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Let's talk about 2024's James Beard nominated chefs and restaurants

Annamaria Brezna O'Brien
Dolina Cafe and Bakery

Let’s Talk New Mexico 3/28 8am: Every year the James Beard Foundation recognizes greatness in the culinary world. This year six New Mexico chefs are semifinalists in the “Best of the Southwest” category and another four local establishments are semifinalists in national categories like “best new restaurant,” “outstanding bakery,” and “outstanding bar.” The winners will be announced April 3rd.

On the next Let’s Talk New Mexico we'll talk to some of the nominees about the challenges of working in the food industry, the inspirations that inform their recipes, and what the recognition of a James Beard nomination means to their business and their art. We want to hear from you. What do you think makes good food great? Are you more interested in eating at places that are recognized for culinary excellence? Do you think there is a tension between simple or traditional foods and innovative dishes? Email us at LetsTalk@kunm.org, leave a voice message by clicking the link below, or call in live during the show at 505-277-5866.


Related reading:
The 2024 James Beard Awards Semifinalists

"'There has to be quality over anything': Through Mesa Provisions, chef and owner Steve Riley brings focus to local ingredients," Albuquerque Journal

"The Country’s First Native American Woman-Owned Brewery in the U.S. Doesn’t Want to Be Its Last," Eater.com

"The Story of the Southwest Through Beer," New Mexico Magazine

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Kaveh Mowahed is a reporter with KUNM who follows government, public health and housing. Send story ideas to kaveh@kunm.org.
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