and supports a really important cause, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. “Le Bon Appetit is one of my favorite nights of the year … We bring in 15 chefs from all around the country and they cook with 15 local chefs.And we raise a bunch of money for Le Bonheur Hospital. This year we have chefs like John Besh from New Orleans, Hugh Acheson from Atlanta, we have Naomi Pomeroy coming from Portland, Oregon.“A lot of vegan ice cream sounds a little healthy,” Vesal explains.This star-studded event combines great food, fun times …. Kelly English, chef and owner of Restaurant Iris and Second Line, is one of the founders of the event.The new documentary, (check local listings.), chronicles a century of food through the story of the man behind the medal, the iconic cookbook author, journalist, television celebrity and teacher.The film is the first of “Chefs Flight” of four documentaries on culinary legends including Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, and Alice Waters. “James Beard was an enormously important figure in American cooking at a time when American cooking was really sort of a desert,” said Ted Allen, television host and James Beard Award winner.
Dubbed the “Dean of American Cookery” by , Beard was a Portland, Oregon native who loved and celebrated the bounty of the Pacific Northwest.I'm not making any of those things (I don't know what "vinaigrette pick me-up"means). I see that means I can't make ahead of time because the herbs will brown if they sit in the vinegar too long.It doesn't look like a dip for bread or anything of that consistency, judging by the picture.A place that I really think is one of the most vital things that we have in town.” “One of the really neat things about this event is the people that come in from out of town. All to come and cook here in Memphis for our great hospital.” Each visiting chef is paired with a local chef.They collaborate on their dishes and then cook together at the local chef’s restaurant. Le Bon Appetit 2016 April 16, 2016 at pm The Pipkin Building at Tiger Lane For more information and tickets, visit