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Index of restaurants mentioned on our Blog:

Adour (1/24/08)
Al Di La (5/21/05)
Alain Ducasse (6/2/06)
Ali Baba (11/28/06)
Alinea (10/21/05)
Alto (1/26/06)
Amma (4/30/06)
An American Place (9/05)
Annisa (12/19/06)
Appellation (5/31/06)
Aquavit (1/23/06)
Aroma (8/23/05)
Artisanal (7/3/05)
Asiate (2/2/06)
Auberge St-Antoine (4/09)
August/N.O. (7/22/06)
August/NYC (7/10/06)
A Voce (4/19/06)
Awash (3/23/08)
Babbo (6/18/06)
Bamn! (9/10/06)
Bar Americain (8/6/05)
Bar Carrera (7/31/06)
Bar Milano (5/2/08)
Barbara-Jo's (11/06)
Bar-bo-ne (10/22/06)
Barbounia (5/3/06)
Barca 18 (10/29/06)
Bayona (7/19/06)
Beckta Dining (6/10/05)
Bennison Bakery (4/07)
Benoit (4/22/08)
Beppe (11/17/05)
Bernard Magrez (6/2/06)
Bette (5/31/06)
Big Apple BBQ (6/07)
Big Nick's (10/12/08)
Bloodroot (6/24/06)
Blue Hill (8/20/05)
Blue Smoke (6/26/05)
Bob Lobster (8/9/06)
Bodegas Farina (11/16/04)
Bond 45 (9/28/05)
Bracco Wines (8/22/06)
Brown's (8/9/06)
Burger Joint (1/27/05)
Cafe Adelaide (11/4/06)
Cafe des Artistes (4/05)
Cafe Frida (9/23/07)
Cafe Gray (5/8/05)
Caracas Arepa (9/10/06)
Casaville (11/07)
Celeste (5/29/06)
Chanterelle (8/26/07)
Chefs&Champagne (7/08)
Chez Le Chef (10/2/05)
Chez Panisse (11/06)
Chick-fil-A (2/10/07)
Chikalicious (4/7/06)
Chinatown Brasserie (6/5)
Compass (12/17/06)
Cookbook Stall (12/6/06)
Cookshop (10/25/05)
Cru/Vancouver (11/06)
Cucharamama (1/08)
Cuvee (7/19/06, 11/06)
Dahlia Lounge (11/06)
Daisy May's BBQ (12/07)
Darna (7/3/06)
Dave's Italian (10/21/05)
DB Bistro (1/26/06; et al)
Dell'Anima (4/08) (1/08)
Devi (11/07)
Diva at the Met (11/06)
Dona (4/17/06)
Dottie's (12/3/06)
Double Crown (3/10)
Dressing Room (8/07)
El Cholo (10/07)
Eleven Madison (7/12/06)
El Parador (8/21/05)
The Emerson (3/7/06)
En Plo (3/16/06)
Evergreen Shanghai (9/06)
Fatty Crab - UWS (3/09)
Fig + Olive (4/26/05)
Flatiron Lounge (5/8/06)
Forge (7/29/08)
Four Seasons (6/24/05)
Frere Jacques (8/12/05)
Frontera Grill (4/8/05)
Galatoire's (11/06)
Garrett Popcorn (12/07)
Gilt (10/7/07) (2/14/06)
Good Burger (10/3/05)
Gramercy Tavern (12/06)
Grom (5/07)
Hearth (8/13/05)
Heidelberg (3/16/06)
Hundred Acres (7/19/08)
In-N-Out Burger (11/06)
Indochine (7/31/06)
Inn at Little Wash'tn (3/05)
'ino (6/21/05)
'inoteca (3/09)
Inside (10/26/05)
Inside Park (9/08)
In Tent (8/4/06)
Jack's Luxury (6/27/06)
Jean Georges (5/13/06)
Jerry's (6/13/06)
Jimmy's (11/3/05)
Jimmy's No. 43 (3/07)
Jovia (10/23/05)
Kai (7/7/05)
Katsuhama (10/22/06)
