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Collard Greens, Cornmeal, and Sausage Soup (Sopa de Fuba)

Collard Greens, Cornmeal, and Sausage Soup (Sopa de Fuba)

Cornmeal thickens the broth in this comforting soup from the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil.Todd Coleman

The finalists for this year's James Beard Awards were announced just minutes ago in a live ceremony in Portland, Oregon — not to mention via live-tweets that had us glued to the Beard Foundation's twitter account — and SAVEUR is thrilled to have a whopping eight stories from our 2010 issues nominated in five categories. Take a look:

FOOD-RELATED FEATURE
Fruit of the Future by Dan Koeppel
Is the world headed for a banana revolution?

WINE AND SPIRITS
The New California Wine by Jon Bonne
A tribute to the legends and the pioneers of California's wine history and a showcase of which bottles to buy now.

FOOD CULTURE AND TRAVEL
Taipei Family Style by Matt Gross
A crash course in Taiwanese cooking brings an American into the family fold.

COOKING, RECIPES, OR INSTRUCTION (three articles nominated together)**
Green Goddess: Collard Greens by Lonnee Hamilton**
Life-sustaining and delicious, collard greens are a cause for celebration.
Gelatin: A Thing of Beauty by Sara Dickerman
It's a medium as much as it is an ingredient, a liberating tool that brings out the creative cook in us all.
The Beauty of Nori by Harris Salat
In Japan, this seaweed is a pillar of everyday cuisine

MFK FISHER DISTINGUISHED WRITING AWARD
Nights on the Town by Patric Kuh
A short history of fine dining in Los Angeles.