Alice Laussade and City of Ate Score James Beard Nominations

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Alice Laussade gets nominated: She was too busy changing diapers -- no, really, she has bred -- to respond right now, so we did it for her (above).
The Cheap Bastard may soon be one fancy, bling-toting bastard.

Our beloved Alice Laussade, a regular contributor to City of Ate, today picked up a James Beard Foundation nomination in the contest's inaugural humor category for her story, "OK, Who Put Food in My Beer?" Laussade's up against Slate.com's Rosecrans Baldwin and the fictional Ruth Bourdain, whose sensational appearance on the food scene may have helped inspire the creation of the humor division.

The Beard awards, considered the Oscars of the food world, were called "a consecration
that validates all my years in the trade" by the legendary Jacques Pepin, who collected honors by the barrelful.

City of Ate was also nominated for best group blog. We're up against The Epi-Log and Grub Street New York: Wish us luck.

Follow City of Ate on Twitter: @cityofate.


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14 comments
Dallas Diner
Dallas Diner

As I've said before, Alice Laussade is a !@#$%^& god to me!

Merritt Martin
Merritt Martin

This is overwhelmingly awesome news. Both nominations. All of it. So excited!

Sam_Merten
Sam_Merten

Nope. It's actually a reference to a term coined by Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) from Parks and Recreation. If you watched that fantastic show, you'd know. C'mon, Bair, get with the program!

Kristy Yang
Kristy Yang

You can have Awesome Sauce. I call Eagle-eyed Tigers...

Sam_Merten
Sam_Merten

We all know you watch American Idol and Grey's Anatomy. Just admit it and move on.

Elizabeth Bair
Elizabeth Bair

I do watch Parks & Rec, and it's the only good show on Thursday.

Sam_Merten
Sam_Merten

1. If you did watch, you'd know the reference.2. I don't quote the "NBC Thursday night lineup." I quote the great Andy Dwyer. Big difference.3. What now, Bair?

Elizabeth Bair
Elizabeth Bair

Ha! I watch Parks & Rec, I just don't quote the NBC Thursday night lineup. What now, Merten?

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