James Beard Award Nominees 2009

I never get the scoop on anything (I leave that to Eater, Grub Street, and The Feedbag) but just for the fun of it, I’m going to take advantage of following @beardfoundation on Twitter to be the first, perhaps, to announce the James Beard Award Nominees 2009 (these are like the Oscars of food)…

# Nominees for Outstanding Chef (All-Clad Metalcrafters): José Andrés, Dan Barber, Tom Colicchio, Suzanne Goin, and Paul Kahan2 minutes ago from web

# Outstanding Restaurant nominees: Babbo, Boulevard, Fore Street, Highlands Bar & Grill, and Jean Georges3 minutes ago from web

# Outstanding Restaurateur nominees: Tom Douglas, Keith McNally, Richard Melman, Drew Nieporent, and Stephen Starr4 minutes ago from web

# Outstanding Service nominees (Stella Artois): Daniel, Emeril’s New Orleans, La Grenouille, Spiaggia, and Vetri4 minutes ago from web

# Best New Restaurant nominees (Lexus): The Bazaar by José Andrés, Corton, L2O, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta5 minutes ago from web

# Outstanding Pastry Chef (All-Clad Metalcrafters): Gina DePalma, Kamel Guechida, Pichet Ong, Nicole Plue, and Mindy Segal6 minutes ago from web

# The Rising Star nominees are: Nate Appleman, Sean Brock, Johnny Monis, Gabriel Rucker, Michael Solomonov, and Sue Zemanick6 minutes ago from web

# Best Chef: Great Lakes nominees: Koren Grieveson, Arun Sampanthavivat, Bruce Sherman, Michael Symon, and Alex Young6 minutes ago from web

# Best Chef: Midwest nominees are: Isaac Becker, Gerard Craft, Colby Garrelts, Tim McKee, Alexander Roberts7 minutes ago from web

# The Best Chef: Northeast nominees are: Rob Evans, Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier, Michael Leviton, Tony Maws, and Marc Orfaly8 minutes ago from web

# The Best Chef: New York City nominees are: Michael Anthony, Terrance Brennan, Wylie Dufresne, Gabrielle Hamilton, and Gabriel Kreuther9 minutes ago from web

# The Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic nominees are: Cathal Armstrong, Jose Garces, Peter Pastan, Maricel Presilla, and Vikram Sunderam9 minutes ago from web

# The nominees for Best Chef: Southeast are: Hugh Acheson, Linton Hopkins, Mike Lata, Bill Smith, and Bob Waggoner10 minutes ago from web

# The nominees for Best Chef: South are: Zach Bell, John Currence, John Harris, Douglas Rodriguez, and Michael Schwartz10 minutes ago from web

# The nominees for Best Chef: Southwest are: Paul Bartolotta, Sharon Hage, Ryan Hardy, Claude Le Tohic, and Andrew Weissman10 minutes ago from web

# The nominees for Best Chef: Pacific are: Jeremy Fox, Douglas Keane, Loretta Keller, David Kinch, and Daniel Patterson11 minutes ago from web

# The Best Chef: Northwest nominees are: Maria Hines, Joseba Jiménez de Jiménez, Ethan Stowell, Cathy Whims, Jason Wilson# The 2009 inductees into the Who’s Who of Food & Beverage are: David Burke, John T. Edge, Dorothy Cann Hamilton, Betty Fussell, Clark Wolf16 minutes ago from web

# Wine & Spirits Pro (Southern Wine & Spirits of NY): Dale DeGroff, Merry Edwards, Garrett Oliver, John and Doug Shafer, Julian P. Van Winkle17 minutes ago from web

# The Outstanding Wine Service nominees are: Bin 36, Blackberry Farm, Le Bernardin, Patina, and Picasso at Bellagio18 minutes ago from web

# Rest. Graphics: Jason Pickleman/Donald Madia (Publican), Denise Korn/Javier Cortés/Bryant Ross (Corner Office), Steven Solomon (Terroir)20 minutes ago from web

# Rest. Design: Thomas Schlesser (Publican), Thomas Schlesser (Bar Boulud),and Philippe Starck/Bruno Barrione/Theresa Fatino (The Bazaar)20 minutes ago from web

# Want to find out who’s cooking on May 4 at Avery Fisher Hall? Check out www.jbfawards.com for all the information.22 minutes ago from web

# Photography: The Big Fat Duck Cookbook, Decadent Desserts, and Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya22 minutes ago from web

# Writing and Literature: In Defense of Food, Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper, and Raising Steaks23 minutes ago from web

# Single Subject: Fat, Mediterranean Fresh, and The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever24 minutes ago from web

