Congratulations to all of the James Beard Award Winners 2010.  We are especially delighted to see one of our favorite food blogs Serious Eats winning this year!  And, Sfoglia, the restaurant we featured during Strawberry Week for their fantastic, fabulous, ultra-delicious, yummy strawberry/tomato sauce for pasta, won in the single subject category! Bravo.

Since we think cookbooks make an amazing Mother’s Day gift, we want to take this time to share with you our go to cookbook catalog- Jessica’s Biscuit. Check them out for their HUGE assortment and amazing prices.


– American Cooking “Real Cajun” by Donald Link

– Baking and Dessert “Baking” by James Peterson

– Beverage “Been Doon So Long” by Randall Grahm

– Cooking from a Professional Point of View
“The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts” by The French Culinary Institute with Judith Choate

– General Cooking “Ad Hoc at Home” by Thomas Keller

– Healthy Focus “Love Soup” by Anna Thomas

– International “The Country Cooking of Ireland” by Colman Andrews

– Photography “Seven Fires”, Photographer: Santiago Soto Monllor

– Reference and Scholarship “Encyclopedia of Pasta” by Oretta Zanini de Vita

– Single Subject”Pasta Sfoglia” by Ron and Colleen Suhanosky

– Writing and Literature “Save the Deli” by David Sax

– Cookbook of the Year “The Country Cooking of Ireland” by Colman Andrews

– Cookbook Hall of Fame “A Book of Middle Eastern Food” by Claudia Roden


– Audio Webcast or Radio Show The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Host: Kojo Nnamdi

– Television Show, In Studio or Fixed Location French Food at Home with Laura Calder, Host: Laura Calder

-Television Show, On Location Chefs A’ Field: King of Alaska, Host: Rick Moonen

– TV Food Personality Andrew Zimmern, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

– Television Special Food Trip with Todd English, Host: Todd English

– Television Segment ABC News Nightline, Host: John Berman

– Video Webcast The Greenmarket: One Farmer’s Story,

– Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Reviews Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly

– Food Blog, Ed Levine

– Food-Related Columns Rachel Wharton, Edible Brooklyn

– Magazine Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs Anya von Bremzen, Saveur: “Soul of a City”

– Magazine Feature Writing with Recipes Francine Maroukian, Jon Reiner and staff of Esquire: “How Men Eat”

– Magazine Feature Writing without Recipes Barry Estabrook, Gourmet: “The Price of Tomatoes”

– M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award Francine Prose, Saveur: “Faith and Bacon”

– Multimedia Food Feature Kevin Pang, “The Cheeseburger Show”

– Newspaper Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs Jared Jacang Maher, Westword: “A Hunger to Help”

– Newspaper Feature Writing Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader: “The Real American Pie”

– Newspaper Food Section The Washington Post, Joe Yonan

– Reporting on Health, Environment, or Nutrition  Rowan Jacobsen, EatingWell: “Or Not to Bee”

– Website Focusing on Food, Beverage, Restaurants, or Nutrition, Jane Goldman

– Writing on Spirits, Wine, or Beer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Minnesota Monthly: “Chardonnay Uncorked”


Best New Restaurant  Marea in New York (chef-owner Michael White)

– Outstanding Chef Award  Tom Colicchio of Craft in New York

– Outstanding Pastry Chef Award  Nicole Plue of Redd in Yountville, Calif.

– Outstanding Restaurant Award  Daniel in New York (chef-owner Daniel Boulud)

– Outstanding Restaurateur Award   Keith McNally of Balthazar, Lucky Strike, Minetta Tavern, Morandi, Pastis, Pravda and Schiller’s Liquor Bar

– Outstanding Service Award  Alinea in Chicago (chef-owner Grant Achatz)

– Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Award   John Shafer and Doug Shafer of Shafer Vineyards in Napa, Calif.

– Outstanding Wine Service Award  Jean Georges in New York (wine director Bernard Sun)

– Rising Star Chef of the Year Award  Timothy Hollingsworth of The French Laundry in Yountville, Calif.



– Great Lakes  Koren Grieveson of Avec in Chicago

– Mid-Atlantic  Jeff Michaud of Osteria in Philadelphia

– Midwest  Alexander Roberts of Restaurant Alma in Minneapolis

– New York City  Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park

– Northeast   Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier of Arrows in Ogunquit, Maine

– Northwest  Jason Wilson of Crush in Seattle

– Pacific  David Kinch of Manresa in Los Gatos, Calif.

– South  Michael Schwartz of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami

– Southeast  Sean Brock of McCrady’s in Charleston, S.C.

– Southwest  Claude Le Tohic of Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas