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Nancy Silverton wins Outstanding Chef at James Beard Awards
Nancy Silverton wins Outstanding Chef at James Beard Awards

Los Angeles won big at the James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday evening, for the first time in a very long time. Nancy Silverton, founder of Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza, took the culinary equivalent of a Best Actor Oscar when she was named Outstanding Chef, the Beard Awards' most prestigious chefs' honor. It's a rare victory for Los Angeles, which hasn't taken that category since 1998 when Spago's Wolfgang Puck won. (In a tie, he shared the award with Jean-Georges Vongerichten of Jean Georges in New York.)  In another L.A. success story, Sherry Yard, cookbook author and former Spago pastry chef, was inducted into the James Beard Foundation's...

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