The James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for its annual awards. Below are the Seattle-area honorees. The winners will be announced May 6 at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Best Chef Northwest

Jason Franey, Canlis

Ethan Stowell, Ethan Stowell Restaurants

Rising Star Chef of the Year

Blaine Wetzel, Willows Inn

Cookbooks: Baking and Dessert

The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook

Cookbooks: General Cooking

Modernist Cuisine at Home

Cookbooks: Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian

Herbivoracious