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Winners: 2012 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards

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Last night the James Beard Foundation announced the winners of the 2012 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards (see the list of 2012 finalists and the 2011 winners).

Cookbook/book winners include Nathan Myhrvold's Modernist Cuisine (twice: once for "Cookbook of the Year" and for "Cooking from a Professional Point of View"); Hugh Acheson's A New Turn in the South (for "American Cooking"); Michael Ruhlman's Ruhlman's Twenty (for "General Cooking"); Paula Wolfert's The Food of Morocco (for "International"); and Gabrielle Hamilton's Blood, Bones & Butter (for "Writing and Literature").

On the journalism side, winners included a tie for "Publication of the Year" (Amanda Hesser's Food52 and Darra Goldstein's Gastronomica). Saveur magazine came up big with three awards, winning "Food Coverage in a Food-Focused Publication," "Visual Storytelling," and the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award (John T. Edge for "BBQ Nation," who tweeted, "Proud to represent the South's pit masters with my scribbles"). "Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication" went to Los Angeles magazine, and the Wall Street Journal's Lettie Teague won for "Food-Related Columns."

GQ's Alan Richman won the "Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award" — his nomination included the bizarre takedown of M Wells in NYC, "Diner For Schmucks." Eater NY called that piece "full of weirdness, embarrassment, indignation, and confusion."

The documentary about chef Paul Liebrandt (Corton, NYC) A Matter of Taste won for "Special/Documentary (Television or Video Webcast)"; Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods won for "Television Program, On Location"; the Food Network's Chopped won for "Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location"; and Ted Allen won for "Media Personality/Host (Television or Video Webcast)."

CBS News Sunday Morning with host Martha Teichner won for "Television Segment" — in what appears to be three segments: "Good Enough to Eat," (about food artist Carl Warner) "Then and Now" (about Windows on the World), and "Wiggle Room" (about molding Jell-O into art).

The 2012 JBF Restaurant and Chef Awards goes down on Monday night.

2012 James Beard Foundation Book Awards

For cookbooks published in English in 2011.

Cookbook of the Year
Modernist Cuisine
by Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet
(The Cooking Lab)

Cookbook Hall of Fame
Laurie Colwin
Home Cooking and More Home Cooking

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

Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, & Formulas
by Brad Thomas Parsons
(Ten Speed Press)  

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 Books)  

Focus on Health
Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen
by Heidi Swanson
(Ten Speed Press)  

The Food of Morocco
by Paula Wolfert

Notes from a Kitchen: A Journey Inside Culinary Obsession
Artist/Photographer: Jeff Scott

Reference and Scholarship
Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880–1920
by Andrew P. Haley
(The University of North Carolina Press)  

Single Subject  
All About Roasting
by Molly Stevens
(W.W. Norton & Company)

Writing and Literature  
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
by Gabrielle Hamilton
(Random House)

2012 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards

For articles published in English in 2011.

Publications of the Year
Amanda Hesser
Darra Goldstein

Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction
Anna Thomas
"The Soup for Life"

Environment, Food Politics, and Policy
Ben Paynter
Fast Company
"The Sweet Science"

Food Coverage in a Food-Focused Publication
James Oseland

Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication
Lesley Bargar Suter
Los Angeles
"Chinese Food in L.A.," "It's Time for Breakfast in L.A," "Food Lovers Guide"

Food Culture and Travel
Fuchsia Dunlop
The Financial Times
"Global Menu: Kicking Up a Stink"

Food-Related Columns
Lettie Teague
The Wall Street Journal
On Wine: Lettie Teague: "Drink, Memory: How to Remember that Wine"; "In Praise of the One-Cabernet Lunch"; "May I recommend: Lessons of Great Sommeliers"

Group Food Blog
The Salt: NPR’s Food Blog
Maria Godoy

Health and Well-Being
Maureen O’Hagan
The Seattle Times
"Feeling the Weight: The Emotional Battle to Control Kids’ Diet"

Brett Martin
"The Hangover Part III"

Individual Food Blog
Poor Man’s Feast
Elissa Altman
"Craving the Food of Depravity"

Personal Essay
Cal Fussman
"Drinking at 1,300 Ft: A 9/11 Story About Wine and Wisdom"

Susan Choi
Food & Wine

"The Spice Wizardry of Lior Lev Sercarz"

Visual Storytelling
Landon Nordeman
"Soul of Sicily," "BBQ Nation," "Heart of the Valley"

Wine, Spirits, and Other Beverages
Sarah Karnasiewicz
"Fizzy Business"

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award
Alan Richman
"The Very Tasty Liberation of Paris," "I Heart SF," "Diner for Schmucks"

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
John T. Edge
"BBQ Nation"

2012 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Awards

For television, webcast, and radio programs aired in 2011.

Radio Show/Audio Webcast
Fear of Frying: Culinary Nightmares
Host: Nina Barrett
Area: WBEZ
Producer: Jason Marck

Special/Documentary (Television or Video Webcast)
A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt
Network: HBO
Producers: Sally Rowe, Rachel Mills, and Alan Oxman

Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location
Host: Ted Allen
Network: Food Network
Producers: Linda Lea, Dave Noll, and Vivian Sorenson

Television Program, On Location
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Host: Andrew Zimmern
Network: Travel Channel
Producer: Andrew Zimmern

Television Segment
CBS News Sunday Morning
Host: Martha Teichner
Network: CBS
Producers: Lauren Barnello, Jon Carras, Edward Forgotson, Patrick Lee, and David Small

Video Webcast  
eatTV with Jamie Tiampo
Host: Jamie Tiampo
Producers: Suzanne Glickstein, Jimmy McCoy, and Jamie Tiampo

Media Personality/Host (Television or Video Webcast)  
Host: Ted Allen
Show: Chopped
Network: Food Network

· Here Are the 2012 James Beard Awards Finalists [-E-]
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