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May 7, 2011

No Beard awards for Duff

The James Beard Foundation;s Book, Broadcasting and Journalism awards were served up last night in New York City.

Duff Goldman was a nominee in the TV Food Personality/Host category but Alton Brown ended up taking home that award. Brown was the headliner in this year's Foodie Experience event at the Hippodrome.

Goldman's Baltimore-based show, The Ace of Cakes, was a nominee in the Television Program, On Location category, but lost to Avec Eric, which is hosted by Eric Ripert, the co-headliner at last year's Foodie Experience event.

Amanda Hesser took home one of the cookbook awards, in General Cooking category, for the Essential New York Times Cook Book: Classic Recipes for a New Century. Hesser was the headliner for the closing event at this year's Talbot County Restaurant Week.

More winners here (Eater)

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 12:39 PM | | Comments (1)


So I know that there are James Beard awards that seem to have some prestige (I assume). Was James Beard a great chef, just a famous chef from days gone by, or the only member of ZZ Top without a beard? (or is that Frank Beard?) Escoffier or Graham Kerr? Did he invent anything, have some innovative force?

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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