May 5, 2009

James Beard Awards

The James Beard Awards were held on Monday, May 4th, at Lincoln Center in New York City. There are many categories and a full list of the winners can be seen here.

The Cookbook of the Year
Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient,with Recipes
Author: Jennifer McLagan
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

The Cookbook Hall of Fame
Jane Grigson for her entire body of work, including:
The Art of Charcuterie, Good Things, Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book, The Mushroom Feast, and English Food

American Cooking - Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook by Martha Hall Foose

Baking - Bakewise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Baking by Shirley O. Corriher

Beverage - WineWise: Your Complete Guide to Understanding, Selecting, and Enjoying Wine by Steven Kolpan, Brian H. Smith, and Michael A. Weiss, The Culinary Institute of America

Cooking from a Professional Point of View - Alinea by Grant Achatz

General Cooking - How to Cook Everything (Completely Revised Tenth Anniversary Edition) by Mark Bittman

Healthy Focus - The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life by Ellie Krieger

International - Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Photogrpahy - The Big Fat Duck Cookbook
Photographer: Dominic Davies
Artist: Dave McKean

Reference and Scholarship - The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg

Single Subject - Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes by Jennifer McLagan

Writing and Literature - In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

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May 10, 2007

2007 James Beard Awards

The winner in Asian Cooking and the winner in Baking are already on my shelves. I think The Essence of Chocolate by John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg needs to join them.

In non-cookbook categories, Leite's Culinaria (linked in the sidebar to the left) won the website award.

Winners in the various cookbook categories for best cookbook published in 2006:

# Cookbook of the Year
The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook
Matt Lee and Ted Lee

# Cookbook Hall of Fame
Moosewood Cookbook
Mollie Katzen

# Asian Cooking
Cradle of Flavor
James Oseland

# Baking and Desserts
Baking: From My Home to Yours
Dorie Greenspan

# Cooking from a Professional Point of View
Grand Livre de Cuisine: Alain Ducasse's Desserts and Pastries
Alain Ducasse and Frederic Robert

# Entertaining and Special Occasions
The Big Book of Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining
Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison

# Food of the Americas
The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook
Matt Lee and Ted Lee

# General
Tasty: Get Great Food on the Table Every Day
Roy Finamore

# Healthy Focus
Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way
Lorna Sass

# International
The Soul of a New Cuisine
Marcus Samuelsson

# Reference
What to Eat
Marion Nestle

# Single Subject
The Essence of Chocolate
John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg

# Wine and Spirits
Romancing the Vine
Alan Tardi

# Writing on Food
The Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan

# Photography
Michael Mina
Photographer: Karl Petzke

For fun, read a live blogging of the event by Ed Levine. Or the scoop from Gawker.

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March 17, 2006

James Beard Award Nominees

On March 16th, the James Beard Foundation released the nominations for this year's finalists for their sought-after award. The actual awards ceremony and reception will be held on May 8, at an event celebrating "the culinary legacy of New Orleans." A portion of the admission price will be donated to a charitable fund established to support the rebuilding of New Orleans’ restaurant community.

The full list and press release are: here.There are a couple of nominees already on my wishlist: Jill Norman's The Cooks Book (nominated in the General Cooking Cateogry) and Bones by Jennifer McLagan (from the Single Subject category). I'll have to take a look at a few more of those listed. The list of finalists has also turned me on to a new website: Leite's Culinaria.

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March 16, 2004

James Beard 2004

The James Beard 2004 award nominees have been announced. You can see a full list here.

Among them, and already on my shopping list:

*The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion (Baking Category)
*From Curries to Kebabs, Madhur Jaffrey (International Category)
*Alton Brown’s Gear For Your Kitchen (Tools and Techniques)

That's two years in a row for the king of Good Eats...

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May 5, 2003

James Beard Awards

The 13th Annual James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony takes place today at the New York Marriott Marquis. The gala to follow celebrates the 100th anniversary of James Beards' birth. Nominees for this year are available here.

A special hurrah for Alton Brown nominated in the Reference category for I'm Just Here for the Food.

Addendum: Yay - Alton won!

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