Katz's Deli (8/1/05)
La Cote Brasserie (7/06)
Lady M (5/30/06)
Lai Wah Heen (7/14/05)
Lasagna (3/20/07)
Le Bernardin (3/16/06)
L'Ecole (8/10/06)
Lobster Inn (8/07)
Locanda Verde (5/25/09)
Lola (11/06)
L'Orange Bleue (4/26/05)
Mama's (12/3/06)
Maremma (4/22/06)
Matsuri (5/2/08)
Maxie (4/17/06)
Menchenko-Tei (8/14/05)
Mercadito (10/17/05)
Mermaid Inn (8/22/05)
Meskel (3/23/08)
Metro Marche (1/22/07)
Mie Jakarta (7/15/06)
The Modern (4/1/06)
Momofuku (6/10/05)
Monday Room (4/07)
Morrison-Clark (11/07)
Mother's/N.O. (7/22/06)
Moto (4/8/05)
Musso & Frank (10/07)
Naha (4/07)
Nectar (4/30/06)
Nice Matin (1/22/07)
Nobu 57 (4/5/06)
NoHo Star (3/28/06)
NoMI (9/08)
Nougatine (5/13/06)
Odeon (2/10/06)
oms/b (8/8/06)
Osteria Del Stato (4/8/05)
Osteria Mozza (10/07)
Panache in Q.C. (4/12/09)
Park Ave. Autumn (11/07)
Park Ave. Summer (7/07)
Park Hyatt DC (11/07)
Patroon (7/18/08)
Pearl Oyster Bar (5/28/06) Penelope (10/16/05)
Perry Street (9/20/05)
Per Se (4/5/06)
Pera Brasserie (11/16/06)
Peter Luger (3/22/06)
Petite Abeille (9/4/05)
Petrossian (12/22/06)
Philippe's (10/07)
Phoenix Garden (9/16/05)
Piano Due (3/23/06)
Picholine (10/1/07)
Pizza Napoletana (3/3/05)
Pizzeria Mozza (10/07)
Porter House NY (8/07)
Prune (6/13/06)
Public (8/5/05)
Quince (4/07)
Rai Rai Ken (9/10/06)
Rancho La Puerta (12/05)
Rangoli (11/06)
Rao's (10/6/06)
Rat's (4/22/06)
Ray's Ice Cream (1/07)
Rice (8/25/06)
Riingo (2/18/05)
Roberto Passon (12/05)
Rosendale Cement (9/05)
Rugby Grille (1/30/07)
Ryland Inn (7/28/05)
Sahara's (4/20/06)
Saito's/Seattle (11/06)
Sakagura (7/21/05)
Salt Cellar (10/08)
Salumi (11/06)
San Domenico (2/1/06)
Sanford (4/8/05)
Saravanaas (7/31/06)
Second Ave. Deli (1/08)
Shake Shack (3/31/06)
Shangri-La (1/30/07)
Sheridan Square (7/12/08)
Shun Lee Palace (12/05) Sip Sak (8/13/06)
SmorgasChef (11/10/05)
Solera (2/10/06)
Sophie's Cuban (8/15/05)
South Gate (5/2/08)
Southern Hospitality (8/07)
Spigolo (1/31/07)
Sushi Samba (11/4/06)
Sushi Zen (4/3/09)
Tasting Room (10/16/05)
The Monday Room (4/5/07)
Thomas Henkelmann (6/24/06)
Tia Pol (5/31/06)
Tibetan Kitchen (8/8/06)
Tiffin Wallah (8/07)
Top Pot Donuts (11/06)
Tout Va Bien (2/2/07)
Trio (11/6/05)
Tru (4/8/05)
Uglesich's (2/28/05)
Upstairs (9/4/05)
Vij's (11/06)
Vintage (7/28/05)
Walter's (6/24/06)
West Bank Cafe (8/18/06)
West End Bistro (11/07)
Wild Edibles (3/17/07)
Wild Salmon (6/07)
Woodman's (8/9/06)
Zafra (6/07)
Zarela (7/10/05)
Zaytinya (11/07)
Zen Burger (1/08)
Zip Burger (7/3/06)
Zola (5/2/08)

