WBEZ | James Beard Awards http://www.wbez.org/tags/james-beard-awards Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Paul Kahan ties David Chang for 2013 Outstanding Chef at James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-05/paul-kahan-ties-david-chang-2013-outstanding-chef-james-beard-foundation <p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/kahangreenbbq.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Beef barbacoa with Sungold tomatoes and fresh farmers cheese on housemade ciabatta at Green City Market Chefs' BBQ 2012 in Chicago by avec, Big Star, Blackbird, Publican, and Publican Quality Meats; Executive Chef Paul Kahan (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></p><p>Chicago&#39;s very own&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/PaulKahan"><u>Paul Kahan</u></a> tied for Outstanding Chef at the <a href="http://www.jamesbeard.org/awards"><u>2013 James Beard Foundation&nbsp;Restaurant and Chef Awards</u></a>&nbsp;with New York City&#39;s David Chang Monday night. Kahan won as Executive Chef at <a href="http://blackbirdrestaurant.com/"><u>Blackbird restaurant</u></a>, though he&#39;s the culinary godfather to our fair city&#39;s avec, Violet Hour, Big Star, Publican,&nbsp;and Publican Quality Meats.</p><p>Listen to an interview with Kahan (and hear how his last name is correctly pronounced once and for all) in an interview on WBEZ&#39;s <em>Afternoon Shift</em>&nbsp;last year with Steve Edwards: &quot;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-05/chicago-loves-paul-kahan-rest-world-catching-too-98717"><u>Chicago loves Paul Kahan, but the rest of the world is catching on, too</u></a>.&quot;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F91116194" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/StephAndTheGoat">Stephanie Izard</a>&nbsp;won&nbsp;Best Chef Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH) for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.girlandthegoat.com/">Girl &amp; the Goat</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://theaviary.com/">The Aviary</a>&nbsp;won&nbsp;Outstanding Bar Program.</p><p>Emeril Lagasse was recognized as the 2013 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year for his&nbsp;<u><a href="http://emeril.org/">Emeril Lagasse Foundation</a>&nbsp;</u>based in New Orleans.</p><p>By far, my favorite category is the JBF&#39;s America&#39;s Classics, locally owned and beloved regional restaurants. <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/louisa-chu/2012-02-23/where-theres-smoke-theres-fish-96675"><u>Calumet Fisheries won in 2010</u></a>.</p><p>Find the complete list of chef and restaurant winners below.</p><p><strong>2013 James Beard Foundation America&rsquo;s Classics</strong></p><p>C.F. Folks Washington, D.C. Owner: Art Carlson</p><p>Frank Fat&rsquo;s Sacramento, CA Owners: The Fat family</p><p>Keens Steakhouse NYC Owner: George Schwarz</p><p>Kramarczuk&rsquo;s Minneapolis Owner: Orest Kramarczuk</p><p>Prince&rsquo;s Hot Chicken Shack Nashville Owner: Andre Prince Jeffries</p><p><strong>2013 James Beard Foundation Who&rsquo;s Who of Food &amp; Beverage in America Inductees</strong></p><p>Eric Asimov</p><p>Author and Journalist NYC</p><p>Dorothy Kalins</p><p>Editor NYC</p><p>Barbara Lynch</p><p>Chef and Restaurateur Boston</p><p>Zarela Martinez</p><p>Chef and Restaurateur NYC</p><p>Michael Mina</p><p>Chef and Restaurateur San Francisco</p><p>Bill Yosses</p><p>Author and Pastry Chef Washington, D.C.</p><p><strong>2013 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award</strong></p><p>Cecilia Chiang</p><p>Chef and Restaurateur San Francisco</p><p><strong>Best Chefs in America Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)</strong></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/StephAndTheGoat"><u>Stephanie Izard</u></a></p><p><a href="http://www.girlandthegoat.com/"><u>Girl &amp; the Goat</u></a></p><p>Chicago</p><p><strong>Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic&nbsp;(D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA , VA )</strong></p><p>Johnny Monis</p><p>Komi Washington, D.C.</p><p><strong>Best Chef: Midwest&nbsp;(IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)</strong></p><p>Colby Garrelts</p><p>Bluestem Kansas City, MO</p><p><strong>Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)</strong></p><p>Wylie Dufresne wd~50</p><p><strong>Best Chef: Northeast&nbsp;(CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE , RI, VT)</strong></p><p>Melissa Kelly</p><p>Primo Rockland, ME</p><p><strong>Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA , WY)</strong></p><p>Gabriel Rucker</p><p>Le Pigeon Portland, OR</p><p><strong>Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, PR)</strong></p><p>Tory McPhail</p><p>Commander&rsquo;s Palace New Orleans</p><p><strong>Best Chef: Southeast (GA , KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)</strong></p><p>Joseph Lenn</p><p>The Barn at Blackberry Farm Walland, TN</p><p><strong>Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)</strong></p><p>Jennifer Jasinski</p><p>Rioja Denver</p><p><strong>Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV)</strong></p><p>Christopher Kostow</p><p>The Restaurant at Meadowood St. Helena, CA</p><p><strong>Best New Restaurant</strong></p><p>State Bird Provisions San Francisco</p><p><strong>Outstanding Wine, Beer, or&nbsp;Spirits Professional</strong></p><p>Merry Edwards</p><p>Merry Edwards Winery Sebastopol, CA</p><p><strong>Outstanding Wine Program</strong></p><p>Frasca Food and Wine Boulder, CO</p><p><strong>Outstanding Bar Program</strong></p><p><a href="http://theaviary.com/"><u>The Aviary</u></a> Chicago</p><p><strong>Outstanding Service</strong></p><p>Del Posto NYC</p><p><strong>Outstanding Pastry Chef</strong></p><p>Brooks Headley</p><p>Del Posto NYC</p><p><strong>Outstanding Restaurateur</strong></p><p>Maguy Le Coze</p><p>Le Bernardin NYC</p><p><strong>Rising Star Chef of the Year</strong></p><p>Danny Bowien</p><p>Mission Chinese Food San Francisco and NYC</p><p><strong>Outstanding Restaurant</strong></p><p>Blue Hill</p><p>NYC</p><p><strong>Outstanding Chef&nbsp;</strong>[TIE]</p><div>David Chang</div><div>Momofuku Noodle Bar</div><div>NYC</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><u><a href="https://twitter.com/PaulKahan">Paul Kahan</a></u></div><div><a href="http://blackbirdrestaurant.com/"><u>Blackbird</u></a></div><div>Chicago</div><p><em>Follow Louisa Chu <a href="https://twitter.com/louisachu"><u>@louisachu</u></a>.</em></p></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-05/paul-kahan-ties-david-chang-2013-outstanding-chef-james-beard-foundation Your 2013 James Beard Book, Broadcast and Journalism Award winners http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-05/your-2013-james-beard-book-broadcast-and-journalism-award-winners-107024 <p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/sulasquirrelburgoo.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Forrest Turner's Burgoo with squirrel by Mike Sula at Soup &amp; Bread &amp; Pie 2012, The Hideout in Chicago (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></p><p>The <a href="http://www.jamesbeard.org/awards"><u>James Beard Foundation</u></a> 2013 media awards presented Friday night in New York City included two notable recipients from Chicago.</p><p>Congratulations to WBEZ&#39;s very own <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/fear-frying-culinary-nightmares"><u><em>Fear of Frying</em></u></a>&nbsp;on winning best Radio Show/Audio Webcast with host Nina Barrett and producer Lynette Kalsnes. Read and hear this year&#39;s award-winning episodes, &quot;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/fear-frying-culinary-nightmares/grrls-meat-camp-teaches-women-fine-art-and-craft-butchering"><u>Grrls&#39; Meat Camp teaches women fine art and craft of butchering</u></a>&quot; and &quot;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/frying/braving-stinkiest-cheeses-100758"><u>Braving the stinkiest of the cheeses: The lighter side of Limburger</u></a>&quot;.</p><p>Mike Sula of the <em>Chicago Reader</em> received&nbsp;the prestigious MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award for his story &quot;<a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/why-eating-squirrels-makes-sense/Content?oid=7215952"><u>Chicken of the Trees</u></a>&quot; about eating city squirrels. This was Sula&#39;s third nomination and first win. Well-deserved and long overdue to one of the finest food writers in the world today.</p><p>The chef and restaurant Beard winners will be announced Monday night.</p><p>Find the complete list of book, broadcast, and media award winners below, exclusively here with painstakingly added links. (I don&#39;t understand why the JBF never includes links.)</p><p><strong>2013 James Beard Foundation Book Awards</strong></p><p>For cookbooks published in English in 2012.</p><p><strong>Cookbook of the Year</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393050696?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=0393050696&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><u><em>Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America</em></u></a></p><p>by Maricel E. Presilla (W.W. Norton &amp; Company)</p><p><strong>Cookbook Hall of Fame</strong></p><p>Anne Willan</p><p><strong>American Cooking</strong><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1423602757?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=1423602757&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><u><em>Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking</em></u></a><br />by Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart (Gibbs Smith)</p><p><strong>Baking and Dessert</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/160774273X?