The James Beard food awards recognizes New Orleans chefs.
The James Beard award are like an Oscar in the food world. The list of nominees were released on Monday and celebrated with a special ceremony at the Palace Cafe.
The nominees for the best chef in the south are Lilette’s John Harris and Stella!’s Scott Boswell.
Rising star chef of the year award category goes to Sue Zemanick of Gautreau’s .
Nominated for their cookbooks are two of New Orleans prominent chefs, John Besh and his My New Orleans cookbook, and Cochon’s Donald Link for his book Real Cajun. read more