A rotating list-in-formation of some of the (mostly) food- and drink-related sites we've enjoyed:

101 Cookbooks
Accidental Hedonist
A Cooking Life
Add An Egg
A Hamburger Today
a la carte
Alfonso Cevola
Alice Feiring
All Business - Restaurants
Almost Turkish
Amateur Gourmet
Amuse Bouche
An Edge in the Kitchen
An Obsession with Food
Andrea Strong
Anthony Bourdain
Apicius
Ayun Halliday

Basic Juice
Beatrice
Beer Blog
BlogCritics Magazine
Butter on the Endive
Cheers
Cheers2Wine
Chef Talk

Chef2Chef
Chez Pim
Chocolate and Zucchini
Chow
Clive's Wines
Cocktail Chronicles
CocktailDB
Cocktails.About.com
Cook the Wolf
Cooking for Engineers
Cooking with Amy
Cork and Knife
Cornichon
Culinate
Daily Munch
Daily Olive
David Lebovitz
Delicious Days
DeLong Wine Moment
DM WineLine
Dorie Greenspan
Drink Boy
Drink Boy - Blog
Dr. Vino
Eat Drink One Woman
Eater
Ed Levine Eats
Eggbeater
eGullet
El Bulli
Enoch Choi, MD
Epicurious
Fabulous Foods
Feastivals
Fermentation
FineWineMag.com
Food in the Library
FoodNetwork.com
Food Reference
Fork and Bottle
Frantic Foodie
FriedChickenCheesesteak Gastronomic Guesswork
Gastroville
Gina DePalma
Girl Who Ate Everything
Global Chefs
Gluten-Free Girl
Good Food
GourmetFile
GourmetFood.About.com
Grub Street
Harold McGee
Herbivoracious
Hiroko's Kitchen
Ideas in Food
Insatiable-Critic.com
It Is Just Grape Juice
Jaden's Steamy Kitchen
Japanese Food Report
Jeffrey Morgenthaler
Jenny McCoy
Johnny Iuzzini
Jonathan Gold
Joe Bastianich
Khymos
KIPLog
Lenn Devours
Life of Reiley
Local Wine Events
Mama Cooks
Manhattan User's Guide
Mario Batali
MegNut.com
Mexican Food
Michael Laiskonis
Nat Decants
NPR
NYCNosh.com
Off the Broiler
Orangette
Plate Lunch
Professor Bainbridge
Rambling Spoon
Roots and Grubs
Rose Levy Beranbaum
Ruhlman
Ruth Reichl
Sally's Place
Salt and Pepper
Savory New York
Savory Sojourns
Seattle Tall Poppy
Serious Eats
Slice
Slow Food
Smitten Kitchen
Snack
Spittoon
Stained Teeth
Steamy Kitchen
Syllabub
Tasting Menu
The Ethicurean
The Food Section
The Kitchn
The Passionate Cook
The Pour
The Sake Diaries
The Spice Must Flow
The Spirit World
Traveler's Lunchbox
Uncorked
Urban Feed
VegWeb.com
VeryWellSaid
Vino Cibo
Water Into Wino
Wednesday Chef
WellFed.net
Wilf's Wine Press
WineAbout
Wine.About.com
Wine Anorak
Wine Century Club
WineLibrary.tv
Wine Lovers Page
Wine News Review
WineReviewOnline
Wine Terroirs
Wine Travel Guides
Wines and Vines
Writing with my Mouth Full

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Becoming a Chef
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Chef's Night Out
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Culinary Artistry

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May 2010


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"Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page monitor the pulse of the food world like nobody's business. There's a fantastic database of restaurant reviews, too."
Babbo pastry chef Gina DePalma

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Bestselling author Michael Gelb

"If you asked me what I came into this world to do,
I will tell you: I came to live out loud."

