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James Beard Semifinalists

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Spelt Focaccia with Kale, Squash and Pecorino

Outstanding Chef semifinalist: Paul Kahan

Kahan serves dishes like spicy pork rinds at his Chicago restaurant, The Publican, but he was game to create a healthy alternative. His idea: a focaccia made with spelt flour, which is high in protein. He tops the focaccia with tangy marinated kale, sweet slices of winter squash and shavings of nutty pecorino cheese.

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