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=160774273X&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><u><em>Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza</em></u></a></p><p>by Ken Forkish (Ten Speed Press)</p><p><strong>Beverage</strong><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062206362?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=0062206362&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><u><em>Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavors</em></u></a><br />by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, and José Vouillamoz (Ecco)</p><p><strong>Cooking From a Professional Point of View</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.restaurant-toque.com/en/Book.php"><u><em>Toqué! Creators of a New Quebec Gastronomy</em></u></a><br />by Normand Laprise (les éditions du passage)</p><p><strong>Focus on Health</strong><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0848734688?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=0848734688&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><u><em>Cooking Light The New Way to Cook Light: Fresh Food &amp; Bold Flavors for Today&rsquo;s Home Cook</em></u></a><br />by Scott Mowbray and Ann Taylor Pittman (Oxmoor House)</p><p><strong>General Cooking</strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1449421474?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=1449421474&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><u><em>Canal House Cooks Every Day</em></u></a><br />by Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer (Andrews McMeel Publishing)</p><p><strong>International</strong><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1607743949?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=1607743949&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><u><em>Jerusalem: A Cookbook</em></u></a><br />by Yotam Ottolenghi &amp; Sami Tamimi (Ten Speed Press)</p><p><strong>Photography</strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0670026182?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=0670026182&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><u><em>What Katie Ate: Recipes and Other Bits &amp; Pieces</em></u></a><br />Photographer: Katie Quinn Davies (Viking Studio)</p><p><strong>Reference and Scholarship</strong><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/160358286X?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=160358286X&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><u><em>The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World</em></u></a><br />by Sandor Ellix Katz (Chelsea Green Publishing)</p><p><strong>Single Subject</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1607743329?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=1607743329&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><u><em>Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard</em></u></a><br />by Nigel Slater (Ten Speed Press)</p><p><strong>Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian</strong><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0811878376?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=0811878376&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><u><em>Roots: The Definitive Compendium with More Than 225 Recipes</em></u></a><br />by Diane Morgan (Chronicle Books)</p><p><strong>Writing and Literature</strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385342608?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=0385342608&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><u><em>Yes, Chef: A Memoir</em></u></a><br />by Marcus Samuelsson (Random House)</p><p><strong>2013 James Beard Foundation Broadcast and New Media Awards</strong><br />For television, webcast, and radio programs aired in 2012.</p><p><strong>Radio Show/Audio Webcast</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/fear-frying-culinary-nightmares"><u><em>Fear of Frying</em></u></a></p><p>Host: <a href="http://fearoffrying.ninabarrett.com/"><u>Nina Barrett</u></a><br />Area: WBEZ<br />Producer: <a href="https://twitter.com/LynetteKalsnes"><u>Lynette Kalsnes</u></a></p><p><strong>Special/Documentary&nbsp;(Television or Video Webcast)</strong><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GFELAA?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=B004GFELAA&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><u><em>The Restaurateur</em></u></a><br />Network: PBS<br />Producer: Roger Sherman</p><p><strong>Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location</strong><a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-7076267.html"><u><em>CBS Sunday Morning: &ldquo;Eat, Drink and Be Merry&rdquo;</em></u></a><br />Host: Charles Osgood<br />Network: CBS<br />Producers: Gavin Boyle, Amol Mhatre, Rand Morrison, Amy Rosner, Jason Sacca, and Robin Sanders</p><p><strong>Television Program, On Location</strong><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AK51NYW?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=B00AK51NYW&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><u><em>The Mind of a Chef</em></u></a><br />Host: Anthony Bourdain<br />Network: PBS<br />Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Alexandra Chaden, Jonathan Cianfrani, Christopher Collins, Peter Meehan, Michael Steed, and Lydia Tenaglia</p><p><strong>Television Segment</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.whyy.org/tv12/fridayarts/artoffood.html"><u><em>Friday Arts, Art of Food</em></u></a></p><p>Network: WHYY</p><p>TV Producer: Monica Rogozinski</p><p><strong>Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional</strong><br /><a href="http://liquor.com/search-results/?q=How%20to%20Cocktail"><u><em>How to Cocktail</em></u></a><br />liquor.com<br />Producers: Kit Codik, Scott Kritz, and Noah Rothbaum</p><p><strong>Video Webcast, On Location</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.theperennialplate.com/"><u><em>The Perennial Plate: Real Food World Tour</em></u></a></p><p>theperennialplate.com<br />Hosts: Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine<br />Producers: Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine</p><p><strong>Outstanding Personality/Host</strong><br />Host: Andrew Zimmern<br />Show: <a href="http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/bizarre-foods"><u><em>Bizarre Foods America</em></u></a><br />Network: Travel Channel<br />Producers: Colleen Needles Steward, and Andrew Zimmern</p><p><strong>2013 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards</strong>For articles published in English in 2012.</p><p><strong>Publication of the Year Award</strong><br /><u><em><a href="http://www.chopchopmag.org/">ChopChop</a></em></u></p><p><strong>Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction</strong>Matt Goulding, Matthew Kadey with Tamar Adler, and Paul Kita<br /><em>Men&rsquo;s Health</em><br />&ldquo;<u><a href="http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/butcher-back">The Butcher is Back!</a>,</u>&rdquo; &ldquo;<a href="http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/no-cook-summer-meals"><u>The Six-Pack Foods of Summer</u></a>,&rdquo; &ldquo;<a href="http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/southern-food-rises"><u>Southern Food Rises Again</u></a>&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award</strong><br />Tejal Rao<br /><em>Village Voice</em><br />&ldquo;<a href="http://www.villagevoice.com/2012-06-13/restaurants/pok-pok-ny-brooklyn-bangkok-andy-ricker/full/"><u>Bangkok Pop, No Fetishes</u></a>,&rdquo; &ldquo;<a href="http://www.villagevoice.com/2012-05-16/restaurants/pastry-chef-elwyn-boyles-conjures-desserts-in-the-sky/full/"><u>The Sweet Taste of Success</u></a>,&rdquo; &ldquo;<a href="http://www.villagevoice.com/2012-09-26/restaurants/enter-the-comfort-zone-at-606-r-amp-d/full/"><u>Enter the Comfort Zone at 606 R&amp;D</u></a>&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Food and Culture</strong>Ann Taylor Pittman<br /><em>Cooking Light</em><br />&ldquo;<a href="http://www.cookinglight.com/food/world-cuisine/ann-pittman-journey-to-korea-00412000078776/"><u>Mississippi Chinese Lady Goes Home to Korea</u></a>&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Food and Travel</strong><br />Adam Sachs<br /><em>Travel + Leisure</em><br />&ldquo;<a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/copenhagen-denmark-europes-best-town-for-foodies"><u>The Best Little Eating Town in Europe</u></a>&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication</strong><a href="http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/"><u><em>Men&rsquo;s Health</em></u></a><br />Adina Steiman</p><p><strong>Food Politics, Policy, and The Environment</strong><br />Tracie McMillan<br /><em>The American Prospect</em> with the Food &amp; Environment Reporting Network</p><p>&ldquo;<a href="http://prospect.org/article/common-dirt-0"><u><em>As Common As Dirt</em></u></a>&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Food-Related Columns</strong>Adam Sachs<br /><em>Bon Appétit</em><br />The Obsessivore: &ldquo;<a href="http://www.bonappetit.com/blogsandforums/blogs/badaily/2012/04/adam-sachs-yakitori-restaurant.html"><u>I&#39;m Big On Japan</u></a>,&rdquo; &ldquo;<a href="http://www.bonappetit.com/blogsandforums/blogs/badaily/2012/08/pete-wells-frank-bruni-critic.html"><u>Everyone&rsquo;s a Critic</u></a>,&rdquo; &ldquo;<a href="http://www.bonappetit.com/blogsandforums/blogs/badaily/2012/04/dear-obsessivore-jrson-we-are.html"><u>The Tradition Starts Here</u></a>&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Group Food Blog</strong><br /><em>Dark Rye</em><br /><u><a href="http://www.darkrye.com/">darkrye.com</a></u></p><p><strong>Health and Well-Being</strong>Rachael Moeller Gorman<br /><em>Eating Well</em><br />&ldquo;<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/the_truth_about_sugar"><u>Solving the Sugar Puzzle</u></a>&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Humor</strong><br />Alice Laussade<br /><em>Dallas Observer</em><br />&ldquo;<a href="http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate/2012/04/the_cheap_bastards_ultimate_gu.php?page=all"><u>The Cheap Bastard&rsquo;s Ultimate Guide to Eating like a Total Cheap Bastard in Dallas</u></a>&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Individual Food Blog</strong><em>Hunter Angler Gardener Cook</em><br /><a href="http://honest-food.net/"><u>honest-food.net</u></a></p><p>Hank Shaw</p><p><strong>MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award</strong><br /><a href="https://twitter.com/MikeSula"><u>Mike Sula</u></a><br /><em>Chicago Reader</em><br />&ldquo;<a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/why-eating-squirrels-makes-sense/Content?oid=7215952"><u>Chicken of the Trees</u></a>&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Personal Essay</strong>Fuchsia Dunlop<br /><em>Lucky Peach</em><br />&ldquo;<a href="http://lky.ph/post/49261745544/fuchsia-dunlop-londons-chinatown"><u>London Town</u></a>&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Profile</strong><br />Brett Martin<br /><em>GQ</em><br />&ldquo;<a href="http://www.gq.com/food-travel/restaurants-and-bars/201212/danny-bowien-interview-mission-chinese-profile"><u>Danny and the Electric Kung Pao Pastrami Test</u></a>&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Visual Storytelling</strong>Michele Outland and Fiorella Valdesolo<br /><a href="http://www.gatherjournal.com/"><u><em>Gather Journal</em></u></a><br />&ldquo;Starters,&rdquo; &ldquo;Dessert,&rdquo; &ldquo;Smoke &amp; Ash&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Wine, Spirits, and Other Beverages</strong><br />Michael Steinberger</p><p>vanityfair.com<br />&ldquo;<a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/07/wine-fraud-rudy-kurniawan-vintage-burgundies"><u>A Vintage Crime</u></a>&rdquo;</p></p> Mon, 06 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-05/your-2013-james-beard-book-broadcast-and-journalism-award-winners-107024 Chicago loves Paul Kahan, but the rest of the world is catching on, too. http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-05/chicago-loves-paul-kahan-rest-world-catching-too-98717 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/paulkahan.jpg" style="float: left; height: 384px; width: 300px;" title="(Flickr/Kirk Bravender)">Paul Kahan has been one of the top chefs in Chicago for years now. His dining empire covers a lot of ground from refined (Blackbird) to chic (avec) to indulgent (Publican) to opulent (The Violet Hour) to bare basics (Big Star). He <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-02-02/features/ct-dining-0202-online-paul-kahan-20120202_1_paul-kahan-butcher-shop-business-partners" target="_blank">recently added retail</a> to his repertoire with Publican Quality Meats, a butcher shop and sandwich counter with a chef's attention to detail.</div><p>On Monday Kahan will be in the running for the <a href="http://www.jamesbeard.org/awards/chefs" target="_blank">James Beard Foundation Awards' Outstanding Chef</a> prize, arguably the highest honor in his field. It's the third time he's been a finalist in that category- will he bring home the big prize this year?</p><p>We talk with Paul Kahan on Tuesday's <em>Afternoon Shift</em>. He's notably rejected the world of celebrity chef-dom. We'll ask how he's moved his career forward without being distracted by <a href="http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/the-nifty-50-paul-kahan-chef/" target="_blank">the glitz and glamour</a>.</p></p> Tue, 01 May 2012 10:06:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-05/chicago-loves-paul-kahan-rest-world-catching-too-98717 Nothing says Spring more than tuition hikes, housing prices and empty Cheetos bags http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-03-22/nothing-says-spring-more-tuition-hikes-housing-prices-and-empty-chee <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-March/2011-03-22/cheetos-spring.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img width="500" height="395" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-March/2011-03-22/cheetos-spring.jpg" alt="" title="" /></p><p>It's Tuesday and we are now officially in Spring. Wait, when is that supermoon again?&nbsp;I missed it this weekend and I would love to get my old moon boots out and dance on my roof. Oh, it's not coming back for years?&nbsp;Bummer, guess I'll put my moon boots back in the closet. How do I know it's spring? Well, the empty Cheetos bags are in bloom (great photo from our Flickr pool by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/reneerk/">Renee Rendler-Kaplan</a>).</p><p>Okay, let's see what we have in the news today:&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Top story</strong>: <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-0322-home-sales-20110321,0,6838636.story">The Trib </a>says the housing market is on the upswing! Wait, the <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/business/4431804-420/home-prices-and-sales-in-chicago-area-drop-in-february.html">Sun-Times</a> says it's on the downswing. The media must have finally been bought out, because they played such a crucial role in killing the housing market, with all the bubble talk. I am a firm believer that image and reputation play a key role in consumer confidence. A million articles published about the bubble and poof- there's a bubble. How's that for analysis? I've just debunked your favorite public radio Peabody award winning documentary. It has nothing to do with bad loans, I&nbsp;think it has everything to do with real estate media.</p><p>But somehow, local media is starting to sway the other way. If they get the web traffic, they'll keep that story on the home page. Home page presence will lead to follow up stories, all getting more and more pageviews. Then the editors will believe that a good market makes a good story, then that will make the housing market good again. You have the power here, so make it so!</p><p>And then everyone will be rich again. Cool?</p><p><strong>B story:</strong>&nbsp;Ooooh, after such a terrible couple years, the University of Illinois is sticking it to their students (and their parents). The <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/business/4442994-418/u-of-i-considers-6.9-percent-tuition-hike">state school is raising their tuition by 6.9%</a>. You would think after the trustee scandals and the admission of clout-based acceptance, they would maybe just keep prices where they were for the time being. Guess not.</p><p>And you keep Ron Zook as your football coach?</p><p><strong>C story:</strong>&nbsp;In the &quot;might be a tad late&quot; category: The Federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/business/4442994-418/u-of-i-considers-6.9-percent-tuition-hike">Chicago police were wrong</a> when they jailed war protesters during a downtown rally in 2003. They ruled last week. I remember being contacted by some people I knew who were arrested that night. At that time, I&nbsp;was working on Schadenfreude (comedy show) and was out of news production. I think I&nbsp;passed them on and I&nbsp;believe they might have had their story told on Eight Forty-Eight, but nothing too memorable. I remember the court of public opinion promptly blowing the story off because a) Isn't that what war protesters do? Get arrested? And b) There was no information out there that the police acted improper. There were some light inquiries to find out what happened, but it was probably too hard to get past the brick wall the police and mayor were putting up. Well, it turns out eight years later, a judge ruled in their favor. That's bittersweet.</p><p><strong>D story</strong>: The <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/2011-03-21/2011-james-beard-award-nominees-announced-84041">James Beard nominees are out</a> and for the first time in years (and I mean years), our WBEZ blogger and all around food media juggernaut <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/steve-dolinsky">Steve Dolinsky</a> is not nominated for a James Beard award. Actually, it's probably more like he was eliminated, because they just don't have a local media category this year. That's a little odd and hopefully an oversight and not a trend. Local media is different than blogs. Local media is different than national production houses. Local food coverage, in both mainstream media and blogs, serves a unique purpose, connecting locals to the businesses in their community. We relate to Chicago food, because we are the consumer who wants to eat it.&nbsp; It's a pretty simple concept, and local media tells the story of the Chicago food scene in a way that differs from the stories and items that are placed nationally. You have to talk to your audience, which automatically makes it a different tone. That should be celebrated as much as you celebrate local chefs or regional cuisine. And yes, I know the Trib and Reader got nominations- in national categories.</p><p><strong>Weather</strong>: We are in that very dangerous weather area where I can't decide whether to go spring coat or stick with the winter coat. AGHGHGH!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Sports</strong>: Did the Bulls just <a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bulls/post/_/id/3810/bulls-get-kings-down-and-keep-them-there">beat the Kings by 40 points</a>? A 40 point spread in an NBA game? 132 points for the Bulls? What the hell is that? Is the fix in for NBA basketball? Is the message being sent to the opposing teams to lay down and let the Bulls run the table? If the Chicago market is interested, maybe there could be an upswing for the rest of the league? Or are the Bulls just that good?