Critic and novelist Emile Zola (1840-1902)

"There is nothing under the sun better for man than to eat, drink, and be merry. Go, therefore, eat your bread with joy and drink your wine with cheer.
Ecclesiastes 8:15

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Our congratulations to our publisher Hachette, the parent company of Little, Brown, which we just learned has not one but two 2010 Nautilus Book Award winners in MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: The Landmark Speeches and Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and THE FLAVOR BIBLE: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs.

Sunday, May 9, 2010 We are very happy to be able to share some wonderful news with you: Exactly one year ago this week, Karen received the best birthday present imaginable when our book THE FLAVOR BIBLE (Little, Brown; $35) was honored with the 2009 James Beard Book Award. But then it happened again this week, as THE FLAVOR BIBLE was just named a 2010 Nautilus Book Award winner in the category of Food / Nutrition / Cooking.

This is the 10th year that the Nautilus Book Awards have bestowed honors to recognize and reward world-changing books. Previous winners of Nautilus Book Awards include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhat Hanh, Barbara Kingsolver, Carolyn Myss, Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Andrew Weil, Marianne Williamson, Naomi Wolf and Gary Zukav.

Nautilus Book Awards recognize books of exceptional quality and merit that “promote spiritual growth, conscious living, and positive social change as they stimulate the imagination and inspire the reader to new possibilities for a better world."

Winning a 2010 Nautilus Book Award is a tremendous honor that affirms our original intentions for THE FLAVOR BIBLE beyond simply compiling what we hoped would become an enormously useful kitchen reference. We consciously strived to create a book that also suggests how cooking can be used as a medium for both creative expression and spiritual upliftment.

The complete list of 2010 Nautilus Book Award winners will be announced during BookExpo America (BEA) in New York City on May 26th.

Thank you for helping to spread (via Facebook, Twitter, your blog and/or good, old-fashioned word-of-mouth) the good news!

"We believe cooking will continue to evolve, and not only as a means of 'doing' (i.e., putting dinner on the table, or 'problem-solving' by 'following a recipe'). Over time, we believe more people including, perhaps, yourself will have discovered it as a way of 'being' in the world....Ultimately, cooking offers the opportunity to be immersed in one's senses and in the moment like no other activity, uniting the inner and outer selves. At these times, cooking transcends drudgery and becomes a means of meditation and even healing."
From the Preface to THE FLAVOR BIBLE


2010 James Beard Foundation "Who's Who in Food and Beverage" inductees David Rockwell, Susan Spicer, Leah Chase, Jessica Harris and Dr. Timothy Ryan

Thursday, May 6, 2010 To call this a "busy week" doesn't begin to do it justice: The extended 2010 James Beard Awards Week, combined with visits from out-of-town journalists, chefs, winemakers, and friends, has filled our datebooks beyond belief. But we'll look forward to reporting on some of the highlights when we come up for air...soon, we hope!

In the meantime, if you'd like to catch a glimpse of some of the best portraits we've seen from Monday night's James Beard Awards at Lincoln Center, check out those by Hernan F. Rodriguez on Zagat.com accompanied by Kathleen Squires' insider report from backstage.

Sunday, May 2, 2010 Looking forward to live blogging the 2010 James Beard Awards from Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall on Monday, May 3rd! Join us starting at 5 pm Eastern Time on www.twitter.com/KarenAndAndrew!

