James Beard Nominees for Best Chefs in America
These recipes include Jeremy Fox's pea consommé with mint and Naomi Pomeroy's smoky tomato soup with maple-candied bacon.
Nominee for Best Chef: Great Lakes: Michael Carlson, an F&W Best New Chef 2006
Carlson's prosciutto consommé with melon balls is a clever riff on the classic prosciutto-and-melon combination. What makes it astonishing is the crystal-clear flavor of the delicate prosciutto broth—such a great alternative to the usual chicken or beef.