Award ยป Cookbook Awards - 2012

Cookbook Awards - 2012

For over 25 years, IACP has honored the best and the brightest in cookbook publishing. View our 2012 award results here.

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2012

Cookbook of the Year

Tasting India
Author: Christine Manfield
Editor: Alison Cowan
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

American

WINNER

The Apple Lover’s Cookbook
Author: Amy Traverso
Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

FINALISTS

American Flavor
Author: Andrew Carmellini
Editor: Libby Edelson
Publisher: Ecco/Harper Collins

The Homesick Texan
Author: Lisa Fain
Editor: Leslie Wells
Publisher: Hyperion

 

Baking

WINNER

Baking Style: Art Craft Recipes
Author: Lisa Yockelson
Editor: Pamela Chirls
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

FINALISTS

Cooking with Chocolate: Essential Recipes and Techniques
Author: Frédéric Bau
Editor: Kate Mascaro
Publisher: Flammarion

Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking
Editor: Rebecca Warren
Publisher: DK/Penguin Group

 

Chefs and Restaurants

WINNER

The Blue Tomato: The Inspirations Behind the Cuisine of Alan Wong
Author: Alan Wong
Publisher: Watermark Publishing

FINALISTS

The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts
Authors: Frederic Morin, David McMillan, Meredith Erickson
Editor: Julie Bennett
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Home Cooking with Jean-Georges
Author: Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Editor: Rica Allannic
Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Random House

 

Children Youth Family

WINNER

My Family Table
Author: John Besh
Editor: Jean Lucas
Publisher: Andrews McMeel

FINALISTS

The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet
Author: Karin Knight, Tina Ruggiero
Editor: Amanda Waddell
Publisher: Fair Winds Press

The Family Dinner
Author: Laurie David
Editor: Karen Murgolo
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

 

Compilations

WINNER

The Cakebread Cellars American Harvest Cookbook
Authors: Jack and Dolores Cakebread, Brian Streeter, Janet Fletcher
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

FINALISTS

The Cooks’ Illustrated Cookbook
Editors: Jack Bishop, Elizabeth Carduff, Lori Galvin
Publisher: America’s Test Kitchen

Fine Cooking in Season
Authors: Fine Cooking Editors
Publisher: Taunton Press

 

Culinary History

WINNER

High on the Hog
Author: Jessica Harris
Editor: Kathy Belden
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

FINALISTS

Dying on the Vine: How Phylloxera Transformed Wine
Author: George Gale
Editor: Blake Edgar
Publisher: University of California Press

Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880-1920
Author: Andrew P. Haley
Editor: Mark Simpson-Vos
Publisher: University of NC Press

 

Culinary Travel

WINNER

Tasting India
Author: Christine Manfield
Editor: Alison Cowan
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

FINALISTS

A Family in Paris
Author: Jane Paech
Editor; Ariane Durkin
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

Ultimate Food Journeys
Author: DK Publishing
Editor: Allie Singer
Publisher: DK Publishing

 

First Book

WINNER

Ancient Grains for Modern Meals
Author: Maria Speck
Editors: Jenny Wapner, Dawn Yanagihara
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

FINALISTS

The Apple Lover’s Cookbook
Author: Amy Traverso
Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Bi-Rite Market’s Eat Good Food
Authors: Sam Mogannam, Dabney Gough
Editor: Melissa Moore
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

 

Food Matters

WINNER

Tomatoland
Author: Barry Estabrook
Editor: Chris Schillig
Publisher: Andrews McMeel

FINALISTS

Good Fish: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the Pacific Coast
Author: Becky Selengut
Editor: Susan Roxborough
Publisher: Sasquatch Books

Wild Flavors: One Chef’s Transformative Year Cooking from Eva’s Farm
Author: Didi Emmons
Editor: Ben Watson
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

 

Food and Beverage Reference and Technical

WINNER

Ruhlman’s Twenty
Author: Michael Ruhlman
Editors: Bill LeBlond, Sarah Billingsley
Publisher: Chronicle Books

FINALISTS

The Art of Beef Cutting
Author: Kari Underly
Editor: Christine McKnight
Publisher; John Wiley & Sons

Whole Beast Butchery
Author: Ryan Farr, Brigit Binns
Editor: Lorena Jones
Publisher: Chronicle Books

 

