James Beard Finalists Announced Today: Here Are the Locals

Today, the James Beard Foundation announces the finalists for both its restaurant, book, and journalism awards, often called the “Oscars” of the food world. (Semifinalists for the 2012 restaurant awards were announced on February 21). The foundation is tweeting out the results as we type, so SFoodie will be tracking the Twitter feed, listing local finalists as they're announced. We'll post a link to the full press release as soon as it goes up on the foundation's website. The awards ceremonies will take place in New York on May 4 and 7.

Also, if we miss a local writer or restaurant, let me know in the comments and I'll add it.

JOURNALISM

Category: Profile
Emily Kaiser Thelin (San Francisco magazine)

Wine, Spirits, and Beverages

Ellen Cushing (East Bay Express)

BOOKS

International
Paula Wolfert, The Food of Morocco (revised edition)

Beverage
David Darlington, An Ideal Wine

Focus on Health
Heidi Swanson, Super Natural Every Day

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