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IACP Announces 2015 Food Writing Finalists

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The International Association of Culinary Professionals has announced its 2015 IACP Award Finalists, which focus on the year's best food writing — from cookbooks to videos to journalism. Chef Sean Brock's Heritage was nominated for three awards, in the American, Chefs and Restaurant, and First Book categories. In the Chefs and Restaurants cookbook category, Bar Tartine: Techniques and Recipes by Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns; Heritage by chef Sean Brock
; The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food by Charles Phan
; and Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking by chef Yotam Ottolenghi all earned a nod.

The New Classics Cookbook: More than 1,000 of the world's best recipes for today's kitchen by the Editors of Saveur Magazine was one of the finalists in the General category. North: The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland by Gunnar Karl Gíslason and Jody Eddy was nominated in the International category. Pat LaFrieda's MEAT: Everything You Need to Know also got a nod in the Single Subject category.

Winners will be announced during IACP's 37th annual conference in Washington, DC on Sunday, March 29, 2015.  Below, the full list of IACP Cookbook, journalism (the Bert Greene Awards), and Digital Media finalists.

IACP Cookbook Awards Finalists

Considered the gold standard among cookbook awards, IACP's Cookbook Awards have been presented for more than 25 years to promote quality and creativity in writing and publishing and to expand the public's awareness of culinary literature.

American

The B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook

Editor: Ashley Phillips
(Clarkson Potter)

Down South: Bourbon, Pork, Gulf Shrimp & Second Helpings of Everything
by Donald Link and Paula Disbrowe
Editor: Rica Allannic
(Clarkson Potter)

Farm, Fork, Food: A Year of Spectacular Recipes Inspired by Black Cat Farm
by Eric Skokan
Editor: Anja Schmidt
(Kyle Books)

Heritage
by Sean Brock
Editor: Judy Pray
(Artisan)

Baking: Savory or Sweet

The Baking Bible
by Rose Levy Beranbaum

Editor: Stephanie Fletcher
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere

by Dorie Greenspan
Editor: Rux Martin
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Flavor Flours: A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole & Ancient Grains, Nuts & Non-Wheat Flours
by Alice Medrich
Editor: Judy Pray
(Artisan)

Beverage/ Reference/ Technical

Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, and Pork: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering
by Adam Danforth
Editor:  Carleen Madigan
(Storey Publishing)

Wine: A Tasting Course
by Marnie Old
(DK Publishing)

World Atlas of Whisky, 2nd Edition
by Dave Broom
Editor:  Denise Bates
(Mitchell Beazley)

Chefs and Restaurants

Bar Tartine: Techniques and Recipes
by Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns
Editor: Bill LeBlond
(Chronicle Books)

Heritage
by Sean Brock
Editor: Judy Pray
(Artisan)

Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi

by Yotam Ottolenghi
Editors: Sarah Lavelle and Kaitlin Ketchum
(Ten Speed Press)

The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food
by Charles Phan
Editors: Jenny Wapner
(Ten Speed Press)

Children, Youth and Family

The 52 New Foods Challenge: A Family Cooking Adventure for Each Week of the Year, with 150 Recipes
by Jennifer Tyler Lee
Editor: Lucia Watson
(Avery Books)

The Family Cooks: 100+ Recipes to Get Your Family Craving Food That's Simple, Tasty and Incredibly Good for You
by Laurie David, Recipes by Kirstin Uhrenholdt
Editor: Dervla Kelly

(Rodale Books)

FutureChefs: Recipes by Tomorrow's Cooks Across the Nation and the World
by Ramin Ganeshram
Editor: Dervla Kelly
(Rodale Books)

Compilations

Fine Cooking Roasting
by Editors of Fine Cooking
Editor: Carolyn Mandarano
(The Taunton Press)

The Great Outdoors Cookbook: Adventures in Cooking Under the Open Sky
by Elaine Johnson and Margo True
Editors: Elaine Johnson and Margo True
(Oxmoor House)

Holiday Cookies: Prize-Winning Family Recipes from the Chicago Tribune for Cookies, Bars, Brownies and More
by Chicago Tribune Staff
(Agate Publishing)

The Southern Living Community Cookbook
by Sheri Castle
Editor: Susan Hernandez Ray
(Oxmoor House)

Culinary History

Cumin, Camels, and Caravans: A Spice Odyssey
by Gary Paul Nabhan
Editor: Blake Edgar
(University of California Press)

Food in the Civil War Era: The North
Editor: Helen Zoe Veit
(Michigan State University Press)

Precious Cargo: How Foods from the Americas Changed the World
by David DeWitt
Editor: Jack Shoemaker
(Counterpoint Press)

Culinary Travel

by Julian Armstrong
Editor: Kirsten Hanson
(HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.)

