Monday, April 27, 2015

2015 Beard Awards for cookbooks announced

The James Beard Foundation's awards for media and publishing were announced Friday (April 24) in New York, one of the highest awards one can receive in the culinary world, in honor of Beard, considered the dean of American cooking.
The winners of the 2015 James Beard Foundation book awards are:
Cookbook of the Year
"Yucatan: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition" by David Sterling (University of Texas Press)
Cookbook Hall of Fame
Barbara Kafka
American Cooking
"Heritage" by Sean Brock (Artisan)
Baking and Dessert
"Flavor Flours: A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole and Ancient Grains, Nuts & Non-Wheat Flours" by Alice Medrich (Artisan)
"Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail" by Dave Arnold (W. W. Norton & Company)
Cooking from a Professional Point of View
"Bar Tartine: Techniques and Recipes" by Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns (Chronicle Books)
Focus on Health
"Cooking Light Mad Delicious: The Science of Making Healthy Food Taste Amazing" by Keith Schroeder (Oxmoor House)
General Cooking
"The Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking" by Faith Durand and Sara Kate Gillingham (Clarkson Potter)
"Yucatan: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition" by David Sterling (University of Texas Press)
"In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World" by Gabriele Galimberti (Clarkson Potter)
Reference and Scholarship
"Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, and Pork: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering" by Adam Danforth (Storey Publishing)
Single Subject
"Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, with Recipes" by Jennifer McLagan (Ten Speed Press)
Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian
"At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well" by Amy Chaplin (Roost Books)
Writing and Literature

"The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food" by Dan Barber (Penguin Press)

Cheré Coen is the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “ExploringCajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana” and co-author of “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.” Write her at