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James Beard lives!

(article, Caroline Cummins)

So the James Beard Foundation in NYC has announced the nominees for its annual best-of awards. Winners — in such categories as books, newspaper writing, radio, even restaurant design — will be announced in early May. 

In the meantime, check out the nominees that Culinate has already featured:

h4. Cookbooks

James Oseland's Cradle of Flavor
Andrea Nguyen's Into the Vietnamese Kitchen
Marcus Samuelsson's The Soul of a New Cuisine
Roy Finamore's Tasty
Sally Schneider's The Improvisational Cook
John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg's The Essence of Chocolate

h4. Nonfiction

Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma
Marion Nestle's What to Eat
David Kamp's The United States of Arugula
Bill Buford's Heat