&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Kicker/entertainment</strong>: Chris Jones had a good piece in the <a href="http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/the_theater_loop/2011/03/producer-eyes-block-37-for-interactive-bingo-show.html">Theater&nbsp;Loop blog yesterday</a> about live, interactive theater coming to Block 37. It's a bingo show from Minneapolis. This is why the city took away that makeshift ice rink? For a weird mall and Tony and Tina bingo? We now have shows, high end clothing stores and neighboring restaurants. All that's left to put in are a few tables and some slots.&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:03:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-03-22/nothing-says-spring-more-tuition-hikes-housing-prices-and-empty-chee 2011 James Beard Award Nominees Announced http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/2011-03-21/2011-james-beard-award-nominees-announced-84041 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-March/2011-03-21/Publican Inside.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img height="298" width="448" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-March/2011-03-21/4583318584_6df377567c.jpg" alt="" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>The Publican is nominated for Outstanding Restaurant Graphics (photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sifu_renka/">Sifu Renka</a>)</em></p><p>The 2011 James Beard Foundation Award Finalists were announced <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/beardfoundation">via Twitter </a>today. It's no suprise that several Chicagoans made the list.</p><p>Girl &amp; The Goat&nbsp;is nominated for Best New Restaurant in the country, along with Torrisi Italian Specialities and ABC&nbsp;Kitchen in New York, Menton in Boston and Benu in San Francisco.</p><p>Other national award nominees from our area include: Topolobampo for Outstanding Service, Paul Kahan for Outstanding Chef, Blackbird's Patrick Fahy, Hot Chocolate's Mindy Segal are both nominated for Outstanding Pastry Chef, The Publican for Outstanding Restaurant Graphics and Rich Melman for Outstanding Restaurateur.</p><p>Four of the nominees for Best Chef: Great Lakes are from Chicago, and include Schwa's Michael Carlson, Avenue's Curtis Duffy, North Pond's Bruce Sherman and Vie's Paul Virant.</p><p>For the journalism awards, the Chicago Tribune's Monica Eng was nominated in the Environment, Food Politics and Policy category and the Reader's Michael Gebert and Julia Thiel were nominated in the Multimedia Food Feature for their Key Ingredient series.</p><p>Visit the <a href="http://jbfawards.com/2011/nominees.php">James Beard Foundation website </a>for a full list of nominees.</p></p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:45:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/2011-03-21/2011-james-beard-award-nominees-announced-84041 Chicagoans nominated for national James Beard Awards http://www.wbez.org/story/culture/food/chicagoans-nominated-national-james-beard-awards-84036 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-March/2011-03-21/paulkahan.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for their annual culinary awards Monday - and Chicago is well represented among this year's nominees.</p><p>The annual awards are considered the most prestigious prizes given each year in the culinary world, and the top Chicago nominees include Paul Kahan for Outstanding Chef, Mindy Segal and Patrick Fahy for Outstanding Pastry Chef and Richard Melman for Outstanding Restaurateur.</p><p>Some of Chicago's most acclaimed restaurants also made the list, including Stephanie Izard's Girl and the Goat, which earned a nomination as the nation's Best New Restaurant.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Rick Bayless' Topolobampo is a finalist for Outstanding Service and Paul Kahan's The Publican is up for <span class="status-body"><span class="status-content"><span class="entry-content">Outstanding Restaurant Graphics.</span></span></span></p><p>Meanwhile, the Chicago-area dominated the nominations for Best Chef, Great Lakes Region this year<span class="status-body"><span class="status-content"><span class="entry-content">:&nbsp; Michael Carlson of Schwa, Curtis Duffy of Avenues, Bruce Sherman of North Pond and Paul Virant of Vie are among the contenders.<br /></span></span></span></p><p><span class="status-body"><span class="status-content"><span class="entry-content">On the media side of things the Chicago Tribune's Monica Eng is </span></span></span>up for her work in the <span class="status-body"><span class="status-content"><span class="entry-content">Environment, Food Politics, &amp; Policy category while the Chicago Reader's </span></span></span><span class="status-body"><span class="status-content"><span class="entry-content">Michael Gebert and Julia Thiel are in the running for </span></span></span><span class="status-body"><span class="status-content"><span class="entry-content">Multimedia Food Feature. <br /></span></span></span></p><p>The full list of 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards nominees:</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>2011 James Beard Foundation Book Awards</strong><b><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><br /></span></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div>For cookbooks published in English in 2010</div> <div>Winners will be announced May 6, 2011</div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div><b><u>American Cooking</u></b></div> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>The</i></b><b> <i>Food, Folklore, and Art of Lowcountry Cooking </i></b></div> <div>by Joseph E. Dabney</div> <div>(Cumberland House)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion &amp; Cooking Manual</i></b></div> <div>by Frank Castronovo, Frank Falcinelli, and Peter Meehan</div> <div>(Artisan)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Pig: King of the Southern Table</i></b></div> <div>by James Villas</div> <div>(John Wiley &amp; Sons)</div> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Baking and Dessert</u></b></div> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Good to the Grain: Baking with Whole-Grain Flours</i></b></div> <div>by Kim Boyce</div> <div>(Stewart, Tabori &amp; Chang)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages, and Frozen Treats</i></b></div> <div>by Fany Gerson</div> <div>(Ten Speed Press)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Sarabeth&rsquo;s Bakery: From My Hands to Yours</i></b></div> <div>by Sarabeth Levine</div> <div>(Rizzoli New York)</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div> <div><b><u>Beverage</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Opus Vino</i></b></div> <div>by DK Publishing</div> <div>(DK Publishing)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Reading Between the Wines</i></b></div> <div>by Terry Theise</div> <div>(University of California Press)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Secrets of the Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World&rsquo;s Top Wine Professionals</i></b></div> <div>by Jordan Mackay and Rajat Parr</div> <div>(Ten Speed Press)</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div><b><u>Cooking from a Professional Point of View</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Michael Chiarello&rsquo;s Bottega</i></b></div> <div>by Michael Chiarello</div> <div>(Chronicle Books)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>The Modern Café</i></b></div> <div>by Francisco J. Migoya and The Culinary Institute of America</div> <div>(John Wiley &amp; Sons)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine</i></b></div> <div>by René Redzepi</div> <div>(Phaidon Press)</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>General Cooking</u></b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>The Essential New York Times Cook Book: Classic Recipes for a New Century</i></b></div> <div>by Amanda Hesser</div> <div>(W.W. Norton &amp; Company)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys</i></b></div> <div>by David Tanis</div> <div>(Artisan)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Radically Simple: Brilliant Flavors with Breathtaking Ease</i></b></div> <div>by Rozanne Gold</div> <div>(Rodale)</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Healthy Focus</u></b></div> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Clean Start: Inspiring You to Eat Clean and Live Well</i></b></div> <div>by Terry Walters</div> <div>(Sterling/Epicure)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>The Simple Art of EatingWell Cookbook</i></b></div> <div>by Jessie Price &amp; the <i>EatingWell</i> Test Kitchen</div> <div>(The Countryman Press)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>The Very Best Recipes for Health: 250 Recipes and More from the Popular Feature on NYTimes.com</i></b></div> <div>by Martha Rose Shulman</div> <div>(Rodale)</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>International</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Cook Italy</i></b></div> <div>by Katie Caldesi</div> <div>(Kyle Books)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Oaxaca al Gusto: An Infinite Gastronomy</i></b></div> <div>by Diana Kennedy</div> <div>(University of Texas Press)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Stir-Frying to the Sky&rsquo;s Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories</i></b></div> <div>by Grace Young</div> <div>(Simon &amp; Schuster)</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Photography</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook</i></b></div> <div>Photographer: Sara