Last week the James Beard Foundation announced their 2019 slate of finalists recognizing outstanding achievement by chefs, restaurants, journalists and authors. Not familiar with the Beard Awards? Think of them as the culinary Oscars. Below find a list of black nominees for this year.

Note: If we missed somebody please reach out here.

 

2019 James Beard Foundation Book Awards

American

Between Harlem and Heaven: Afro-Asian-American Cooking for Big Nights, Weeknights, and Every Day

JJ Johnson and Alexander Smalls, with Veronica Chambers

 

Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking

Albert G. Lukas and Jessica B. Harris

 

Baking and Desserts

Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing

Jerrelle Guy

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeUGW4AnMk-/

 

 

2019 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Awards

Outstanding Personality

Marcus Samuelsson-No Passport Required

 

Podcast

Racist Sandwich – Erasing Black Barbecue

https://www.instagram.com/p/BoM1U-ahMfB/

 

2019 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards

Michael W. Twitty

Back to Where It All Began: I Had Never Eaten in Ghana Before. But My Ancestors Had.”

Bon Appétit

 

Profile

Heaven Was a Place in Harlem”- Vince Dixon

Eater

 

2019 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards

Rising Star Chef of the Year 

Kwame Onwuachi-Kith and Kin-Washington, D.C.

Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)

Mashama Bailey-The Grey-Savannah, GA

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvhveBaHVat/

 

2019 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics

A&A Bake & Double Roti Shop-Brooklyn, NY-Owners: Noel and Geeta Brown

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