Recipes from the 2012 James Beard Award Finalists

See the RecipeTodd Coleman

Each year, America's top chefs, restaurateurs, authors, and editors gather in New York City for the James Beard Awards, where the best of the best are honored for their contributions to the culinary world. Tonight is the gala for the Chef and Restaurant Awards (last Friday, at the Journalism and Book awards, we didn't do too badly — to our great excitement, SAVEUR pulled in three medals), and some of our favorite chefs will be nervously waiting to hear if their names are called. Of tonight's finalists, many have shared their culinary knowledge with SAVEUR over the years; here are our favorites of their recipes.