"Relative to other households, low-income households must allocate a higher share of both their income and time budgets to food if they wish to consume palatable, nutritious meals....Affordability, defined as the ability to bear a cost, is a surprisingly complex concept to measure....Economists have long struggled with the different aspects of affordability — absolute, relative, and subjective — in developing measures of affordability and consumer well-being."
—U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (November 2008)

For the record, we're both proud to voice our compassion for the time demands placed on the average American, especially in the midst of this troubled economy, that realistically prevent them from cooking a meal from scratch every night no matter how unpopular this point of view might be among other culinary professionals (too many of whom seem to write off the problem as one of laziness). Our most recent books provide shortcuts for busy people to enhance their enjoyment (not to mention expediency) both in the kitchen and at the table. We hope that the evolution of writing about food and drink (which we see as inseparable) will include even more solutions to help Americans enjoy delicious, nutritious meals every single day.

Congratulations to Peter, who accepted his offer of admission from Purdue University, and will make the big move to West Lafayette, Indiana, in August. Peter, you should be very proud of yourself for taking this major step toward the First Day of the Rest of Your Life!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Happy to be home in New York City again after spending most of the past two weeks on the road (Orlando, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, etc.) and gearing up to live blog the 2010 James Beard Awards from Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall on Monday, May 3rd!

Saturday, April 10, 2010 On our way to Orlando, to kick off the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off festivities with a keynote on culinary creativity. Loving all the recent Tweets from people saying they're looking forward to meeting us as we definitely feel likewise! We'll be Tweeting more at www.twitter.com/KarenAndAndrew.

Nonya Nights


Reviewing the 10-course Nonya menu at Double Crown


Coconut Laska with crab, rice noodles, and bean sprouts


Salt & Pepper Squid with green chili dipping sauce


Sweetbread Satay with pickled cucumber and peanut brittle


Oatmeal Crusted Shrimp with fried garlic and lemon


Sweet & Sour Eggplant with tofu and pickled beet sprouts


Grilled Strip Steak w/black bean dressing & Chinese broccoli,
served with Crispy Brussels Sprouts with chili caramel


Coconut Chiffon Cake with Thai basil, mango jelly and
coconut sherbet plus Toasted Marshmallow with soy ice cream
and milk chocolate crunch


A warm hello from nattily-dressed Leslie Affre,
who is married to chef Christopher Rendell

"Nonya Nights: Inspired by family-style banquet dining of Singapore and Malaysia, Double Crown's chefs have found some of the most delicious examples of cuisine born out of a mingling of Chinese and South East Asian communities that dates back to the 16th Century."
—Double Crown's Nonya Nights $35 menu

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Unless anyone can persuade us of a worthy challenger to this title, we hereby declare the Sunday night 10-course tasting menu at Double Crown (on Bowery at Bleecker) to be The Single Best Dining Deal in New York City.

While we're by no means new fans of Double Crown chef Brad Farmerie, whom we've previously described as having the lowest fame-to-talent ratio in all of NYC (and while he's since been cast on national TV, we think there's still a long ways to go until that ratio equalizes), we were awestruck by the dinner we enjoyed priced at a mere $35 on Sunday night.

We can't recommend this experience more highly: to jaded New York foodies who've already "been there, done that" for a taste of a new way of eating, and to up-and-coming chefs who want to be inspired to create the future of food. Everyone should run, not walk, to their phone right this minute to book their reservation for another Sunday night soon.

Double Crown is at 316 Bowery (at Bleecker) in Manhattan. Phone: (212) 254-0350. Web: www.doublecrown-nyc.com (And whether or not you need to, the truly gorgeous bathrooms downstairs are also worth a visit.)

Monday, March 29, 2010 By the way, even if you missed Saturday's wine book signing, that's no reason to miss out on the great books that were featured there! We strongly encourage you to pick up copies of Michael Gelb's new book Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking and Gary Vaynerchuk's New York Times bestseller Crush It! (We trust that you've already got copies of our own What to Drink with What You Eat and The Flavor Bible, but here are links if not!)

