These days, one of the south's best chefs is Vish Bhatt, a man born 9,000 miles away. And his Indian-inflected cuisine reflects a changing South.
240sweet makes artisan marshmallows. Medora, Indiana gears up for the National Maple Syrup Festival. And a farmer sells honey at the Winter Farmers Market.
The James Beard Leadership Awards could potentially have some high profile nominees, from Michelle Obama to the USDA.