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2009 Cookbook Awards

2009 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)

The IACP award winners were announced on April 4th, 2009.

 

Cookbook of the Year Award

Appleman, Nate and Shelley Lindgren
A16: Food + Wine
TX723.2.S65 A67 2008
One of San Francisco's most popular new restaurants, A16 (named for the highway that cuts across southern Italy) specializes in the cuisine of Campania (and its capital city of Naples).
 

American:

Winner

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association Award
Schwartz, Arthur
Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking
Yiddish Recipes Revisited
TX724.S3335 2008
Check out Arthur Schwartz on his Food Maven website.
 

Finalists

Willis, Virginia
Bon Appetit, Y'All: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking
TX715.2.S68 W556 2008
Read more about this Atlanta writer at her website.
 

Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue by John Shelton Reed and Dale Volberg Reed

 

Baking:

Winner

Mushet, Cindy and Sur La Table
The Art and Soul of Baking
q TX765.M87 2008
 

Finalists

Lewis, Matt and Renato Poliafito
Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
TX765.L67 2008
 
Malgieri, Nick
The Modern Baker
"Time Saving Techniques for Breads, Tarts, Pies, Cakes and Cookies"
q TX763.M245 2008x
 
 

Chefs and Restaurants:

The California Table Grape Commission Award

Winner

Waltuck, David and Andrew Friedman Chanterelle: The Story and Recipes of a Restaurant Classic
Chanterelle is a New York City restaurant.
 

Finalists

At the Crillon and at Home: Recipes by Jean-Francois Piege by Jean Francois Piege, Patrick Mikanowsk, and Grant Symon

 
Ripert, Eric
On the Line
"The Stations, the Heat, the Cooks, the Costs, the Chaos, and the Triumphs"
TX945.5.L37 R57 2008
Ripert is a chef at the New York 4-start seafood restaurant Le Bernardin.
 
 

Compilations:

Winner

Fairchild, Barbara
The Bon Appétit Cookbook: Fast Easy Fresh
TX714.F3358 2008
 

Finalists

Cooking with Les Dames d'Escoffier
"At Home with the Women Who Shape the Way We Eat and Drink"
Edited by Marcella Rosene with Pat Mozersky
TX714.C654325 2008
 
The Culinary Institute of America Cookbook: A Collection of Our Favorite Recipes for the Home Chef
"over 375 of our favorite recipes for the home chef, along with tips and preparation techniques from the classrooms of the world's premier culinary college"
TX714.C83279 2008x
 
 

First Book (The Julia Child Award):

Winner

Appleman, Nate and Shelley Lindgren
A16: Food + Wine
TX723.2.S65 A67 2008
One of San Francisco's most popular new restaurants, A16 (named for the highway that cuts across southern Italy) specializes in the cuisine of Campania (and its capital city of Naples).
 

Finalists

Thiam, Pierre
Yolele! Recipes From the Heart of Senegal
TX725.S38 T495 2008x
Pierre Thiam is chef and owner of the Brooklyn restaurant: Le Grand Dakar.
 
Holmberg, Martha
Puff: 50 Flaky, Crunchy, Delicious Appetizers, Entrées, and Desserts Made with Puff Pastry
You can use quality pre-made puff pastry available at local supermarkets or follow the instructions for making puff pastry from scratch.
 
 

Food Photography and Styling:

Winner

Waltuck, David and Andrew Friedman Chanterelle: The Story and Recipes of a Restaurant Classic
Chanterelle is a New York City restaurant.
 

Finalists

Karen Martini: Cooking at Home by Karen Martini

 

Under Pressure: Cooking Sous Vide by Thomas Keller

 
 

Food Reference and Technical:

Winner

Joachim, David and Andrew Schloss
The Science of Good Food: The Ultimate Reference on How Cooking Works
q TX651.J63 2008x
 

Finalists

Four Star Restaurant Marketing Cookbook by Linda Drake

 

Food Wine Budapest by Carolyn Banfalvi

 
 

General:

Winner

 

Finalists

Kasper, Lynne Rossetto and Sally Swift
The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper
"recipes, stories, and opinions from public radio's award-winning food show"
TX738.K38 2008
Tune into the weekly Splendid Table radio show or listen to the podcasts.
 
Things Cooks Love: Implements, Ingredients, Recipes
By Sur La Table and Marie Simmons
q TX656.T44 2008
 
 

Health and Special Diet:

Winner

Krieger, Ellie
The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life
TX714.K75 2008
Ellie Krieger is a registered dietitian and FoodNetwork host.
 

Finalists

 
The Culinary Institute of America
Techniques of Healthy Cooking (3rd Edition)
q TX820.T384 2008
 
 

International:

Winner

Alford, Jeffrey and Naomi Duguid
Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China
TX724.5.T55 A44 2008
 

Finalists

 

Martin Yan's China by Martin Yan

 
 

Literary Food Writing:

The Cuisinart Award

Winner

 

Finalists

Fussell, Betty Harper
Raising Steaks: The Life and Times of American Beef
SF196.U6 F87 2008
In Raising Steaks, Betty Fussell saddles up for a spirited ride across America on the trail of our most iconic food. It is a celebration of, and an elegy for, a uniquely American Dream.
 
