Born on this day in 1903, today marks James Beard’s birthday. An American chef and food writer, James Beard’s legacy lives on through his books, his foundation, and the annual James Beard Foundation Award that is known as “The Oscars of Food.” In honor of James Beard’s birthday, I am currently craving The Fireside Cook Book: A Complete Guide to Fine Cooking for Beginner and Expert. The Fireside Cook Book is “designed for people who are not content to regard food just as something one transfers periodically from plate to mouth.” Sounds amazing. This cook book is complete with incredible illustrations and over 1,200 recipes. I can’t wait to get my hands it!