The James Beard Foundation

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    KFC Pushes Further Into France; Chefs Get Cooking with Their Moms

    ​Americans are eating more vitamin supplements, which may be a good thing, especially for kids, who generally don't get enough vitamin D and other nutrients. [Wall Street Journal] KFC is plotting a deeper move into France, with a new ad campaign surrounding the opening of the 100th store ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Colicchio, Boulud, White, Humm Big Winners in Last Night's Beard Awards

    ​Pomp, circumstance, product placement, and varying levels of inebriation all converged at Avery Fisher Hall last night for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Many white men were awarded large gold pendants that dangled from green sashes. It was a particularly good night for New York, wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Some Photos From the Beard Awards and Its Boozy, Well-Fed Aftermath

    Rachel Wharton shows off the Beard Media award she picked up on Sunday for Best Food-Related Column.​ Fork in the Road was at Avery Fisher Hall last night for the James Beard Awards and their boozy, overfed aftermath. Gin and caviar were dispensed freely in the press room, where journalists p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    $12 Coffee at Café Grumpy; No Kids Allowed at the Empire Room

    ​The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews, a co-founder of Saveur, won the James Beard award for Cookbook of the Year, while Real Cajun by Donald Link took top honors in the U.S. category. [ABC News] The anti-corn syrup movement started in the natural and organic food world, but has n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Jamie Oliver Praises Mickey D's; Lady Gaga on the Baby Food Diet

    ​The Times Square Alliance is seeking proposals from local businesses to operate concession stands in the pedestrian plazas located on Broadway between 42d and 47th Streets. [NY Times] The National Milk Producers Federation is lobbying the FDA to require that plant-based beverages, like soy m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    The James Beard Foundation Lists The 13 Baking Books You Need to Buy Now

    ​With only weeks to go until it releases the American food universe's greatest list of all, the James Beard Foundation has put forth into the world another, more gluten-filled list: the "Baker's Dozen," or 13 best baking books.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Early Bird Granola Celebrates One Year with New Flavor: Choc-a-doodle-doo!

    Early Bird Granola: A Salty, Sweet Step Towards Mindful Eating from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. Early Bird Granola debuted about a year ago with its salty-sweet, olive oil-toasted granola. Founder Nekisia Davis is marking the occasion with the launch of a new Easter-appropriate flavor dubbed Choc-a-doodle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Beard Awards Media and Journalism Finalists Are Announced

    The man himself.​The James Beard Foundation is announcing its James Beard Awards finalists via Twitter this morning. The list of chefs has just started rolling out (currently, regional finalists are being named), but the list of final nominees for the foundation's Media and Journalism Awards a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    The James Beard Awards List of Final Nominees Is Fully Operational

    It's been a busy morning at the James Beard Foundation: right on the heels of its list of finalists for its Media and Journalism Awards comes its roster of final nominees for its Restaurant and Chef Awards, announced on the Beard Foundation's Twitter page. Beard on Beard​New York has done we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Donatella Arpaia Confirms Her Cooking Show, Suggests She Might Replace Michael Psilakis with Herself

    Donatella cooks... and maybe chefs?​Donatella Arpaia's growing empire includes Mia Dona, Anthos, Kefi, and Eos in Miami. Her recent public split from partner and chef Michael Psilakis in two of those ventures has tongues wagging about her vision for both her restaurants and her career. A blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Tantalizing Tofu & Beer Happiness

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! The Elements of Tofu EN Japanese Brasserie March 16 Think tofu is a bore? Let Chef Abe Hiroki show you otherwise. This James Beard Foundation Greens dinner will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    The James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Have Been Announced

    Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?​The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: A Kitchen Swap & a Latke Cook-off

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here!

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Wine-Pairing Dinners A-Go-Go

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Cafe Noir 15th Anniversary Party Cafe Noir October 19 Cafe Noir is celebrating its 15th anniversary and the signing of its lease extension at 32 Grand Street wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Under the Toque: Rocco DiSpirito Endorses Salt; Is Todd English the Victim of Domestic Violence?

    ​ Geoffrey Zakarian will be the executive chef at the restaurant in the hotel that Sant Chatwal, of the Bombay Palace restaurant chain, plans to open in the spring of 2010. The Chatwal will be located in the former Lambs club on West 51st Street. [NY Times] Chef agent Scott Feldman allegedly ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 28, 2009

    Club Kids Take Over Dunkin' Donuts!

    Cazwell's 20-minute bashes.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Appleman Headed to the Apple?

    Right after the San Francisco Chronicle broke the news this morning that Nate Appleman was leaving his post as executive chef at his restaurants A16 and SPQR to "explore what's out there," a rumor quickly surfaced that the James Beard Award-winning chef -- known for his soulful, meaty takes on the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2009

    Report from Brooklyn's Unfancy Food Show

    A Fish-eye view of the under-the-tent festivities is provided by the bottom of a copper pan hanging over The Brooklyn Kitchen stall. Williamsburg's East River Bar and an adjacent side yard were the site of the Unfancy Food Show, sponsored by It ran from noon till 6 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Top Chef Master Makes Pasta in the Bathroom

    There's only so much Top Chef Masters could have offered. The chefs are all already established so the drama of a career hanging in the balance doesn't exist. The critics, all from the print world, seem a little too awed by seeing their celebrity chef subjects in person to judge them harshly enough. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    James Beard Loves New York; All-Natural Chicken Not Always So

    James Beard Foundation Awards winners included Jean Georges for outstanding restaurant, Drew Nieporent for outstanding restaurateur, Dan Barber for outstanding chef, Momofuku Ko for best new restaurant, Daniel for best service, and Totonno's pizzeria was named one of America's Classics. [NY Times] ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    More Food Recalls--Watch Out for Frozen Pasta and Alfalfa Sprouts

    Another food product recall has been announced. Frozen meat and poultry pasta from Mucci's Food Products were prepared without federal inspection and sold in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio. No illnesses have been reported. [AP via Google] Meanwhile, the FDA is n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    If Batali and Bourdain Were on Top Chef last night

    Strange coincidence...or is it? Last night's Top Chef had the cheftestants cooking "last suppers" for culinary luminaries Wylie Dufresne, Lidia Bastianich, Marcus Samuelsson, Jacques Pepin, and James Beard Foundation president Susan Ungaro, while today on Serious Eats, Mario Batali and Anthony Bourd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    James Beard: The Quintessential American Epicure

    Photo by Dan Wynn, ©Elisabeth Wynn and courtesy of the James Beard Foundation.A totally non-Valentine themed event, and a totally affordable one, is to be had tomorrow night at the New School. As part of their "Culinary Luminaries" series, the school's Food Studies program considers the life and wo ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 29, 2008

    OMG, Meet Legally Blonde's Bailey Hanks!

    Riding the Elle train with the perky Broadway star; tall tales from Philippe Petit