Find out who was declared top of their class in a variety of IACP award categories

IACP loves everyone in the culinary world– but there are certain works that stand out as being award worthy. View our winners and finalists below.

Award Winner Year

American

Victuals

WINNER

Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes

Author: Ronni Lundy
Editor: Francis Lam
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

FINALIST- Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South

Author: Vivian Howard
Editor: Michael Szczerban
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

FINALIST- Fresh Fish: A Fearless Guide to Grilling, Shucking, Searing, Poaching, and Roasting Seafood

Author: Jennifer Trainer Thompson Editor: Margaret Sutherland
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Baking: Savory or Sweet

Bread Illustrated

WINNER

Bread Illustrated: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Bakery-Quality Results at Home

Author: The Editors at America's Test Kitchen
Editor: The Editors at America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: Penguin Random House

FINALIST- How to Bake Everything: Simple Recipes for the Best Baking

Author: Mark Bittman
Editor: Stephanie Fletcher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

FINALIST- Sweeter Off the Vine: Fruit Desserts for Every Season

Author: Yossy Arefi
Editor: Jenny Wapner
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Chefs & Restaurants

Deep Run Roots

WINNER

Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South

Author: Vivian Howard
Editor: Michael Szczerban
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

FINALIST- Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking

Author: Masaharu Morimoto
Editor: Gabriella Doob
Publisher: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

FINALIST- Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking

Author: Naomi Pomeroy; Jamie Feldmar Editor: Julie Bennett
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Children, Youth & Family

The Young Chef

WINNER

The Young Chef: Recipes and Techniques for Kids Who Love to Cook

Author: Culinary Institute of America; Mark Ainsworth
Editor: Stephanie Fletcher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

FINALIST- Mad Hungry Family: 120 Essential Recipes to Feed the Whole Crew

Author: Lucinda Scala Quinn
Editor: Ann Bramson; Bridget Heiking
Publisher: Artisan Books

FINALIST- Scratch: Home Cooking for Everyone Made Simple, Fun, and Totally Delicious

Author: Maria Rodale
Editor: Dervla Kelly
Publisher: Rodale Books

Compilations

James Beard All-American Eats

WINNER

James Beard's All-American Eats: Recipes and Stories from Our Best-Loved Local Restaurants

Author: James Beard Foundation; edited by Anya Hoffman
Editor: Christopher Steighner
Publisher: Rizzoli New York

FINALIST- America's Best Breakfasts: Favorite Local Recipes from Coast to Coast

Author: Lee Brian Schrager, Adeena Sussman
Editor: Angelin Borsics
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

FINALIST- The Short Stack Cookbook: Ingredients That Speak Volumes

Author: Nick Fauchald; Kaitlyn Goalen Editor: Camaren Subhiyah
Publisher: Abrams

Culinary Travel

Taste of Persia

WINNER

Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan

Author: Naomi Duguid
Editor: Ann Bramson
Publisher: Artisan Books

FINALIST- Breaking Breads: A New World of Israeli Baking--Flatbreads, Stuffed Breads, Challahs, Cookies, and the Legendary Chocolate Babka

Author: Uri Scheft
Editor: Judy Pray; Lia Ronnen
Publisher: Artisan Books

FINALIST- Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City

Author: Katie Parla and Kristina Gill Editor: Amanda Englander
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

First Book: Julia Child Award

Deep Run Roots

WINNER

Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South

Author: Vivian Howard
Editor: Michael Szczerban
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

FINALIST- Dandelion and Quince: Exploring the Wide World of Unusual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

Author: Michelle McKenzie
Editor: Jennifer Urban-Brown
Publisher: Roost Books

FINALIST- Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City

Author: Katie Parla and Kristina Gill Editor: Amanda Englander
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

Food Matters

Eat Complete

WINNER

Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health

Author: Drew Ramsey
Editor: Sarah J. Murphy
Publisher: Harper Wave

Two if By the Sea

WINNER

Two If By Sea: Delicious Sustainable Seafood

Author: Barton Seaver
Editor: Kate Winslow
Publisher: Sterling Epicure

FINALIST- Ocean Greens: Explore the World of Edible Seaweed and Sea Vegetables

Author: Lisette Kreischer; Marcel Schuttelaar
Editor: Batya Rosenblum
Publisher: The Experiment

General

Deep Run Roots

WINNER

Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South

Author: Vivian Howard
Editor: Michael Szczerban
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

FINALIST- Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on the Farm

Author: Molly Yeh
Editor: Dervla Kelly
Publisher: Rodale Books

FINALIST- Simple: Effortless Food, Big Flavors

Author: Diana Henry
Editor: Denise Bates
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

