Recipe: Goat Osso Buco with Pole Beans and Charred Tomato Chermoula

 

The 2015 JBF Food Conference will explore the future of food, from farm to kitchen to table. Featuring experts and thought leaders from across the industry, we'll examine how the choices we make and the steps we take today will impact what we eat, drink, and grow. In anticipation, we're talking to some of the men and women on the cutting edge of our collective food culture.

 

This recipe looks ahead to the food world of tomorrow, but we're betting you'll want to make it right away. Our 2015 JBF Leadership Awards chefs and husband-and-wife team Duskie Estes and John Stewart provide an exceptional osso buco variation made with goat, an animal whose grazing habits are gentle on the land. Get... Read more >

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Throwback Thursday: Sam Kass and Michael Pollan Spar at the 2014 JBF Food Conference

 

When it comes to the areas of sustainability, nutrition, and food policy, it’s hard to find bigger names than Sam Kass and Michael Pollan. Kass will be honored at our upcoming 2015 JBF Leadership Awards for his work with the White House and Let’s Move, so for this TBT we’re looking back at a special meeting of the minds that took place during our Food Conference last year. In a discussion over the best means and methods for changing the American diet, Kass and Pollan debated the role of industry, government, and the individual in affecting change. Their back and forth emphasized the importance of constructive dialogue as we struggle to shift the priorities in our food system, and the rare opportunities to do so at events like our Food Conference. 

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Cooking in 2050

 

The 2015 JBF Food Conference will explore the future of food, from farm to kitchen to table. Featuring experts and thought leaders from across the industry, we'll examine how the choices we make and the steps we take today will impact what we eat, drink, and grow. In anticipation, we're talking to some of the men and women on the cutting edge of our collective food culture.

 

When considering the future of food, it’s hard to avoid fanciful prognostication about how our kitchens will change in tandem. Thankfully, we have the experts at Good Housekeeping to ground our dreams of robot cooks and pill-based meals in experience and science. Sharon Franke, director of the kitchen appliances and technology lab at the ... Read more >

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Doctor’s Orders: Why the Physicians of Tomorrow Need to be Cooks Today

 

The 2015 JBF Food Conference will explore the future of food, from farm to kitchen to table. Featuring experts and thought leaders from across the industry, we'll examine how the choices we make and the steps we take today will impact what we eat, drink, and grow. In anticipation, we're talking to some of the men and women on the cutting edge of our collective food culture.

 

Dr. Tim Harlan may be best known as Dr. Gourmet, the on-air wellness expert and author of multiple books on healthy living, but his main vocation is changing the way American doctors approach diet and health. When he’s not writing or seeing patients, Harlan spends his days as executive director of the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine, where he shapes the practices of future physicians and teaches them how to cook. We sat down... Read more >

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Announcing Our 2015 JBF Food Conference: Rethinking the Future of Food

 

JBF will host the sixth annual James Beard Foundation Food Conference at the Convene Conference Center (730 Third Avenue) on October 19 and 20. This year’s theme, Rethinking the Future of Food, will bring together a diverse group of thought leaders and provocateurs including chefs, scientists, journalists, activists, investors, and more. Building on last year’s theme of prescriptions for a healthier America, the conference will look at what lies ahead in three compelling areas: the future of health, the future of the kitchen, and the future of the farm.

 

Over the course of two days, speakers and panelists will explore how a deeper understanding of changes in science, technology, and investment strategies empowers us all to make choices today that will lead to a healthier and more equitable tomorrow.

 

The agenda will consist of three categories: The Future of Health: Food, Flavor, and... Read more >

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Letter from the President: Seven Ideas for a Healthy New Year

 

“Eat as if your life depends on it,” said Kathleen Frith, president of the nonprofit institute Glynwood and a speaker at the 2014 JBF Food Conference. As many of you know, the James Beard Foundation has been convening thought leaders and stakeholders from various sectors of the food industry for several years. In the past the conference has addressed topics such as hunger, trust, and how the media may influence what we ultimately eat. This past fall, our fifth JBF Food Conference explored the link between food and health and how better-quality food may be the key to a healthier America. As we begin 2015, I want to share with you seven great quotes from our conference speakers that can help guide us all to a healthier new year.

 

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1. “Families who eat at least five meals a week together are 20 percent less likely
to have children who are overweight.”

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Helping Ourselves, Helping Others: Personal and Collective Responsibility at the JBF Food Conference

 

It was clear from the speakers and panels of this year’s JBF Food Conference that for problems related to food and health, this is no one simple solution. In this panel, JBF Award-winning journalist Michael Pollan and executive director of Let’s Move! Sam Kass share their at times opposing views of the future of the American diet, and how responsibility breaks down along individual, federal, and corporate lines. As with many of the Conference's participants, they may disagree on how to enact change, but the need for reform is undeniable.

 

Video footage of all our 2014 JBF Food Conference talks and panels can be found ... Read more >

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Allies for Health with Dr. Tim Harlan and Seamus Mullen at JBF Food Conference

 

A recurring thread at this year’s JBF Food Conference was the need to make the knowledge we have about health more accessible to the average consumer. As keynote speaker Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel pointed out, a big piece of this change must come from better educating physicians about nutrition. In this panel, Dr. Tim Harlan of Tulane University School of Medicine and JBF Award–nominated chef Seamus Mullen describe the vast potential of partnerships between doctors and chefs, and share through personal experience the incredible transformative power of healthy eating habits.

 

Video footage of all our 2014 JBF Food Conference talks and panels can be found ... Read more >

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Eating Ourselves Sick with Mark Bittman and Mitchell Davis at the JBF Food Conference

 

One of this year’s JBF Leadership Award honorees, author and journalist Mark Bittman has made it his mission to help individuals navigate the murky waters of healthy cooking and eating. At the end of our first day at the JBF Food Conference, Bittman and JBF executive vice president Mitchell Davis sat down for a frank discussion of processed food, antibiotics, and the first steps the average person can take to improve his or her health through diet.

 

Video footage of all our 2014 JBF Food Conference talks and panels can be found here

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Taming Sugar: Solutions and Challenges at the JBF Food Conference

 

The undeniable impact of sugar on the American diet was a prominent part of the discussion during Day One of our recent JBF Food Conference. This video features some of the leading voices in the campaign to combat sugar, from Laurie David, producer of the recent hit documentary Fed Up, to Dr. Robert Lustig, the “anti-sugar guy,” to individuals on the front lines like chef Cindy Gershen and JBF Award-winning pastry chef Emily Lucchetti. Watch this panel for their strategies on tackling our nation’s sweet tooth.

 

Video footage of all our 2014 JBF Food Conference talks and panels can be found here.

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