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Here Are the Local James Beard Foundation Finalists for 2015

The James Beard Foundation has announced its finalists for 2015. The winners will be announced on May 4 in Chicago.

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Here are the local finalists. Consult for the complete list.

  • Karen Akunowicz, Myers + Chang (Best Chef: Northeast finalist)
  • Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Cafe (Outstanding Baker finalist) — "Say whaaaaaat?!? So honored to be included w Jim, Belinda, Mark, William as Beard Baker nom. Thank you!" she tweetsPlus: "SO excited for Myers+Chang's Chef Karen's nomination as Best Chef NE!!! So deserved- this is her year!"
  • Maura Kilpatrick, Oleana (Outstanding Pastry Chef finalist)
  • Barry Maiden, Hungry Mother (Best Chef: Northeast finalist)
  • Cassie Piuma, Sarma (Best Chef: Northeast finalist)
  • The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes by Erin Byers Murray and Jeremy Sewall (American Cooking book finalist)

Flour Bakery + Cafe (Fort Point)

12 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 617 338 4333 Visit Website

Myers + Chang

1145 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118 617 542 5200 Visit Website


134 Hampshire Street, , MA 02139 (617) 661-0505 Visit Website

Hungry Mother

233 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02141 617 499 0090 Visit Website


249 Pearl Street, , MA 02145 (617) 764-4464 Visit Website