• Julia Thiel and Michael Gebert at the Beard awards

On Friday night Reader assistant editor Julia Thiel and videographer Michael Gebert won a Beard award in the category multimedia feature for our chef’s challenge Key Ingredient. Julia’s still partying it up in NYC, but Mike has a post about his experience on his blog, Sky Full of Bacon, which includes this video:

OMG We Won a James Beard Award from Michael Gebert on Vimeo.

It’s the Reader‘s second award in two years: Cliff Doerksen won last year for his wonderful cover story on mince pie. You’ll find an archive of Key Ingredient features here, beginning with the inaugural installment featuring Grant Achatz.

Congratulations, Julia and Mike!