The International Association of Culinary Professionals announced the 2008 Award Winners last Friday which includes cookbooks, journalism, and general awards of excellence.
Of note they were enamored by the Morimoto cookbook which won two awards. I on the other hand am enamored by Dan Barber who won the Magazine category for his article “The Mouth That Matters” in Gourmet.
It is my great regret when we went to New York that we didn’t suck it up and take the train ride to eat at Barber’s restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and if you didn’t listen to me previously, take the time out of an upcoming day to go back and watch his speeches from Taste3. They really are captivating.
To put it another way: If I were a single female in New York City, forget David Chang, I would totally stalk Dan Barber.