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Rising Stars: James Beard Opens Chef Voting to Public, Adds Baker Medal

You can stop feeling so guilty about filling up on bread at the dinner table. The James Beard Foundation, something of the Academy Awards of the food world, has added a new category for the first time in years: Outstanding Baker. 120 more words

Crowdsourcing Weekends: Cat Ear Headphones, America's First Foodie, Don't Feed The Trolls

This is Crowdsourcing Weekends! This post highlights three different crowdsourcing projects I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones… 907 more words


Recommended Baking Adventures: September 2014

This past month I’ve found myself in full pantry stocking mode, moving toward canning and big batches of soups. It must be fall! It continues to be difficult to find the time to make bread, but I have high hopes for this weekend! 571 more words



Adam Roberts wrote in the Amateur Gourmet about this simple yet delicious tomato sauce.

In a pot, place a can of tomatoes and cut them up with a knife (just drag it through the pot). 486 more words

"Good Bread Is...

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”
James Beard

Photo by Maurizio “Otto” De Togni


Chuck Williams at 99: Celebrating the Pleasures of Cooking

by Laura Martin Bacon

Whenever I visit with my friend Chuck, I feel as though time has stopped—or as though I’ve entered a magical time-out-of-time. Of course, the colors of the San Francisco sky and bay outside the window are always changing, as are the jewel hues of the ever-dapper Chuck’s beloved cashmere sweaters. 1,898 more words

99th Birthday

Mailing a letter? Put a chef on it

The next time you send a missive the good-old-fashioned way, you can now put Julia Child on the envelope.

Or James Beard, considered the father of American gastronomy whose name should be equally familiar in Palm Beach, what with a few chefs on the island—Buccan’s Clay Conley, for one—nominated in recent years for a prestigious James Beard Award, a badge of distinction recognizing culinary excellence in the country. 191 more words