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iacp-logo.jpgThe International Association of Culinary Professionals has announced the 2014 IACP Award Finalists, all of which are listed below. In the cookbook category, Ivan Ramen by Ivan Orkin got two nominations (International, Single Subject), as did I Love New York by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara (American, Photography). Surprisingly, no nods went to Andy Ricker's critically acclaimed Pok Pok, and David Kinch's Manresa got one nomination (Global Design).

As for the journalism awards, seven went to Saveur, including Best Culinary website, where the magazine competes against Tasting Table and Food52. Publication of the Year nominees include Food & Wine and Fine Cooking Magazine, while Culinary Blog Group nods went to The Official Whole Foods Market Blog, King Arthur Flour's Flourish, and cooking/kitchen blog The Kitchn.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Chicago on March 15 as part of IACP's 35th annual conference. Below, the full list of IACP Cookbook, journalism (the Bert Greene Awards), and Digital Media finalists.

IACP Cookbook Awards Finalists

· The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen by Matt Lee & Ted Lee (Clarkson Potter)
· I Love New York: Ingredients and Recipes by Daniel Humm & Will Guidara (Ten Speed Press)
· Mad Hungry Cravings by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books)

Baking: Savory or Sweet
· The Art of French Pastry by Jacquy Pfeiffer (Random House)
· Jenny McCoy's Desserts by Jenny McCoy (Rizzoli New York)
· Southern Italian Desserts by Rosetta Costantino (Ten Speed Press)

Beverage/ Reference/ Technical
· The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food & Drink in America by Andrew F. Smith (Oxford University Press)
· Wine Grapes by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding & Jose Vouillamoz (HarperCollins Publishers)
· The New Cider Maker's Handbook by Claude Jolicoeur (Chelsea Green Publishing)

Chefs and Restaurants
· The A.O.C. Cookbook by Suzanne Goin (Random House)
· Stone Edge Farm Cookbook by John McReynolds (Stone Edge Farm)
· Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird by Gabriel Rucker, Meredith Erickson, Lauren Fortgang, and Andrew Fortgang (Ten Speed Press)

Children, Youth and Family
· CHOP CHOP: The Kids' Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family by Sally Sampson (Simon & Schuster)
· Baby & Toddler on the Go: Fresh, Homemade Foods To Take Out and About by Kim Laidlaw (Weldon Owen)
· Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love by Katie Sullivan Morford (Chronicle Books)

· The Chelsea Market Cookbook: 100 Recipes from New York's Premier Indoor Food Hallby Michael Phillips with Rick Rodgers (Stewart, Tabori & Chang)
· Prep School by James P. DeWan (Agate Publishing)
· Toronto Star Cookbook by Jennifer Bain (Random House Canada)

Culinary History
· Cuisine & Empire: Cooking in World History by Rachel Laudan (University of California Press)
· An Early Meal – A Viking Age Cookbook & Culinary Odyssey by Daniel Serra & Hanna Tunberg (Chronocopia Publishing)
· Repast: Dining Out at the Dawn of the New American Century, 1900-1910 by Michael Lesy and Lisa Stoffer (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

Culinary Travel
· The Perfect Meal by John Baxter (HarperCollins Publishers)
· The Sardinian Cookbook by Viktorija Todorovska (Agate Publishing)
· Cooking from the Heart by John Besh (Andrews McMeel)

First Book
· Lark – Cooking Against the Grain by John Sundstrom (Community Supported Cookbooks)
· Mr. Wilkinson's Vegetables: A Cookbook to Celebrate the Garden by Matt Wilkinson (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers)
· Stone Edge Farm Cookbook by John McReynolds (Stone Edge Farm)

Food Matters
· Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics by Marion Nestle (Rodale)
· Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health by Jo Robinson (Hachette Book Group)
· Where There's Smoke by Barton Seaver (Sterling Publishing)

· The Art of Simple Food II: Recipes, Flavor and Inspiration from the New Kitchen Garden by Alice Waters (Random House)
· Heart of the Plate by Mollie Katzen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
· Keepers by Kathy Brennan & Caroline Campion (Rodale)

Health & Special Diet
· Gluten–Free Girl Everyday by Shauna James Ahern (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
· The Longevity Kitchen by Rebecca Katz & Mat Edelson (Ten Speed Press)
· Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with Twelve Families from the Edible Plant Kingdom by Deborah Madison (Ten Speed Press)

· Balaboosta by Einat Admony (Artisan Books)
· Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes by Ivan Orkin (Ten Speed Press)
· Sauces & Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way by Oretta Zanini De Vita & Maureen B. Fant (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

Literary Food Writing
· Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan (Penguin Group USA)
· One Souffle at a Time by Anne Willan (St. Martin's Press)
· No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken by Norman Van Aken (Rowman & Littlefield)
Provence 1970: M.F.K Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste By Luke Barr (Random House)

· I Love New York: Ingredients and Recipes by Daniel Humm & Will Guidara (Ten Speed Press)
· The Photography of Modernist Cuisineby Nathan Myhrvold (The Cooking Lab)
· Stone Edge Farm Cookbook by John McReynolds (Stone Edge Farm)

