This year's James Beard Awards [moved from CA board]
Thought you all might want to check out the awards in all categories at this link...
Wow, good for Chow. And good for Fritz Maytag.
So why do they have a separate category for asian cookbooks? Why does that not fall under "international"? Seems odd...
hey guys, i posted to lth about james beard last week, and didn't hear from anyone. wondering if chow can help me out.
"my friend noted that Dan Barber is a co-chair chef for the 08 gala reception and was also nominated for outstanding 08.
do they choose the gala chefs for 08 far in advance of nominating? is this overlap a common event? does being co-chair mean they have any sort of influence over the nomination process?
forgive my ignorance."
i stand by the request for forgiveness of my ignorance :-)
re: kathleen rose
The gala chefs aren't necessarily chosen way before the nomination, but long enough. (Barber and Odessa Piper, the organizers of the reception this year, obviously got the heads-up earlier.) It is done independently of the awards. And the gala chefs have no more say in the nominating process than anyone else - it's the regional chairs who have the most sway, I believe..