The 2018 James Beard Award Foundation finalists were announced today , and several chefs, bartenders and restaurants that the AJC has written about over the past year are in the running for one of the biggest culinary honors in the country. Read on to find out more about some of the nominees.
2018 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards finalists
AJC food writer Wyatt Williams is a finalist for a MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award for a story published in Oxford American. Read some of his recent restaurant reviews:
2018 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards
Outstanding Bar Program
Read about finalist Kimball House:
Best Chef: Southeast
Read about finalist Mashama Bailey of The Grey in Savannah:
Read about finalist Katie Button of Nightshade in Asheville:
Best Chef: West
Read about finalist Jessica Koslow of Sqirl in Los Angeles:
James Beard Foundation Book Award finalists
Baking and Desserts
Read reviews of '3-ingredient Cocktails' by Robert Simonson and 'Mezcal: The History, Craft & Cocktails of the World’s Ultimate Artisanal Spirit' by Emma Janzen, and get tips for entertaining and drink recipes from Jim Meehan, author of 'Meehan's Bartender Manual'.
We talk with Christopher Kimball , author of 'Christopher Kimball's Milk Street: The New Home Cooking', and review Melissa Clark's 'Dinner: Changing the Game' and Samin Nosrat's 'Salt, Fat, Acid Heat'.
Read a review of 'Nopalito' by Gonzalo Guzman and Stacy Adimando.
Reference, History, and Scholarship
Read our review of 'Peppers of the Americas' by Maricel E. Presilla.
2018 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Awards finalists
We talk with Pati Jinich, host of 'Pati’s Mexican Table' , about 'growing and evolving' Mexican cuisine.