2011 James Beard Awards: Cookbooks, Journalism and Broadcast Media

Congrats to Jonathan Gold (LA Weekly, “A Movable Beast”) for winning the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award from The James Beard Foundation.   And to Bill Owens and Kara Vaccaro, who won the Television Segment Award for 60 Minutes: Chef Jose Andres (after Chef Jose Andres appeared on that show, my non-foodie friends started asking me about The Bazaar by Jose Andres).  Patric Kuh won the Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review for Los Angeles Magazine's, “Animal Magnetism ,”. Harold McGee for the Cookbook Hall of Fame: On Food and Cooking: The Science & Lore of the Kitchen.  If you haven't already seen McGee's Key to Good Cooking A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes, make sure to check it out.   Here are the other winners:

Cookbook Awards
Cookbook Hall of Fame: On Food and Cooking: The Science & Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee
American Cooking: Pig: King of the Southern Table by James Villas
Baking and Dessert: Good to the Grain: Baking with Whole-Grain Flours by Kim Boyce
Beverage: Secrets of the Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World’s Top Wine Professionals by Jordan Mackay and Rajat Parr
Cooking from a Professional Point of View: Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine by René Redzepi
General Cooking: The Essential New York Times Cook Book: Classic Recipes for a New Century by Amanda Hesser
International: Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories by Grace Young
Healthy Focus: The Simple Art of EatingWell Cookbook by Jessie Price & the EatingWell Test Kitchen
Photography: Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine Photographer: Ditte Isager
Reference and Scholarship: Salted: A Manifesto on the World’s Most Essential Mineral, with Recipes by Mark Bitterman
Single Subject: Meat: A Kitchen Education by James Peterson
Writing and Literature: Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food by Paul Greenberg
Cookbook of the Year: Oaxaca al Gusto: An Infinite Gastronomy by Diana Kennedy

Journalism Awards
M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award: Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly, “A Movable Beast”
Food Section of a General Interest Publication: San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné and Miriam Morgan
Food-Related Feature: Dan Koeppel, Saveur, “Fruit of the Future”
Food-Related Columns & Commentary: Tim Carman, Washington City Paper, “Ignore the Pizza Police,” “Supply and Da Men,” “Schmeer Campaign”
Personal Essay: Tom Junod, Esquire, “My Mom Couldn’t Cook”
Health and Nutrition: Rachael Moeller Gorman, EatingWell, “Captain of the Happier Meal”
Environment, Food Politics, and Policy: Carl Safina, EatingWell, “Sea Change”
Profile: Benjamin Wallace, New York, “The Restaurant Auteur”
Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review: Patric Kuh, Los Angeles, “Animal Magnetism,” “Making Their Move,” “Time for a Redo?”
Wine and Spirits: Jon Fine, Food & Wine, “Natural Wine: Weird or Wonderful?”
Multimedia Food Feature: Michael Gebert and Julia Thiel, The Chicago Reader, Key Ingredient
Food Culture and Travel: Rick Bragg, Francine Maroukian, and Robb Walsh, Garden & Gun, “The Southerner’s Guide to Oysters”
Humor: @RuthBourdain
Individual Food Blog: Barry Estabrook, Politicsoftheplate.com
Group Food Blog: Daniel Maurer, Jenny Miller, and Alan Sytsma, Newyork.grubstreet.com
Cooking, Recipes, Instruction: Amy Thielen, Minneapolis Star Tribune, “A Good Catch,” “Low-Tech Wonder” “From the Bean Patch: Plenty”
Publication of the Year Award: Edible Communities Publications

Broadcast Media Awards
Audio Webcast or Radio Show: Megan Williams, CBC Ideas: “Pasta: The Long and Short of It”
Video Webcast: Jay Selman, GrapeRadio
Television Segment: Bill Owens and Kara Vaccaro, 60 Minutes: “Chef José Andrés”
Television Program, On Location: Justin Barocas, Heather Brown, and Geoffrey Drummond, Avec Eric
Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location: Top Chef: Season 7
Television Special/Documentary: Declan O’Driscoll and Kevin O’Keefe, Milk War
TV Food Personality/Host: Alton Brown, Good Eats

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