by Vikas Khanna
Editor: Jennifer Sit
(Lake Isle Press)

First Book

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well
by Amy Chaplin
Editor: Sara Bercholz
(Roost Books)

French Roots: Two Cooks, Two Countries, and the Beautiful Food Along the Way
by Jean-Pierre Moullé and Denise Lurton Moullé
Editor: Jenny Wapner
(Ten Speed Press)

Heritage
by Sean Brock
Editor: Judy Pray
(Artisan)

Food Matters

Citizen Farmers: The Biodynamic Way to Grow Healthy Food, Build Thriving Communities, and Give Back to the Earth 
by Daron Joffe
Editor: Dervla Kelly
(Stewart, Tabori & Chang)

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day
by Leanne Brown
Editor: Dan Lazin
(Self-published)

General

The New Classics Cookbook: More than 1,000 of the world's best recipes for today's kitchen
by The Editors of Saveur Magazine
(Weldon Owen)

School of Fish
by Ben Pollinger, with Stephanie Lyness
Editor: Jennifer Bergstrom
(Gallery Books)

Twelve Recipes
by Cal Peternell
Editor: Cassie Jones
(HarperCollins Publishers)

Health & Special Diet

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well
by Amy Chaplin
Editor: Sara Bercholz
(Roost Books)

Vegetarian Dinner Parties: 150 Meatless Meals Good Enough to Serve to Company
by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough
Editor: Elissa Altman and Dervla Kelly
(Ten Speed Press)

Vibrant Food: Celebrating the Ingredients, Recipes, and Colors of Each Season
by Kimberley Hasselbrink
Editor: Lisa Westmoreland
(Ten Speed Press)

International

Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere
by Dorie Greenspan
Editor: Rux Martin
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die
by Diane Kochilas
Editor: Dervla Kelly
(Rodale Books)

My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories
by David Lebovitz
Editor: Julie Bennett
(Ten Speed Press)

North: The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland
by Gunnar Karl Gíslason and Jody Eddy
Editors: Emily Timberlake and Jenny Wapner
(Ten Speed Press)

Literary Food Writing

Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family by Kathleen Flinn
Editor: Patrick Nolan
(Viking)

In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker's Odyssey
by Samuel Fromartz
Editor: Kathryn Court
(Viking)

My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories
by David Lebovitz
Editor: Julie Bennett
(Ten Speed Press)

Photography

A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus: Menus and Stories
Photographed by: Jim Henkens
by Renee Erickson and Jess Thomson
Editor: Susan Roxborough
(Sasquatch Books)

A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse
Photographed by: Oddur Thorisson
by Mimi Thorisson
Editor: Rica Allannic
(Clarkson Potter)

Dessert Divas
Photographed by: Anson Smart
by Christine Manfield
(Lantern Books - Penguin Random House)

The Slanted Door
Photographed by: Ed Anderson
by Charles Phan
Editor: Jenny Wapner
(Ten Speed Press)

Single Subject

Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, with Recipes
by Jennifer McLagan
Editor: Jenny Wapner
(Ten Speed Press)

MEAT: Everything You Need to Know
by Pat LaFrieda
Editor: Johanna Castillo
(Atria Books - a division of Simon & Schuster)

Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry
by Cathy Barrow
Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli
(W. W. Norton & Company)

Wine, Beer and Spirits

The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique 
by Jeffrey Morgenthaler
Editor: Bill LeBlond
(Chronicle Books)

Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: 30th Anniversary Edition
by Kevin Zraly
(Sterling Epicure)

Proof: The Science of Booze
by Adam Rogers
Editor: Courtney Young
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Tasting Whiskey: An Insider's Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World's Finest Spirits
by Lew Bryson
Editors: Margaret Sutherland  & Nancy Ringer
(Storey Publishing)

Global Design

A New Napa Cuisine
by Christopher Kostow
Editor: Julie Bennett
(Ten Speed Press)

Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails, with More than 500 Recipes 
by David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald, and Alex Day
Editor: Emily Timberlake
(Ten Speed Press)

Relae: A Book of Ideas
by Christian F. Puglisi
Editor: Emily Timberlake
(Ten Speed Press)

E-Cookbook

Entrée to Judaism for Families: Jewish Cooking and Kitchen Conversations with Children
by Tina Wasserman
(URJ Press)

I Like Pig: Recipes and Inspiration from New York City's Pig Island
by Jimmy Carbone
Editor: Rachel Wharton
(Jimmy Pots and Pans Promotions)

Tutka Bay Lodge: Coastal Cuisine from the Wilds of Alaska
by Kirsten Dixon and Mandy Dixon
Editor: Kathy Howard
(Alaska Northwest Books)

IACP Bert Greene Awards Finalists

The Bert Greene Awards were first presented in 1991 to honor excellence in food journalism. The awards were named after Bert Greene (1923-1988), a nationally renowned cooking teacher, cookbook author, and syndicated food columnist.

