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"James Beard was the first great celebrity chef in the United States. He wrote more than 30 books, was the first TV Chef, started a renowned cooking school and consulted many fine eating establishments."
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James Beard was born when and where?
on September 7,1915 in Kansas City, Kansas
on December 16, 1898 in London, England
on May 5, 1903 in Portland Oregon
on July 23, 1923 in Queens, New York
James Beard's early ambition was to become a what?
a Broadway dancer
an opera singer
a police officer
Along with Bill and Irma Rhode, James Beard started a phenomenally successful catering business in New York in 1940. The recipes became the basis of James Beard's first book in 1940. What was the name of the company?
Rhode, Rhode and Beard
Hors D'oeuvre, Inc.
During World War II James Beard did what?
was head chef for Gen. George Marshall
served as a US army cryptographer and then as a USS manager
served as a Navy blimp pilot
worked in the Philadelphia ship yards
James Beard loved to cook and eat just about everything, but there were things he disliked and often railed against in his writings and at his cooking schools. Which group of three did James Beard dislike?
sweet pickles, peaches,bourbon
lard, beets, cottage cheese
chicken livers, cranberries, kiwi fruit
James Beard's great book for beginning cooks (beloved by many cookbook authors) was first published in 1959. It has been James Beard's best selling book. What is its title?
The James Beard Cookbook
Menus for Entertaining
James Beard's most famous dish was chicken braised with vermouth, herbs, onions and several cloves of garlic. When served, the garlic was spread on bread or toast and then pieces of chicken were placed on top. This dish was called Chicken and_____________cloves of garlic?
James Beard wrote for many ladies magazines, including "Woman's Day", "House and Garden" and "the Ladies Home Journal". He also wrote for "Gourmet Magazine", "The New York Times", and "American Airlines Magazine" from time to time. He wrote many food and beverage articles for one magazine with a mostly male readership. What was that magazine?
Field and Stream
James Beard was associated with a certain fruit. He had huge black and white wallpaper of this fruit in his cooking school in New York. Today prints of this fruit are sometimes hung in restaurants as a homage to James Beard and the fruit is the symbol of the James Beard Foundation. What fruit is it?
One of the last restaurants that James Beard consulted on menu development before his death in 1985 went on to have some interesting history. Which establishment was it?
Luby's in Killeen Texas (site of a mass shooting)
Windows on the World ( on top of the World Trade Center)
Bud's barbecue (was selling horse meat)
The Watergate Complex ( during the Nixon administration)
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