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Eater Live: Liveblogging the 2013 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards

Eater's continuous coverage of the James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards starts now! Tonight at Gotham Hall in New York City, the James Beard Foundation will honor authors, journalists, and broadcasters for their contributions to food media.


7:28 The ceremonies begin.

7:35 Food film montage. (The theme of this year's ceremony is "Lights! Camera! Taste! Spotlight on Food & Film"). There are 3D glasses.

7:39 WINNER Cookbooks: American Cooking: Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking, Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart, Gibbs Smith

7:39 Eater is one for one for cookbook win predictions. Will it last?

7:41 WINNER Cookbooks: Beverage: Wine Grapes, Julia Harding, Jancis Robinson, and José Vouillamoz, Ecco

7:43 WINNER Cookbooks: Professional Point of View: Toqué! Creators of a New Quebec Gastronomy, Normand Laprise, les éditions du passage

7:45 WINNER Cookbooks: General Cooking: Canal House Cooks Every Day, Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer, Andrews McMeel Publishing

7:47 WINNER Cookbooks: International: Jerusalem: A Cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi, Ten Speed Press

7:49 WINNER Cookbooks: Focus on Health: Cooking Light: The New Way to Cook Light, Scott Mowbray and Ann Taylor Pittman, Oxmoor House

7:53 WINNER Cookbooks: Baking and Dessert: Flour Water Salt Yeast, Ken Forkish, Ten Speed Press

7:55 WINNER Cookbooks: Photography: What Katie Ate, Katie Quinn Davies, Viking Studio

7:57 WINNER Cookbooks: Reference and Scholarship: The Art of Fermentation, Sandor Ellix Katz, Chelsea Green Publishing


7:59 WINNER Cookbooks: Writing and Literature: Yes, Chef, Marcus Samuelsson, Random House

8:01 WINNER Cookbooks: Single Subject: Ripe, Nigel Slater, Ten Speed Press

8:03 WINNER Cookbooks: Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian: Roots, Diane Morgan, Chronicle Books

8:08 Cookbook Hall of Fame: Anne Willan, who says: "I've been doing this for 50 years. I just turned 75 last year."

8:10 The cookbook portion of the evening is over. Cookbook of the Year still a secret. There's a full recap of the book award winners on the James Beard website.

8:14 WINNER Radio Show/Audio Webcast: Fear of Frying, WBEZ, Nina Barrett and Lynette Kalsnes

8:15 Here's what the invitees will eat tonight:


8:18 WINNER Video Webcast Fixed Location/Instructional: How to Cocktail,, Kit Codik, Scott Kritz, and Noah Rothbaum

8:22 Andrew Zimmern is seated in front of Michael Ruhlman. Earlier tonight, Ruhlman told Zimmern over Twitter: "@andrewzimmern I'm sitting right behind you dude. It's rude to tweet here!" They're cool though.

8:23 WINNER Video Webcast On Location: The Perennial Plate, Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine

8:25 WINNER Special/Documentary: The Restaurateur, PBS, Roger Sherman

8:28 WINNER TV Program, Studio or Fixed Location: CBS Sunday Morning: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, CBS, Charles Osgood, Gavin Boyle, Amol Mhatre, Rand Morrison, Amy Rosner, Jason Sacca, and Robin Sanders

8:31 WINNER TV Program On Location: The Mind of a Chef, PBS, Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Christopher Collins, Jonathan Cianfrani, Michael Steed, and Lydia Tenaglia

8:31 Bourdain is in Connecticut doing one of his Good vs Evil talks tonight with Eric Ripert, so ZPZ accepted the award without him. Footage of David Chang and René Redzepi was projected on the big screen. 3D glasses did not seem to work.

8:34 WINNER Television Segment: Friday Arts, Art of Food, WHYY TV, Monica Rogozinski

8:40 The Foundation gives everyone a break to watch a video about their scholarship program.

8:43 Quiz time! Food film trivia questions like what food was used to simulate blood in Psycho and what kind of food Julie leaves in the Smithsonian Julia Child's kitchen in Julie & Julia are thrown at the audience.

8:48 The Lucky Peach crew needs more drinks. Can someone please help them?

9:06 Break's over. Journalism awards kicking off.

9:07 WINNER Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review: Tejal Rao, Village Voice, "Bangkok Pop, No Fetishes," "The Sweet Taste of Success," "Enter the Comfort Zone at 606 R&D" Says the presenter: "For obvious reasons, she's not coming up here." Rao's anonymity remains in tact for another night.

9:08 WINNER Cooking/Recipes/Instruction: M. Goulding, M. Kadey, P. Kita, Men's Health, "The Butcher Is Back!," "The Six-Pack Foods of Summer," "Southern Food Rises Again." But Rachael Ray team was louder.

9:10 WINNER Food and Culture: Ann Taylor Pittman, Cooking Light, "Mississippi Chinese Lady Goes Home to Korea"

9:13 WINNER Food and Travel: Adam Sachs, Travel + Leisure, "The Best Little Eating Town in Europe"

9:15 WINNER Politics/Policy/Environment: Tracie McMillan, The American Prospect, "As Common As Dirt"

9:17 WINNER Food Coverage in a General Interest Publication: Men's Health, Adina Steiman

9:18 WINNER Food-Related Columns: Adam Sachs, Bon Appétit, The Obsessivore: "I'm Big On Japan," "Everyone's a Critic," "The Tradition Starts Here." Double-winner Adam Sachs says: "I want to raise a toast to all the losers."

9:20 WINNER Group Food Blog: Dark Rye

9:23 WINNER Individual Food Blog: Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, Hank Shaw

9:25 WINNER Health & Well-Being: Rachael Moeller Gorman, EatingWell, "Solving the Sugar Puzzle"

9:27 WINNER Humor: Alice Laussade, Dallas Observer, "The Cheap Bastard's Ultimate Guide to Eating like a Total Cheap Bastard in Dallas"

9:28 Hugh Acheson has some fashion advice for award-winner Marcus Samuelsson:

9:29 WINNER M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award: Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Chicken of the Trees"

9:32 WINNER Personal Essay: Fuchsia Dunlop, Lucky Peach, "London Town"

9:35 WINNER Profile: Brett Martin, GQ, "Danny and the Electric Kung Pao Pastrami Test"

9:37 WINNER Visual Storytelling: Michele Outland and Fiorella Valdesolo, Gather Journal: "Starters," "Dessert," "Smoke & Ash"

9:38 WINNER Wine, Spirits, and Beverages: Michael Steinberger, Vanity Fair, "A Vintage Crime"

9:40 Update from winner Mike Sula via Twitter: "I just got high fived by Thomas Keller"

9:41 Eater and Eater NY get a shout out for Hurricane Sandy coverage.

9:42 WINNER Publication of the Year: ChopChop

9:46 WINNER Cookbook of the Year: Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America, Maricel E. Presilla, W. W. Norton & Company

9:53 Just one more award left: Outstanding Food Personality/Host.

9:55 WINNER Outstanding Food Personality/Host: Andrew Zimmern, Travel Channel, Bizarre Foods America. Dedicates the win to his wife and son. Sweet.

10:00 That's the end. There'll be a recap of all the winners shortly.

· All James Beard Awards Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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