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Hill Country Cookbook Author Earns a James Beard Nomination


Hill Country writer Terry Thompson-Anderson spent three years working on her latest cookbook, “Texas on the Table: People, Places and Recipes Celebrating the Flavors of the Lone Star State” (University of Texas Press, $45).

texas on the table1The hard work has paid off.

This week, Thompson-Anderson found out that she has been nominated for a James Beard Award in the category of American Cooking.

She is up against Sean Brock for “Heritage” and Erin Byers Murray and Jeremy Sewall for “The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes.”

Thompson-Anderson has written a number of Texas-themed and regional cookbooks including “Texas on the Plate,” “The Texas Hill Country: A Food and Wine Lover’s Paradise,” and “Don Strange of Texas: His Life and Recipes,” the latter of which she co-authored with Frances Strange.

The photography for her latest book was provided by her sister, Sandy Wilson.

Terry Thompson-Anderson

Terry Thompson-Anderson

The winners will be announced April 24.

Other Texas names to make the list of finalists are four chefs from Austin and Houston competing for best chef of the Southwest. The whole list in that category includes:

  • Kevin Binkley, Binkley’s, Cave Creek, Arizona
  • Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue, Austin
  • Bryce Gilmore, Barley Swine, Austin
  • Hugo Ortega, Hugo’s, Houston
  • Martín Rios, Restaurant Martín, Santa Fe
  • Justin Yu, Oxheart, Houston

Thompson-Anderson will appear at the San Antonio Book Festival April 11. For more information, click here.

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SA Gets No Loving from the Beard Awards


San Antonio was, once again, ignored by the James Beard Foundation in its semifinals list of best chefs in the Southwest.

The list, which was announced today, includes several from Austin, Dallas and Houston, but not a single name from the Alamo City graces the list. The James Beard Awards are considered the culinary equivalent of the Oscars.

Best Chef: Southwest

Charleen Badman, FnB, Scottsdale, AZ
Kevin Binkley, Binkley’s, Cave Creek, AZ
Bowman Brown, Forage, Salt Lake City
David Bull, Congress, Austin
Andrew Cooper, Terra at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Omar Flores, Casa Rubia, Dallas
Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue, Austin
Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel-Gardner, The Pass, Houston
Bryce Gilmore, Barley Swine, Austin
Jennifer James, Jennifer James 101, Albuquerque, NM
Matt McCallister, FT33, Dallas
Hugo Ortega, Hugo’s, Houston
Jonathan Perno, La Merienda at Los Poblanos, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
Steven Redzikowski, Oak, Boulder, CO
Martín Rios, Restaurant Martín, Santa Fe, NM
Dana Rodriguez, Work & Class, Denver
Alex Seidel, Fruition, Denver
John Tesar, Knife, Dallas
David Uygur, Lucia, Dallas
Justin Yu, Oxheart, Houston

Stephan Pyles, who consults and regularly guest chefs at Sustenio in the Eilan Hotel & Spa, is a nominee for Outstanding Chef. The finalists will be announced March 24.

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Jesse Perez to Cook for James Beard Foundation


Jesse Perez

Jesse Perez

Jesse Perez of Arcade Midtown Kitchen, 312 Pearl Parkway, has been invited to cook at for the James Beard Foundation in New York.

He and his team will be serving dinner for the prestigious culinary foundation on June 20.

It is his first invitation, he said, displaying a great deal of excitement at the prospect of bringing his cuisine to New York.

In other Beard news from this morning, no one from San Antonio made it to the finalist’s round this year. Several restaurants and chefs had been among the semifinalists, but not one made it to the finals round.

Biga on the Banks, 203 S. St. Mary’s St., was included on the list of Outstanding Service in the entire country.

Included in the list of semifinalists for Best Chef in the Southwest were Michael Sohocki of Restaurant Gwendolyn, 152 E. Pecan St., and David Gilbert, who recently left Sustenio at Éilan Hotel, 17101 La Cantera Parkway.

The nominees for best chef of the Southwest:

Kevin Binkley
Binkley’s Restaurant
Cave Creek, AZ

Bryce Gilmore
Barley Swine
Austin

Jennifer Jasinski
Rioja
Denver

Hugo Ortega
Hugo’s
Houston

Chris Shepherd
Underbelly
Houston

The awards will be presented May 3 and 6 in New York City. The list of finalists can be found at the foundation’s website: www.jamesbeard.org/awards.

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Three from San Antonio Among James Beard Semifinalists


Semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation Awards, the culinary world’s equivalent of the Oscars, were announced Tuesday, and the list includes three from San Antonio.

Biga on the Banks, 203 S. St. Mary’s St., was included on the list of Outstanding Service in the entire country.

Included in the list of semifinalists for Best Chef in the Southwest are Michael Sohocki of Restaurant Gwendolyn, 152 E. Pecan St., and David Gilbert, who recently left Sustenio at Éilan Hotel, 17101 La Cantera Parkway.

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Michael Sohocki of Restaurant Gwendolyn.

A number of other Texas chefs are included in various categories across the list of semifinalists. Tyson Cole of Uchi in Austin and Stephan Pyles Restaurant in Dallas are on the list for Outstanding Chef nationwide.

How many of the semifinalists will make it to the finals will not be known until March 18. The awards will be presented in New York on May 3 and 6.

For a full list of the semifinalists, click here.

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