The James Beard Foundation announced its winners the other day and I thought Id take a minute to touch on some of the winners.
Grant Achatz took home Best Chef:Great Lakes. Well earned in my opinion. (if you couldnt tell from the constant linkage on this blog)
Thomas Keller took home "OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR". Cant say it was a suprise really, but interesting to see both him and Jean-Georges both nominated.
was very happy to see "THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA" by Michael Pollan get Best Food Writing. Now I really have to pick up my own copy and stop stealing glances at chapters from my chefs office.
But I think most exciting from the awards was David Leite and Linda Avery from Leite's Culinaria win
"WEBSITE FOCUSING ON FOOD, BEVERAGE, RESTAURANT, OR NUTRITION". If you havent checked out the site yet, its a must.
Well written and well informed it makes for a great read.