Monday Books | The Beardys

 

This year’s award winning cookbooks are out. And, you should own them.

The James Beard Award

It’s the Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy all folded into one nice delicious recipe that is impossible to resist. I’m talking about the James Beard Foundation Award For Excellence. Or, as I affectionately refer to it, The Beardy. In the food world, it’s a BIG deal.

Each year the James Beard panel of experts selects the best in their field. We’re not just talking about chefs here. There are awards given for a broad scope of culinary related skills and endeavors. Cookbooks being one of the more hotly contested categories.

The annual awards, which were presented this past May recognize a wide variety of cookbooks and cuisines. From the Hugh Acheson’s A New Turn In The South to Paula Wolfert’s The Food of Morocco and just about everything in between.

If there isn’t room on your cookbook shelf for these soon to be classics you need to do a little cleaning. Here’s the list of this years recipients. Go grab your chef coat…


2012 James Beard Foundation Book Awards

Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns to the Kitchen A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home
Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and FormulasRuhlman's Twenty: 20 Techniques 100 Recipes A Cook's Manifesto Super Natural Every Day: Well-loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen The Food of Morocco
All About Roasting: A New Approach to a Classic Art Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef


Cookbook of the Year
Modernist Cuisine | Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet

Cookbook Hall of Fame
Home Cooking and More Home Cooking | Laurie Colwin

American Cooking
A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen | Hugh Acheson

Baking and Dessert
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home | Jeni Britton Bauer

Beverage
Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, & Formulas | Brad Thomas Parsons

General Cooking
Ruhlman’s Twenty | Michael Ruhlman

Focus on Health
Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen | Heidi Swanson

International
The Food of Morocco | Paula Wolfert

Single Subject
All About Roasting | Molly Stevens

Writing and Literature
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef | Gabrielle Hamilton


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