What They're Saying About Michael Gelb's book Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking:

Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking is one of the most practical and useful books about a consumer’s experience in dealing with the subject of wine that I have ever read. There is an enormous amount of terrific, and more importantly, reliable and useful information in this book by Michael Gelb. Highly recommended.”
Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate

"There are more books on wine available now than ever before, but this one is special. In Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking, Michael Gelb has taken a totally different approach to understanding and having fun with wine by combining poetry, philosophy, art, music, and science…Gelb inspires us to enjoy a more creative approach to the art of living and drinking."
Kevin Zraly, Author of The Complete Windows on the World Wine Course

Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking is an essential addition to your wine library. Michael Gelb's unique "right brain" approach makes wine appreciation easy and fun. This book offers exceptional insights into the creative process and a truly delightful way to bring people together. It will bring thunder to your world!”
Gary Vaynerchuk, Host of Wine Library TV (tv.winelibrary.com) and author of 101 Wines Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World

"Few things in life are as invigorating as great wine and bold ideas. And only Michael Gelb could combine the two into a single masterful book. Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking is an engaging and inspiring guide for everyone who wants to drink well and think big."
Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind

“You want a world expert in creativity to be highly creative too and Michael Gelb is both. After revealing the creative processes of Da Vinci and Edison in earlier books, he now uncorks some of his own creative secrets in this masterful and captivating exploration of the connections between wine and insight, the mind and the senses, pleasure and wisdom. He also tells you lot about wine. Here's the full proof that in vino there really can be veritas.”
Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

What They're Saying About Gary Vaynerchuk's book Crush It!:

“Anyone looking to supercharge their career should beg, borrow, and steal to learn Gary Vee’s techniques. He reinvented the rules to build a $60-million business from scratch — on his own terms.”
Tim Ferriss, #1 NY Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek

“Gary Vaynerchuk has become a walking, talking (and oh, such talking!), webbing and Tweeting example of how believing in what you do and keeping it fun can step up your life in all ways. There is nobody I would rather talk sports with — or wine or life.”
Scott Simon, host of Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR

“Gary Vaynerchuk is one of those entrepreneurs who has discovered the secret to combining passion with business. He is always an inspiration and always entertaining. You owe it to yourself to read this book!”
Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com

“Gary is a force of nature. His authentic, raw passion and caring touches everyone. His insights into social media & his message of opportunity could not be more timely.”

Tony Robbins

“Gary was the first person to push me on the importance of personalbrand and transparency – this was months before anyone was talkingabout it, he’s always two steps ahead of anyone else.”
Kevin Rose, Founder of Digg.com

"The Power of Positive Drinking":

Big Wine Book Signing on March 27, 2010


Michael Gelb with his new book Wine Drinking for Inspired
Thinking,
Karen with Gary's book Crush It!, Gary Vaynerchuk
with copies of our books, and Andrew at The Wine Library


Northwestern alum Jack Holm with Karen


Andrew with New Jersey chef Rusty Obra, who it turns out
had gone to school with Michael's wife Deborah Domanski!


New York magazine "Psychic Superstar" Fahrusha (who was
featured in our first eNewsletter) with Karen


Tasting the Vermont cheese made by the von Trapp family
(yes, that family!) at The Wine Library in Springfield, NJ

Sunday, March 28, 2010 We loved seeing everyone who stopped by yesterday's event at The Wine Library in Springfield, New Jersey, which was definitely "The World's Funnest Wine Book Signing"! Where else could you hang out with bestselling authors like Gary Vaynerchuk and Michael Gelb (plus yours truly), taste wonderful wines (including the new Vayniac Cabernet Sauvignon!), sample gourmet items throughout the store (including exquisite cheeses from Laura Chenel and the von Trapp family), and enjoy a spontaneous juggling demonstration by Michael Gelb and two guests (the multitalented psychic Fahrusha plus professional juggler Will Shaw whom David Letterman once gushed would be "bigger than Regis!") all for free? We enjoyed browsing The Wine Library's impressive gourmet food section (which boasts 450 different cheeses), and took home some award-winning goat milk butter (we owe thanks for the tip to attendee Liz "FizzyLizzy" Morrill!) that we enjoyed on our toast for breakfast this morning!

