announced the five recipients of its annual Leadership Awards. The Leadership Awards honor pioneers in the food system ...

A Week In The Life Of The James Beard Director Of House Programming

Posted 06.26.2013 | Taste

Lots of chefs, lots of food.

Eating the Big Apple

James Beard Foundation | Posted 08.21.2013 | Taste
James Beard Foundation

A new cuisine based on old flavors, local ingredients, nostalgic resonances, and the culinary culture clash.

James Beard Foundation Announces 2013 Restaurant & Chef Winners

Posted 05.07.2013 | Taste

A lot of great winners this year.

James Beard Foundation Announces 2013 Restaurant & Chef Finalists

Posted 03.18.2013 | Taste

The winners will be announced in May.