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And the cookbook winners are ...

Written by Bob Batz Jr. on

04102013roots

The International Association of Culinary Professionals announced the winners of its Cookbook Awards, which it notes "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."

We've enjoyed and written about several of the winners here on the blog and in the Post-Gazette, and surely will do more in the future.

Here's the list, linked to our coverage:

American
"Hiroko’s American Kitchen: Cooking with Japanese Flavors"
by Hiroko Shimbo
(Andrews McMeel Publishing)

Baking: Savory or Sweet
"Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza"
by Ken Forkish
(Ten Speed Press)

Chefs and Restaurants
"Vietnamese Home Cooking"
by Charles Phan
(Ten Speed Press)

Children, Youth and Family
"Teen Cuisine: New Vegetarian"
by Matthew Locricchio
(Amazon Children’s Publishing)

Compilations
"La Cucina Italiana Encyclopedia of Italian Cooking"
by The Editors of La Cucina Italiana
(Rizzoli)

(Gretchen McKay tested this recipe and this recipe from the magazine for her What's for Dinner feature.)

Cookbook of the Year
"Jerusalem: A Cookbook"
by Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi
(Ebury Publishing (UK)/Ten Speed Press (USA)

(We wrote about this for Hanukkah.)

Culinary History
"The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers, and Recipes That Made the
Modern Cookbook (California Studies in
Food and Culture)"
by Anne Willan, Mark Cherniavsky, Kyri Claflin
(University of California Press)

Culinary Travel
"Burma: Rivers of Flavor"
by Naomi Duguid
(Artisan Books, a division of Workman Publishing)

Design
"Too Many Chiefs Only One Indian"
by Sat Bains
(Face Publications)

First Book: The Julia Child Award
"The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook"
by Deborah Perelman
(Random House, Inc. (Alfred A. Knopf))

Food and Beverage Reference/Technical
"Modernist Cuisine at Home"
by Nathan Myhrvold, Maxime Bilet
(The Cooking Lab, LLC)

Food Matters
"Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (California Studies in Food and Culture)"
by Marion Nestle, Malden Nesheim
(University of California Press)

Food Photography and Styling
"Bouchon Bakery"
by Deborah Jones, Sebastien Rouxel
(Artisan Books, a division of Workman Publishing)

General
"Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America"
by Maricel Presilla
(W.W. Norton & Company)

(Miriam Rubin wrote about the book after visiting Ms. Presilla's restaurant.)

Health and Special Diet
"The Back in the Swing Cookbook: Recipes for Eating and Living Well Every Day After Breast Cancer"
by Barbara Unell, Judith Fertig
(Andrews McMeel Publishing)

International
"Jerusalem: A Cookbook"
by Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi
(Ebury Publishing (UK)/Ten Speed Press (USA)

(We wrote about this for Hanukkah.)

Jane Grigson
"The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers, and Recipes That Made the Modern Cookbook (California Studies in
Food and Culture)"
by Anne Willan, Mark Cherniavsky, Kyri Claflin
(University of California Press)

Judges Choice
"My Provence"
Laurent Gras
altaeditions.com/ae/myprovence

Literary Food Writing
"Yes, Chef: A Memoir"
by Marcus Samuelsson
(Random House)

Single Subject
"Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes" (We wrote about the Squirrel Hill native's book here, noted it in our favorite cookbooks of the year story, and included her and the book in this story on twice-baked potatoes.)
by Diane Morgan, Antonis Achilleos (photography)
(Chronicle Books)

(We wrote about the Squirrel Hill native's book here, noted it in our favorite cookbooks of the year story, and included her and the book in this story on twice-baked potatoes.)

Wine, Beer or Spirits
"Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert"
by Davin de Kergommeaux
(McClelland & Stewart, a division of Random House of Canada Limited)

The IACP capped its 35th conference in San Francisco by announcing these and other awards, including the Bert Greene Awards for food journalism; for all the winners, go to that part of the IACP website.

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