James Beard award finalists announced

CHICAGO Finalists for the 2009 James Beard Foundation Awards were named Monday at the Frontera Grill here. The winners will be revealed May 4 in New York at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.

The awards were in founded in 1990 to honor culinary achievements. A Women in Food gala reception will follow the awards ceremony. Television personality, chef and restaurateur Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is chairing the event. For more information on

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