The “Academy Awards of the food world” announced its prestigious list of finalists on Tuesday, giving several nods to Minnesota chefs and restaurants. The final list of James Beard Award nominations cut the long list of semifinalists down to the top five in each category.
There’s no denying the culinary prowess coming out of Twin Cities kitchens today. Several Minnesota chefs and restaurants are consistently recognized on a national scale — and by the prestigious James Beard Award Foundation.
Minneapolis is home to not one, but two of the best bakeries in America — at least according to The Daily Meal’s latest report.
She makes some of the best pastries in town, is on the receiving end of critics’ highest praise and has spent plenty of time rubbing elbows with culinary legends and celebrity chefs, alike.
You likely know her name because of the countless number of accolades she’s earned for her top-notch pastries. But what you may not know about Michelle Gayer is that she’s kind of a badass.
All the city’s top pastry chefs are at the Share Our Strength Cakewalk — a fundraiser to fight childhood hunger.
We’ve all known the kind of stellar restaurants and chefs we’ve been blessed with here in the Twin Cities. But as the semifinalist list for the 2013 James Beard Awards prove, the rest of the country is taking notice.
This is the season of baking. But if you want to leave it to the professionals, we’ve got one of the best in the nation, right here.