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IACP Announces 2012 Food Writing Award Winners

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Last night in New York, the International Association of Culinary Professionals held their annual awards, honoring the best in food writing, photography, design, and journalism over the last year. Mo Rocca of the Cooking Channel show Food(ography) hosted the celebration, now in its 34th year.

Winners included Tasting India by Christine Manfield for Cookbook of the Year, megacookbook Modernist Cuisine in the The Design Award and Professional Kitchens category, John Besh's My Family Table for Children, Youth, and Family, and Saveur.com for culinary website.

The Lifetime Achievement award went to Fedele Bauccio, CEO and Cofounder of Bon Appetit Management Company, and a number of books were given Culinary Classics Book awards, a sort of cookbook hall of fame. These included: Craig Claiborne's New York Times Cookbook, James Beard's American Cookery, and The Art of Eating by MFK Fisher.

See the all the 2012 nominees. Here now, the winners:

Cookbook Awards

· Cookbook of the Year: “Tasting India” (Author: Christine Manfield; Editor: Allison Cowin; Publisher: Penguin Group Australia)
· People’s Choice: “Art of Pasta” (Cookbook), Shiksa in the Kitchen, Tori Avery (Blog)
· American: “The Apple Lover’s Cookbook” (Author: Amy Traverso; Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli; Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)
· Baking: “Baking Style: Art Craft Recipes” (Author: Lisa Yockelson; Editor: Pamela Chirls; Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
· Chefs and Restaurants: “The Blue Tomato: The Inspirations Behind the Cuisine of Alan Wong” (Author: Alan Wong; Publisher: Watermark Publishing)
· Children, Youth, and Family: “My Family Table” (Author: John Besh; Editor: Jean Lucas; Publisher: Andrews McMeel)
· Compilations: “The Cakebread Cellars American Harvest Cookbook” (Authors: Jack & Dolores Cakebread, Brian Streeter, Janet Fletcher; Publisher: Ten Speed Press)
· Culinary History: “High on the Hog” (Author: Jessica Harris; Editor: Kathy Belden; Publisher: Bloosmbury USA)
· Culinary Travel: “Tasting India” (Author: Christine Manfield; Editor: Alison Cowan; Publisher: Penguin Group Australia)
· The Design Award and Professional Kitchens: “Modernist Cuisine” (Authors: Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, Maxime Billet; Publisher: The Cooking Lab)
· First Book – The Julia Child Award: “Ancient Grains for Modern Meals” (Author: Maria Speck; Editors: Jenny Wapner & Dawn Yanagihara; Publisher: Ten Speed Press);
· Food and Beverage Reference/Technical: “Ruhlman’s Twenty” (Author: Michael Ruhlman; Editors: Bill LeBlond and Sarah Billingsley; Publisher: Chronicle Books)
· Food Matters: “Tomatoland” (Author: Barry Estabrook; Editor: Chris Schillig; Publisher: Andrews McMeel)
· Food Photography and Styling: “The Art of Pasta” (Author: Lucio Galletto; Editor: Alison Cowan; Publisher: Penguin Group Australia)
· General: “All About Roasting” (Author: Molly Stevens; Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli; Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)
· Health and Special Diet: “Ancient Grains for Modern Meals” (Author: Maria Speck; Editors: Jenny Wapner & Dawn Yanagihara; Publisher: Ten Speed Press)
· International: “The Food of Spain” (Author: Claudia Roden; Editor: Libby Edelson; Publisher: HarperCollins/Ecco)
· The Jane Grigson Award: “Tomatoland” (Author: Barry Estabrook; Editor: Chris Schillig; Publisher: Andrews McMeel, “Inside the Jewish Bakery” (Authors: Stanley Ginsberg and Norman Berg; Publisher: Camino Books)
· Literary Food Writing: “The Table Comes First” (Author: Adam Gopnik; Publisher: Knopf)
· Single Subject: “All About Roasting” (Author: Molly Stevens; Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli; Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)
· The Visionary Achievement Awards: “Modernist Cuisine” (Authors: Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, Maxime Billet; Publisher: The Cooking Lab)
· Wine, Beer, or Spirits: “Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes?” (Author: Brad Thomas Parsons; Editor: Emily Timberlake; Publisher: Ten Speed Press)

New Media & Broadcast Awards

· Televised Culinary Series: “Essential Pepin” (Host: Jacques Pepin, KQED-TV)
· Culinary Blog: 5 Second Rule (Cheryl Sternman Rule)
· Culinary Website: Saveur.com
· Culinary Product or Brand Website: Gilt Taste
· Intriguing Use of New Technology: SFA Stories, Southern Foodways Alliance (Device app that puts oral histories into geographical context)
· Video Series (Short Program Format): Saveur’s “Sandwich Stories”
· Audio Series (Long Format): KCRW’s Good Food with Evan Kleiman
· Audio Series (Short Format): Southern Foodways Oral History: Gathering the Stories Behind Food
· Humorous Video Short: “Spaghetti with 100 Sweet Tomatoes” (The Recipe Project)

Bert Greene Awards

· Culinary Writing With or Without Recipes: “The Cake That Makes Our Family” (Lila Byock, Gilt Taste)
· Culinary Writing About Beverages: “Beer Wars” (Kevin Cook, Playboy)
· Instructional Culinary Writing with Recipes: “Eat Shoots & Leaves” (a series by Raquel Pelzel, Amanda Cohen, Aki Kamozawa & Alex Talbot, Adam Erace, Sheri Castle; Gilt Taste)
· Culinary Travel Writing or Memoirs and Personal Essays: “Sibling Rivalry at the Stove” (Tamar Adler, Gilt Taste)
· Culinary Writing That Makes a Difference: “Is This the Food of the Future?” (John McQuaid, Eating Well)

Awards of Excellence

· Cooking Teacher of the Year: Candy Argonedizza
· Consumer Educational and Communication Materials of the Year: The Beef Checkoff
· Corporate Marketing Campaign of the Year: Darigold
· Culinary Tour Operator of the Year: George Geary, CCP
· Culinary Youth Advocate of the Year: Purple Asparagus
· Entrepreneur or Business Person of the Year: Lia Huber
· Food Photographer or Stylist of the Year: Todd Coleman, Saveur
· Test Kitchen Professional of the Year: BJ Food Consulting
· Vocational Cooking School of the Year: International Culinary Center
· Wine Steward or Sommelier of the Year: International Culinary School at Illinois Institute of Art Chicago

Special Recognition
· Humanitarian: Ann Cooper, Lunch Lessons, LLC
· Lifetime Achievement: Fedele Bauccio, CEO and Cofounder of Bon Appetit Management Company
· Community Service: Bob Lewis and Barry Benepe, founders of NYC Greenmarket

Culinary Classics Book Awards

· “La Technique: An Illustrated Guide to the Fundamental Technique of Cooking,” Jacques Pepin (Times Books/PocketBooks, 1978)
· “The New York Times Cookbook,” Craig Claiborne (Harper, 1961)
· “James Beard’s American Cookery,” James Beard (Little Brown and Company, 1972)
· “The Art of Eating” by M.F.K.Fisher (World Publishing Company/ Macmillan, 1954)
· “Paul Prudhomme’s Louisiana Kitchen,” Paul Prudhomme (William Morrow, 1984)

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