Publication of the Year

Cooking Light
Hunter Lewis, Editor

Food & Wine Magazine
Dana Cowin, Editor-in-Chief

Personal Essays/Memoirs

Kate Krader
"Are Big Flavors Destroying the American Palate?"
Food & Wine, May 2014

Meredith Goad
"Forged with an Iron Will"
Portland Press Herald

Mimi Sheraton
"The Goulash Cure"
The Wall Street Journal

Culinary Writing About Beverages

Kara Newman
"Whiskey & History"
Edible Manhattan

Jim Frederick
"Japan's Whisky Rebellion"
Roads & Kingdoms

Ray Isle
"Wine's Nastiest Feud"
Food & Wine, October 2014

Instructional Culinary Writing

Elaine Johnson
"Pie Season Pt. 1 & 2"
Sunset Magazine

Ivy Manning
"Go Wild!"
Fine Cooking Magazine

Culinary Writing That Makes A Difference

Ben Paynter
"Tiny Shrimp, Big Business"
EatingWell

Gretel Schueller
"Wild World Within"
EatingWell

Jane Black
"The Guru of Grass"
EatingWell

Kathleen Squires

"A Delicious Prescription"
The Wall Street Journal

Culinary Travel Writing

Francis Lam
"The Last Place on Earth"
Bon Appétit

Nino Padova
"Let the Spirit Move You"
Sunset Magazine

Peter Meehan
"Danny Bowien's Oklahoma City"
Food & Wine, September 2014

Culinary Based Column

Brian Austin with editing by Bryn Mooth
Edible Ohio Valley "Edible OH Valley"

David Joachim and Andrew Schloss
"The Science Of..."
Fine Cooking Magazine

Kristen Miglore
"Genius Recipes"
Food52

Narrative Culinary Writing

Carolyn Jung
"Snap Pea Sensei"
Food Arts

Margo True
"The Blacksmith Cooks"
Sunset Magazine

Steve Hoffman
"Of Links and Legacy"
Minneapolis Star Tribune Taste Section

IACP Digital Media Awards Finalists

The Digital Media Awards honor excellence and trendsetters in both traditional and emerging communications technologies, including culinary blogs, video, audio, and other digital forms.

Best Culinary Website

Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs
Editors: Kristen Miglore, Kenzi Wilbur, Marian Bull, Sarah Jampel
Food52 "Food52.com"

David Ellner
Panna "pannacooking.com"

Michele Kayal & Bonny Wolf
American Food Roots "americanfoodroots.com"

Narrative Culinary Blog

George Graham
Acadiana Table "acadianatable.com"

Katie Morford
Mom's Kitchen Handbook "momskitchenhandbook.com"

Naz Deravian
Bottom Of The Pot - Adventures In Cooking Persian Food And Beyond "bottomofthepot.com"

Photo Based Culinary Blog

Libbie Summers and Chia Chong
Salted and Styled "saltedandstyled.com"

Nik Sharma
A Brown Table "abrowntable.com"

Best Culinary Video Series

Ali Rosen

"The Dish"

Potluck Video

Gabriel Taraboulsy

"The Grill Iron"

Taste Made

Roxanne Webber and Blake Smith

"Elevated"

Chefs Feed

Single Food Focused Video

Hanna Raskin, Chris Hanclosky & Paul Zoeller
Ain't That a Blessing: The Tradition of Camp Meetings in South Carolina "https://vimeo.com/112936755"

Kyle Orosz & the Editors of Food52
Food52
How to Make Banoffee Pie
Food52 "http://instagram.com/p/uLim0IN-c4/?modal=tru"

Todd Coleman
The Perfect Steak
Tasting Table
"
http://vimeo.com/92681878"

Culinary Audio Series

Joel Riddell
Dining Around with Joel Riddell
"https://soundcloud.com/joelriddell/jacques-pepin-seg-1"     "https://soundcloud.com/joelriddell/jacques-pepin-seg-2"     "https://soundcloud.com/joelriddell/dining-around-with-joel-riddell-michael-chiarello-and-todd-english-on-iheartradio"

Kathy Gunst, Emiko Tamagawa, Robin Young & Jeremy Hobson
NPR's Here & Now
"http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/12/30/disappearing-food" "http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/08/21/gunst-tomato-recipes" "http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/05/26/gunst-grilled-pizza"

Nicola Twilley & Cynthia Graber
Gastropod
The Golden Spoon  "http://gastropod.com/episode-1-the-golden-spoon/"
Dan Barber's Quest for Flavor  "http://gastropod.com/dan-barber-quest-for-flavor/"   
Kale of the Sea  "http://gastropod.com/kale-sea/"

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