2010 James Beard Award winners announced

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Washington chefs were shut out for the second year in a row at the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards in New York on Monday night, falling in three national categories and in the mid-Atlantic competition to chefs from other cities.

José Andrés of Minibar lost to Tom Colicchio of Craft in New York for the national Outstanding Chef award.

Johnny Monis of Komi, nominated for the third consecutive year for Rising Star Chef, lost to Timothy Hollingsworth of the French Laundry in Yountville, Calif. Amanda Cook of CityZen lost to Nicole Plue of Redd in Yountville, Calif., for the national Outstanding Pastry Chef award.

In the Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic category, Jeff Michaud of Osteria in Philadelphia beat out Washington area chefs Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve, Peter Pastan of Obelisk and Bryan Voltaggio of Volt. It was the fourth consecutive nod for Armstrong and the seventh for Pastan.

Other major awards included:

-- Outstanding Restaurant: Daniel in New York.

-- Cookbook of the Year and International Book categories: "The Country Cooking of Ireland," by Colman Andrews (Chronicle).

Other cookbook category winners:

American Cooking, "Real Cajun," by Donald Link with Paula Disbrowe (Clarkson Potter); Baking and Dessert, "Baking," by James Peterson (Ten Speed Press); Beverage, "Been Doon So Long," by Randall Grahm (University of California Press); Cooking From a Professional Point of View, "The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts," by the French Culinary Institute with Judith Choate (Stewart, Tabori & Chang); General Cooking, "Ad Hoc at Home," by Thomas Keller with Dave Cruz (Artisan); Healthy Focus, "Love Soup," by Anna Thomas (W.W. Norton); Single Subject, "Pasta Sfoglia," by Ron and Colleen Suhanosky with Susan Simon.

Monday's ceremony at Lincoln Center was hosted by Lidia Mattichio Bastianich, Alton Brown and Wolfgang Puck.

Media and book awards were presented Sunday night at Espace in New York. Best Audio Webcast or Radio Show honors went to WAMU's "The Kojo Nnamdi Show," which carries food coverage on Wednesdays. For the second consecutive year, The Washington Post's Food section won for Best Newspaper Food section.

For a complete list of recipients, go to http://www.jamesbeard.org.


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