Remington</div> <div>(Andrews McMeel Publishing)</div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine</i></b></div> <div>Photographer: Ditte Isager</div> <div>(Phaidon Press)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Tartine Bread</i></b></div> <div>Photographer: Eric Wolfinger</div> <div>(Chronicle Books)</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Reference and Scholarship</u></b></div> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Encyclopedia of Jewish Food</i></b></div> <div>by Gil Marks</div> <div>(John Wiley &amp; Sons)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Salted: A Manifesto on the World&rsquo;s Most Essential Mineral, with Recipes</i></b></div> <div>by Mark Bitterman</div> <div>(Ten Speed Press)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets</i></b></div> <div>by Faith D&rsquo;Aluisio and Peter Menzel</div> <div>(Material World Books/Ten Speed Press)</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Single Subject</u></b></div> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat</i></b></div> <div>by Deborah Krasner</div> <div>(Stewart, Tabori &amp; Chang)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Ham: An Obsession with the Hindquarter</i></b></div> <div>by Mark Scarborough and Bruce Weinstein</div> <div>(Stewart, Tabori &amp; Chang)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Meat: A Kitchen Education</i></b></div> <div>by James Peterson</div> <div>(Ten Speed Press)</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div> <div><b><u>Writing and Literature</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Empires of Food: Feast, Famine, and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations</i></b></div> <div>by Evan D. G. Fraser and Andrew Rimas</div> <div>(Free Press)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food</i></b></div> <div>by Paul Greenberg</div> <div>(The Penguin Press)</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Peace Meals: Candy-Wrapped Kalashnikovs and Other War Stories</i></b></div> <div>by Anna Badkhen</div> <div>(Free Press)</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>The winner of Cookbook of the Year selected from all nominees in the Book Category and the Cookbook Hall of Fame Inductee will be announced on May 6, 2011.</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div><strong>2011 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Awards </strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>For television, webcast, and radio programs aired in 2010</div> <div>Winners will be announced on May 6, 2011</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Audio Webcast or Radio Show</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>CBC Ideas: &ldquo;Pasta: The Long and Short of It&rdquo;</i></b></div> <div>Host: Megan Williams</div> <div>Area: Canada and Online</div> <div>Producers: Susan Mahoney and Megan Williams</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>The Canadian Table</i></b></div> <div>Hosts: Don Genova and Amy Jo Ehman</div> <div>Area: Canada and Online</div> <div>Producers: Don Genova and Amy Jo Ehman</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Martha Stewart Living Radio:</i></b><b> <i>Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert: Turn and Burn</i></b></div> <div>Hosts: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert</div> <div>Area: National</div> <div>Producers: Naomi Gabay, Neil Golub, and Chris Hauselt</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div><b><u>TV Food Personality/Host</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Alton Brown</b></div> <div>Show: Good Eats</div> <div>Network: Food Network</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Bobby Flay</b></div> <div>Show: Brunch @ Bobby&rsquo;s</div> <div>Network: Cooking Channel</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Duff Goldman</b></div> <div>Show: Ace of Cakes</div> <div>Network: Food Network</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location</u></b></div> <div><u>&nbsp;</u></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Alex&rsquo;s Day Off</i></b></div> <div>Host: Alexandra Guarnaschelli</div> <div>Network: Food Network</div> <div>Producers: Fran Alswang and Kim Martin</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Spice Goddess</i></b></div> <div>Host: Bal Arneson</div> <div>Network: Food Network Canada and Cooking Channel</div> <div>Producer: Johanna Eliot</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Top Chef: Season 7</i></b></div> <div>Host: Padma Lakshmi</div> <div>Network: Bravo</div> <div>Producers: Tom Colicchio, Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, and Dave Serwatka</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Television Program, On Location</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Ace of Cakes</i></b></div> <div>Host: Duff Goldman</div> <div>Network: Food Network</div> <div>Producers: Jeanne Begley, Lauren Lexton, and Tom Rogan</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Avec Eric</i></b></div> <div>Host: Eric Ripert</div> <div>Network: PBS, Online</div> <div>Producers: Justin Barocas, Heather Brown, and Geoffrey Drummond</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern</i></b></div> <div>Host: Andrew Zimmern</div> <div>Network: Travel Channel</div> <div>Producer: Andrew Zimmern</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div><b><u>Television Segment</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>60 Minutes: &ldquo;Chef José Andrés&rdquo;</i></b></div> <div>Host: Anderson Cooper</div> <div>Network: CBS</div> <div>Producers: Bill Owens and Kara Vaccaro</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>CBS News Sunday Morning: &ldquo;Recipe for Success,&rdquo; &ldquo;Fields of Green,&rdquo; and &ldquo;Striking a Gourd&rdquo;</i></b></div> <div>Host: Martha Teichner</div> <div>Network: CBS</div> <div>Producers: David Bhagat, Jon Carras, Ed Forgotson, David Small, and Douglas W. Smith</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>CBS News Sunday Morning: &ldquo;Worth a Shot&rdquo;</i></b></div> <div>Host: Seth Doane</div> <div>Network: CBS</div> <div>Producers: Seth Doane and Jack Renaud</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Television Special/Documentary</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Emeril Green: Emeril&rsquo;s Culinary Adventure: Vermont</i></b></div> <div>Host: Emeril Lagasse</div> <div>Network: Planet Green</div> <div>Producers: Dominique Andrews, Jim Brennan, Elina Brown, Karen Katz, Emeril Lagasse, Charissa Melnick, Marie Ostrosky, and Nancy Swenton</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Milk War</i></b></div> <div>Host: Colm Feore</div> <div>Network: ichannel</div> <div>Producers: Declan O&rsquo;Driscoll and Kevin O&rsquo;Keefe</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>The Four Coursemen</i></b></div> <div>Hosts: Randolph Dudley, Nancy Lind, Matthew Palmerlee, Eddie Russell, Damien Schaefer, and Patrick Stubbers</div> <div>Network: Cooking Channel</div> <div>Producers: Blair Bess, Garrett Bess, and Evan Strome</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Video Webcast</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Food. Curated.</i></b></div> <div>Foodcurated.com</div> <div>Host: Liza de Guia</div> <div>Producer: Liza de Guia</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>Ozersky.TV</i></b></div> <div>Ozersky.TV</div> <div>Host: Josh Ozersky</div> <div>Producers: Jeff Larson, Ben Leventhal, Laurie Pila Horowitz, and JP Saladin</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>GrapeRadio</i></b></div> <div>Graperadio.com</div> <div>Hosts: Eric Anderson, Brian Clark, and Jay Selman</div> <div>Producers: Mark Ryan and Jay Selman</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>&nbsp;2011 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards</strong></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div>For articles published in English in 2010</div> <div>Winners will be announced on May 6, 2011</div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div><b><u>Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Sara Dickerman, Harris Salat, and Lonnée Hamilton</b></div> <div><i>Saveur</i></div> <div>&ldquo;A Thing of Beauty,&rdquo; &ldquo;The Beauty of Nori,&rdquo; &ldquo;Green Goddess&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Amy Thielen</b></div> <div><i>Minneapolis Star Tribune</i></div> <div>&ldquo;A Good Catch,&rdquo; &ldquo;Low-Tech Wonder,&rdquo; &ldquo;From the Bean Patch: Plenty&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Cassandra Vires</b></div> <div><i>Feast Magazine</i></div> <div>The Cheat: &ldquo;Duck Confit,&rdquo; &ldquo;Turducken,&rdquo; &ldquo;Holiday Leftovers&rdquo;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award</u></b></div> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl</b></div> <div><i>Minnesota Monthly</i></div> <div>&ldquo;The Kids Are All Right,&rdquo; &ldquo;Island Adventure,&rdquo; &ldquo;Heart Warming&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Patric Kuh</b></div> <div><i>Los Angeles</i></div> <div>&ldquo;Animal Magnetism,&rdquo; &ldquo;Making Their Move,&rdquo; &ldquo;Time for a Redo?