James Beard was one of the food world's most influential figures. The late legendary chef introduced French cuisine, among others, to the American middle class in the 1950s, while championing fresh ingredients and home cooking from scratch. His legacy includes a tower of popular cookbooks, along with the James Beard Foundation and its prestigious culinary awards. These nine diverse recipes reveal the breadth of his talent.
Known over the years as Continental or Cuban bread, this loaf should be eaten fresh the day it's baked. The egg wash ensures a gorgeous golden-brown crust.
Per serving: 207 calories, 0g saturated fat, 43g carbohydrates, 6g protein, 2g fiber, 585mg sodium
Making mayonnaise from scratch creates an incomparable flavor. Beard's recipe includes variations for incorporating horseradish, garlic, herbs or anchovies.
Per serving: 123 calories, 2g saturated fat, 0g carbohydrates, 0g protein, 0g fiber, 146mg sodium
Beard's classic vegetable stew is delicious served with poached eggs and cheese or alongside lamb chops or roast beef.
Per serving: 228 calories, 3g saturated fat, 16g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 6g fiber, 702mg sodium
Full of fiber and protein, this nourishing soup is a comfort classic.
Per serving: 385 calories, 3g saturated fat, 41g carbohydrates, 16g protein, 18g fiber, 601mg sodium
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