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James Beard nominees include some familiar names

Recognize these? José Andrés, Tom Colicchio, Suzanne Goin, Babbo, "In Defense of Food" and "The Big Fat Duck Cookbook."

They're just a handful of the James Beard Foundation nominees announced this morning, recognizing the best in food. The nominees were revealed for the first time ever via Twitter @beardfoundation.

The full list of nominees is posted here at the Beard Foundation website. Here are a few of the highlights pulled from the Twitter feed:

Outstanding chef -- José Andrés, Dan Barber, Tom Colicchio, Suzanne Goin and Paul Kahan

Best chef: Pacific -- Jeremy Fox, Douglas Keane, Loretta Keller, David Kinch and Daniel Patterson

Outstanding restaurant -- Babbo, Boulevard, Fore Street, Highlands Bar & Grill and Jean Georges

General cooking --  "How to Cook Everything" (10th anniversary edition), "Martha Stewart’s Cooking School" and "The Bon Appétit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook"

WhiteRestaurant reviews -- Jonathan Gold (LA Weekly), Adam Platt (New York Magazine) and Tom Sietsema (Washington Post)

WhiteRising Star nominees -- Nate Appleman, Sean Brock, Johnny Monis, Gabriel Rucker, Michael Solomonov, and Sue Zemanick

Writing and literature -- "In Defense of Food," "Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper" and "Raising Steaks"

Baking -- "BakeWise," "Baking for All Occasions" and "The Art and Soul of Baking"

WhiteThe 2009 lifetime-achievement honoree is Ella Brennan of the Brennan Family of Restaurants, which includes Commander’s Palace.

-- Rene Lynch

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I'm so happy for the Bazaar restaurant! Especially for the hardworking staff in front of the house and in the kitchen. Congratulations!


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