The James Beard awards are the food equivalent of the Oscars: prestigious golden whatsits, fancy dress event, silly acceptance speeches, requisite grouching about the whole thing being rigged. Oh, yes, and lots of highly talented people getting much-deserved recognition. This year's awards ceremony ... More >>
J. RitzOutstanding Chef nom Suzanne Goin and Best NYC Chef winner Gabrielle Hamilton on the green carpet outside the JBFAs.
We Californians have a reputation, however fictional or exaggerated, for looking on the bright side of things. So when it comes to reporting on the 2011 James Beard Fou ... More >>
Wolfgang PuckIf you're sitting at home this morning wondering what to cook for dinner and happen to have a whole chicken, a jar of mustard and a bottle of Port lying around, you might want to turn on the television sometime between 7 and 9 a.m. Wolfgang Puck will be cooking his recipe for pan ... More >>
James BeardThis morning the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Judges will vote to determine the final 5 nominees in each category, which will be announced on March 22nd. The winners will be announced at the Foundation's award party, ... More >>
Jessica RitzThe scene at Avery Fisher Hall, with Ted Allen in the mix. The James Beard Foundation Awards is the Big Night Out for an industry that's all about nights out. Cooks, writers, restaurateurs, sommeliers, and others in the service of making great food and interpreting it for a hungry public ... More >>