Monday, May 07, 2012

2012 James Beard Foundation Book Awards Winners

Winners of the 2012 James Beard Foundation Book Awards:

Cookbook of the Year: Modernist Cuisine by Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young & Maxime Bilet (the Cooking Lab)
American Cooking: A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen by Hugh Acheson (Clarkson Potter)
Baking and Dessert: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer (Artisan)
Beverage: Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, & Formulas by Brad Thomas Parsons (Ten Speed)
Cooking from a professional point of view: Modernist Cuisine by Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet (the Cooking Lab)
General cooking: Ruhlman's Twenty by Michael Ruhlman (Chronicle)
Focus on health: Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen by Heidi Swanson (Ten Speed)
International: The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert (Ecco)
Photography: Notes from a Kitchen: A Journey Inside Culinary Obsession by Jeff Scott and Blake Beshore (Tatroux)
Reference & scholarship: Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880-1920 by Andrew P. Haley (University of North Carolina Press)
Single subject: All About Roasting by Molly Stevens (Norton)
Writing and literature: Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton (Random House)
Cookbook hall of fame: Home Cooking and More Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin

James Beard award–winning chefs and restaurants will be named tonight. The complete list of award winners in all categories will be available on the James Beard Foundation website.

Courtesy of Shelf Awareness, 5/07/12

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