Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Food & Wine's Best Ten

The winners of Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chef title are 10 up-and-coming chefs nationwide who have now earned this distinction. These 2006 winners will also be featured in the annual chef issue, available on newsstands June 15.

This year's list includes:

* Cathal Armstrong

* Jonathan Benno

* Michael Carlson

* David Chang

* Mary Dumont

* Douglas Keane

* Christopher Lee

* Pino Maffeo

* Jason Wilson

* Stewart Woodman

And of course, special kudos and praises go out to Chef Mary Dumont (mentioned and pictured above) for winning this coveted title. No doubt, and as always, for me the recognition of outstanding females in the profession is a notably *refreshing* thing to see.

The Top Ten will cook together for the first time at an exclusive tasting dinner at the 2006 F&W Magazine Classic in Aspen, June 16-18, 2006.

Past F&W Best New Chefs who have gone on to greater culinary heights include: Thomas Keller, Nobu Matsuhisa and Daniel Boulud.

Congrats to all of this year's rising stars.

Make it a good Wednesday. Peace

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