Awards Watch: Readers' Choice

When the winners of our Media Awards are announced on May 2, it will reflect the backroom deliberations of our panel of judges, a seasoned but select group of media veterans. With all due respect to those bigwigs, we’re curious about who you think deserves to get the glory. So here at Delights & Prejudices we’re creating our own little version of the People’s Choice Awards, in which our readers, the Main Street consumers of food and food news, will vote for their favorite food media among our Awards nominees. We’ll provide links to the content and set up a state-of-the-art poll; all you have to do is read and vote. Our first category is “Magazine Feature Writing about Restaurants and/or Chefs.” Here are the three contenders, all outstanding in their own right:

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Awards Watch: Nominees Revealed!

In case you weren't following us on Twitter this morning, here are the JBF Awards nominees—including chefs, restaurants, cookbooks, and journalism—all in a plain old-fashioned PDF. We're only six weeks out from the big event (see more details about the ceremony and reception here), so you've got plenty of time to make your predictions and place some bets. (Hopefully you'll fare a tad better than you have in March Madness.)

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Awards Watch: Awards Nominee Announcement on Monday

Make sure that your computer screen is tuned into our Twitter feed, @beardfoundation, on Monday morning: we'll be live-tweeting the Awards nominations from the Palace Café, the acclaimed New Orleans institution from chef Dickie Brennan. Kick-off time is 10:00 A.M. EST.

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Awards Watch: 2010 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award Announced

Beard medallion Ariane and Michael Batterberry, who founded Food & Wine and Food Arts magazines, will receive the 2010 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. You can read more about the Batterberrys and the Award by clicking here.

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Awards Watch: Awards Theme and Hosts Announced

Beard medallion Italian maven Lidia Bastianich, fusion pioneer Wolfgang Puck, and kitchen science cognoscente Alton Brown will share the podium at this year's James Beard Foundation Awards, which will go down on Monday, May 3, at Lincoln Center. The theme of this year's ceremony is "The Legacy Continues," a nod to the lasting impact that James Beard and his successors have had on American cuisine. We're asking every chef who has won our Outstanding Chef award (Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Grant Achatz, and others) to shine a spotlight on chefs whom they believe are extraordinary examples of excellence in our culinary world. The 2010 Awards Gala Reception will feature dishes from these established and emerging talents from around the country. (Some of our Outstanding Chef winners will be handing out this year's medals, so expect to see some of the big names in the house, too). We've also tapped Kelly Choi, host of Eat Out NY and Top Chef

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Awards Watch: Restaurant and Chef Awards Semifinalists Announced

Beard medal JBF Awards season just got hotter: we've released our list of Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists. Click here to see if your favorite chef or eatery is in the running.

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Awards Watch: The 2010 America’s Classics Winners

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If our 2010 America’s Classics Award winners got together to prepare dinner, it would be one incredible meal. Maybe they’d start things... Read more >

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Awards Watch: 2010 Humanitarian of the Year

beard medal. blog large We’re at it again! JBF Awards season has begun and we’ve just announced our first winner. This year’s Humanitarian of the Year is Taste of the NFL founder Wayne Kostroski. With the help of award-winning chefs from around the nation and football players from across the NFL, Kostroski has helped raise over nine million dollars for local and national hunger organizations. Read our full press release here >>> We’ve got lots more JBF Awards news on the horizon. Stay tuned to @beardfoundation on Twitter for real-time updates on the Chef and Restaurant Semifinalists, the Nominee Announcement on March 22, and the Award winners being

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Giveaway: Spiegelau Digestif Stemware

digestif A wine is only as good as the glass it's served in, and we want to help you get the most enjoyment out of the final sips of your meal. We've got a box of six Spiegelau Authentis digestif glasses for your imbibing pleasure, as well as an official JBF tote bag in which you can carry them home. For a chance to win this fine stemware, tell us your favorite digestif or dessert wine. The tenth commenter gets the goods.* *Winner must be able to pick up the prize at our offices in New York City.

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