James Beard 2014 Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards Announced

Lucky Peach Magazine CoverThe 2014 James Beard foundation awards for Books, broadcast and Journalism have been announced. The winners include Andy Ricker for an article on Thai curries in Saveur magazine called “The Star of Siam”, which you can read here.

If you aren’t a subscriber to the excellent food magazine Lucky Peach, you should be: they took home four awards.

2014 Book Awards – for books published in English in 2013

Cookbook of the Year:
Historic Heston – Heston Blumenthal

Cookbook Hall of Fame:
Diana Kennedy

American Cooking:
The New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes – Amy Thielen

Baking and Dessert
The Art of French Pasty – by Jacquy Pfeiffer with Martha Rose Shulman

The Cocktail Lab: Unraveling the Mysteries of Flavor and Aroma in Drink, with Recipes – Tony Conigliaro

Cooking from a Professional Point of View:
Historic Heston – Heston Blumenthal

Focus on Health:
Gluten-Free Girl Every Day – Shauna James Ahern with Daniel Ahern

General Cooking:
Smoke: New Firewood Cooking – Tim Byres

Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking – Fuchsia Dunlop

Rene Redzepi: A Work in Progress – Ali Kurshat Altinsoy, Ditte Isager, Rene Redzepi, Lars Williams and the Noma Team

Reference and Scholarship:
Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine One Plate at a Time – Adrian Miller

Single Subject:
Culinary Birds: The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook – John Ash with James O. Fraioli

Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian
Vegetable Literacy
 – Deborah Madison

Writing and Literature
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
 – by Michael Moss


Broadcast and New Media Awards

Outstanding Personality/Host
Host: Ina Garten
Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics
Network: Food Network

Radio Show/Audio Webcast
This American Life
Host: Ben Calhoun
Area: Public Radio
Producer: Ben Calhoun

Eating Alabama
Network: PBS

Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location
Martha Stewart’s Cooking School
Host: Martha Stewart
Network: PBS
Producers: Greta Anthony, Christina Deyo, Michael Morrison, Olivia Schneider, Martha Stewart, Calia Van Dyk, and Lisa Wagner

Television Program, on Location
The Mind of a Chef
Host: Anthony Bourdain
Network: PBS
Producers: Jared Andrukanis, Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Chris Collins, Michael Steed, and Lydia Tenaglia

Television Segment
Friday Arts, Art of Food

Network: WHYY-TV
Producer: Monica Rogozinski

Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional
Thirsty For…
Producers: Jay Holzer and Eric Slatkin

Video Webcast, on Location
The Perennial Plate: Europe and South Asia

Hosts: Mirra Fine and Daniel Klein
Producers: Mirra Fine and Daniel Klein
2014 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards
For articles published in English in 2013. Winners announced May 2, 2014.

Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction
Andy Ricker

“The Star of Siam”

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award
Alan Richman

“Alan Richman Walks Into a Jewish Deli…”
“The Elm: Is Brooklyn Ready for Sophisticated Dining?”
“ZZ’s, the Most Expensive 58 Minutes in New York Dining”

Food and Culture
John Birdsall
Lucky Peach

“America, Your Food Is So Gay”

Food and Travel
Nick Paumgarten
Bon Appétit

“Lunch at 8,500 Ft.”

Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication
The Wall Street Journal
“Off Duty” Section
Beth Kracklauer

Food Politics, Policy, and the Environment
Eli Saslow
The Washington Post

“Food Stamps”

Food-Related Columns
Adam Sachs
Bon Appétit

The Obsessivore

Group Food Blog
First We Feast

Health and Well-Being
Rachael Moeller Gorman

“The Whole-Grain, Reduced-Fat, Zero-Calorie, High-Fiber, Lightly Sweetened Truth About Food Labels”

Lisa Hanawalt
Lucky Peach

“On the Trail with Wylie”

Individual Food Blog
Homesick Texan

Lisa Fain

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
John Jeremiah Sullivan
Lucky Peach

“I Placed a Jar in Tennessee”

Personal Essay
Fuchsia Dunlop
Lucky Peach

“Dick Soup”

Francis Lam
Lucky Peach

“A Day on Long Island with Alex Lee”

Publication of the Year
Civil Eats

Visual Storytelling
James Maikowski, Patricia Sanchez, Stephen Scoble, and Fredrika Stjärne
Food & Wine
“Best New Chef All-Stars”
“Oysters & Gumbo: A Chef’s New Orleans Party”
“Vegetables Now”

Wine, Spirits, and Other Beverages
Besha Rodell

“40 Ounces to Freedom”

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