'James Beard' on Serious Eats

First Look: James Beard Foundation Pop-up in Chelsea Market

If you can't score a seat at the James Beard House, here's your chance. Sorta. The Beard foundation just launched a pop-up restaurant/lounge deal yesterday in Chelsea Market at the Ninth Avenue entrance (in the old 202 space between 15th and 16th Streets). Until May 14, you can book reservations for special dinners with visiting chefs like Laurent Gras and the dudes from Animal in Los Angeles, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. More

Our 7 Favorite Bites from the Beards

Last night's James Beard Foundation Awards were memorable for many reasons: the achievements of great chefs, the gathering of food world friends from all across the nation and beyond, and the crazy afterparties at just about every classy restaurant in Manhattan. (More on those later.) But in between the ceremony and Daniel Boulud dancing on tables at Eleven Madison Park, there was a phenomenal reception with dozens of seriously accomplished chefs serving up food that was, almost without exception, stunning. Here are our seven favorite bites. More

James Beard Benefit for Haiti

The James Beard Foundation and the Oak Room have decided to donate all proceeds from this Thursday's New York Elegance dinner—a five-course meal from chef Eric Hara of the Oak Room—to the International Rescue Committee. $125 for members, $165 for... More

Dinner Tonight: Club Sandwich

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger] The club sandwich is a tall wonder containing turkey (sometimes chicken), lettuce, tomato, bacon, and no less than three slices of bread, all cut into quarters and secured with frilly toothpicks. I was so ready to have a gleeful romp with the American classic that I even bought the special toothpicks and a bag of chips to dump in the middle. You can't imagine my high spirit as I sat down to this light dinner. Nowadays the sandwich is bastardized because it is usually made as a three-decker, which is not authentic (whoever started that horror should be forced to eat three-deckers three times a day the rest of his life)... — James Beard on the... More

Blogwatch: Baked Clams

Shucking clams is no easy task. Julie of Kitchenography bought 50 clams and created her "own personal clam shucking boot camp." It wasn't easy, but once they were all shucked, she was in the free and clear. Although she technically broiled James Beard's baked clams, they're still every bit as delicious. I would actually prefer to broil them because it's faster and I want my bacon ASAP. Julie also links to some helpful videos on clam shucking if you have a hankering to learn how.... More

Cook the Book: Lentil Soup

And so we've come to the end of the road with this week's installment of Cook the Book, the late James Beard's Beard on Food. "Lentils," Beard wrote, "might have been devised for winter meals. They are a marvelously nutritious,... More

Cook the Book: Caper Sauce

James Beard, "the dean of American gastronomy," on capers: "I use capers a lot. I like their distinctive, herby flavor and the additional bite imparted by the vinegar, which makes them a most piquant and interesting condiment or seasoning." This... More

Cook the Book: Potatoes Byron

As Serious Eats reader Jasmine D. pointed out, it's National Vegetarian Awareness month, and to give a nod to our veg-eating friends, we'll start out this week's Cook the Book with James Beard's Potatoes Byron recipe. In the section of... More

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