Cecilia Chiang Wins James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award and More News

In today's Media Mix, Padma Lakshmi launching jewelry line, plus paper maps are in

The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

Padma's HSN Deal: The Top Chef host is branching out and expanding her culinary-focused HSN deal by launching PL by Padma Lakshmi for jewelry, priced from $16 to $90. [WWD]

Marcus Samuelsson Helps Save Food: The chef critiques one family's habit of throwing away food, and shows them how to pack their fridge. [ABC]

Paper Maps Are the New iPhones: Forget smartphones and GPS systems; apparently the USE-IT maps, compiled by locals, are the best guides for traveling abroad. [Reuters]

Cecilia Chiang Wins JBF Lifetime Achievement: The chef credited with introducing authentic Mandarin food to the American dining scene will be awarded this season, following the likes of Wolfgang Puck and Kevin Zraly. [JBF]


Foie Gras Ban Blocked in New York: A state Supreme Court judge threw out a lawsuit that foie gras was a product of a "diseased animal" and should not be sold. [Times Union]