Recipe: Red Cabbage Soup with Crispy Guanciale, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Grapes

Recipe for Red Cabbage Soup with Crispy Guanciale, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Grapes, adpated by the James Beard Foundation

 

"In this dish we have a surprising group of fall friends," says Kim Brookmire, whose fiancé and fellow chef, Lorenzo Polegri, found the inspiration for this comforting soup in a family recipe. "The purple and thick red cabbage, the pungent, chlorophyll-rich extra virgin olive oil, and the last grapes of the season, probably a little shrunken and sleepy. It’s a good soup to prepare on a lazy morning, one of those frosty autumn mornings." We'll wager that it's just as delicious for dinner.

 

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Q & A with Rohini Dey, Restaurateur and "Women in Culinary Leadership" Program Partner

Rohini Dey of Vermilion Restaurant and cofounder of the JBF Vermilion Women in Culinary Leadership Scholarship

 

Like many industries, the world of restaurants suffers from a dearth of female leaders. In an effort to get more ladies into high-profile culinary roles, JBF has partnered with restaurateur Rohini Dey of Vermilion restaurants to launch the Women in Culinary Leadership Program, which includes a scholarship and the supporting Chefs for Women fundraiser. Read on to get Dey's perspective about this important initiative.

 

JBF: How did the Women in Culinary Leadership Program begin?

 

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Sponsored Post: Green & Black's Chocolate Celebrates Fair Trade Month

 

October doesn’t just mark the return of hot apple cider and pumpkin-spiced anything and everything. It’s also Fair Trade Month! Green & Black’s, our official chocolate purveyor and a long-time maker of Fair Trade-certified products, has been promoting this important movement over on their Facebook page all month.

 

Right from the start, Green & Black’s and its founders, Craig Sams and Jo Fairley, were committed to bringing an organic and ethically produced chocolate to market. In 1994 the company introduced its Maya Gold bar, the first chocolate bar to earn the UK’s Fair Trade mark. As of early 2011, the entire range of Green & Black’s bars and beverages bears the Fair Trade seal.

 

Fair Trade initiatives support over 1.2 million farmers and workers in 66 countries. As the movement has grown, Fair Trade International US reports that there are now Fair Trade standards for over 300 raw prod... Read more >

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JBF Leadership Award Winner Wendell Berry

 

To share some of last week's inspiring JBF Leadership Awards ceremony with you, we've been posting videos of all our 2012 honorees as they accept their awards, as well as their contributions to our third annual JBF Food Conference. Today we present Wendell Berry (farmer, poet, and author, 
Lanes Landing Farm), whose acceptance speech—and introductions by JBF board of trustees chair Emily Luchetti and White House chef and senior policy advisor Sam Kass—is shown in the video above. In the video below, you'll find his talk at the conference: "A Fifty-Year Farm Bill."

 

 

For more information about JBF Leadership Award winner Wendell Berry, read his full profile. For more archi... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of October 28

Wine glasses ready at the Beard House.

 

Friend of James Beard Benefit: Atlanta

Sunday, October 28, 5:30 P.M.

Our celebrated Sunday Supper series is returning to Atlanta for a third year of fabulous food and festivities. This year JBF Award winners and hosts Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison have culled a formidable group of the best and brightest chefs in the South to prepare an intimate, family-style feast.

 

Ohh La L'amour

Monday, October 29, 7:00 P.M.

Nearly 20 years ago, Bernard and Sarah Bouissou found love in French cuisine—and with each other—while working at New York City’s legendary Le Cirque. Today the husband-and-wife team indulge their shared passion for French cuisine at their eponymous restaurant and wine bar.

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JBF Leadership Award Winner Tensie Whelan

 

To fill you in on last week's inspiring JBF Leadership Awards ceremony, we've been sharing videos of all our 2012 honorees as they accept their awards, as well as their contributions to our third annual JBF Food Conference. Today we have: Tensie Whelan (President, Rainforest Alliance) whose acceptance speech—and introduction by 2011 JBF Leadership Award winner Craig Watson—is shown in the video above. In the video below, you'll find her panel at the conference: "Certifying Trust."

 

 

For more information about JBF Leadership Award winner Tensie Whelan, check out her full profile. For more archived footage of the spea... Read more >

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Watch Adam Gopnik Speak at the JBF Food Conference

The first day of last week's conference concluded with a brilliant synthesis from Adam Gopnik, a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of The Table Comes First. Watch his presentation below:

 

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