Tag Archives: James Beard Award

Cook like an American: Two new books address how we eat

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Two new cookbooks out this month, America the Great Cookbook: The Food We Make for the People We Love (Weldon Owen) and America: The Cookbook (Phaidon), address how Americans—and Georgians—eat. America the Great Cookbook Editor Joe Yonan, James Beard Award–winning food and dining editor of the Washington Post. Big idea One hundred of the country’s finest chefs and “food heroes,” as Yonan calls them, from prominent home cooks to farmers, contributed recipes. “An all-chef book doesn’t really represent the true scope of cooking that’s happening in America,” says the editor. “There’s so much incredible stuff happening in people’s home kitchens.” Motivation ...

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Review: At Poor Hendrix, pastry chef Aaron Russell goes savory, with success

Source: Atlanta Magazine

French dump­lings with carrots and thymePhotographs by Caroline C. Kilgore As Restaurant Eugene’s pastry chef from November 2010 until July 2016, Aaron Russell dreamed up heady, sometimes challenging finishes to chef Linton Hopkins’s refined Southern cuisine. You might have found a bowlful of shredded barley cake embellished with neon green cucumber gel, lacy sheets of pink peppermint, and dollops of yogurt, floating like sea foam in bright red strawberry consommé. He learned to make these kinds of extravagant desserts while working for famous fine-dining chef Günter Seeger. Russell was his assistant pastry chef at Seeger’s—until Seeger packed up for New ...

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Review: At Poor Hendrix, pastry chef Aaron Russell goes savory, with success

Source: Atlanta Magazine

French dump­lings with carrots and thymePhotographs by Caroline C. Kilgore As Restaurant Eugene’s pastry chef from November 2010 until July 2016, Aaron Russell dreamed up heady, sometimes challenging finishes to chef Linton Hopkins’s refined Southern cuisine. You might have found a bowlful of shredded barley cake embellished with neon green cucumber gel, lacy sheets of pink peppermint, and dollops of yogurt, floating like sea foam in bright red strawberry consommé. He learned to make these kinds of extravagant desserts while working for famous fine-dining chef Günter Seeger. Russell was his assistant pastry chef at Seeger’s—until Seeger packed up for New ...

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Rose’s Luxury Chef Aaron Silverman Wins a James Beard Award

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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Damn. Aaron Silverman is on a roll. Add James Beard winner to his already long list of accolades. At last night’s awards ceremony in Chicago, the Rose’s Luxury owner was named Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic—in his first year as a nominee in the category no less.

Silverman was the only D.C. chef to win in this year’s James Beard awards. (Critics Todd Kliman and Tom Sietsema took home prizes in the journalism categories last week.) At least it’s an improvement from last year when D.C. restaurants got zero love from the awards. This year, Peter Chang was also ...

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Rasika Chef Vikram Sunderam Wins a James Beard Award

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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After nominations in three previous years, Rasika chef Vikram Sunderam was named Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic at last night’s James Beard Award gala in New York. Sunderam beat out eight-time nominee Cathal Armstrong of Alexandria’s Restaurant Eve, as well as Spike Gjerde of Baltimore’s Woodberry Kitchen, Cindy Wolf of Baltimore’s Charleston, and Brad Spence of Amis in Philadelphia.

“Of course I’m here only because of the great team that we have here at Rasika, and they work very hard… sometimes,” Sunderam said as he accepted the award. “But it’s because of them that I’m here. And it’s ...

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Awards Season: The James Beard Award finalists for…

Source: Eater Philly

jbfa.jpgThe James Beard Award finalists for 2014 are in, and Eater National’s got the full list. As usual, it’s a big year for the Vetri family: Marc Vetri got the nod for Outstanding Chef, Vetri Ristorante is up for Outstanding Service, and chef Brad Spence of Amis is up for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. Tria Taproom‘s design team is also up for a nomination for Outstanding Restaurant Design in the 75 seats and under category. (Meanwhile, join us in congratulating Eater National for their nomination for Group Food Blog, on the media and broadcasting side of things.) [-EN-]

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