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Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny

Slacker, the Map

Since “Slacker” premiered at the Dobie Theater, the lifestyle it celebrated is largely gone, along with the locations it helped make famous. In this “Slacker map,” we look at what’s disappeared and what’s endured.

James Beard: America’s First Foodie

Caroline Stuart explains the story of the short-lived James Beard doll

Caroline Stuart, a friend of James Beard, discovered a doll that was designed to look like James Beard. The toy was only available for a short time, and very few remain today. Major funding for James Beard: America’s First Foodie is provided by Feast it Forward. Additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Art […]

Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

Biography

Jacques Pépin (b. December 18, 1935) is one of the world’s most celebrated chefs. Through his long and distinguished career as a professional chef and instructor, host of 14 popular public television series and author of dozens of cookbooks, Pépin has advanced the art and craft of culinary technique as much as any other figure of the past century.

James Beard: America’s First Foodie

Alice Waters remembers her early friendship with James Beard

Alice Waters recalls a party early in her friendship with James Beard. Waters was nervous bringing her young daughter over to Beard’s home, but the two made a wonderful impression on one another.

James Beard: America’s First Foodie

Larger Than Life: Remembering James Beard

A remembrance of friendship with the late, great James Beard. By Jane and Michael Stern. Originally published on Saveur.com on January 3, 2012. An old snapshot taken from our car’s rear seat shows only the back of a head. It is James Beard’s. Like the huge stone statues of Easter Island or an image of […]

Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft

Biography of Jacques Pépin

Born on December 18, 1935, Jacques Pépin is one of the world’s most celebrated chefs. Through his long and distinguished career as a professional chef and instructor, and as host of 14 popular public television series and the author of dozens of cookbooks, Pépin has advanced the art and craft of culinary technique as much as any other figure of the past century.

James Beard: America’s First Foodie

Biography of James Beard

Early Life James Andrew Beard was born on May 5, 1903 in Portland, Oregon, to Elizabeth and John Beard. His mother, an independent English woman passionate about food, ran a boarding house. His father worked at Portland’s Customs House. The family spent summers at the beach at Gearhart, Oregon. There, they fished, gathered shellfish and […]