Our Favorite Dishes of 2011

Another year gone by, another flurry of meals and plates licked clean. As all food lovers can attest, it’s not easy to single out a mere handful of dishes to top our year-end list of favorites, especially after a year that brought us plenty of promising chefs, gutsy cooking, and delicious food. With that in mind, here’s a look back at what we loved in 2011. Our tummies are already growling for next year.

 

polenta with marinara


Polenta with Marinara (Modernist Cuisine)
When we saw Nathan Myhrvold speak at ICE, we also got to sample dishes from his team’s kitchen laboratory. Our favorite: a bowl of homey grits that had been cooked at... Read more >

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JBF Joins Foodspotting

Maybe you've noticed, but we've got a new way of sharing all the great food we eat when we're out and about. JBF is on Foodspotting. This unique website and mobile app allows users to find, share, and recommend amazing food to their friends and followers by taking photos of dishes you love. Not only are we out there spotting under the James Beard Foundation handle, we've collaborated with some of our past JBF Award–winning chefs to create guides featuring the food at their own restaurants. Our Regional Best Chef winners told us, in their own words, what their favorites dishes are and which foods best

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