&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Adam Platt</b></div> <div><i>New York</i></div> <div>&ldquo;Locavorism Grows Up,&rdquo; &ldquo;Pizza à la McNally,&rdquo; &ldquo;Chang Heads North&rdquo;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Environment, Food Politics, and Policy</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Monica Eng</b></div> <div><i>Chicago Tribune</i></div> <div>&ldquo;CPS Won&rsquo;t Let Kids Eat Their Vegetables&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Barry Estabrook</b></div> <div><i>Gastronomica</i></div> <div>&ldquo;A Tale of Two Dairies&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Carl Safina</b></div> <div><i>EatingWell</i></div> <div>&ldquo;Sea Change&rdquo;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div><b><u>Food Culture and Travel</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Bill Addison</b></div> <div><i>Atlanta Magazine</i></div> <div>&ldquo;BBQ 2010&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Rick Bragg, Francine Maroukian, and Robb Walsh</b></div> <div><i>Garden &amp; Gun</i></div> <div>&ldquo;The Southerner&rsquo;s Guide to Oysters&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Matt Gross</b></div> <div><i>Saveur</i></div> <div>&ldquo;Taipei, Family Style&rdquo;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div><b><u>Food-related Columns and Commentary</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Tim Carman</b></div> <div><i>Washington City Paper</i></div> <div>&ldquo;Ignore the Pizza Police,&rdquo; &ldquo;Supply and Da Men,&rdquo; &ldquo;Schmeer Campaign&quot;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Tom Philpott</b></div> <div><i>Grist.org</i></div> <div>&ldquo;Time for the Public to Reinvest in Food-System Infrastructure,&rdquo; &ldquo;How the Agrichemical Industry Turns Failure into Market Opportunity,&rdquo; &ldquo;The History of Urban Agriculture Should Inspire Its Future&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Lettie Teague</b></div> <div><i>The Wall Street Journal</i></div> <div>&ldquo;Why I Hate Ordering Wine by the Glass,&rdquo; &ldquo;Are the Wines in First Class Truly First-Rate?,&rdquo; &ldquo;Wines that Pack a Little Extra Kick&rdquo;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Food-related Feature</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Jonathan Gold</b></div> <div><i>LA Weekly</i></div> <div>&ldquo;99 Things to Eat in L.A. Before You Die&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Dan Koeppel</b></div> <div><i>Saveur</i></div> <div>&ldquo;Fruit of the Future&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Corby Kummer</b></div> <div><i>Theatlantic.com</i></div> <div>&ldquo;The Great Grocery Smackdown&rdquo;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Food Section of a General Interest Publication</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>GQ</i></b></div> <div>The Editors of GQ</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>San Francisco Chronicle</i></b></div> <div>Jon Bonné and Miriam Morgan</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b><i>The Washington Post</i></b></div> <div>Joe Yonan</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Group Food Blog</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>City of Ate</b></div> <div><i>Blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityofate</i></div> <div>Hanna Raskin</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>The Epi-Log</b></div> <div><i>Epicurious.com/articlesguides/blogs/editor</i></div> <div>Tanya Steel</div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Grub Street New York</b></div> <div><i>Newyork.grubstreet.com</i></div> <div>Daniel Maurer, Jenny Miller, and Alan Sytsma</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Health and Nutrition</u></b></div> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Joe Fassler</b></div> <div><i>Theatlantic.com</i></div> <div>&ldquo;In Iowa Egg Country: Stench, Suspicion, and Fear,&rdquo; &ldquo;Before Iowa&rsquo;s Tainted Eggs, There was Maine,&rdquo; &ldquo;Timeline of Shame: Decades of DeCoster Egg Factory Violations&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Rachael Moeller Gorman</b></div> <div><i>EatingWell</i></div> <div>&ldquo;Captain of the Happier Meal&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Peter Jaret</b></div> <div><i>Runner&rsquo;s World</i></div> <div>&ldquo;Pasta Perfect&rdquo;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Humor</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Rosecrans Baldwin</b></div> <div><i>Slate.com</i></div> <div>&ldquo;Popcorn: Cinema&rsquo;s Worst Enemy&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Ruth Bourdain</b></div> <div><i>Twitter.com/RuthBourdain</i></div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Alice Laussade</b></div> <div><i>Dallas Observer</i></div> <div>&ldquo;OK, Who Put Food in My Beer?&rdquo;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Individual Food Blog</u></b></div> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Politics of the Plate</b></div> <div><i>Politicsoftheplate.com</i></div> <div>Barry Estabrook</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Poor Man&rsquo;s Feast</b></div> <div><i>Poormansfeast.com</i></div> <div>Elissa Altman</div> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Red Cook</b></div> <div><i>Redcook.net</i></div> <div>Kian Lam Kho</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div> <div><b><u>M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Colman Andrews</b></div> <div><i>Departures</i></div> <div>&ldquo;Everything Comes from the Sea&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Jonathan Gold</b></div> <div><i>LA Weekly</i></div> <div><i>&ldquo;</i>A Movable Beast&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Patric Kuh</b></div> <div><i>Saveur</i></div> <div>&ldquo;Nights on the Town&rdquo;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Multimedia Food Feature</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Michael Gebert and Julia Thiel</b></div> <div><i>The Chicago Reader</i></div> <div>Key Ingredient: &ldquo;Kluwak Kupas,&rdquo; &ldquo;Chinese Black Beans,&rdquo; &ldquo;Geraniums&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Katherine Shilcutt</b></div> <div><i>Houston Press</i></div> <div>&ldquo;Designer Meats&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Andrew Zimmern</b></div> <div><i>Msn.com</i></div> <div>&ldquo;Appetite for Life&rdquo;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div><i>&nbsp;</i></div> <div><b><u>Personal Essay</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Rick Bragg</b></div> <div><i>Gourmet Live</i></div> <div>&ldquo;The Guiltless Pleasure&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Daniel Duane</b></div> <div><i>Food &amp; Wine</i></div> <div>&ldquo;How to Become an Intuitive Cook&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Tom Junod</b></div> <div><i>Esquire</i></div> <div>&ldquo;My Mom Couldn&rsquo;t Cook&rdquo;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Profile</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Barry Estabrook</b></div> <div><i>The New York Times Magazine</i></div> <div>&ldquo;The Catch&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Brian Halweil</b></div> <div><i>Edible Manhattan</i></div> <div><i>&ldquo;</i>Joan Gussow, Teacher of Teachers&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Benjamin Wallace</b></div> <div><i>New York</i></div> <div>&ldquo;The Restaurant Auteur&rdquo;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Wine and Spirits</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Jon Bonné</b></div> <div><i>Saveur</i></div> <div>&ldquo;The New California Wine&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Jon Fine</b></div> <div><i>Food &amp; Wine</i></div> <div>&ldquo;Natural Wine: Weird or Wonderful?&rdquo;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Alan Richman</b></div> <div><i>GQ</i></div> <div>&ldquo;The Second Bottle&rdquo;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>The winner of Publication of the Year will be announced on May 6, 2011.</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>2011 James Beard Foundation Design and Graphics Awards</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Winners will be announced on May 9, 2011</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Outstanding Restaurant Design</u></b></div> <div>For the best restaurant design or renovation in North America since January 1, 2008</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Design Firm: Aidlin Darling Design</b></div> <div>Designers: Joshua Aidlin, Roslyn Cole, and David Darling</div> <div>Project: Bar Agricole, San Francisco</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Design Firm: Bestor Architecture</b></div> <div>Designers: Barbara Bestor, John Colter, and Cathy Johnson</div> <div>Project: Pitfire Pizza, Los Angeles</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Design Firm: Natoma Architects Inc.</b></div> <div>Designer: Stanley Saitowitz</div> <div>Project: Toast, Novato, CA</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div><b><u>Outstanding Restaurant Graphics</u></b></div> <div>For the best restaurant graphics executed in North America since January 1, 2008</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Design Firm: Katie Barcelona</b></div> <div>Designer: Katie Barcelona</div> <div>Project: L&rsquo;Artusi, NYC</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Design Firm: Love and War</b></div> <div>Designer: Katie Tully</div> <div>Project: The National Bar &amp; Dining Rooms, NYC</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></td> <td width="226" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 2.35in;"><div><b>Design Firm: JNL Graphic Design</b></div> <div>Designers: Donald Madia and Jason Pickleman</div> <div>Project: The Publican, Chicago</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>2011 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards</strong></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div>Winners will be announced on May 9, 2011</div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div><b><u>Best New Restaurant</u></b></div> <div>A restaurant opened in 2010 that already displays excellence in food, beverage, and service and is likely to have a significant impact on the industry in years to come.