Wow! We have two Hudson Valley nominees for the James Beard Foundation Book Award/beverage -- and one is by Hudson Valley Connoisseur magazine's wines writer, Michael Arthur Weiss! Congratulations to Michael, who writes an entertaining and educational column about world wine in every issue of HVC!
The second nominee with local ties is Michael Harney of Millerton's Harney & Sons Fine Tea.
What a prestigious honor for both men! The winners will be named on May 4 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.
Here are the nominees for beverage book:
The Harney and Sons Guide to Tea
by Michael Harney with Emily Kaiser
(The Penguin Press)
The Wines of Burgundy
by Clive Coates
(University of California Press)
WineWise: Your Complete Guide to Understanding, Selecting, and Enjoying Wine
by Steven Kolpan, Brian H. Smith, and Michael A. Weiss, The Culinary Institute of America
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
Also, nominated under the International category, is Southeast Asian Flavors: Adventures in Cooking the Foods of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, & Singapore by Robert Danhi, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park and former faculty member there.