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IACP Announces 2014 Food Writing Award Winners

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Saturday night in Chicago the International Association of Culinary Professionals held its annual awards, honoring the best in food writing, photography, design, and journalism over the last year.

Winners include The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen for the American category, and Los Angeles chef Suzanne Goin's A.O.C. Cookbook in the Chefs and Restaurants category. Cookbook of the Year went to the Stone Edge Farm Cookbook, which was published by the California vineyard/farm of the same name.

Over on the journalism side, Publication of the Year went to Food & Wine, and Saveur and Food52 tied for Best Culinary Website. The Lifetime Achievement award went to food scientist and the author of CookWise, Shirley Corriher. See the finalists, and here now, the winners:

IACP Cookbook Award Winners


The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen
by Matt Lee & Ted Lee (Clarkson Potter)

Baking: Savory or Sweet

The Art of French Pastry
by Jacquy Pfeiffer (Random House)

Beverage/ Reference/ Technical

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food & Drink in America, Second Edition
by Andrew F. Smith (Oxford University Press)

Chefs and Restaurants

The A.O.C. Cookbook
by Suzanne Goin (Random House)

Children, Youth and Family

CHOP CHOP: The Kids' Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family
by Sally Sampson (Simon & Schuster)


The Chelsea Market Cookbook: 100 Recipes from New York's Premier Indoor Food Hall
by Michael Phillips with Rick Rodgers (Stewart, Tabori & Chang)

Culinary History

Cuisine & Empire: Cooking in World History
by Rachel Laudan (University of California Press)

Culinary Travel

The Perfect Meal
by John Baxter (HarperCollins Publishers)

First Book

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)


by Kathy Brennan & Caroline Campion (Rodale)

Health & Special Diet

Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with Twelve Families from the Edible Plant Kingdom
by Deborah Madison (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

One Souffle at a Time
by Anne Willan and Amy Friedman (St. Martin's Press)


I Love New York: Ingredients and Recipes
by Daniel Humm & Will Guidara (Ten Speed Press)

Professional Kitchens

Elements of Dessert
by Francisco Migoya and the Culinary Institute of America (Wiley)

Single Subject

Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook
by Rick Mast and Michael Mast (Hachette Book Group)

Wine, Beer and Spirits

Wine Grapes
by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding & Jose Vouillamoz (HarperCollins Publishers)

Global Design

Manresa: An Edible Reflection
by David Kinch & Christine Muhlke (Ten Speed Press)


The Journey
by Katy Sparks, Alex Raij, Maneet Chauhan, Rita Sodi and Kathleen Squires (Alta Editions)

Book of the Year Winner

Stone Edge Farm Cookbook
by John McReynolds (Stone Edge Farm)

Jane Grigson Winner

Wine Grapes
by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding & Jose Vouillamoz (HarperCollins Publishers)

Design Award Winner

Mr. Wilkinson's Vegetables: A Cookbook to Celebrate the Garden
by Matt Wilkinson (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers)

Judges Choice Winners

The Drunken Botanist
by Amy Stewart (Workman Publishing Company)

Lark – Cooking Against the Grain
by John Sundstrom (Community Supported Cookbooks)

Culinary Classics Awards

The Art of Mexican Cooking
by Diana Kennedy (Clarkson Potter, 1989)

Invitation to Indian Cookery
Madhur Jaffrey (Knopf, 1973)

Betty Crocker's Cookbook (Originally Betty Crocker's Picture Book)
by Betty Crocker (1950)

The Moosewood Cookbook
by Mollie Katzen (Ten Speed, 1977)

The Silver Palate Cookbook
by Julee Rosso and Shelia Lukins (Workman, 1982)

Historical Cookbook Award

American Cookery
by Amelia Simmons (1796)

IACP Bert Greene Award Winners

Publication of the Year

Dana Cowin
Food & Wine Magazine

Personal Essays/Memoirs

Francis Lam
Lucky Peach, A Day on Long Island with Alex Lee

Culinary Writing About Beverages

Paul Clarke
Imbibe, Treasure Island

Instructional Culinary Writing

Andy Ricker
Saveur, The Star of Siam: Thai Curries

Culinary Writing That Makes a Difference

Barry Estabrook
EatingWell: Where good taste meets good health, Growing Resistance

Culinary Travel Writing

Jean Anderson
Saveur, Food I Dream Of"

Culinary Based Column

Hugh Garvey
Playboy Magazine, Playboy Food Column

Narrative Culinary Writing

Steve Hoffman
Star Tribune, "From the Wild" (Meals From a Hunter)

IACP Digital Media Award Winners

Best Culinary Website

James Oseland and Helen Rosner

Amanda Hesser, Merrill Stubbs, Kristen Miglore, Brette Warshaw, Kenzi Wilbur, Marian Bull

Narrative Culinary Blog

Michael Procopio
Food for the Thoughtless

Photo Based Culinary Blog

Ilva (ILVA) Beretta & Jamie Schler
Plated Stories

Culinary Blog Group

Faith Durand
The Kitchn

Best Culinary Video Series

Featuring James Peterson
A Modern Take on the Mother Sauces

Single Food Focused Video

Libbie Summers
20 Pie Crimping Techniques in 120 Seconds

Culinary Audio Series

Alton Brown
The Alton Browncast

IACP Awards

Culinary Educator of the Year

George Geary

Culinary Professional of the Year

Michael Laiskonis

Culinary School Award of Excellence

The International Culinary Center

Volunteer of the Year

C.C. Fridlin

Humanitarian of the Year

Matthew Haley

Lifetime Achievement

Shirley Corriher

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