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>ABC Kitchen</b></div> <div>NYC</div> <div>Chef/Owner: Jean-Georges Vongerichten</div> <div>Owner: Phil Suarez</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Benu</b></div> <div>San Francisco</div> <div>Chef/Owner: Corey Lee</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Girl &amp; the Goat</b></div> <div>Chicago</div> <div>Chef/Owner: Stephanie Izard</div> <div>Owners: Kevin Boehm, Rob Katz, and Daniel Russo</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Menton</b></div> <div>Boston</div> <div>Chef/Owner: Barbara Lynch</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Torrisi Italian Specialties</b></div> <div>NYC</div> <div>Chefs/Owners: Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Outstanding Chef Award</u></b><b><br /></b></div> <div>A working chef in America whose career has set national industry standards and who has served as an inspiration to other food professionals. Candidates must have been working as chefs for at least the past 5 years.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>José Andrés</b></div> <div>Minibar</div> <div>Washington, D.C.</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Gary Danko</b></div> <div>Restaurant Gary Danko</div> <div>San Francisco</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Suzanne Goin</b></div> <div>Lucques</div> <div>Los Angeles</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Paul Kahan</b></div> <div>Blackbird</div> <div>Chicago</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Charles Phan</b></div> <div>The Slanted Door</div> <div>San Francisco</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Outstanding Pastry Chef Award&nbsp; </u></b><b><br /></b></div> <div>A chef or baker who prepares desserts, pastries, or breads and who serves as a national standard-bearer for excellence. Candidates must have been pastry chefs or bakers for at least the past 5 years.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Joanne Chang</b></div> <div>Flour Bakery + Café</div> <div>Boston</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Patrick Fahy</b></div> <div>Blackbird</div> <div>Chicago</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Dahlia Narvaez</b></div> <div>Osteria Mozza</div> <div>Los Angeles</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Angela Pinkerton</b></div> <div>Eleven Madison Park</div> <div>NYC</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Mindy Segal</b></div> <div>Mindy&rsquo;s HotChocolate</div> <div>Chicago</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Outstanding Restaurant Award <br /></u></b>A restaurant in the United States that serves as a national standard-bearer for consistent quality and excellence in food, atmosphere, and service. Candidates must have been in operation for at least 10 or more consecutive years.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Blue Hill</b></div> <div>NYC</div> <div>Chef/Owner: Dan Barber</div> <div>Owners: David Barber and Laureen Barber</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Boulevard</b></div> <div>San Francisco</div> <div>Chef/Owner: Nancy Oakes</div> <div>Owner: Pat Kuleto</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Eleven Madison Park</b></div> <div>NYC</div> <div>Owner: Danny Meyer</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Highlands Bar and Grill</b></div> <div>Birmingham, AL</div> <div>Chef/Owner: Frank Stitt</div> <div>Owner: Pardis Stitt</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Vetri</b></div> <div>Philadelphia</div> <div>Chefs/Owners: Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Outstanding Restaurateur Award</u></b></div> <div>A working restaurateur who sets high national standards in restaurant operations and entrepreneurship. Candidates must have been in the restaurant business for at least 10 years. Candidates must not have been nominated for a James Beard Foundation chef award in the past 10 years.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Blue Ribbon Restaurants</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>NYC</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Tom Douglas</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Dahlia Bakery, Dahlia Lounge, Etta&rsquo;s, Lola, Palace Kitchen,<span style="color: black;"> Seatown Seabar &amp; Rotisserie, and Serious Pie</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Seattle</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Pat Kuleto</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Boulevard, Epic Roasthouse, Farallon, Jardinière, Martini House, Nick's Cove, and Waterbar</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>San Francisco</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Richard Melman</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Chicago</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Phil Suarez</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>ABC Kitchen, Co., Gigino Trattoria, Gigino Wagner Park, Jean Georges, JoJo, J&amp;G Steakhouse, Market, The Mark Restaurant by Jean Georges, Mercer Kitchen, Perry St, Pipa, Prime Steakhouse, Spice Market, and wd~50</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Various Cities</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Outstanding Service Award</u></b><b><br /></b></div> <div>A restaurant that demonstrates high standards of hospitality and service. Candidates must have been in operation for at least the past 5 years.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Canlis</b></div> <div>Seattle</div> <div>Owners: Brian Canlis and Mark Canlis</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Emeril&rsquo;s</b></div> <div>New Orleans</div> <div>Chef/Owner: Emeril Lagasse</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>La Grenouille</b></div> <div>NYC</div> <div>Owners: Charles Masson and Gisèle Masson</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Per Se</b></div> <div>NYC</div> <div>Chef/Owner: Thomas Keller</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Topolobampo</b></div> <div>Chicago</div> <div>Chef/Owner: Rick Bayless</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Award</u></b></div> <div>A winemaker, brewer, or spirits professional who has had a significant impact on the wine and spirits industry nationwide. Candidates must have been in the profession for at least 5 years.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Sam Calagione</b></div> <div>Dogfish Head Craft Brewery</div> <div>Milton, DE</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Merry Edwards</b></div> <div>Merry Edwards Winery</div> <div>Sebastopol, CA</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Paul Grieco</b></div> <div>Hearth</div> <div>NYC</div></td> <td width="117" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 87.9pt;"><div><b>Rajat Parr</b></div> <div>Mina Group</div> <div>San Francisco</div></td> <td width="154" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 1.6in;"><div><b>Julian P. Van Winkle, III</b></div> <div>Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery</div> <div>Louisville, KY</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Outstanding Wine Service Award</u></b></div> <div>A restaurant that displays and encourages excellence in wine service through a well-presented wine list, a knowledgeable staff, and efforts to educate customers about wine. Candidates must have been in operation for at least 5 years.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>A16</b></div> <div>San Francisco</div> <div>Wine Director: Shelley Lindgren</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Blackberry Farm</b></div> <div>Walland, TN</div> <div>Wine Director: Andy Chabot</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Frasca Food and Wine</b></div> <div>Boulder, CO</div> <div>Wine Director: Bobby Stuckey</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Picasso at Bellagio</b></div> <div>Las Vegas</div> <div>Wine Director: Robert Smith</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>The Modern</b></div> <div>NYC</div> <div>Wine Director: Belinda Chang</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Rising Star Chef of the Year Award&nbsp; </u></b></div> <div>A chef age 30 or younger who displays an impressive talent and who is likely to have a significant impact on the industry in years to come.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Aaron London</b></div> <div>Ubuntu</div> <div>Napa, CA</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Thomas McNaughton</b></div> <div>flour + water</div> <div>San Francisco</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Gabriel Rucker</b></div> <div>Le Pigeon</div> <div>Portland, OR</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Christina Tosi</b></div> <div>Momofuku Milk Bar</div> <div>NYC</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Sue Zemanick</b></div> <div>Gautreau&rsquo;s</div> <div>New Orleans</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Best Chefs in America</u></b><b><br /></b></div> <div>Chefs who have set new or consistent standards of excellence in their respective regions. Each candidate may be employed by any kind of dining establishment and must have been a working chef for at least the past 5 years. The 3 most recent years must have been spent in the region where the chef is presently working.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Michael Carlson</b></div> <div>Schwa</div> <div>Chicago</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Curtis Duffy</b></div> <div>Avenues at the Peninsula</div> <div>Chicago</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Bruce Sherman</b></div> <div>North Pond</div> <div>Chicago</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Paul Virant</b></div> <div>Vie</div> <div>Western Springs, IL</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Alex Young</b></div> <div>Zingerman's Roadhouse</div> <div>Ann Arbor, MI</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Cathal Armstrong</b></div> <div>Restaurant Eve</div> <div>Alexandria, VA</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Johnny Monis</b></div> <div>Komi</div> <div>Washington, D.C.