The James Beard Foundation Awards — the culinary world's Oscars equivalent — kicked off last night with its media portion. Among the winners? In books, Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc at Home nabbed general cooking book honors (the award will look good next to last week's IACP nod). Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern won in the television category for Best TV Food Personality, beating out Alton Brown and Rick Bayless. CHOW took best food website honors, and Serious Eats won the top food blog category.
See the full list of winners, after the break.