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Why Are These Chefs Posing In Front Of The Great Wall Of Tabasco?

15 chefs are visiting Avery Island, Louisiana
Mar 17, 2015 10:00 am

John Besh. Bill Telepan. Seamus Mullen. What do these three chefs have in common? Well, apart from the national name recognition, they are all currently touring the Tabasco hot-sauce factory on Avery Island, Louisiana. That’s right — the trio is part of a group of 15 chefs from around the country currently participating in the James Beard Foundation’s Chefs Boot Camp program.

Here Are The 2015 James Beard Awards Semifinalists

Old names, new faces highlight this year's honorees
Feb 18, 2015 1:51 pm

This afternoon, the James Beard Foundation announced the chef and restaurant semifinalists for its annual awards program, which will be presented at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 4. 

Sustainability Advocate Michel Nischan Is The James Beard Humanitarian Of The Year

Top honors after 30 years of advocacy
Jan 27, 2015 2:30 pm

We're obviously big fans of Michel Nischan here at Food Republic. Back in 2012, we devoted an entire week to stories deemed important enough by the Westport, CT-based chef, who is widely regarded as a pioneer in the sustainable food movement. Now, we're happy to report that another organization is duly celebrating Nischan's important work. On Monday, the James Beard Foundation named Nischan its Humanitarian of the Year for 2015.

This NYC Vs. Copenhagen Dinner Looks Intense

Noma co-founder is cooking at the James Beard House
Jan 22, 2015 10:30 am

In-the-know diners are probably aware that Copenhagen's Noma was named the "World's Best" restaurant for the fourth time in the past five years last April. They might not know, however, that co-founder Mads Refslund has spent the past couple of years cooking rather modestly in NYC. The Danish chef from hotspot Acme will fire up several of his most well known dishes during a one-night-only dinner this Tuesday, January 27 at the James Beard House.

Nira Kehar's Cuisine Channels Art, Hold The Boundaries Please

Montreal-born Delhi chef on (lamb) brains, beauty
Oct 30, 2014 10:00 am

Nira Kehar, the Montreal-born chef/owner of award-winning New Delhi restaurant Chez Nini, is one of a kind. Seriously, there are no other young female Indian-Canadian classically trained chefs launching their own genre-defying, Montreal-inspired (read: largely meat-based) culinary experiences in Delhi right now. We sat down to talk about her "artistic narrative" book, Delhi's stret kids and what the monsoon tastes like. Don't worry, it's actually delicious. 

Was James Beard The First Foodie? Who Is James Beard? A Documentary Explains.

Film hopes to reveal the real James Beard
May 21, 2014 3:15 pm

James Beard wrote 22 cookbooks and was the first television chef to teach people to actually cook. And as a documentary in the works reasons, James Beard was America’s first foodie. The film does not have a release date yet and features all sorts of famous food people like Jacques Pepin, Jeremiah Tower, Chris Cosentino, Florence Fabricant and book editor Judith Jones, who steals the show in this trailer.

Here Are The 2014 James Beard Award Winners

The food world’s big awards program
May 6, 2014 10:24 am

Last night at Lincoln Center in New York City a whole bunch of restaurant professionals gathered to pat each other on the back and celebrate the industry that they (and the collective Food Republic staff) love so much. While we’re of the opinion that “everybody is a winner” in the cutthroat, oftentimes heartbreaking restaurant industry, the James Beard Foundation has been designated as the givers of medals to the best of the best in cooking, bartending, service, design and restaurateur-ing. Here is a list of the winners.

James Beard Foundation Announces 2014 Chef And Restaurant Finalists

America's most prestigious culinary awards program
Mar 18, 2014 11:37 am

This morning in Chicago, the James Beard Foundation announced the chef and restaurant award finalists for their annual awards program, which will be presented at New York’s David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center on Monday, May 5. The complete list, after the jump.

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