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2012 James Beard Foundation Award Nominees Announced: The Mozza Edition

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Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 11:34 AM

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Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced its 2012 nominations for book awards, journalism, design and graphics, broadcast and media, and restaurant and chefs. It is a very long list. There were also awards given for lifetime achievement (Wolfgang Puck!) and humanitarian of the year (Charlie Trotter!), in addition to a list of inductees into the Who's Who of food and beverage. Like we said: a long list.

As for the L.A. highlights, Jonathan Gold was nominated for a Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award for pieces written for this publication; Lesley Bargar Suter was nominated for her work in Los Angeles magazine.

In the Mozza category, Nancy Silverton (outstanding chef), Matt Molina (best chef, Pacific) and Dahlia Narvaez (outstanding pastry chef) all picked up nominations. For outstanding service, both Piero Selvaggio of Valentino and Caroline Styne of Lucques, A.O.C. and Tavern were nominated. Clive Piercy of Air Conditioned was nominated for outstanding restaurant graphics for his work at Farmshop.

Winners will be announced in May. For a complete list of nominees and awards, turn the page.

2012 James Beard Foundation Book Awards:

American Cooking

A New Turn in the South:

Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen

by Hugh Acheson

(Clarkson Potter)

American Flavor

by Andrew Carmellini and Gwen Hyman


Masala Farm: Stories and Recipes from

an Uncommon Life in the Country

by Suvir Saran with Raquel Pelzel and Charlie Burd

(Chronicle Books)

Baking and Dessert

Baking Style: Art, Craft, Recipes

by Lisa Yockelson

(John Wiley & Sons)

Cooking with Chocolate: Essential Recipes and Techniques

edited by Frédéric Bau


Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home

by Jeni Britton Bauer



An Ideal Wine: One Generation's Pursuit

of Perfection -- and Profit -- in California

by David Darlington


Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-all,

with Cocktails, Recipes & Formulas

by Brad Thomas Parsons

(Ten Speed Press)

The Oxford Companion to Beer

edited by Garrett Oliver

(Oxford University Press)

Cooking From a Professional Point of View

The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts

by Meredith Erickson, David McMillan and Frédéric Morin

(Ten Speed Press)

Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook

by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara

(Little, Brown and Company)

Modernist Cuisine

by Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet

(The Cooking Lab)

General Cooking

My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking

by John Besh

(Andrews McMeel Publishing)

Ruhlman's Twenty

by Michael Ruhlman

(Chronicle Books)

The Splendid Table's How to Eat Weekends

by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift

(Clarkson Potter)

Focus on Health

Comfort Food Fix: Feel-Good Favorites Made Healthy

by Ellie Krieger

(John Wiley & Sons)

The Intolerant Gourmet: Glorious Food Without Gluten & Lactose

by Barbara Kafka


Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural

Foods Kitchen

by Heidi Swanson

(Ten Speed Press)

2012 James Beard Foundation Awards Nominees


The Country Cooking of Italy

by Colman Andrews

(Chronicle Books)

The Food of Morocco

by Paula Wolfert


The Food of Spain

by Claudia Roden



The Cheesemonger's Kitchen

Photographer: Joseph De Leo

(Chronicle Books)

Notes From a Kitchen: A Journey Inside Culinary Obsession

Artist/Photographer: Jeff Scott


Rustica: A Return to Spanish Home Cooking

Photographer: Alan Benson

(Chronicle Books)

Reference and Scholarship

The Art of Beef Cutting: A Meat Professional's Guide to Butchering

and Merchandising

by Kari Underly

(John Wiley & Sons)

The Food Lover's Guide to Wine

by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg

(Little, Brown and Company)

Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the American

Middle Class, 1880-1920

by Andrew P. Haley

(The University of North Carolina Press)

Single Subject

All About Roasting

by Molly Stevens

(W.W. Norton & Company)

Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal

by Jennifer McLagan

(Ten Speed Press)

Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes From London's Ottolenghi

by Yotam Ottolenghi

(Chronicle Books)

