he James Beard Foundation 2015 Awards finalists were announced this week and THE THIRD PLATE: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber (Penguin Press) was nominated for a James Beard Book Award in the Cookbook category under “Writing and Literature.” View the full list of 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards Finalists hereThe 2015 James Beard Awards, hosted by Alton Brown, will be held at Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 4.