Health & Special Diet

Alternative Baker

WINNER

Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains and Flours

Author: Alanna Taylor-Tobin
Editor: Marissa Giambelluca
Publisher: Page Street Publishing

FINALIST- The I Quit Sugar Cookbook: 306 Recipes for a Clean, Healthy Life

Author: Sarah Wilson
Editor: Angelin Borsics
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

FINALIST- Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore: Dinner for Everyone at the Table

Author: Anna Thomas
Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli
Publisher: W. W. Norton

International

Tasting Rome

WINNER

Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City

Author: Katie Parla and Kristina Gill Editor: Amanda Englander
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

FINALIST- Land of Fish and Rice: Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China

Author: Fuchsia Dunlop
Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli
Publisher: W. W. Norton

FINALIST- The British Table: A New Look at the Traditional Cooking of England, Scotland, and Wales

Author: Colman Andrews
Editor: Michael Sand
Publisher: Abrams

Literary or Historical Food Writing

Grape Olive Pig

WINNER

Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain's Food Culture

Author: Matt Goulding
Editor: Karen Rinaldi
Publisher: Harper Wave

FINALIST- Red Rooster: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem

Author: Marcus Samuelsson
Editor: Rux Martin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

FINALIST- Ten Restaurants That Changed America

Author: Paul Freedman
Editor: Robert Weil
Publisher: Liveright Publishing

Food Photography & Styling

Taste & Technique

WINNER

Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking

Photographed by Chris Court; Styled by Naomi Pomeroy and Ellen Laing
Author: Naomi Pomeroy; Jamie Feldmar
Editor: Julie Bennett
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

FINALIST- Breaking Breads: A New World of Israeli Baking--Flatbreads, Stuffed Breads, Challahs, Cookies, and the Legendary Chocolate Babka

Photographed by Con Poulos
Author: Uri Scheft
Editor: Judy Pray; Lia Ronnen
Publisher: Artisan Books

FINALIST- The Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life

Photographed by Andrew Scrivani
Author: Kate McDermott
Editor: Ann Treistman
Publisher: Countryman Press

Reference & Technical

Ingredient

WINNER

Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food

Author: Ali Bouzari
Editor: Daniel Halpern
Publisher: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

FINALIST- Cook's Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of Our Favorite Ingredients

Author: The Editors at America's Test Kitchen and Guy Crosby, PhD
Editor: The Editors at America's Test Kitchen and Guy Crosby, PhD
Publisher: Penguin Random House

FINALIST- Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling

Author: Meathead Goldwyn with Greg Blonder, PhD
Editor: Rux Martin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

FINALIST- The Spice Companion: A Guide to the World of Spices

Author: Lior Lev Sercarz
Editor: Rica Allannic
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

Single Subject

Vegetable Butcher

WINNER

The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini

Author: Cara Mangini
Editor: Kylie Foxx McDonald
Publisher: Workman Publishing Co., Inc

FINALIST- The Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life

Author: Kate McDermott
Editor: Ann Treistman
Publisher: Countryman Press

FINALIST- The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home

Author: Ken Forkish
Editor: Emily Timberlake
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Wine, Beer or Spirits

How to Drink Like a Billionaire

WINNER

How to Drink Like a Billionaire: Mastering Wine with Joie de Vivre

Author: Mark Oldman
Editor: Lucas Wittmann
Publisher: Regan Arts

I Taste Red

WINNER

I Taste Red: The Science of Tasting Wine

Author: Jamie Goode
Editor: Kate Marshall
Publisher: University of California Press

FINALIST- Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey

Author: Rob Arnold and Eric Simanek
Editor: Kathy Walton; Melinda Esco; Dan Williams
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press

Design Winner

Knives & Ink

WINNER

Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes)

Author: Issac Fitzgerald; Wendy MacNaughton
Editor: Nancy Miller
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Nanban

WINNER

Nanban: Japanse Soul Food

Designer: Charlotte Heal
Author: Tim Anderson
Editor: Ashley Meyer
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

Judge's Choice Winner

Molly on the range

WINNER

Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on the Farm

Author: Molly Yeh
Editor: Dervla Kelly
Publisher: Rodale Books

People's Choice Winner

Vegetable Butcher

WINNER

The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini

Author: Cara Mangini
Editor: Kylie Foxx McDonald
Publisher: Workman Publishing Co., Inc

Cookbook of the Year

Deep Run Roots

WINNER

Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South

Author: Vivian Howard
Editor: Michael Szczerban
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Jane Grigson Winner

Food City

WINNER

Food City: Four Centuries of Food-Making in New York

Author: Joy Santlofer
Editor: Alane Mason
Publisher: W.W. Norton