Texas Chef On The Road To The Renowned James Beard House
Tim Love on the Lonesome Dove Trail Drive
WORTH, Texas (Aug. 11, 2003) - In honor of James Beard's 100th birthday
and a highly sought after invitation to cook at the James Beard
House, Chef Tim Love is setting out with his staff and American
Paint Horses on a Lonesome Dove Trail Drive from Fort Worth to New
York on August 14. Covering more than 1,500 miles, the trail drive
is both a tribute to historical cattle drives and an opportunity
to emphasize the importance of cooking with fresh ingredients. The
Lonesome Dove Trail Drive culminates on August 18, the day Love
cooks at the James Beard House.
and his staff will pay homage to trail drive cooks of the past by
mounting American Paint Horses to gather indigenous ingredients
from modern day Farmer's Markets. After leaving Fort Worth, Texas,
the trail drive's first stop will be Little Rock, Ark. to buy black
beans. They will continue onto Cookeville, Tenn. for watercress
and blackberries; Knoxville, Tenn. for olive and peanut oils; Roanoke,
Va. for nuts, produce and chiles; Washington, D.C. for seafood;
Philadelphia, Pa. for game meats; and finally New York, N.Y. for
cheese and chocolate.
Americans' fascination for cooking and reality-based television
continues to grow, the Lonesome Dove Trail Drive and Love's experiences
in eight cities will be captured on film for a fun, fast-paced documentary.
This film will be a true account of how this young talented chef
is preparing for his dinner at the unparalleled James Beard House.
ingredients will be used for the dinner in dishes such as Game Rubbed
Rare Elk Nachos with Herbed Cheese, Avocado Salsa and Habanero-Lingonberry
Demi-Glace; Pheasant Confit Salad with Tennessee Blackberry Vinaigrette
and Guajillo Chile Goat Cheese Crisp; and Seared Roasted Garlic
Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Western Plaid Hash, Griddled Asparagus
and Shiraz Demi-Glace.
owner of the critically acclaimed Lonesome Dove Western Bistro,
is the first Fort Worth chef to be invited to cook at the James
Beard House. Love is known for preparing wild game in a tantalizing
Urban Western Cuisine style. The trail drive will allow Love to
demonstrate his cooking principle: to combine wild game with the
best of what is found regionally using innovative and traditional
Stuart, acclaimed cookbook author and vice president of the James
Beard Foundation declares, "This cowboy can cook! Native Texan
Tim Love has given us an inspired collection of dishes that reflect
the spirit of food from both the traditional and the new Southwest."
at the James Beard House is an honor," says Love. "People
want to know more about what it takes to make it to this point,
what it takes to make an intricate dinner. Through the Lonesome
Dove Trail Drive, I hope to communicate the importance of all aspects
of preparing for the meal - from choosing a menu and shopping for
ingredients to the dinner itself."
Love's signature dishes feature wild game, fresh fruits and vegetables
are essential. Love is teaming with LocalHarvest, a not-for-profit
nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets and other local
food sources, so that he can buy the best fresh ingredients locally.
LocalHarvest makes it easy for the public to find sources of good
food close to them, generating businesses for family farms.
Tim Love uses a warm cooking style that will inspire more Americans
to take time to buy fresh produce to use in cooking meals with their
families," says Guillermo Payet, founder of LocalHarvest. "Food
should not be a cheap industrial commodity but a bond that ties
Tim Love's vision of combining the feel of the Old West and elegant
dining comes together in the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, a critically
acclaimed restaurant located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.
When he's not at the restaurant cooking, he's leading cooking classes
across Texas or working on his column for Cowboys & Indians,
premier magazine of the West.
James Beard Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization
dedicated to furthering the practice and appreciation of the culinary
arts. The Foundation, located in Greenwich Village, at the historic
James Beard House, was established in 1985 in memory of the late
cookbook author, journalist, chef, and teacher James Beard, the
"father of American gastronomy."
American Paint Horse Association is providing horses for the trip.
Since its founding 41 years ago, APHA has registered more than 728,000
horses. Currently, American Paint Horses are being registered at
APHA's Fort Worth, Texas, headquarters at a rate of about 60,000
horses each year. The association serves more than 104,000 members,
who are located in every U.S. state, throughout Canada and in 39
other nations around the world. For more information about the American
Paint Horse and APHA, visit www.apha.com, or call (817) 834-2742,
Certified Angus Beef brand is the world's top choice for premium
beef. That's because the stringent standards mean superior flavor,
juiciness and tenderness. To ensure the brand's reliable quality,
the USDA evaluates beef for the brand's quality standards. For more
information, call (330) 345-2333 or visit www.certifiedangusbeef.com.
maintains a reliable nationwide directory of small farms, farmers
markets and other local food sources at www.localharvest.com. Founded
by software engineer Guillermo Payet, LocalHarvest supports the
Buy Local movement.
sponsors of the Lonesome Dove Trail Drive include Ben E. Keith,
City of Ft. Worth, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Freedman Meat,
Renaissance Contractors Inc., Shaw - Ross Importers and White Elephant
Visit www.apha.com for more information.