The James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation has released its list of nominees across nearly 60 award categories, including Restaurant and Chef, Restaurant Design, and Books, Broadcast Media, and Journalism.
On Tuesday, April 26, the Foundation will host its the James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards at Chelsea Piers. Nominees for this year’s best cookbooks include works from Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully, Jamie Oliver, Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook, and Mark Bittman.
Food journalism nods have been given to the Eat This and Gravy podcasts, Andrew Zimmern (for his hosting of Bizarre Foods as well as his personal blog), Lucky Peach, and the Associated Press for its groundbreaking investigation of the slavery behind Thailand’s massive seafood industry.
On Monday, May 2, the James Beard Awards Gala will be hosted at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. This year, nominees for the Best New Restaurant include Shaya in New Orleans, Death and Taxes in Raleigh, and Wildair in New York City. Nominees for the Best Chefs of 2016 include Curtis Duffy (Grace), Andrew Zimmerman (Sepia), Peter Chang (Peter Chang Restaurant), Kevin Nashan (Sidney Street Café), Marco Canora (Hearth), Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi (Carbone), Zak Pelaccio (Fish and Game), Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi (Joule), Isaac Toups (Toups’ Meatery), Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn), and others.
Tickets to the Beard Awards, which is open to the public, are available now for purchase and include access to a gala reception featuring food and drinks from chefs all over the country.
The full list of Beard Award nominees is available here.