Dunlop, Fuchsia
Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China
TX724.5.C5 D868 2008
Read reviews from the Guardian and the New York Times. Listen to an interview on NPR.
 
 

Single Subject:

Winner

 

Finalists

Under Pressure: Cooking Sous Vide by Thomas Keller

 
 
 

Wine, Beer, or Spirits:

Winner

Ciderland by James Crowden
Winner of the 2008 Andre Simon Book Award for Drink.
This title has not yet been published in the U.S.

 

Finalists

The Beer Book
Edited by Tim Hampson
 

Artisanal Cocktails: Drinks Inspired by the Seasons from the Bar at Cyrus by Scott Beattie

 

Bert Greene Journalism Awards

 

2009 James Beard Foundation Awards

The James Beard Foundation awards were announced May 3-4, 2009. Check the awards web site for newspaper, tv, magazine and blog awards.

Cookbook of the Year

 

American Cooking:

Winner

Foose, Martha Hall
Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook
TX715.2.S68 F65 2008
Born and raised in Mississippi, Foose cooks Southern food with a contemporary flair.
 

Finalists

Schwartz, Arthur
Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking
Yiddish Recipes Revisited
TX724.S3335 2008
Check out Arthur Schwartz on his Food Maven website.
 
Cooking Up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found from The Times-Picayune of New Orleans
Edited by Marcelle Bienvenu and Judy Walker
TX715.2.L68 C645 2008x
"After Hurricane Katrina destroyed uncounted family treasures, The Times-Picayune Food pages helped hundreds of readers reclaim some of their unique culinary heritage. Readers helped other readers get back their favorite recipes that dissolved in the floodwaters. And, readers asked us to compile a cookbook of those recipes." -- NOLA blog.
Listen to an interview about the book on NPR.
 
 

Baking:

Winner

Corriher, Shirley O.
BakeWise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Baking
TX765.C657 2008
 

Finalists

Braker, Flo
Baking for All Occasions
TX763.B74 2008
 
Mushet, Cindy and Sur La Table
The Art and Soul of Baking
q TX765.M87 2008
 
 

Beverage:

Winner

Kolpan, Steven, Brian H. Smith, and Michael A. Weiss
WineWise
q TP548.K5785 2008
 

Finalists

Harney, Michael
The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea
GT2905.H37 2008
 

The Wines of Burgundy, Revised Edition by Clive Coates M.W.

 
 

Cooking from a Professional Point of View:

Winner

Achatz, Grant
Alinea
TX714.A375 2008
 

Finalists

The Big Fat Duck Cookbook by Heston Blumenthal

 

Under Pressure: Cooking Sous Vide by Thomas Keller

 
 

General Cooking:

Winner

Bittman, Mark
How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food (10th Anniversary Edition)
TX714.B573 2008
 

Finalists

 
Fairchild, Barbara
The Bon Appétit Cookbook: Fast Easy Fresh
TX714.F3358 2008
 
 

Healthy Focus:

Winner

Krieger, Ellie
The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life
TX714.K75 2008
Ellie Krieger is a registered dietitian and FoodNetwork host.
 

Finalists

Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta by Deborah Szekely and Deborah Schneider

 
Ades, Philip A. and the editors of EatingWell magazine The EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook
 
 

International:

Winner

Alford, Jeffrey and Naomi Duguid
Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China
TX724.5.T55 A44 2008
 

Finalists

 

Southeast Asian Flavors by Robert Danhi

 
 

Photography:

Winner

The Big Fat Duck Cookbook by Heston Blumenthal

 

Finalists

Decadent Desserts: Recipes from Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte

 
Wakiya, Yuji
Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya
q TX724.5.C5 W2813 2008
 
 

Reference and Scholarship:

Winner

Page, Karen and Andrew Dornenburg
The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs
TX651.P34 2008
A second book by the authors of What to Drink With What You Eat (a 2007 IACP award winner). More about the authors.
 

Finalists

Mendelson, Anne
Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages
"with 120 adventurous recipes that explore the riches of our first food"
SF251.M46 2008
Anne Mendelson also wrote Stand Facing the Stove: The Story of the Woman Who Gave America the Joy of Cooking.
Listen to an interview on NPR: A Culinary History Of 'Milk Through The Ages'.
 
Joachim, David and Andrew Schloss with A. Philip Handel
The Science of Good Food: The Ultimate Reference on How Cooking Works
q TX651.J63 2008x
 
 

Single Subject:

Winner

 

Finalists

 
Ojakangas, Beatrice A.
The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever
TX693.O427 2008
 
 

Writing and Literature:

Winner

Pollan, Michael
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
RA784.P643 2008
The author of the bestselling Omnivore's Dilemma is back with a prescription for eating well: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
Listen to an interview on NPR.
 

Finalists

Dunlop, Fuchsia
Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China
TX724.5.C5 D868 2008
Read reviews from the Guardian and the New York Times. Listen to an interview on NPR.
 
Fussell, Betty Harper
Raising Steaks: The Life and Times of American Beef
SF196.U6 F87 2008