We'll leave you with this year's Journalism Award winners—we're off to SD26 for Chefs' Night Out and a bit of revelry. See you back here at 5:00 P.M. tomorrow!
Newspaper Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs: Jared Jacang Maher, Westword, “A Hunger to Help”
Newspaper Feature Writing: Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader, “The Real American Pie”
Food-Related Columns: Rachel Wharton, Edible Brooklyn, Column: Back of the House
Newspaper Food Section: The Washington Post, Joe Yonan
Reporting on Health, Environment, or Nutrition: Rowan Jacobsen, EatingWell, “…Or Not to Bee”
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
After an opening video montage that included footage from our Jeopardy! appearance,
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:
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:
: With the French Laundry Cookbook
already under her belt, Blymire is now making her way through the
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.
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
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
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
–Noriyuki Sugie, IRONNORI, Venice, CA
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.
(Tanya W. Steel