UPDATED Saturday May 7, 2011: The winners of the 2011 James Beard Book Awards have been announced with Oaxaca al Gusto by Diana Kennedy winning the Cookbook of the Year. Check the list below to see what books won in the othe 10 categories...
Monday, March 21, 2011
The 2011 James Beard Foundation Book Award finalists have been announced, featuring 10 categories spanning cookbooks, food reference, and literary books.
As with past years (2010 and 2009) we've assembled a guide to the nominated books to help you delve into the over 30 nominated books. The guide includes links to book reviews from a variety of sources including top magazines, newspapers, and bloggers. And for your cooking pleasure, we point you to recipes from the nominated books.
This Nomination Guide is a "living guide"—meaning that we'll continue to update it with more review links, and even more recipes to try from now until the James Beard award ceremony on May 6th. Following the awards, we'll also update the guide to indicate the James Beard Foundation winners.
Project Foodie's 2011 James Beard Cookbook Nominations Guide
American Cooking | Baking and Dessert Baking | Beverage | Cooking from a Professional Point of View | General Cooking | Healthy Focus | International | Photography | Reference and Scholarship | Single Subject | Writing and Literature
| || The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual by Frank Castronovo, Frank Falcinelli, and Peter Meehan, (Artisan, 2010). |
Reviews: epicurious.com | Publisher's Weekly | Serious Eats | San Francisco Chroncile
Recipes to try: 2 viewable recipes from "The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual".
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Pig: King of the Southern Table by James Villas, (Wiley, 2010).
Reviews: LA Weekly | Chicago Tribune | Sacramento Book Review | Fine Cooking | SuperChefBlog.com
Recipes to try: 2 viewable recipes from "Pig: King of the Southern Table".
| || The Food, Folklore, & Art of Lowcountry Cooking by Joseph Dabney , (Cumberland House, 2010). |
Reviews: Saveur | KQED | Root Cuisine | PTIT Chef
Baking and Dessert Baking
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Good to the Grain by Kim Boyce and Amy Scattergood, (Stewart, Tabori & Chang).
Reviews: KQED | ReadyMade | The Kitchn | The Hungry Engineer | OregonLive | Suite101 | Zester Daily | Seatle Weekly | Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Recipes to try: 5 viewable recipes from "Good to the Grain".
| || My Sweet Mexico by Fany Gerson, (Ten Speed Press, 2010). |
Reviews: The Atlantic | LA Weekly | David Lebovitz | chow.com | Christian Science Monitor | Austin Chronicle
Recipes to try: 2 viewable recipes from "My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages, and Frozen Treats".
| || Sarabeth’s Bakery by Sarabeth Levin, (Rizzoli, 2010). |
Reviews: Project Foodie | Serious Eats | New York Times
Recipes to try: 6 viewable recipes from "Sarabeth’s Bakery".
Cooking from a Professional Point of View
Reference and Scholarship
Writing and Literature
Did we miss a review? If you have links to more reviews on these books let us know (
) and we'll add them to the list.
Disclosure: Review copies of books discussed in this post may have been provided to Project Foodie by publicists and/or publishers.