# Reference and Scholarship: Milk, The Flavor Bible, and The Science of Good Food24 minutes ago from web

# International: Beyond the Great Wall, Jewish Holiday Cooking, and Southeast Asian Flavors24 minutes ago from web

# Healthy Focus: Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook, and The Food You Crave25 minutes ago from web

# General Cooking: How to Cook Everything (10th Anniv. Ed.), Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, and The Bon Appétit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook25 minutes ago from web

# Cooking from a Professional Point of View: Alinea, The Big Fat Duck Cookbook, and Under Pressure25 minutes ago from web

# Beverage: The Harney and Sons Guide to Tea, The Wines of Burgundy, and WineWise25 minutes ago from web

# Baking: Bakewise, Baking for All Occasions, and The Art and Soul of Baking26 minutes ago from web

# American Cooking: Arthur Schwartz’s Jewish Home Cooking, Cooking Up a Storm, and Screen Doors and Sweet Tea26 minutes ago from web

# The nominees for this year’s Book Awards (Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate) are:27 minutes ago from web

# The 2009 Lifetime Achievement honoree is Ella Brennan of the Brennan Family of Restaurants, which includes Commander’s Palace.# This year’s Humanitarian of the Year recipient is Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest)28 minutes ago from web

# visit www.jbfawards.com for more information about our America’s Classics winners30 minutes ago from web

# 2009 America’s Classics: Arnold’s Country Kitchen, Breitbach’s Country Dining, Mustache Bill’s Diner, Totonno’s, and Yank Sing30 minutes ago from web

# Video Webcast: School Lunch Revolutionary (Chow.com), Art of Blending (Graperadio.com), Savoring the Best of World Flavors (Ciaprochef.com)31 minutes ago from web

# The Broadcast Media Award Nominees (Viking Range Corporation) for television, webcast, and radio programs aired in 2008 are:32 minutes ago from web

# Don’t forget to visit www.jbfawards.com for a complete list of nominees and all the details about the big events!32 minutes ago from web

# MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award: Celia Barbour (O, The Oprah Magazine), Aleksandra Crapanzano (Gourmet), Alan Richman (GQ)33 minutes ago from web

# Food Blogs: The BA Foodist (Bonappetit.com), Hunter Angler Gardener Cook (Honest-food.net) Our One-Block Diet (Oneblockdiet.sunset.com)33 minutes ago from web

# Multimedia: Ruth Reichl (Gourmet.com): Gourmet Cookbook Club and The Test Kitchen; Mike Sula (Chicagoreader.com): Whole Hog Project33 minutes ago from web

# Website Focusing on Food, Beverage, Restaurant, or Nutrition: Chow.com, Epicurious.com, and Gourmet.com34 minutes ago from web

# Writing on Spirits, Wine, or Beer: Jon Bonné (San Francisco Chronicle), Jay McInerney (Men’s Vogue), Alan Richman (GQ)34 minutes ago from web

# Food-Related Columns: Dorie Greenspan (Bon Appétit), Corby Kummer (The Atlantic), and Laura Shapiro (Gourmet.com)34 minutes ago from web

# Nutrition/Food-Related Issues: Barry Estabrook (Gourmet), Mark Adams, et al (New York Magazine), Rachael Moeller Gorman (EatingWell)34 minutes ago from web

# Restaurant Reviews: Jonathan Gold (LA Weekly), Adam Platt (New York Magazine), and Tom Sietsema (The Washington Post)34 minutes ago from web

# Magazine Feature Writing w/o Recipes: Alan Richman (GQ), Patricia Sharpe (Texas Monthly), Monique Truong (Gourmet)35 minutes ago from web

# Magazine Feature with Recipes: Edna Lewis (Gourmet)*published posthumously, David Dobbs and John Ash (EatingWell), James Peterson (Saveur)35 minutes ago from web

# Magazine Feature Writing about Restaurants and/or Chefs: Ruth Reichl (Gourmet), Alan Richman (Departures), Anya von Bremzen (Food & Wine)35 minutes ago from web

# Newspaper Food Section: Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Washington Post36 minutes ago from web

# Newspaper Feature w/ Recipes: Rebekah Denn (Seattle Post-Intelligencer), David Leite (New York Times), Kathleen Purvis (Charlotte Observer)36 minutes ago from web

# Newspaper Feature w/o Recipes: Monica Eng (Chicago Tribune), Kristen Hinman (Riverfront Times), and Craig LaBan (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

4 thoughts on “James Beard Award Nominees 2009”

  1. Hello –

    I am a filmmaker in Atlanta. It was good to see that Edna Lewis is nominated for a James Beard Award for her writing.

    I just wanted to let you know I produced a 21 minute documentary about Miss Edna Lewis. The film is called “Fried Chicken and Sweet Potato Pie”.

    It is viewable in its entirety on Internet at a Gourmet Magazine website:


    and at a Georgia Public Broadcasting website:


    My website,


    has more information about the film and the story of Miss Lewis.


    Bailey Barash

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