Five legendary American chefs including Julia Child andJames Beard are being recognized by the United States Postal Service. The agency will issue stamps featuring the iconic figures that forever changed cuisine in America.
Joining Child and Beard are Southern cuisine guru Edna Lewis, New York-based Peruvian chef Felipe Rojas-Lombardi, and Chinese chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Joyce Chen.
Here's a description of the stamps from the USPS:
"The five chefs honored on these stamps revolutionized our understanding of food. Seeing cooking as a source of delight, they invited us to feast on regional and international flavors and were early but ardent champions of trends that many foodies now take for granted. As they shared their know-how, they encouraged us to undertake our own culinary adventures."
The Celebrity Chef stamps will be issued September 24th. They are available for purchase here.