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    NEWSLETTERS

    The James Beard Award winners will be announced Monday. LeeAnn Trotter reports. (Published Monday, May 2, 2016)

    The James Beard Foundation Awards and Gala Reception returned to Chicago Monday, marking the second year in a row the ceremony has been held in the Windy City.

    The prestigious food awards ceremony, known to some as “the Oscars of the food world,” was held at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and honored the nation’s best chefs and restaurants.

     

    Here is the full list of winners:

     

    The 2016 JBF Restaurant and Chef Awards

     

    Best New Restaurant

     

    Shaya

    New Orleans

     

    Outstanding Baker

     

    Joanne Chang

    Flour Bakery + Café

    Boston

     

    Outstanding Bar Program

     

    Maison Premiere

    Brooklyn, NY

     

    Outstanding Chef

    Presented by All-Clad Metalcrafters

     

    Suzanne Goin

    Lucques

    Los Angeles

     

    Outstanding Pastry Chef

     

    Dahlia Narvaez

    Osteria Mozza

    Los Angeles

     

    Outstanding Restaurant

     

    Alinea

    Chicago

     

    Outstanding Restaurateur

     

    Ken Friedman

    The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, Tosca Café

    NYC

     

    Outstanding Service

    Presented by Goose Island Beer Company

     

    Eleven Madison Park

    NYC

     

    Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional

     

    Ron Cooper

    Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal

    Ranchos de Taos, NM

     

    Outstanding Wine Program

     

    Presented by Robert Mondavi Winery

     

    Bern’s Steakhouse

    Tampa, FL

     

    Rising Star Chef of the Year

    Presented by S. Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Spring Water

     

    Daniela Soto-Innes

    Cosme

    NYC

     

    Best Chef: Great Lakes

     

    Curtis Duffy

    Grace

    Chicago

     

    Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic

     

    Aaron Silverman

    Rose’s Luxury

    Washington, D.C.

     

    Best Chef: Midwest

     

    Paul Berglund

    The Bachelor Farmer

    Minneapolis

     

    Best Chef: New York City

     

    Jonathan Waxman

    Barbuto

     

    Best Chef: Northeast

     

    Zak Pelaccio

    Fish & Game

    Hudson, NY

     

    Best Chef: Northwest

     

    Renee Erickson

    The Whale Wins

    Seattle

     

    Best Chef: South

     

    Justin Devillier

    La Petite Grocery

    New Orleans

     

    Best Chef: Southeast

     

    Tandy Wilson

    City House

    Nashville


    Best Chef: Southwest

     

    Justin Yu

    Oxheart

    Houston


    Best Chef: West

     

    Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo

    Animal

    Los Angeles

    2016 JBF Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards

     

    75 Seats and Under (For the best restaurant design or renovation in North America since January 1, 2013)

     

    Firm: Demian Repucci Design

    Designer: Demian Repucci

    Project: Bruno, NYC

     

     

    76 Seats and Over (For the best restaurant design or renovation in North America since January 1, 2013)

     

    Firm: Land and Sea Dept.

    Designers: Mode Carpentry, Land and Sea Dept. (Robert McAdams, Jon Martin, Peter Toalson, and Cody Hudson)

    Project: Cherry Circle Room, Chicago

     

    Design Icon

     

    The Four Seasons Restaurant

    NYC

    2016 James Beard Foundation Book Awards

     

    American Cooking

     

    The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook

    Chris Fischer with Catherine Young

    (Little, Brown and Company)

     

    Baking and Dessert

     

    Sourdough: Recipes for Rustic Fermented Breads, Sweets, Savories, and More

    Sarah Owens

    (Roost Books)

     

    Beverage

     

    The Oxford Companion to Wine

    Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding

    (Oxford University Press)

     

    Cooking from a Professional Point of View

     

    NOPI: The Cookbook

    Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully

    (Ten Speed Press)

     

    Focus on Health

     

    Lighten Up, Y'all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome

    Virginia Willis

    (Ten Speed Press)

     

    General Cooking

     

    The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

    J. Kenji López-Alt

    (W. W. Norton & Company)

     

    International

     

    Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking

    Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook

    (Rux Martin Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

     

    Photography

     

    Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel

    Heidi Swanson

    Photographer: Heidi Swanson

    (Ten Speed Press)

     

    Reference and Scholarship

     

    The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks

    Toni Tipton-Martin

    (University of Texas Press)

     

    Single Subject

     

    A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood

    Diana Henry

    (Mitchell Beazley)

     

    Writing and Literature

     

    Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)

    Marion Nestle

    (Oxford University Press)

     

    Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian

     

    V Is for Vegetables: Inspired Recipes & Techniques for Home Cooks

    Michael Anthony

    (Little, Brown and Company)

     

    Book of the Year:

     

    Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking

    Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook

    (Rux Martin Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

     

    Cookbook Hall of Fame

     

