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Carte: Food events around the North Bay

The International Association of Culinary Professionals has announced the 2014 IACP Award finalists, nominating Sonoma chef John McReynolds' "Stone Edge Farm Cookbook" for three awards.

The cookbook, featuring photographs by Leslie Sophie Lindell, was nominated in three categories: Chefs and Restaurants; First Book (The Julia Child Award); and Photography. It was the only book in this year's competition to receive three nominations.

The book was published by Stone Edge Farm, a Sonoma wine estate whose owner, Mac McQuown, wrote the book's forward. It was edited by Jill Hunting of Sonoma.

Other Bay Area nominees include "Best Lunch Box Ever" by Katie Sullivan Morford of San Francisco, in the Children, Youth and Family category; "The Art of Simple Food II" by Alice Waters of Berkeley and "Heart of the Plate" by Mollie Katzen of Berkeley, both in the General category; "Cooked" by Michael Pollan of Oakland in the Literary Food Writing category; "In the Charcuterie" by Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Moller of Fatted Calf in Napa and San Francisco, in the Single Subject category; and "The Drunken Botanist" by Amy Stewart of Eureka, in the Wine, Beer and Spirits category.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony March 15 in Chicago as part of the IACP's 35th annual conference. For a completely list of winners, go to <a href="http://iacp.com" target="_blank">iacp.com</a>.

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<strong>NORTH BAY</strong>

<strong> James Beard semifinalists for restaurants, chefs:</strong> The James Beard Foundation has announced the semifinalists for its 2014 Restaurant and Chef Awards, with many North Bay chefs and restaurateurs making the first cut.

The 2014 James Beard Awards will be held in New York City on May 2 and 3. Here is the list of North Bay semifinalists:

<strong>Best New Restaurant:</strong> The Cavalier, Coqueta and Tosca Cafe, all of San Francisco.


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