Foodspotting: Celebspotting Edition

Marcus Samuelsson , Andy Cohen, and Maya Haile

Just spotted our friend Marcus Samuelsson looking dapper with his wife Maya Haile and Bravo's Andy Cohen. Also making their way to the stage was Chef Bobby Flay and JBF Awards host Ming Tsai. Culinary celebs abound and the bells just begin to ring. It's show time. --Amy Cao  

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Immaculate Infatuation: On the Green Carpet

Green carpet Not sure who this guy in the hat is (anyone?), but so far he wins Best Dressed on this green carpet. Gail, lookin good, as always. Editors' note: We've identified that gentleman as JBF Award winner Thierry Rautureau, chef of Rover's and Luc in Seattle.

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Immaculate Infatuation: Early Observations

First observation on the record: Bobby  Flay always has his mouth open.

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Foodspotting: Reporting for Duty

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Fiona from the Foodspotting arm of the JBF Awards live-blogging Team reporting in! Got my all-acccess pass pretty smoothly, and somehow already got myself lost. On my behind-the-scenes adventure, though, I captured a great shot from the stage. This shows you a great glimpse of what the Award winners will see during their crowning moment.

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Awards Watch: Book Awards Recap

And finally, the Book Award winners, presented by Green & Black’s® Organic Chocolate: Cookbook Hall of Fame: On Food and Cooking: The Science & Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee American Cooking: Pig: King of the Southern Table by James Villas Baking and Dessert: Good to the Grain: Baking with Whole-Grain Flours by Kim Boyce Beverage: Secrets of the Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World’s Top Wine Professionals by Jordan Mackay and Rajat Parr Cooking from a Professional Point of View: Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine by René Redzepi General Cooking: The Essential New York Times Cook Book: Classic Recipes for a New Century by Amanda Hesser International: Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories by Grace Young Healthy Focus: The Simple Art of EatingWell Cookbook by Jessie Price & the EatingWell Test Kitchen Photography: Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine

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Awards Watch: Journalism Awards Recap

We just wrapped the Journalism Awards, which had some great moments! Check out the winners below and be sure to check back at the end of the night to find out if your favorite books came out on top. M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award: Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly, “A Movable Beast” Food Section of a General Interest Publication: San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné and Miriam Morgan Food-Related Feature: Dan Koeppel, Saveur, “Fruit of the Future” Food-Related Columns & Commentary: Tim Carman, Washington City Paper, “Ignore the Pizza Police,” “Supply and Da Men,” “Schmeer Campaign" Personal Essay: Tom Junod, Esquire, “My Mom Couldn’t Cook” Health and Nutrition: Rachael Moeller Gorman, EatingWell, “Captain of the Happier Meal” Environment, Food Politics, and Policy: Carl Safina, EatingWell, “Sea Change” Profile: Benjamin Wallace, New York, “The Restaurant Auteur” Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review: Patric Kuh, Los Angeles, “Animal Magnetism,” “Making Their Move,” “Time for a Redo?” Wine and Spirits: Jon Fine, Food & Wine, “Natural Wine: Weird or Wonderful?” Multimedia

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Awards Watch: Broadcast Media Awards Recap

We just finished up the Broadcast Media portion of the evening, presented by Lenox Tableware and Gifts. Here’s a list of tonight’s first winners: Audio Webcast or Radio Show: Megan Williams, CBC Ideas: “Pasta: The Long and Short of It” Video Webcast: Jay Selman, GrapeRadio Television Segment: Bill Owens and Kara Vaccaro, 60 Minutes: “Chef José Andrés” Television Program, On Location: Justin Barocas, Heather Brown, and Geoffrey Drummond, Avec Eric Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location: Top Chef: Season 7 Television Special/Documentary: Declan O’Driscoll and Kevin O’Keefe, Milk War TV Food Personality/Host: Alton Brown, Good Eats The Journalism Awards are up next. And stay tuned for the Book Awards!

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Awards Watch: Where were you when…?

We asked some of tonight’s nominees to tell us where they were when they got the news they were up for a James Beard Foundation Award. Here are their stories: “I was actually in my pajamas, typing madly at my home computer, on deadline and ensnared in that light caffeinated panic that I find closes so many deadlines. Grasping for a phrase, I dipped on to Facebook, which I do and don't recommend. And then a message pinged in from Jonathan Gold, congratulating me! I had no idea about what so I tripped over myself, in a computer-window-opening, computer-window-closing sort of way, to find out. Happy!  I met my deadline, then went upstairs to tell my husband. Before I left the house I tucked a bottle of bubbly in the fridge (Schramsberg blanc de blancs.) We had it as soon as I got back from work. I'm still floating on air! People always ask me, it's your tenth nomination, do you still care? I care profoundly. Writing is such a lonely endeavor, the lag between publishing and writing makes it lonelier, but the Beard Awards make a lonely writer feel not alone at all, but celebrated. I'm so grateful.” --Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, nominated tonight for the Craig Claiborne Distinguished

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Awards Watch: Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards

The JBF Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards are about to get started! Our hosts, Emmy Award winner Ted Allen and Top Chef’s lovely Gail Simmons, are about to take the stage. Stay tuned throughout the night for recaps of the winners, or follow us on twitter at @beardfoundation for up-to-the minute news.

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