Awards Watch: Broadcast Media Award Winners

We've just wrapped up the Broadcast Media Awards segment of the program—just in time for Karen DeMasco's white chocolate panna cotta with morello cherries and cherry sorbet. Highlight: a humbled and flattered Andrew Zimmern, upon accepting his award for TV Food Personality, gave a shout-out to Cookbook-Hall-of-Fame inductee Claudia Roden. "Claudia, you write about eyeballs and sheep testicles, and that's where I always like to start eating!" he declared. Here are the 2010 Broadcast Media Award winners: Audio Webcast or Radio Show: The Kojo Nnamdi Show Video Webcast: The Greenmarket: One Farmer’s Story, from seriouseats.com Television Segment: ABC News Nightline Television Show, On Location: Chefs A’ Field: King of Alaska Television Show, In Studio or Fixed Location: French Food at Home with Laura Calder Television Special:

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Award Watch: JBF Media & Book Awards Cont.

Here are the remaining 2010 JBF Book Award winners: Healthy Focus: Love Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of “The Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas International: The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews Photography: Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way Photographer: Santiago Soto Monllor Reference and Scholarship: Encyclopedia of Pasta by Oretta Zanini de Vita, Translated by Maureen B. Fant Single Subject: Pasta Sfoglia by Ron and Colleen Suhanosky with

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Awards Watch: The Curtain Has Risen on the JBF Media & Book Awards

After an opening video montage that included footage from our Jeopardy! appearance, JBF President Susan Ungaro took the stage at the JBF Media & Book Awards to thank our sponsors and lead the packed room in a Stella toast. She then introduced hosts Andrew Zimmern and Kelly Choi—the latter a vision in peak-of-the-season strawberry red—who took over the podium and launched into the first cookbook awards of the night. Early winners included Real Cajun by NOLA hero Donald Link ("I wrote this book for my kids," he said) and Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller. Always a class act, chef Keller saluted fellow nominee Marco Canaro, and also confessed that he hadn't expected to come out ahead of Judith Jones, whose book, The Pleasures of Cooking for One," was also up for consideration. Here are the winners so far: American Cooking: Real Cajun by Donald Link with Paula Disbrowe (this book is for his kids) Baking and Dessert:

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Awards Watch: Experience Monday's Awards on Delights & Prejudices and Twitter

Can’t make it to Lincoln Center on Monday? You can still experience the thrill of the JBF Awards right here on Delights & Prejudices: we’ll be live-blogging all the festivities, as well as tweeting from @beardfoundation—and don’t forget to make your thoughts known by including #jbfa in your own tweets! Just like years past, we've invited the team at Savory Cities to conduct and film interviews on the red carpet. We’ve also assembled a fleet of guest bloggers who will report, eat, and rub elbows with all the fabulous food folk in attendance. Let us introduce them: Carol Blymire: With the French Laundry Cookbook already under her belt, Blymire is now making her way through the

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Awards Watch: More Reception Chefs Q & A

On Tuesday we asked what the JBF Awards reception chefs hate to eat. Today we're learning what they would be if they weren't chefs: "A BMW motorcycle mechanic." –Jonathan Benno, Patina Group Restaurant at Lincoln Center, NYC "A mediocre musician." –Kevin Binkley, Binkley’s Restaurant, Cave Creek, AZ "If I weren’t a chef I would be a farmer. I was raised on a farm and I loved growing our own ingredients." –JBF Award Winner Jean François Bruel, Daniel, NYC "I would be a race car driver. (My dad owns and builds race cars.)" –Jennifer Carroll, 10 Arts by Eric Ripert, Philadelphia "Either a bicycle mechanic or a heavy metal guitar god." –Pastry Chef Bill Corbett, Coi, San Francisco "If I weren’t a chef, I would be a bicycle mechanic.

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Awards Watch: Readers' Choice, Best New Restaurant

James Beard Foundation Awards weekend is upon us! While we've been busy polishing the medallions and chilling the Champagne, you've been letting us know who you think deserves to win in the Food Blog and Website categories. Now that the polls have closed, we're excited to report that Hunter Angler Gardener Cook conquered the Food Blog vote, while Saveur.com was the victor in the Website contest. For our final readers' choice vote, we're picking a category that is sure

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Awards Watch: Reception Chefs Q & A

The 2010 JBF Awards are just days away, and we're so excited to see our reception chefs and taste what they have in store for us. In anticipation of the big shindig, we picked these cooks' brains about everything from where they first toiled in the restaurant industry to their lofty ambitions. Perhaps the most amusing discovery was that chefs—whom many of us expect to possess an indiscriminate love for all things food—can still be picky eaters. Look below to see some of their aversions: "Canned tuna.  No matter how “good” any brand is, it is always terrible." –Christopher DiMinno, Clyde Common, Portland, OR "Greasy food." –Noriyuki Sugie, IRONNORI, Venice, CA "Balut

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Awards Watch: Readers' Choice, Website

Citizens of the blogging community sure are opinionated! The response to our readers' choice poll on who deserves the medal for best food blog has been so huge that we've decided to keep the voting open a little while longer. At this moment, Hunter Angler Gardener Cook holds the lead with about 52 percent of the votes (and many cheering fans in the comments section), but Serious Eats still poses a threat in a not-too-far second place. We're also launching a new poll: best food-related website. Check out the nominees, then cast your vote below. Chow.com (Jane Goldman) Epicurious.com (Tanya W. Steel

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Awards Watch: Readers' Choice, Food Blog

We asked and you voted: in our poll on who should win the medal for "Magazine Feature Writing about Restaurants and/or Chefs" at the James Beard Foundation Awards, "The Last Chinese BBQ" by Francis Lam emerged victorious. Congrats, Mr. Lam! Up next is the "Food Blog" category. Click on the links below to size up the candidates, then cast your vote at the end of the post. Grub Street New York (Aileen Gallagher, Daniel Maurer, and Alexandra Vallis) Serious Eats (Ed Levine) Hunter Angler Gardener Cook (Hank Shaw) [

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