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Nominate Your Favorite Artisan Food-Makers for the Good Food Awards

Awards that honor darn good and tasty food: we support that. The Seedling Projects will host the first-ever Good Food Awards for craft food-makers across America. The seven categories include: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, pickles, and preserves. Nominate your favorites before September 15. The products will be judged by food personalities like Ruth Reichl and Alice Waters in October during a daylong blind tasting at San Francisco's Ferry Building. The awards will be given out January 14. May the finest kimchi and terrines win! More

IACP Announces Cookbook Award Finalists

The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) just announced their annual Cookbook Awards finalists. Lots of great books in all 16 categories, including this week's Cook the Book My New Orleans by John Besh, as well as Real Cajun by Donald Link, Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller, Mad Hungry by Lucinda Scala Quinn, and many others. Congratulations to all of the nominees. The winners will be announced in April. More

Serious Cheese: Rogue River Blue Wins 2009 American Cheese Society Competition

Rogue River Blue, the beautiful grape-leaf wrapped blue cheese from Oregon's Rogue River Creamery, took top honors at this year's American Cheese Society competition, held last week in Austin, Texas. Rogue is actually one of the older creameries in the country, in operation since 1935. It also took home awards for its flavored cheddars, Chocolate Stout, and Lavender, as well as its Smokey Blue.... More

2009 Bloggies' Food-Blog Winners

Each year, the web's best blogs are highlighted at the Weblog Awards at the South By Southwest Interactive Conference. Winners were announced yesterday. The full list is available on the Bloggies website, but here are the food-related winners. Lots of multiple winners this year. Best Food Weblog: Cake Wrecks [Read the rest, after the jump.]... More

'PC Magazine' Names Serious Eats One of Top Undiscovered Websites

PC Magazine did some surfing, found us on the internet, and named us one of the top undiscovered websites of 2008. Who knew we were undiscovered!? Certainly not our regular readers. We're proud to share the title with others out there like WooMe.com, a speed dating website where total strangers join video chats, and if sparks fly, they can pay for personal contact info of those wooed.... More

Golden Clog Winners Announced

Our friends at Eater San Francisco live-blogged the Golden Clog Awards. We are sure Anthony Bourdain and Michael Ruhlman were sufficiently inebriated (even in the daytime) to make the whole affair more than a little amusing. Some of the high-lowlights: The Fergus Award for "greatest achievement in pork and guts" went to David Chang of Momfuku fame. The Rocco for "worst career move" went to Tyler Florence for "Applebee's, Applebee's, Applebee's." Ina Garten won The Alton, for "being on the Food Network and yet, somehow, managing to not suck."... More

Time Out Chicago's Inaugural Eat Out Awards

Time Out Chicago announces the winners of its First Annual Eat Out Awards. Editor Heather Shouse says, "the challenge wasn’t finding amazing food and drinks in Chicago—it was narrowing down the best from a break-out year. Local chefs achieved national acclaim, pizza parlors aimed for authenticity, and mixologists brought the farm to the bar, spiking cocktails with herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Our 25 Critics’ Picks Awards honor everything from the year’s best play on surf-and-turf to the city’s fiercest culinary crusader." The magazine's online poll for the Readers Choice Awards got almost 4,000 votes, proving that Chicagoans really are serious eaters!... More

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