Writing and Literature

Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education

of a Reluctant Chef

by Gabrielle Hamilton

(Random House)

Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love and War

by Annia Ciezadlo

(Free Press)

Extra Virginity

by Tom Mueller

(W.W. Norton & Company)

2012 James Beard Foundation

Broadcast Media Awards

Radio Show/Audio Webcast

Fear of Frying: Culinary Nightmares

Host: Nina Barrett

Area: WBEz

Producer: Carrie Shepherd

From Bread Lines to Revolution: The Role of Food

in the Arab Uprisings

Host: Jerome McDonnell

Area: WBEz

Producers: Alexandra Salomon and Joe Linstroth

The Sporkful

Hosts: Dan Pashman and Mark Garrison

Area: Online

Producers: Dan Pashman and Mark Garrison

Special/Documentary (Television or Video


A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt

Network: HBO

Producers: Sally Rowe, Rachel Mills and Alan Oxman

Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday Tables and Traditions

Network: PBS

Producers: Lidia Bastianich, Laurie Donnelly, Joshua Seftel and

Caroline Suh

Sky Full of Bacon

Host: Michael Gebert

Network: Skyfullofbacon.com

Producer: Michael Gebert

Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location


Host: Ted Allen

Network: Food Network

Producers: Linda Lea, Dave Noll and Vivian Sorenson

Essential Pépin

Host: Jacques Pépin

Network: PBS

Producer: Tina Salter

Simply Ming

Host: Ming Tsai

Network: PBS

Producers: Laurie Donnelly, Julia Harrison and Ming Tsai

Television Program, on Location

A Taste of History

Host: Walter Staib

Network: PBS

Producer: Multi Media Productions

Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern

Host: Andrew Zimmern

Network: Travel Channel

Producer: Andrew Zimmern

The Wild Within

Host: Steven Rinella

Network: Travel Channel

Producers: Christopher Collins, Steven Rinella,

Travis Shakespeare, Craig Shepherd and Lydia Tenaglia

Television Segment

ABC News Nightline

Hosts: John Berman and Neal Karlinsky

Network: ABC

Producer: Sarah Rosenberg

Good Enough to Eat

Host: Martha Teichner

Network: CBS

Producers: Lauren Barnello and Jon Carras

The Hungry Hound

Host: Steve Dolinsky

Network: WLS-TV (ABC 7) Chicago, Online

Producer: Badriyyah Waheed

Video Webcast

eatTV with Jamie Tiampo


Host: Jamie Tiampo

Producers: Suzanne Glickstein, Jimmy McCoy and Jamie Tiampo

Food. Curated.


Host: Liza Mosquito de Guia

Producer: Liza Mosquito de Guia

Paul Willis


Producers: Lyn Jenkins and Sarah Rosenberg

Media Personality/Host

(Television or Video Webcast)

Host: Ted Allen

Show: Chopped

Network: Food Network

Host: Sara Moulton

Show: Sara's Weeknight Meals

Network: PBS

Host: Ina Garten

Show: Barefoot Contessa

Network: Food Network

2012 James Beard Foundation Design

and Graphics Awards

Outstanding Restaurant Design

Design Firm: Design Bureaux

Designer: Thomas Schlesser

Project: DBGB Kitchen and Bar, New York City

Design Firm: Bentel & Bentel Architects

Project: Le Bernardin, New York City

Design Firm: Glen & Company

Designer: Glen Coben

Project: Romera, New York City

Outstanding Restaurant Graphics

Design Firm: Pandiscio Co.

Designer: Richard Pandiscio

Project: The Americano at Hôtel Americano, New York City

Design Firm: Common Space Studio

Designer: Jon Santos

Project: The Dutch, New York City

Design Firm: Air Conditioned

Designer: Clive Piercy

Project: Farmshop, Santa Monica

2012 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards

Cooking, Recipes or Instruction

Mary Allen Perry

Southern Living

Collection of Best Southern Recipes, 2011: "Nuts About Pecans,"

"The Ultimate Southern Thanksgiving Cookbook," "12 Ways to

Show Your Holiday Hospitality"

Stephen Scoble

Food & Wine

"Art of Summer Cooking: Best Recipes & Style"

Anna Thomas


"The Soup for Life"

Environment, Food Politics, and Policy

Brett Anderson

The Times-Picayune

"New Orleans Family Oyster Company Sees Only Dark Days

Ahead," "One Year After Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Collins Family

Tries to Hang Onto 90-Year-Old Oyster Business"

Barry Estabrook


"The Other Side of the Valley"

Ben Paynter

Fast Company

"The Sweet Science"

Food Coverage In a Food-Focused Publication

Bon Appétit

Adam Rapoport

Gilt Taste

Jennifer Pelka


James Oseland

Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication

Lesley Bargar Suter

Los Angeles

"Chinese Food in L.A.," "Breakfast In L.A.," "Food Lovers Guide"

Kendra Nordin

The Christian Science Monitor

"The Big Stir"

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

New York

"Taxonomy: A Falafel in Every Pita," "Butternut's Just the

Beginning," "The Greatest Thing Since ..."

Food Culture and Travel

Lauren Collins

Food & Wine

"Lyon Tamer"

Fuchsia Dunlop

The Financial Times

"Global Menu: Kicking Up a Stink"

Jason Sheehan

Gilt Taste

"The Birth of the Atomic Cheeseburger"

Food-Related Columns

Josh Ozersky


"The Tyranny of Meals," "Why the Demise of Friendly's Is Bad for

America," "A Good Mozzarella is Hard to Find"

Kevin Pang

Chicago Tribune

"Hole in My Heart," "Supper Club Culture," "So Sue Me"

Lettie Teague

The Wall Street Journal

On Wine: Lettie Teague: "Drink, Memory: How to Remember

That Wine," "In Praise of the One-Cabernet Lunch," "May I

Recommend: Lessons of Great Sommeliers"

Group Food Blog

The Epi-Log

Tanya Steel


Nona Brooklyn - What's Good Today?

Peter Hobbs


The Salt: NPR's Food Blog

Maria Godoy


Health and Well-Being

Janet Rausa Fuller

Chicago Sun-Times

"Starting From Scratch"

Maureen O'Hagan

The Seattle Times

"Feeling the Weight: The Emotional Battle to Control Kids' Diet"

Melinda Wenner Moyer


"Going Clean"


Christopher Boffoli

The Kitchn


Ann Hodgman


"The E-mail Home"

Brett Martin


"The Hangover Part III"

Individual Food Blog


Gwen Pratesi


"On the Road Culinary Adventure Goes to Kentucky"

Cannelle Et Vanille

Aran Goyoaga


"What We Crave on a Rainy Day," "There Is Always Chocolate in

the Summer," "The Day We Went Fishing"

Poor Man's Feast

Elissa Altman


"Craving the Food of Depravity"

Personal Essay

Cal Fussman


"Drinking at 1,300 Feet: A 9/11 Story About Wine and Wisdom"

Gabrielle Hamilton

Bon Appétit

"Blood, Bones & Baked Eggplant"

Anna Stoessinger

The New York Times

"I Won't Have the Stomach for This"


Susan Choi

Food & Wine

"The Spice Wizardry of Lior Lev Sercarz"

Adam Sachs

Bon Appétit

"Fäviken Rising"

Emily Kaiser Thelin

San Francisco

"Cornering the Market"

Visual Storytelling

Alex Grossman

Bon Appétit

"The Fantastic Mr. and Mrs. Henderson," "The Michelin Garden,"

"Fäviken Rising"

Landon Nordeman


"Soul of Sicily," "Nation," "Heart of the Valley"

Michael Harlan Turkell

Edible Manhattan

Back of the House: "Keens," "Savoy," "Craft"

Wine, Spirits and Other Beverages

Ellen Cushing

East Bay Express

"How Peet's Starbucked Itself"

Sarah Karnasiewicz


"Fizzy Business"

Adam Sachs

Travel + Leisure

"Provence: La Vie en Rosé"

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