RIP Leah Chase - Our Interview with Leah at 2006 James Beard Awards

James Beard Awards interviews: Frank Brigtsen; Leah Chase representing New Orleans; Gabriel Kreuther, The Modern, NYC, The Modern; Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group; Jean Joho, Everest, Chicago; Madhur Jaffrey; Dan Barber, Stone Barn, NYC; Gary Danko, San Francisco; Bradford Thompson, Mary Elaine's, Scottsdal AZ (now at Bar Artisinal, NYC); Fabio Trabocchi; Ming Tsai; Bill Telepan, NYC.

Pierre Crawley, Peppadew; Jacob Maurel, Buyer, Sur La Tabla, Aerogarden, Jill Basch, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, CA; Special England Interview: David Walker, Middlethorpe Hall Gardener.

Happy Mother's Day. Lindsey Williams, Neo-Soul; Robin Bequet, Beque Confections, Gourmet Caramels; England recordings. Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey - Liz Clayton & Chef Michael Wignall (now Chef at PennyHill Park).

Trish Gray, Marketing Manager, Kyocera, Porcelain Knives; Akasha Richmond, Hollywood Dish; Cheryl & Jim Jamison, The Big Book of Outdoor Cooking & Entertaining.

Ehsan Alipour, President, Oliso; Rudy Keller, President, Kuhn-Rikon USA; Mic LeBell, Planet Friendly PR

Debbie McIntyre, Pacifica Culinaria, Avocado Oils, Fruit Vinegars; Pittsburgh Wine Festival: Ed Harrell; Jonathan Newman; Pat Kuleto

Happy Easter. Susan Jardina, Emile Henry Cokware; Deborah Schimberg, Glee Gum; Savoir Affair Interviews at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort: Sara Moulton; Clive Coates.

San Diego interview: Michael Stebner, Chef-partner, Region; Joanna D'Angelo, Tea Together; Henry Lovejoy, EcoFish; 3 Winemakers: Michael Stevenson, Panther Creek; Marc Mondavi, Charles Krug; Dan Cohn, BR Cohn talk about how they started in the Wine business.

Anya von Bremzen, The New Spanish Table; San Diego Interviews: Parallel 33 (sadly now closed); Rick Troiani, GM, Jsix.

Carol Jackson, co-owner & VP of Marketing, Myenberg Goat Milk Products; NYC Interviews: The Bull & The Bear, Cafe Opaline; San Diego Interviews: Chive, Laurel.

Barbara Kafka, Vegetable Love; Rick Agresta, iSi Silicon Kitchenware & Thermo Whip; Anthony Lemme, EPS Wine Saver.

Carol Martin Sidor, North Fork Chips; Nick Malgieri, A Baker's Tour; Isabel Gonzales & Carolina Buia, Latin Chic; NYC Interview: Havana Central.

Jeremy Critchfield, Food & Beverage Dir. & Brian Henderson, Wine Director, Nemacolin, Savoir Affair; New York interviews: Georges Briguet, Le Perigord; Cedric Tovar, Peacock Alley.

Judy Dodd, Registered Dietician; Robert La France (for Kim Koeller), Allergy Free Passport; Neil Albert, Olivado USA, Avocado OIls from New Zealand; Michael Reccchiuti, Chocolatier.

Gladys & Stan Friesen, GladCorn; Kate Krader, Senior Editor, Food & Wine - 2006 trends; Emilia Terragni, Silver Spoon.

Lynn Neuberg, Easy Leaf; Ronnie Drennan, Broadbent Hams; Chef Joe Carei, Carleigh's, Uniontown PA; Lacy Devereaux, VP Amco Houseworks, Avocado pitter & slicer.

Bruce Sherman, North Pond, Chicago; Kelly Liken, Restaurant Kelly Liken, Vail; Tom Pedersen, owner, Cocoa Puro Kakawa

Mike Chen, China Palace & Sushi Too, Pittsburgh, Chinese New Year; Shawn McClaine, Spring, Green Zebra & Custom House, Chicago; Bob Engel, Gourmet Mushrooms.

England: Claude Bosi, Hibiscus, Ludlow; Tom Houten & Andy Troughton, Mulberry, Manor House, Morton-in-Marsh; Chef Simon Garbutt, Feathers; Julian Wilkinson & Simon Dow, Abode Royal Clarence Hotel, Exeter.

Jerry Traunfeld, The Herbal Kitchen; England: Chris Horridge, Bath Priory; Nick Davis & Andy Bennett, Lords of the Manor.

Susan Jardina, The FoodLoop; Ian Jackman, Regional Oddities; England: Bell Captain Mark Hanks, GM Sharon Love & Chef Steven Blake, The Royal Crescent,Bath; Claude Bosi, Hibiscus, Ludlow (now successfulyy relocated to London).

England: David Everett-Mathias, Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham; Tina & Toni Bricknell-Webb, Percy's, Virginstow, W. Devon; Raymond Blanc, Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, nr. Oxford.

Merry Chritsmas!!  Steven Shaw, Turning the Tables; Charleston: Bob Carter, Peninsula Grill; Bob Waggoner, Charleston Grill.

Max McCalman, Cheese: A Connoisseur's Guide to the World's Best; David Bennett, Robert Morris University & Sweetwater; Eric "Spudz" Wallace, executive chef, Casbah (now Executive Chef at Lidia's Pittsburgh).

Chef Grant Achatz, Alinea; Jen & Adam Haigh, our son & daugher-in-law; Kevin Sousa, Bigelow Grill; Chef Tom Douglas, Seattle, Rubs with Love; Ryan McDonnell, Round Pond; Joyce La Fray, Cuba Cocina.