Food Photography and Styling

WINNER

The Art of Pasta
Author: Lucio Galletto
Photographer: Anson Smart
Stylist: Rachel Brown
Editor: Alison Cowan
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

FINALISTS

Cooking My Way Back Home: Recipes from San Francisco’s Town Hall, Anchor & Hope, and Salt House
Author: Mitchell Rosenthal, Jon Pult
Photographer/Stylist: Paige Green
Editor: Jenny Wapner
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

The Macy’s Culinary Council Thanksgiving and Holiday Cookbook
Editor: Steve Siegelman
Photographer: Maren Caruson
Stylist: George Dolese
Publisher: The Book Kitchen

 

General

WINNER

All About Roasting
Author: Molly Stevens
Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

FINALISTS

Essential Pépin: More than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food
Author: Jacques Pépin
Editor: Rux Martin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

My Family Table
Author: John Besh
Editor: Jean Lucas
Publisher: Andrews McMeel

 

Health Special Diet

WINNER

Ancient Grains for Modern Meals
Author: Maria Speck
Editors: Jenny Wapner, Dawn Yanagihara
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

FINALISTS

Food Intolerance Management Plan
Authors: Dr. Sue Shepherd, Dr. Peter Gibson
Editor: Rachel Carter
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

The Sweet Life: Diabetes Without Boundaries
Author: Sam Talbot
Editor: Pam Krauss
Publisher: Rodale

 

International

WINNER

The Food of Spain
Author: Claudia Roden
Editor: Libby Edelson
Publisher: HarperCollins/Ecco

FINALISTS

The Country Cooking of Italy
Author: Colman Andrews
Editors: Bill LeBlond, Dawn Yanigihara
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Seoultown Kitchen
Author: Debbie Lee
Editor: Anja Schmidt
Publisher: Kyle Books

 

Literary

WINNER

The Table Comes First
Author: Adam Gopnik
Publisher: Knopf

FINALISTS

Season to Taste
Author: Molly Birnbaum
Editor: Matt Weiland
Publishers: HarperCollins/Ecco

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adria’s El Bulli
Author: Lisa Abend
Editor: Leslie Meredith
Publisher: Free Press/Simon & Schuster

 

Professional Kitchens

WINNER

Modernist Cuisine
Authors: Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, Maxine Billet
Editor: Wayt Gibbs
Publisher: The Cooking Lab

FINALISTS

The Professional Chef, 9th Edition
Author: The Culinary Institute of America
Editor: Pamela Chirls
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Professional Garde Manger
Authors: Lou Sackett, Jaclyn Pestka, Wayne Gisslen
Editor: Mary J. Cassells
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

 

Single Subject

WINNER

All About Roasting
Author: Molly Stevens
Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

FINALISTS

Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal
Author: Jennifer McLagan
Editor: Jenny Wapner
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Plenty
Author: Yotam Ottolenghi
Editors: Lorena Jones, Sarah Billingsley
Publisher: Chronicle Books

 

Wine, Beer, and Spirits

WINNER

Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes…
Author: Brad Thomas Parsons
Editor: Emily Timberlake
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

FINALISTS

The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine
Authors: Karen Page, Andrew Dornenburg
Editor: Michael Sand
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.

Mastering Wine for the Asian Palate
Author: Jennie Cho Lee
Publisher: Asset Publishing and Research, GrapeXpectations Asia LTD (Hong Kong)

 

Design Award

Modernist Cuisine
Authors: Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, Maxine Billet
Editor: Wayt Gibbs
Publisher: The Cooking Lab

 

Jane Grigson Awards

Tomatoland
Author: Barry Estabrook
Editor: Chris Schillig
Publisher: Andrews McMeel

and

Inside the Jewish Bakery
Authors: Stanley Ginsberg, Norman Berg
Publisher: Camino Books, Inc.

 

Visionary Achievement Award

Modernist Cuisine
Authors: Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, Maxine Billet
Editor: Wayt Gibbs
Publisher: The Cooking Lab

 

Judge's Choice Award

Market Chronicles: Stories and Recipes from Montréal's Marché Jean-Talon
Author: Susan Semenak
Publisher: Cardinal

 

People's Choice Award

The Art of Pasta
Author: Lucio Galletto
Photographer: Anson Smart
Stylist: Rachel Brown
Editor: Alison Cowan
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

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