Monday, May 16, 2011

The Sacramento Bee :: Oaxaca al Gusto

Oaxaca al Gusto:
An Infinite Gastronomy
By Diana Kennedy
Buy It Now
Jose Andres names top chef by Beard Foundation
By Russ Parsons, Los Angeles Times
Monday, May 16, 2011

Jose Andres of minibar in Washington was named the outstanding chef of the year at the James Beard Foundation's annual award ceremony last week at Lincoln Center in New York. Danny Meyer's Eleven Madison Park in New York was named the outstanding restaurant in the country. The best chef in the Pacific region went to San Francisco's Michael Tusk of Quince and Cotogna, ahead of a crowd that included Los Angeles' Michael Cimarusti of Providence.

In the media awards presented earlier, Diana Kennedy's Oaxaca al Gusto was the best cookbook of the year and "Top Chef" was the best food television show. Patric Kuh of Los Angeles magazine won the Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award and Jonathan Gold of L.A. Weekly won the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award.

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