James Beard Awards recognize local cuisine

February 21, 2010 at 7:47 pm 2 comments

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that the seven North Carolina chefs and restaurants named semi-finalists for the prestigious 2010 James Beard Awards have built their reputations around fresh, local and organic cuisine.  And that five of them are located in the Triangle, where some 250 sustainable farms nourish us.   After all, Bon Appetit named our region “the foodiest small town” in America in 2008 precisely because of the symbiotic relationship between our outstanding chefs and farmers.

Andrea Reusing

Congratulations to our semi-finalists, and the farmers who distinguish their menus. Semifinalists for Best Chefs in the Southeast include: 

Ashley Christensen, Poole’s Downtown Diner in Raleigh

Scott Howell, Nana’s in Durham

Andrea Reusing, Lantern in Chapel Hill

Bill Smith, Crooks’ Corner, Chapel Hill

Jacob Sessoms, Table in Asheville.

National semi-final awards include:

Bill Smith

They were selected from among 21,000 entries. Finalists will be announced March 22 and winners will be recognized May 3.

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Entry filed under: Chefs, Sustainable Food, Whole Food/ Locavore Eateries. Tags: , .

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Asheville Now  |  February 21, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Good Job Jacob! Asheville is proud.

    Reply
  • 2. Bay Area Glutton  |  February 24, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    And don’t forget Chapel Hill expat Michelle Polzine (Pyewacket, HMS Cervix!!) who is a semi-finalist for best pastry chef based on her work at Range in San Fran!

    Reply

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