</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Peter Pastan</b></div> <div>Obelisk</div> <div>Washington, D.C.</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Maricel Presilla</b></div> <div>Cucharamama</div> <div>Hoboken, NJ</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Michael Solomonov</b></div> <div>Zahav</div> <div>Philadelphia</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Justin Aprahamian</b></div> <div>Sanford</div> <div>Milwaukee</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Isaac Becker</b></div> <div>112 Eatery</div> <div>Minneapolis</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Colby Garrelts</b></div> <div>Bluestem</div> <div>Kansas City, MO</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Tory Miller</b></div> <div>L&rsquo;Etoile</div> <div>Madison, WI</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Lenny Russo</b></div> <div>Heartland</div> <div>St. Paul, MN</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Michael Anthony</b></div> <div>Gramercy Tavern</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>April Bloomfield</b></div> <div>The Spotted Pig</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Wylie Dufresne</b></div> <div>wd~50</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Gabrielle Hamilton</b></div> <div>Prune</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Michael White</b></div> <div>Marea</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div> <div><b><u>Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE, RI, VT)</u></b></div> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 84.6pt;"><div><b>Tim Cushman</b></div> <div>o ya</div> <div>Boston</div></td> <td width="113" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 84.6pt;"><div><b>Krista Kern Desjarlais</b></div> <div>Bresca</div> <div>Portland, ME</div></td> <td width="113" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 84.6pt;"><div><b>Gerry Hayden</b></div> <div>The North Fork Table &amp; Inn</div> <div>Southold, NY</div></td> <td width="113" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 84.6pt;"><div><b>Matt Jennings</b></div> <div>La Laiterie</div> <div>Providence</div></td> <td width="113" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 84.6pt;"><div><b>Tony Maws</b></div> <div>Craigie On Main</div> <div>Cambridge, MA</div></td> <td width="113" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 84.6pt;"><div><b>Eric Warnstedt</b></div> <div>Hen of the Wood</div> <div>Waterbury, VT</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Matt Dillon</b></div> <div>Sitka &amp; Spruce</div> <div>Seattle</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Christopher Israel</b></div> <div>Grüner</div> <div>Portland, OR</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Andy Ricker</b></div> <div>Pok Pok</div> <div>Portland, OR</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Ethan Stowell</b></div> <div>Staple &amp; Fancy Mercantile</div> <div>Seattle</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Cathy Whims</b></div> <div>Nostrana</div> <div>Portland, OR</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Best Chef: Pacific (CA, HI)</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Michael Cimarusti</b></div> <div>Providence</div> <div>Los Angeles</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Christopher Kostow</b></div> <div>The Restaurant at Meadowood</div> <div>St. Helena, CA</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Daniel Patterson</b></div> <div>COI</div> <div>San Francisco</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Richard Reddington</b></div> <div>Redd</div> <div>Yountville, CA</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Michael Tusk</b></div> <div>Quince</div> <div>San Francisco</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS)</u></b></div> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Zach Bell</b></div> <div>Café Boulud at the Brazilian Court</div> <div>Palm Beach, FL</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>John Harris</b></div> <div>Lilette</div> <div>New Orleans</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Christopher Hastings</b></div> <div>Hot and Hot Fish Club</div> <div>Birmingham, AL</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Tory McPhail</b></div> <div>Commander&rsquo;s Palace</div> <div>New Orleans</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Stephen Stryjewski</b></div> <div>Cochon</div> <div>New Orleans</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)</u></b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 84.6pt;"><div><b>Hugh Acheson</b></div> <div>Five and Ten</div> <div>Athens, GA</div></td> <td width="113" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 84.6pt;"><div><b>Craig Deihl</b></div> <div>Cypress</div> <div>Charleston, SC</div></td> <td width="113" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 84.6pt;"><div><b>John Fleer</b></div> <div>Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley</div> <div>Cashiers, NC</div></td> <td width="113" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 84.6pt;"><div><b>Linton Hopkins</b></div> <div>Restaurant Eugene</div> <div>Atlanta</div></td> <td width="113" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 84.6pt;"><div><b>Edward Lee</b></div> <div>610 Magnolia</div> <div>Louisville, KY</div></td> <td width="113" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 84.6pt;"><div><b>Andrea Reusing</b></div> <div>Lantern</div> <div>Chapel Hill, NC</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b><u>Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT)</u></b></div> <div><b><u>&nbsp;</u></b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Bruce Auden</b></div> <div>Biga on the Banks</div> <div>San Antonio</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Bryan Caswell</b></div> <div>Reef</div> <div>Houston</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Saipin Chutima</b></div> <div>Lotus of Siam</div> <div>Las Vegas</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Tyson Cole</b></div> <div>Uchi</div> <div>Austin, TX</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Ryan Hardy</b></div> <div>Montagna at the Little Nell</div> <div>Aspen, CO</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div><strong>2011 James Beard Foundation Who&rsquo;s Who of Food &amp; Beverage in America Inductees</strong></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Jonathan Gold</b></div> <div>Writer, <i>LA Weekly</i></div> <div>Los Angeles</div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b><span style="color: black;">Lee Jones</span></b></div> <div><span style="color: black;">Farmer/ Owner, Chef's Garden</span></div> <div><span style="color: black;">Huron, OH</span></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Charles Phan</b></div> <div>Chef/Owner, The Slanted Door</div> <div>San Francisco</div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Frank Stitt</b></div> <div>Chef/Owner, Highlands Bar and Grill</div> <div>Birmingham, AL</div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Nick Valenti</b></div> <div>CEO, Patina Restaurant Group</div> <div>NYC</div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div><b>&nbsp;</b></div> <div><strong>2011 James Beard Foundation America&rsquo;s Classics Awards</strong><b><br /></b></div> <div>Restaurants with timeless appeal, beloved in their regions for quality food that reflects the character of their community. Establishments must have been in existence at least 10 years and be locally owned.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Chef Vola&rsquo;s</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>111 South Albion Place</div> <div>Atlantic City, NJ</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Owners: Louise Esposito, Michael Esposito, Michael Esposito Jr., Louis Esposito</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Crook's Corner </b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>610 West Franklin Street</div> <div>Chapel Hill, NC</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Owner: Gene Hamer</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.5pt;"><div><b>Noriega Restaurant and Hotel</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>525 Sumner St.</div> <div>Bakersfield, CA</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Owners: Linda Elizalde McCoy and Rochelle Ladd</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Le Veau d&rsquo;Or</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>129 East 60th Street</div> <div>NYC</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Owner: Robert Tréboux</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></td> <td width="135" valign="top" style="border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-color: windowtext windowtext windowtext -moz-use-text-color; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 101.55pt;"><div><b>Watts Tea Shop</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>761 N. Jefferson Street</div> <div>Milwaukee</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>President and CEO: Sam Watts</div> <div>&nbsp;</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <div>&nbsp;</div></p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:26:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/culture/food/chicagoans-nominated-national-james-beard-awards-84036