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James Beard

James BeardAKA James Andrew Beard

Born: 5-May-1903
Birthplace: Portland, OR
Died: 23-Jan-1985
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Chef

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: First prominent TV chef

Military service: US Army (1942-43)

"I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon."

Father: John Beard (d. 1943)
Mother: Elizabeth Brennan
Sister: Lucille (half sister)

    University: Reed College (dropped out)

    English Ancestry Maternal
    Risk Factors: Obesity

Author of books:
Hors D'Oeuvre and Canapes With a Key to the Cocktail Party (1940)
Cook It Outdoors (1941)
Fowl and Game Cookery (1944)
The Fireside Cook Book (1949)
Jim Beard's Complete Book of Barbecue & Rotisserie Cooking (1954)
James Beard's Complete Cookbook for Entertaining (1954)
James Beard's Fish Cookery (1955)
Treasury Of Outdoor Cooking (1960)
The James Beard Cookbook (1961)
Delights and Prejudices (1964, memoir)
Menus for Entertaining (1965)
How To Eat (And Drink) Your Way Through A French (And Italian) Menu (1971)
James Beard's American Cookery (1972)
Beard on Bread (1973)
Beard on Food (1974)
James Beard's Theory & Practice of Good Cooking (1977)
The New James Beard (1981)
Beard on Pasta (1983)

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