"The Power of Positive Drinking":

Big Wine Book Signing on
March 27, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010 We hope to see you today between 1-4 pm at The Wine Library in Springfield, New Jersey, where we'll be hanging out with fellow authors Gary Vaynerchuk (Crush It, 101 Wines) and Michael Gelb (Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking) signing books and tasting wines. It's all free (unless you'd like to buy a book, of course), and there's no need to RSVP just come on by!

Monday, March 22, 2010 Congratulations to all of this year's nominees for 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards:

Outstanding Chef Award: José Andrés, Tom Colicchio, Gary Danko, Suzanne Goin, Charles Phan

Outstanding Restaurant Award: Babbo, Boulevard, Daniel, Highlands Bar & Grill, Spiaggia

Outstanding Restaurateur Award: Tom Douglas, Pat Kuleto, Keith McNally, Richard Melman, Stephen Starr

Outstanding Service Award: Alinea, Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, La Grenouille, Michael Mina, Vetri

Best New Restaurant: Bibou, Flour + Water, Frances, Locanda Verde, Marea, RN74

Outstanding Pastry Chef Award: Amanda Cook, Michelle Gayer, Kamel Guechida, Nicole Plue, Mindy Segal

Rising Star Chef of the Year Award: Timothy Hollingsworth, Johnny Monis, Grégory Pugin, Gabriel Rucker, Sue Zemanick

Chef: Great Lakes: Michael Carlson, Koren Grieveson, Arun Sampanthavivat, Bruce Sherman, Alex Young

Best Chef: Midwest: Isaac Becker, Gerard Craft, Colby Garrelts, Alexander Roberts, Lenny Russo

Best Chef: Northeast: Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier, Peter X. Kelly, Michael Leviton, Tony Maws, Marc Orfaly

Best Chef: New York City: Michael Anthony, Wylie Dufresne, Gabrielle Hamilton, Daniel Humm, Michael White

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic: Cathal Armstrong, Jeff Michaud, Peter Pastan, Michael Solomonov, Bryan Voltaggio

Best Chef: Southeast: Hugh Acheson, Sean Brock, Linton Hopkins, Andrea Reusing, Bill Smith

Best Chef: South: Zach Bell, Scott Boswell, John Harris, Christopher Hastings, Michael Schwartz

Best Chef: Southwest: Bryan Caswell, Saipin Chutima, Ryan Hardy, Claude Le Tohic, Rick Moonen

Best Chef: Pacific: Michael Cimarusti, Jeremy Fox, David Kinch, Matt Molina, Michael Tusk

Best Chef: Northwest: Naomi Pomeroy, Andy Ricker, Ethan Stowell, Cathy Whims, Jason Wilson

Photography: Eat Ate, New American Table, Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way

Writing and Literature: Save the Deli, The Seasons on Henry’s Farm, Waste

Single Subject: Pasta Sfoglia, Weber’s Way to Grill, Well-Preserved: Recipes and Techniques for Putting Up Small Batches of Seasonal Foods

Reference and Scholarship: Chop Suey, Encyclopedia of Pasta, Larousse Gastronomique (Revised and Updated)

International: Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy, Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking, The Country Cooking of Ireland

Healthy Focus: EatingWell Comfort Foods Made Healthy, Golden Door Cooks at Home, Love Soup

General Cooking: Ad Hoc at Home, Salt to Taste: The Keys to Confident, Delicious Cooking, The Pleasures of Cooking for One

Cooking from a Professional Point of View: Araxi, Momofuku, The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts

Beverage: Been Doon So Long, The King of Vodka, World Whisky

Baking and Dessert: Baking, DamGoodSweet: Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, New Orleans Style, Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day

