food critic Elaine T. Cicora has earned a James Beard Foundation Award, widely regarded as the highest honor among culinary professionals. Her winning story
, a profile of Cleveland-based author and chef Michael Ruhlman, appeared in the February 1, 2006 issue of Scene
The Beard Awards
honor the top work of food journalists and chefs throughout the United States and Canada. Winning entries are selected by industry peers. This year's winners were announced Sunday, May 6, in a ceremony at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.