Wednesday, March 21, 2007

2007 James Beard Foundation Awards
Nominees Announced

Culinary World's Most Prestigious Awards Honor the Art of American Food and 'Rising Star Chefs' at 20th Anniversary Celebration

NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The James Beard Foundation has announced nominees and special honorees for the 2007 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation's top honors for culinary professionals. This year, there are a total of 62 Award categories for restaurants, chefs, broadcasting, print journalism, books, and restaurant design.

Highlights of the announcements, held at a reception at the historic James Beard House in Greenwich Village, included: Barbara Kafka, Lifetime Achievement Award; Art Smith, Humanitarian Award; and Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen; Cookbook Hall of Fame.

NOMINEES 2007 James Beard Foundation Book Awards
For cookbooks published in 2006
Winners will be announced May 7, 2007

Category: Asian Cooking

Cradle of Flavor
Author: James Oseland Publisher: W.W. Norton; Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli Price: $35.00

Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors
Author: Andrea Nguyen Publisher: Ten Speed Press Editor: Aaron Wehner Price: $35.00

The Sushi Experience
Author: Hiroko Shimbo Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Editor: Judith Jones Price: $40.00

Category: Baking and Dessert

Baking: From My Home to Yours
Author: Dorie Greenspan Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company Editor: Rux Martin Price: $40.00

Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters
Authors: Marilynn Brass and Sheila Brass Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Editors: Judy Pray Price: $29.95

King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking
Authors: The Bakers at King Arthur Flour Publisher: The Countryman Press Editors: Kermit Hummel Price: $35.00

Category: Cooking from a Professional Point of View

Alain Ducasse’s Desserts and Pastries
Author: Frederic Robert Publisher: Les Editions D’Alain Ducasse Editor: Stephanie Ruyer Price: $195.00

Happy in the Kitchen
Authors: Michel Richard with Susie Heller and Peter Kaminsky Publisher: Artisan
Editor: Ann Bramson Price: $45.00

The Professional Chef, 8th Edition
Author: The Culinary Institute of America Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Editors: Pam Chirls Price: $70.00

Category: Entertaining

The Big Book of Appetizers
Authors: Meredith Deeds and Carla Snyder Publisher: Chronicle Books Editor: Bill LeBlond
Price: $19.95

The Big Book of Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining
Author: Cheryl Alters Jamison Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Editor: Harriet Bell Price: $24.95

Opera Lover’s Cookbook
Author: Francine Segan Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Editor: Leslie Stoker
Price: $35.00

Category: Food of the Americas

Dishes from the Wild Horse Desert: NorteƱo Cooking of South Texas
Author: Melissa Guerra Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Editor: Anne Ficklen
Price: $29.95

The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook
Authors: Matt Lee and Ted Lee Publisher: W.W. Norton Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli
Price: $35.00

Kathy Casey’s Northwest Table
Author: Kathy Casey Publisher: Chronicle Books Editor: Bill LeBlond Price: $35.00

Category: General

The Family Kitchen
Author: Debra Ponzek Publisher: Clarkson Potter Editor: Rica Allannic Price: $25.00

The Improvisational Cookbook
Author: Sally Schneider Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Editor: Harriett Bell Price: $34.95

Tasty: Get Great Food on the Table Everyday
Author: Roy Finamore Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company Editor: Rux Martin
Price: $30.00

Category: Healthy Focus

The Diabetes Menu Cookbook: Delicious Special-Occasion Recipes for Family and Friends
Authors: Barbara Scott-Goodman and Kalia Doner Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Editor: Justin Schwartz Price: $29.95

EatingWell Serves Two
Author: Jim Romanoff Publisher: The Countryman Press Editor: Kermit Hummel Price: $24.95

Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way
Author: Lorna Sass Publisher: Clarkson Potter Editor: Rica Allannic Price: $44.00

Category: International

Author: Claudia Roden Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Editor: Judith Jones Price: $35.00

The Soul of a New Cuisine
Author: Marcus Samuelsson Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Editor: Pam Chirls
Price: $40.00

Author: Ana Sortun Publisher: Regan Books/HarperCollins Publishers Editor: Cassie Jones Price: $34.95

Category: Reference

Culinary Biographies: A Dictionary of the World’s Great Historic Chefs, Cookbook Authors and Collectors, Farmers, Gourmets, Home Economists, Nutritionists, Restaurateurs, Philosophers, Physicians, Scientists, Writers, and Others Who Influenced the Way We Eat Today
Editor: Alice Arndt Publisher: Yes Press, Inc. Price: $48

The Organic Cook’s Bible
Author: Jeff Cox Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Editor: Linda Ingroia Price: $40.00

What to Eat
Author: Marion Nestle Publisher: North Point/Farras, Straus and Giroux Editor: Paul Elie Price: $30.00

Category: Single Subject

Author: Daniel Boulud Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Editor: Emily Takoudes Price: $32.50

The Essence of Chocolate
Authors: John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg Publisher: Hyperion Books Editor: Leslie Wells Price: 35.00

Vegetable Soups from Deborah Madison’s Kitchen
Author: Deborah Madison Publisher: Broadway Books Editor: Jennifer Josephy Price: $19.95

Category: Wine and Spirits

Keys to the Cellar: Strategies and Secrets of Wine Collecting
Author: Peter D. Meltzer Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Editor: Linda Ingroia
Price: $29.95

Romancing the Vine
Author: Alan Tardi Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Editor: Elizabeth Beier
Price: $25.95

The Wines of France: The Essential Guide for Savvy Shoppers
Author: Jacqueline Friedrich Publisher: Ten Speed Press Editor: Meghan Keefe
Price: $19.95

Category: Writing on Food

Author: Bill Buford Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Editor: Sonny Mehta
Price: $25.95

The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Author: Michael Pollan Publisher: The Penguin Press Editor: Ann Godoff Price: $26.95

The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation
Author: David Kamp Publisher: Broadway Books Editor: Charlie Conrad Price: $26.00

Category: Photography

Kaiseki: The Exquisite Cuisine of Kyoto’s Kikanoi Restaurant
Photographer: Masashi Kuma Publisher: Kodansha International Editor: Greg Starr
Price: $45.00

Michael Mina
Photographer: Karl Petzke Publisher: Bulfinch Press/ Little, Brown and Company
Editor: Michael Sand Price: $50.00

Photographer: France Ruffenach Publisher: Chronicle Books Editor: Bill LeBlond
Price: $35.00


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