American Cooking: My New Orleans, Real Cajun, The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern: Knockout Dishes with Down-Home Flavor

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ariane and Michael Batterberry, Founders, Food & Wine and Food Arts

Humanitarian of the Year: Wayne Kostroski, Founder, Taste of the NFL

America’s Classics Awards: Al’s French Frys, The Bright Star, Calumet Fisheries , Gustavus Inn, Mary & Tito’s Cafe

Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America: Leah Chase, Jessica B. Harris, Paul C. P. McIlhenny, David Rockwell, L. Timothy Ryan, Susan Spicer

Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional: Merry Edwards, Paul Grieco, Garrett Oliver, John Shafer and Doug Shafer, Julian P. Van Winkle, III

Outstanding Wine Service Award: A16, Blackberry Farm, Frasca Food and Wine, Jean Georges, Restaurant Gary Danko

Outstanding Restaurant Graphics: Korn Design for Mercat a la Planxa, Pandiscio Co. for The Standard Grill, Steven Solomon for Terroir

Outstanding Restaurant Design: Evan Douglis Studio for Choice Market, Project M for PieLab, Andre Kikoski Architect for The Wright

Video Webcast: Always Hungry Video(Alwayshungryny.com), Food.Curated.(Foodcurated.com), The Greenmarket: One Farmer’s Story(Seriouseats.com)

Audio Webcast or Radio Show: Eight Forty-Eight, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, The Splendid Table

TV Food Personality: Andrew Zimmern, Alton Brown, Rick Bayless

TV Show, On Location: The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Chefs A’ Field: King of Alaska, Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth: The Bertinet Kitchen, Bath

Television Show, In Studio or Fixed Location: Barefoot Contessa, French Food at Home with Laura Calder, Iron Chef America

TV Special: A Moveable Feast with America’s Favorite Chefs, Emeril Green: Emeril’s Culinary Adventure: Napa, Food Trip with Todd English

Television Segment: ABC News Nightline, Chronicle, ABC 7 News Friday Night Special: Hungry Hound

M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award: John T. Edge (The Oxford American), Alan Richman (GQ), Francine Prose (Saveur)

Food Blog: Grub Street New York, Serious Eats, and Hunter Angler Gardener Cook

Multimedia Food Feature: Starchefs.com, Chicagotribune.com, Houstonpress.com

Website Focusing on Food, Beverage, Restaurants, or Nutrition: Chow.com, Epicurious.com, Saveur.com

Writing on Spirits, Wine, or Beer: Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl (Minnesota Monthly), Jonathan Gold (LA Weekly), Lettie Teague (Food & Wine)

Food-Related Columns: Colman Andrews (Gourmet), Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl (Minnesota Monthly), Rachel Wharton (Edible Brooklyn)

Reporting on Health, Environment, or Nutrition: Monica Eng (Chicago Tribune), Daniel Engber (Slate), Rowan Jacobsen (EatingWell)

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Reviews: Jonathan Gold (LA Weekly), Patric Kuh (Los Angeles), and Jason Sheehan (Westword)

Magazine Feature Writing Without Recipes: Alan Richman (GQ), Barry Estabrook (Gourmet), Raffi Khatchadourian (The New Yorker)

Magazine Feature Writing w/ Recipes: Dana Bowen (Saveur), Francine Maroukian, Jon Reiner (Esquire), Matt Goulding (Men’s Health)

Magazine Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs: Alan Richman (GQ), Anya von Bremzen (Saveur), Francis Lam (Gourmet)

Newspaper Food Section: The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post

Newspaper Feature Writing: Sarah DiGregorio (The Village Voice), Cliff Doerksen (Chicago Reader), Mike Sula (Chicago Reader)

Newspaper Feature Writing Abt. Rest/Chefs: Tim Carman (Washington City Paper), Jared Jacang Maher (Westword), Kevin Pang (Chicago Tribune)

The 2010 James Beard Awards will be announced in New York City the first weekend in May.

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