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  • Grant Achatz, Russ Parsons lauded by James Beard Foundation

    AN EMOTIONAL ovation greeted chef Grant Achatz of Chicago's Alinea restaurant when he was named outstanding chef for 2007 at Sunday night's James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony in New York City. Achatz, known for his avant-garde cuisine drawing on...
  • Ina Garten targets real-world cooks in 'Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics'

    Ina Garten targets real-world cooks in 'Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics'
    Judging from some of the most popular titles of the recent holiday season, you might think the only reason people bought cookbooks was to talk about them. Let's see, we had "Under Pressure," Thomas Keller's book on sous-vide cooking, which is probably...
  • Cookbooks by chefs

    Reaching higher Cookbooks for very serious cooks or, well, chefs (alphabetical by author): "Alinea" by Grant Achatz, with Nick Kokonas, Mark McClusky, Michael Nagrant, Michael Ruhlman and Jeffrey Steingarten. Ten Speed Press, $50 (October). "A Day at...
  • Jamie Oliver, David Tanis set their sights on the home front with cookbooks for fall

    Encapsulated beet-juice spheres under verjuice ice and lemon thyme froth. TorchonTorchon of monkfish liver cooked sous vide in an immersion circulator at 64 degrees Celsius. Jamón ibérico consommé. Ah, fall, the season of college football, PTA meetings...
  • Former 'Top Chef' star has revived his dream

    Former 'Top Chef' star has revived his dream
    A plan was hatched. The moment his name was announced, they'd jump-tackle him onstage, ruffle his Mohawk on live television. That's how sure the other contestants were that Dale Levitski would win "Top Chef." Levitski would accept the $100,000 -- money...
  • Beard Award-winner lives 'lite' in his Lincoln Park town house

    Beard Award-winner lives 'lite'  in his Lincoln Park town house
    It's been a roller-coaster year for Grant Achatz, who just picked up the highest chef honor at the James Beard Awards in New York last week. Keeping busy seems to be his method for maintaining an even keel. Last July, the chef and owner of Alinea was...
  • Bocuse d'Or contestants are announced for February competition

     
    Thinking ahead, the Bocuse d'Or USA Foundation will choose a candidate to represent the U.S. in the 2011 Bocuse d'Or in February, early enough so that the competitor has time to train. The U.S. semifinals are set for Feb. 6,......
  • Two Florida restaurants included in 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards nominees

     
    The James Beard Foundation has announced the final nominees for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries, taking place May 2 and 3, 2010 in New...
  • 2010 James Beard award winners announced

     
    The 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards winners were announced Monday, May 3, 2010, in New York City. It is the nation's most prestigious celebration of professionals in the food and beverage industries. During a ceremony hosted by Lidia Bastianich,...
  • Say ‘cheese,' or meat, or fish

     
    The paparazzi target wasn't hard to find: It smelled distinctly of fish. Camera flashes cut across the softly lighted downtown Los Angeles restaurant, as the crowd at Ludo Bites jostled for the coveted photo — of the Columbia River king salmon confit....
  • Et tu, Thomas?

     
    It was probably bound to happen sooner or later. Superstar chef Thomas Keller (the French Laundry, Bouchon, Per Se) has joined the Twittering hordes. Don't expect a lot of ROTFL or OMG moments, though; Keller's a pretty buttoned-up guy except......
  • Brew master

    Brew master
    In a java-loving world dominated by Starbucks and flavored with local roasters ranging from Metropolis and Casteel to Stewarts and PapaNicholas, Zell has carved a niche for Intelligentsia based on his coffee — and coffee-drinking —...