Last night Food & Wine Magazine editor in chief Dana Cowin began her yearly riddle-fest via Twitter, teasing followers to guess the nominees for Best New Chef 2013. Throughout the day she has posted clues like “midwest morningtree,” to the most recent, “East tunnel in the southeast.” So far, there have been five clues in total, and she has remarked that she is only getting started—there are still five more tweets to go.

Some good guesses have included Jamie Malone of Minnesota’s Sea Change in response to “fishy global warming,” Michael Voltaggio of Ink for “Tattoo necessity,” and Danny Bowien for “Asian Salvation in NYC.” Check out the gallery above to see all of Cowin’s clues.

In addition to the all the hints provided by Cowin comes the already-revealed list for Best New Pastry Chefs 2013, which was also released today. Divided into three categories (West, Central, and East), nominees come from three regions of the US. You can vote online for your favorite pastry-crafting chef. Here’s the list of the nominees:


· Emma Bengtsson, Aquavit, New York City
· Noah Carroll, Cafe Boulud, New York City
· Aggie Chin, Palena, Washington, DC
· Stephen Collucci, Colicchio & Sons, New York City
· Melanie Durant, Empire State South, Atlanta
· Caitlin Dysart, 2941, Falls Church, Virginia
· Monica Glass, Clio, Boston
· Andrea Litvin, The Spence, Atlanta
· Brian Mercury, Harvest, Cambridge, Mass.
· Laurie Jon Moran, Le Bernardin, New York City
· Tracy Obolsky, Esca, New York City
· Katy Peetz, Blanca, New York City
· Lauren Resler, Empellon Cocina, New York City
· Caryn Stabinsky, Elm, New Canaan, Connecticut
· Bob Truitt, Ai Fiori New York City
· Ryan Westover, Poste, Washington, DC
· Eric Wolitzky, Cakes & Ale, Decatur, Georgia


· Matt Danko, The Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland, Ohio
· Victoria Dearmond, Underbelly, Houston
· Melinda Dorn, L’Etoile, Madison, Wisconsin
· Jodi Elliott, Foreign & Domestic, Austin, Texas
· Meg Galus, NoMI Kitchen, Chicago
· Jennifer Jones, Topolobampo, Chicago
· Sarah Jordan, Boka, Chicago
· Karen Man, Oxheart, Houston
· Kyle McKinney, Barley Swine, Austin, Texas
· Leigh Omilinsky, Café des Architectes, Chicago
· Anna Shovers, The Publican, Chicago
· Callie Speer, Swift’s Attic, Austin, Texas
· Erica Waksmunski, Congress, Austin, Texas
· Tandra Watkins, Ashley’s at the Capital Hotel, Little Rock, Arkansas
· Bronwen Wyatt, La Petite Grocery, New Orleans
· Katie Wyer, Telegraph, Chicago
· Robert Zugmaier, Sidney Street Cafe, St. Louis


· Frances Ang, Fifth Floor, San Francisco
· Laura Cronin, Perbacco, San Francisco
· Baruch Ellsworth, Canlis, Seattle
· Jessica Entzel, Morimoto, Napa, California
· Joshua Graves, Ray’s and Stark Bar, Los Angeles
· Rachel King, Searsucker, San Diego
· Robin Kloess, Incanto, San Francisco
· Christina Olufson, Lucques, Los Angeles
· Lynette Pflueger, Chef Mavro, Honolulu, Hawaii
· Stephanie Prida, Manresa, Los Gatos, California
· Laura Pyles, Revel, Seattle
· David Rodriguez, Providence, Los Angeles
· Alissa Rozos, St. Jack, Portland, Oregon
· Jill Severson, MistralKitchen, Seattle
· Matthew Tinder, Coi, Plum, San Francisco
· Megan Vargas, Andina, Portland, Oregon

[Via Eater National; Twitter]