Our Coverage of the James Beard Foundation Book & Media Awards 2010!

Deemed “the Oscars of the food world,” by Time magazine, The James Beard Foundation Awards are the country’s most coveted honor for chefs; food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors working on food; and restaurant architects and designers. Last night, May 2nd,  The James Beard Foundation announced the 2010 winners for Books & Media. Party Bluprints attended this invite-only event, and we thank our gracious host, Lenox Corporation, a premier sponsor of this year’s event, for the opportunity to enjoy this very special evening.  Lenox has a long-standing relationship with the James Beard Foundation as a proud supporter and sponsor.  The Manhattan, James Beard House features two of Lenox’s patterns, Aspen Ridge and Tin Can Alley.  Below we have included some highlights from the event. To read and learn more about the James Beard Foundation >

Video Highlights: ( Sherri Chrisenbery, Andrew Zimmern, Kelly Choi, Lidia, Thomas Keller, Ed Levine)


1.) Elizabeth and Sherri Crisenbery, VP of Lenox Brand

2.) 2nd Course: Redfish Court-Boullion w/ Brown Shrimp and Blue Crab Pearls 

3.) ESPACE NYC venue for JBFA  

4.) 1st Course: Poached Asparagus with Perfect Blonde Vinaigrette

5.) JBFA Medal

6.) Main Course: Braised Short Ribs Baked Ricotta, Pine Nuts Black Olives and Crumbled Feta

7.) Hosts Kelly Choi, Andrew Zimmern and Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation 

8.) Dessert: White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Morello Cherries and Cherry Sorbet 

9.) Elizabeth with JBFA Winner Andrew Zimmern     

Here are some of the winners you may know!

  • TV Food Personality: Andrew Zimmern (twitter handle @andrewzimmern)
  • Food Blog: Serious Eats
  • Cookbook of the Year: The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews
  • Newspaper Food Section: The Washington Post
  • M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award: Francine Prose, Saveur, “Faith and Bacon”
  • Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Reviews: Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly
  • Website Focusing on Food, Beverage, Restaurant, or Nutrition: Chow.com
  • General Cooking: Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller
For upsets and the full list of winners. >>>

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