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Voting Is Open In The Munchies Food Awards

Take part in the annual People's Choice Awards
Mar 4, 2015 12:30 pm

The time is now to have your voice heard in all things food! Voting is open for Tablespoon's fourth annual Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards, where you can decide on the best tastes, faces and places in the country. A total of 43 culinary experts were involved in assembling nominees for 20 categories.

Here Are The 2015 James Beard Awards Semifinalists

Old names, new faces highlight this year's honorees
Feb 18, 2015 12:51 pm

This afternoon, the James Beard Foundation announced the chef and restaurant semifinalists for its annual awards program, which will be presented at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 4. 

The Art Of Eating Announces Its Long List For The 12 Best Food Books

Covering a wide range of important food topics
Feb 2, 2015 11:30 am

Each year, quarterly publication the Art of Eating acknowledges the best of the best in long-form food writing its Art Of Eating Prize. The goal is to long list, then short list, the previous year’s best books about food (or food and drink together) — selected by a panel of judges including chefs, journalists and food thinkers. Today the long list was announced.

Sustainability Advocate Michel Nischan Is The James Beard Humanitarian Of The Year

Top honors after 30 years of advocacy
Jan 27, 2015 1:30 pm

We're obviously big fans of Michel Nischan here at Food Republic. Back in 2012, we devoted an entire week to stories deemed important enough by the Westport, CT-based chef, who is widely regarded as a pioneer in the sustainable food movement. Now, we're happy to report that another organization is duly celebrating Nischan's important work. On Monday, the James Beard Foundation named Nischan its Humanitarian of the Year for 2015.

Here Are The Country's 5 Best New Pastry Chefs

Food & Wine announces their annual list
Nov 6, 2014 11:07 am

For the third consecutive year, the editors of Food & Wine have taken on the daunting task of traveling around the United States to sample the country’s most outstanding desserts. Daunting, indeed. The annual "Best New Pastry Chef" award recognizes the industry’s up-and-coming chefs, each of whom must have spent five years or less running a restaurant’s pastry department. Read on for the full list.

James Beard Foundation Adds New Awards Categories: Best Baker, Best Podcast

Baking and pastry are no longer lumped together
Oct 15, 2014 1:00 pm

Every May at Lincoln Center in New York City a whole bunch of restaurant professionals gather to pat each other on the back and celebrate the industry that they (and the collective Food Republic staff) love so much. While we’re of the opinion that “everybody is a winner” in the cutthroat, oftentimes heartbreaking restaurant industry, the James Beard Foundation has been designated as the givers of medals to the best of the best in cooking, bartending, service, design and restaurateur-ing. Today they announced a major addition to the program: Best Baker.

Ibérico, That Mezcal Made With Fancy Spanish Ham, Is A Spirited Awards Finalist

Ancient liquor with a porky twist gets recognition
Jul 11, 2014 10:00 am

We first told you about Ibérico, a new high-end small-batch jamón-infused mezcal, back in January. Now comes word that the limited-edition 98-proof Oaxacan hooch, a collaboration between importer Ron Cooper's Del Maguey label and celebrity chef José Andrés' ThinkFood Group, has been named one of four finalists for "Best New Product" at the upcoming Spirited Awards in New Orleans.

Chipotle's Scarecrow Short Film Wins Big At Cannes

A poignant short almost as satisfying as a burrito
Jun 18, 2014 1:00 pm

Congratulations, Chipotle! You've joined the ranks of Pulp Fiction and Apolcalypse Now! Okay, maybe their short film "The Scarecrow" didn't take home the coveted Palme d'Or award, but they did snag the top prize in the PR category at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on Monday. Burritos and high-fives after the jump.

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