Last night James Beard Foundation Awards in the Restaurant, Chef, and Outstanding Restaurant Design categories were presented. The event was hosted by Carla Hall in the beautiful Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Many of the winners are not only restaurant chefs, but also founts of food wisdom, whose tips and recipes have appeared on Food52 many, many times. Below, you'll find recipes from some of last night's winners. Other award recipients: We've already made our reservations—and we'll be scanning your menus (and future cookbooks) for inspiration... and Genius tips!
A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.