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James Beard

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  • Making Chicago's top chef

    Making Chicago's top chef
    Grant Achatz moved up the aisle of the plane, his carry-on draped over his gaunt frame. It was October at Reagan National Airport, a rare moment of calm for Chicago's top chef, whose wary eyes belong to a man older than 36, and whose life has been blessed...
  • Scott Hunnel

    Scott Hunnel
    Scott Hunnel, 47, started his career as a dishwasher in a Chicago restaurant. Today he is at the helm of one of Walt Disney World's most prestigious kitchens. Under his tenure at Victoria & Albert's at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the restaurant...
  • Chef Kevin Fonzo

    Chef Kevin Fonzo
    It's easy to describe 46-year-old Kevin Fonzo: James Beard Award nominee, champion of farm-fresh ingredients, successful College Park restaurateur, cafeteria chef at Orlando Junior Academy. Yes, that's right. In one small Orange County school, Fonzo...
  • Table Talk: Dinner to focus on 'Best of Baltimore'

    Table Talk: Dinner to focus on 'Best of Baltimore'
    All over town, there are talented chefs languishing in semi-obscurity. These are the chefs heading up the kitchens in public institutions — universities, convention facilities and even hospitals — and in private institutions like country...
  • Greer's OC: Sales from OC Blend benefit schools

    Caffeine can help local students! The first Orange County Blend coffee and tea arrived at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores throughout Orange County, and proceeds will benefit local schools. The Orange County Blend Coffee is smooth with a light citrus...
  • Alton Brown: Just here for the 'Experience'

    Alton Brown: Just here for the 'Experience'
    The phone rings, at 9 o'clock on the dot. It's Alton Brown calling in, very promptly, for a pre-arranged interview. "What are you eating," Brown asks, "I can always tell when someone answers the phone with food with in his mouth." Alton Brown is not...
  • Chicago chefs nominees aplenty at James Beard 2011

    Chicago chefs nominees aplenty at James Beard 2011
    Mindy Segal and Bruce Sherman are hoping five’s a charm. Rich Melman is hoping it’s seven. All three have been nominated — again — for James Beard Foundation Awards, which annually recognize the best chefs, restaurants and...
  • Mohegan Sun Restaurant Week

    Mohegan Sun Restaurant Week
  • 'Top Chef' exit interview: The second one hurts a little more

    'Top Chef' exit interview: The second one hurts a little more
    Oh. So. Close. Antonia Lofaso thought she had made it through to the finale of Top Chef's all-star season last week when Tiffany Derry was sent home. This, she thought, was going to make up for exiting at the last possible minute in season four. "I...
  • Tasty solutions

    Tasty solutions
    A recent survey by found that 75 percent of cooks are eating more healthfully these days. We wondered if that emphasis on health carried over to celebrity chefs and food experts. So, we contacted three: Meeru Dhalwala, Steven Raichlen...
  • Stephanie Izard one of Food & Wine's best new chefs

    Stephanie Izard one of Food & Wine's best new chefs
    Stephanie Izard was named one of the best new chefs in the country by Food & Wine magazine Tuesday. The annual list, comprising chefs who have run their restaurants for less than five years, tabbed the former "Top Chef'"winner along with a slew of other...