Professional Kitchens
· The Crimson Spoon: Plating Regional Cuisine on the Palouse by Jamie Callison (Washington State University Press)
· Discovering Global Cuisines: Traditional Flavors and Techniques by Nancy Krcek Allen (Princton Hall)
· Elements of Dessert by Francisco Migoya (Wiley)

Single Subject
· In the Charcuterie by Taylor Boetticher & Toponia Miller (Ten Speed Press)
· Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes by Ivan Orkin (Ten Speed Press)
· Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook by Rick Mast and Michael Mast (Hachette Book Group)

Wine, Beer and Spirits
· The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart (Workman Publishing Company)
· Wine Grapes by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding & Jose Vouillamoz (HarperCollins Publishers)
· The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson (Octopus Publishing)

Global Design
· Manresa: An Edible Reflection by David Kinch & Christine Muhlke (Ten Speed Press)
· Summerland: Recipes for Celebrating with Southern Hospitality by Anne Quatrano (Rizzoli New York)

· The Journey by Katy Sparks, Alex Raij, Maneet Chauhan, Rita Sodi and Kathleen Squires (Alta Editions)
· Indian Cooking Unfolded: A Master Class in Indian Cooking, with 100 Easy Recipes Using 10 Ingredients or Less by Raghavan Iyer (Workman Publishing Company)
· Modernist Cuisine at Home by Nathan Myhrvold & Maxime Bilet (The Cooking Lab)

IACP Bert Greene Awards Finalists

Publication of the Year
· Dana Cowin, Food & Wine Magazine
· Editorial Staff, Fine Cooking Magazine

Personal Essays/Memoirs
· Francis Lam, Lucky Peach, "A Day on Long Island with Alex Lee"
· Rebecca Flint Marx, Medium, "For Paul with Lox and Squalor"
· Felicia Campbell, Saveur, "Hearts and Minds"

Culinary Writing About Beverages
· Paul Clarke, Imbibe, "Treasure Island"
· Robert Simonson, Saveur "Papa's Favorite Poison"
· Ray Isle, Food & Wine, "The Battle for America's Oldest Vines"

Instructional Culinary Writing
· Andy Ricker, Saveur, "The Star of Siam: Thai Curries"
· Anna Thomas, EatingWell: Where good taste meets good health, "Galettes for All"
· Scott Mowbray, Cooking Light Magazine, "7 Simple Ways to Become a Better Cook"

Culinary Writing That Makes A Difference
· Barry Estabrook, EatingWell: Where good taste meets good health, "Growing Resistance"
· Eli Saslow, The Washington Post, "Too Much of Too Little"
· Rachael Moeller Gorman, EatingWell: Where good taste meets good health, "The Whole-Grain, Reduced-Fat, Zero-Calorie, High-Fiber, Lightly Sweetened Truth about Food Labels"

Culinary Travel Writing
· Jean Anderson, Saveur, "Food I Dream Of"
· Karen Shimizu, Saveur, "Everlasting Feast: Food in the Republic of Georgia"
· Nancy Harmon Jenkins, Saveur, "Heart of Palestine"

Culinary Based Column
· Sarah Copeland, Real Simple, "Things Cooks Know"
· Bryn Mooth, Edible Ohio Valley, "Edible OH Valley"
· Hugh Garvey, Playboy Magazine, "Playboy Food Column"

Narrative Culinary Writing
· Steve Hoffman, Star Tribune, "From the Wild" (Meals From a Hunter)
· Francis Lam, Bon Appetit, "Improves with Age"
· Daniel Duane, Food & Wine, "Dashi – The Ultimate Flavor Boost"

IACP Digital Media Awards Finalists

Best Culinary Website
· James Oseland, Helen Rosner, Saveur
· Adam Sachs, Tasting Table
· Amanda Hesser, Merrill Stubbs, Kristen Miglore, Brette Warshaw, Kenzi Wilbur, Marian Bull, Food52

Narrative Culinary Blog
· Kate McDermott, Art of the Pie
· David Leite, The David Blahg
· Michael Procopio, Food for the Thoughtless
· Maureen Abood, Rose Water & Orange Blossoms

Photo Based Culinary Blog
· Ilva (ILVA) Beretta, Plated Stories
· Erin Gleeson, The Forest Feast
· Libbie Summers, Salted and Styled

Culinary Blog Group
· Allison Burch, Whole Story, The Official Whole Foods Market Blog
· PJ Hamel, King Arthur Flour – Flourish
· Faith Durand, The Kitchn

Best Culinary Video Series
· Craftsy, A Modern Take on Mother Sauces
· SeeFood Media, Upwave, Space Station Media, Upwave Eat
· Pati Jinich, Pati's Mexican Table, Season 3

Single Food Focused Video
Katie Morford, Best Lunch Box Ever – Book Trailer
Guy Hand, Making A Meal
Libbie Summers, 20 Pie Crimping Techniques in 120 Seconds

Culinary Audio Series
· Kathy Gunst, Here and Now
· Alton Brown, The Alton Browncast
· David Leite, Talking with My Mouth Full

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