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Duff Goldman nominated for Beard awards

This is breaking news...I'm actually waiting for the official press release to pop up in my inbox.

But I just heard that Duff Goldman has been nominated for a James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism award.

Stay tuned ...

Update: It's real. Goldman is nominated in the Best TV Personality category along with -- wait for it, Bobby Flay and Alton Brown!

And ... Ace of Cakes was nominated in the category of Television Program, on location -- the other nominees are Avec Eric and Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

The announcement of the Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards came along with those of the nominees in the restaurant and chef categories.


Although Cindy Wolf had earlier been announced for the shortlist in the Mid Atlantic Chef category, her name does not appear among the five finalists. Also missing is Tony Foreman, who had been shortlisted in the Outstanding Wine Service category for Charleston, and the restaurant itself, which is not one of the finalists in the Outstanding Service category.

On May 6, 2011, the James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner, an exclusive event honoring the nation’s top cookbook authors, culinary broadcast producers and hosts, and food journalists, will take place at Espace in New York City.  The evening will be hosted by Ted Allen and Gail Simmons

Also nominated: Amanda Hesser, who will be in Easton this Saturday for the concluding event of Talbot County Restaurant Week, was nominated in the General Cooking cookbook category for The Essential New York Times Cook Book: Classic Recipes for a New Century

Baltimore Sun photo/Gene Sweeney Jr.

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