    Deborah Madison

     

    2016 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Awards

     

    Presented by Breville and Lenox

     

    Documentary

     

    The Starfish Throwers

    Director: Jesse Roesler

    Producers: Jesse Roesler and Melody Gilbert

    Airs on: DirecTV Audience Network and iTunes

     

    Outstanding Personality/Host


    Host: Vivian Howard

    A Chef’s Life

    Airs on: PBS

     

    Podcast


    Gravy

    Host: Tina Antolini

    Producer: Tina Antolini

    Airs on: southernfoodways.org/gravy

     

    Radio Show/Audio Webcast

     

    The Food Chain: Chinatown

    Host: Dan Saladino

    Producers: Kent DePinto, Sarah Stolarz, and Dan Saladino

    Airs on: NPR Stations/BBC World Service

     

    Special

     

    Lidia Celebrates America: Home for the Holidays

    Host: Lidia Bastianich

    Producers: Laurie Donnelly, Anne Adams, and Shelly Burgess Nicotra

    Airs on: PBS

     

    Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location

     

    Extra Virgin

    Hosts: Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

    Producers: Gordon Elliott, Mark Schneider, Dan Connell, Sara Porter, Debi Mazar, and Gabriele Corcos‚Äč

    Airs on: Cooking Channel

     

    Television Program, on Location

     

    I’ll Have What Phil’s Having

    Host: Phil Rosenthal

    Producers: Laurie Donnelly, Phil Rosenthal, Richard Rosenthal, John Bedolis, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Craig H. Shepherd, and David Beebe

    Airs on: PBS

     

    Television Segment

     

    PBS NewsHour’s “Food4Thought”

    Host: Allison Aubrey

    Producer: Mary Beth Durkin

    Airs on: PBS

     

    Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional

     

    Indian Curries: The Basics & Beyond

    Host: Raghavan Iyer

    Producer: Jared Maher

    Airs on: craftsy.com

     

    Video Webcast, on Location

     

    The Sushi Chef: Oona Tempest and Toshio Oguma

    Producer: Elana Schulman

    Airs on: munchies.vice.com

     

    Visual and Technical Excellence

     

    Chef’s Table

    Directors: David Gelb, Clay Jeter, Brian McGinn, and Andrew Fried

    Photographers: Will Basanta and Adam Bricker

    Editors: Brad Grossman, J. Santos, Eric Freidenberg, Ravi Subramanian, Adrienne Gits, and Jesse Overman

    Airs on: Netflix

     

    2016 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards

     

    Dining and Travel

     

    “America’s Best Food Cities”

    Tom Sietsema

    The Washington Post

     

    Food and Culture

     

    “Straight-Up Passing”

    John Birdsall

    Jarry

     

     

    Food and Health

     

    “The Healthy Cook’s Guide to Fat”

    Sidney Fry and Robin Bashinsky

    Cooking Light

     

    Food Blog

     

    Lucky Peach

     

    Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication

     

    Los Angeles Magazine

    Lesley Bargar Suter and Bill Esparza

     

    Food-Related Columns


    “Eat”

    Francis Lam

    New York Times Magazine

     

    Food Reporting

     

    “Seafood From Slaves - An AP Investigation Helps Free Slaves in the 21st Century”

    Martha Mendoza, Margie Mason, and Robin McDowell

    Associated Press

     

    Home Cooking

     

    "Cook Like a Pro!"

    Adam Rapoport

    Bon Appétit

     

    Humor

     

    @Freshcutgardenhose

    Maryse Chevriere

    Instagram

     

    Personal Essay

     

    “On Chicken Tenders”

    Helen Rosner

    Guernica

     

    Profile

     

    “Christiane Lauterbach: The Woman Who Ate Atlanta”

    Wendell Brock

    The Bitter Southerner

     

    Visual Storytelling

     

    “One Night: Kachka”

    Erin DeJesus, Danielle Centoni, Jen Stevenson, Dina Avila, McGraw Wolfman

    Eater

     

    Wine, Spirits, and other Beverages

     

    “There Are Almost No Black People Brewing Craft Beer. Here’s Why.”

    Dave Infante

    Thrillist

     

    Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award

     

    “A Health Food Restaurant so Cool It Will Have You Happily Eating Seeds,” “Revisiting Momofuku Ko, After the Revolution,” “Polo Bar Review: Ralph Lauren Corrals the Fashionable Herd”

    Tejal Rao

    Bloomberg Pursuits

     

    MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award

     

    “Pork Life”

    Todd Kliman

    Lucky Peach

     

    Publication of the Year: 

     

    Publication of the Year

    Lucky Peach

     

    2016 JBF Humanitarian of the Year

     

    Father Greg Boyle

    Homeboy Industries

    Los Angeles

     

    2016 JBF Lifetime Achievement Award

     

    Leah Chase

    Dooky Chase’s Restaurant

    New Orleans

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