The 93-year-old restaurateur is credited with having introduced Americans to the spicier side of Szechuan and Hunan cooking.
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The category will now be Best Chef: West, including Nevada, California, and Hawaii.
Also, a number of familiar names return to the lists as well.
The Beard Award winning Manresa chef makes a cold soup out of strawberries, cucumber, onions, and peppers.
"The legendary chef of Stars (a onetime San Francisco game-changer) was [at the Beards], looking tan and relaxed. For those wondering about his whereabouts, he is currently living in Mexico, where he's busy with diving, architecture, and travel writing." ...
We'll stop with the Beard stuff, but these are the Oscars of the food world... And we have to give a warm round of applause to Best Pastry Chef in the nation, Nicole Plue, of Yountville's Redd. Michael Bauer did...
A slideshow of local heroes (and others) at the 2010 James Beard Awards.
Well, we were right about the L.A. folks being long shots, and we we did say that a win for Kinch would be no surprise, but we kind of biffed it on this one. Congratulations to David Kinch at Los...
Though Kinch has been nominated before, and Fox is certainly a dark horse, we're calling it for Michael Tusk.
The gang was all on hand yesterday, having a group dinner at Jonathan Waxman's meatpacking district home.
Will it be Timothy Hollingsworth, Johnny Monis, Gregory Pugin, Gabriel Rucker, or Sue Zemanick?
San Francisco got beat out L.A. in the Best Chef: Pacific category with three out of the five finalists, and Boulevard lands in the Outstanding Restaurant category.