A Meal that James Beard Himself Would Have Liked

May  5, 2015

Happy Birthday to James Beard, the father of American cooking and a tireless champion of good food, strong drinks, and better times. Thanks for all you did for us—now let us pay tribute to you with a simple but timeless menu that we can always turn to.

Braised Onion Sauce by Kenzi Wilbur

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James Beard's Strawberry Shortcakes by Genius Recipes

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Mei Chin

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Let's have dinner sometime. There will be champagne and ice cream for sure; everything else is up in the air.


p J. May 6, 2015
When my children were growing up, I made, at least 2 or 3 times per month, his Banana Bread. Also, often his custard rice pudding and chicken fricase. His recipes were family friendly.
jamcook May 5, 2015
His basic tomato sauce and his amazing meatball recipe ( it contains pine nuts, and raisins) from AMERICAN COOKERY
Maureen M. May 5, 2015
His bread recipes - especially his sourdough rye! I've been making it for over 40 years ...