Finalists for James Beard awards announced; Seattle-area chefs, cookbooks among the honorees.
The James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for its annual awards. Below are the Seattle-area honorees. The winners will be announced May 6 at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Best Chef Northwest
Jason Franey, Canlis
Ethan Stowell, Ethan Stowell Restaurants
Rising Star Chef of the Year
Blaine Wetzel, Willows Inn
Cookbooks: Baking and Dessert
The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook
Cookbooks: General Cooking
Modernist Cuisine at Home
Cookbooks: Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian