Weber’s Way to Grill(TM) by Jamie Purviance Nominated for Prestigious James Beard Award

March 22, 2010

PALATINE, Ill., March 22 /PRNewswire/ — Weber’s Way to Grill by nationally known grilling expert chef and cookbook author Jamie Purviance, was announced today as a finalist nominee in the “Single Subject” Category for the upcoming 2010 James Beard Foundation Media & Book Awards.

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The James Beard Foundation Awards are the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries.

Published by Oxmoor House and produced by Chicagoland’s Weber-Stephen Products Co. (Weber Grills), Weber’s Way to Grill was released in March 2009 and made the New York Times Best Seller List. The cookbook demonstrates that culinary details matter–even when it comes to grilling. Its design strikes a gorgeous balance between clear instructions and imaginative aesthetics. It can be opened at any page, and both the novice and experienced griller will learn something new.

The book also has more than 1,000 brilliant, full-color photos of its 160-plus recipes and the detailed, step-by-step techniques–all taken by James Beard Award-winning photographer Tim Turner of Tim Turner Studios, also based in the Chicago area.

Purviance is a graduate of Stanford University and the Culinary Institute of America. He is an accomplished chef and teacher who has helped millions of people to grill like professionals. He’s also a regular contributor to national newspapers and magazines and the author of many best-selling cookbooks, including Weber’s Real Grilling(TM), Weber’s Charcoal Grilling(TM), and the soon-to-be-released Weber’s On the Grill(TM) cookbook series.

Representatives from Weber-Stephen Products Co. will attend the annual James Beard Foundation Media & Book Awards Dinner–an invitation-only event honoring the nation’s top cookbooks, food journalists and culinary broadcast programs–on Sunday, May 2, 2010 in New York City. The event will be hosted by Bravo’s Top Chef Masters host Kelly Choi and the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern.

About Weber:

Weber-Stephen Products Co., headquartered in Palatine, Ill., is the world’s premier manufacturer of charcoal and gas grills, grilling accessories and other outdoor room products. In 1952, founder George Stephen sparked a backyard revolution with his invention of the Weber® kettle. More than 50 years later, the family-owned company remains the industry leader with its Weber®, Weber® Q(TM), and Ducane® brands. As a leading exporter of grills, Weber brand products are sold worldwide at select home centers, hardware stores, department stores, patio stores, and other retail outlets. Weber has the strongest consumer outreach program in the industry with its Weber Grill-Line(SM) (1-800-GRILL-OUT®); Weber’s On The Grill(TM) mobile application; and a content-rich website with grilling tips, techniques, and original Weber recipes at www.weber.com®. (The Weber Grill-Line and Weber Customer Service are closed on Christmas). Weber can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

About the James Beard Foundation:

Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation is dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and nurturing America’s culinary heritage and diversity in order to elevate the appreciation of our culinary excellence. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Today, the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships to culinary schools, and publications, and by maintaining the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit www.jamesbeard.org. Find insights on food at the James Beard Foundation’s blog Delights & Prejudices. Join the James Beard Foundation on Facebook. Follow the James Beard Foundation on Twitter.

    For more information, contact:
    Sherry L. Bale

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