# 2012

A risk-taker, a proponent of Southern ingredients, and an advocate for modern technique, Sean Brock represents American culinary pioneering in one of its proudest culinary traditions. Andoni Luis Aduriz, receives this award for his innovative thinking and approach to food, his leadership and creativity, and the fascinating food journeys he offers.

Looking across the American culinary landscape, one chef in the US stands higher above the rest this year
When we looked at a crowded field of talent, 2 chefs stood out on the American and international culinary scenes
Looking across the American culinary landscape, one chef in the US stands higher above the rest this year
The Daily Meal examines 2012's reigning 25 trends
McDonald's tried to be healthy, Burger King tried to win back its second rank, and more fast-food news of 2012
The prettiest dishes, drinks, and chefs of 2012
Everything from grand cru to picklebacks (yes, really), The Daily Meal looks back at the year's bar tab
How the coffee giant continued to evolve over the year 2012
Let’s review the entire year in food news, shall we?