Five celebrity chefs will be honored on a new set of USPS stamps. According to the United States Postal Service, the chefs were chosen because they "revolutionized our understanding of food." James Beard is confirmed, and Linns reports that Chinese food champion Joyce Chen, legendary cookbook author Julia Child, Southern cooking ambassador Edna Lewis, and South American chef Felipe Rojas-Lombardi will also be honored.
The USPS website notes that the stamps were designed by artists Jason Seiler who depicted "the five chefs in a style meant to resemble oil paintings." According to Linns, the five stamps will be issued in a pane of 20 and the "selvage area has a photograph of a large plate set on a white linen tablecloth." While the design for the James Beard stamp has already been introduced, the other four will be revealed via social media outlets in the days leading up to the release date. The United States Postal Service appears to be on a food-themed stamp kick: Just last month, it released a series of farmers' market stamps. The celebrity chef stamps will be available for purchase on September 26.
· Celebrity Chef Stamps [USPS]
· Celebrity Chefs Stamp Subjects Revealed [Linns]
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