Art of Food — Produced by Monica Rogozinski
In order to continue the legacy of the late food writer, educator, American Chef and “Dean of American cookery”, James Beard, a close friend and former student, Julia Child came up with the idea to transform his home after his passing, into a national non-for-profit culinary performative space. Today, the Beard House offers a variety of events and programs designed to educate, inspire, entertain, and foster a deeper understanding of our American culinary culture. Similar in the fashion that Beard once hosted, event attendees enjoy fine American cuisine together within the household as it is prepared and by the nation’s top emerging culinary figures. To be invited to cook an event at the Household is a landmark honor for each chef, and provides them the opportunity to showcase and expand upon their localized specialties and menu staples.
Chef Amy Edelman and her team at Chestnut Hill’s Night Kitchen Bakery & Cafe, recently conducted a multi-coursed Sunday brunch at the James Beard House. In this Art of Food segment, we provide an inside look at the inner workings of the James Beard House, The Night Kitchen Bakery & Cafe, and the beautiful preparation that goes into every celebratory bite of Amy’s Sunday James Beard Brunch. Cheers!
James Beard Awards
A James Beard Award is considered the most coveted honor for any food and beverage professional in North America. The annual James Beard Awards celebrates the best of the best within the restaurant business- including chefs, cookbook authors, restaurant architects, food journalists, and others. Izabela Wojcik, Director of House Programming at the James Beard Foundation, gives us an inside look at the Awards. Edited by Jasia Kaulbach and Will Standish.