Deemed “the Oscars of the food world,” by Time magazine, The James Beard Foundation Awards are the country’s most coveted honor for chefs; food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors working on food; and restaurant architects and designers.
-from the JBF website
Awards are given for books, TV shows, restaurant design, journalism, &, of course, chefs! 2010 winners include:
- Love Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of The Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas (book)
- Serious Eats (blog)
- Tom Colicchio (outstanding chef)
Local eatery Mary & Tito's won the America's Classics Award for restaurants with timeless appeal, beloved in their regions for quality food that reflects the character of their community. Establishments musthave been in existence at least 10 years and be locally owned.For a full list of 2010 winners, visit the JBF website.