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

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WINNER

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Author: Samin Nosrat
Editor: Emily Graff
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts

Author: Stella Parks
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots

Author: Matt Jennings
Editor: Judy Pray
Publisher: Artisan Books

Baking: Savory or Sweet

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WINNER

Candy Is Magic: Real Ingredients, Modern Recipes

Author: Jami Curl
Editor: Jenny Wapner
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook

Author: Jim Lahey with Maya Joseph
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi

Authors: Yotam Ottolenghi; Helen Goh
Editor: Kaitlin Ketchum
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Chefs & Restaurants

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WINNER

Cheers to the Publican, Repast and Present: Recipes and Ramblings from an American Beer Hall

Author: Paul Kahan with Rachel Holtzman
Editor: Lorena Jones
Publisher: Lorena Jones Books

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Author: Samin Nosrat
Editor: Emily Graff
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

wd~50: The Cookbook

Authors: Wylie Dufresne; Peter Meehan
Editor: Daniel Halpern
Publisher: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Children, Youth & Family

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WINNER

Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake!

Author: Deanna F. Cook
Editors: Deborah Balmuth; Lisa Hiley
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Feeding a Family: A Real-Life Plan for Making Dinner Work

Author: Sarah Waldman
Editors: Jennifer Urban-Brown; Sara Bercholz
Publisher: Roost Books

The School Year Survival Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Sanity-Saving Strategies for Every Family and Every Meal (Even Snacks)

Authors: Laura Keogh; Ceri Marsh
Editor: Bhavna Chauhan
Publisher: Appetite by Random House

Compilations

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WINNER

The Blue Apron Cookbook: 165 Essential Recipes and Lessons for a Lifetime of Home Cooking

Author: Blue Apron Culinary Team                                          Editors: Karen Rinaldi; Hannah Robinson
Publisher: Harper Wave

Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook

Authors: Kerry Diamond; Claudia Wu
Editor: Amanda Englander
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

The Grand Central Market Cookbook: Cuisine and Culture from Downtown Los Angeles

Authors: Adele Yellin; Kevin West
Editor: Amanda Englander
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

Culinary Travel

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WINNER

Acid Trip: Travels in the World of Vinegar

Author: Michael Harlan Turkell
Editor: Michael Sand
Publisher: Abrams

King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World

Author: Joan Nathan
Editor: Lexy Bloom
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus

Author: Carla Capalbo
Editor: Alexander Fyjis-Walker
Publishers: Interlink Books/Pallas Athene Publishers

First Book: Julia Child Award

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WINNER

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Author: Samin Nosrat
Editor: Emily Graff
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

 

Bread Toast Crumbs: Recipes for No-Knead Loaves & Meals to Savor Every Slice

Author: Alexandra Stafford with Elizabeth Lowery
Editor: Amanda Englander
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking

Authors: Bonnie Frumkin Morales; Deena Prichep
Editors: Will Schwalbe; Kara Rota
Publisher: Flatiron Books

Food Matters

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WINNER

Scraps, Wilt & Weeds: Turning Wasted Food into Plenty

Authors: Mads Refslund; Tama Matsuoka Wong                  Editors: Karen Murgolo; Morgan  Hedden
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

American Seafood: Heritage, Culture & Cookery from Sea to Shining Sea

Author: Barton Seaver
Editor: Jennifer Williams
Publisher: Sterling Epicure

Deepa's Secrets: Slow Carb New Indian Cuisine

Author: Deepa Thomas
Editor: Kim Lim
Publisher: Skyhorse

Lure: Healthy Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast

Authors: Ned Bell with Valerie Howes
Editor: Michelle Meade
Publisher: Figure 1 Publishing

Food Photography & Styling

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WINNER

e Fare: Spring and Summer & Simple Fare: Fall and Winter

Photographer: Karen Mordechai
Stylist: Karen Mordechai
Author: Karen Mordechai
Editor: Laura Dozier
Publisher: Abrams

The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart

Photographer: Johnny Miller
Stylist: Rebecca Jurkevich
Author: Alex Guarnaschelli
Editor: Rica Allannic
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

The Newlywed Cookbook: Favorite Recipes for Cooking Together

Photographer: John Kernick
Stylist: Alison Attenborough
Author: Williams Sonoma
Editors: Amy Marr; Lisa Atwood
Publisher: Weldon Owen

General

Dinner

WINNER

Dinner: Changing the Game

Author: Melissa Clark
Editor: Doris Cooper
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating

Author: Gail Simmons with Mindy Fox
Editor: Karen Murgolo
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables

Author: Joshua McFadden with Martha Holmberg
Editor: Ann Bramson
Publisher: Artisan Books

Health & Special Diet

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WINNER

The Book of Greens: A Cook's Compendium of 40 Varieties, from Arugula to Watercress, with More than 175 Recipes

Authors: Jenn Louis; Kathleen Squires
Editor: Emily Timberlake
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Recipes from the Herbalist's Kitchen: Delicious, Nourishing Food for Lifelong Health and Well-Being

Author: Brittany Wood Nickerson
Editors: Nancy Ringer; Michal Lumsden
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Vegan for Everybody: Foolproof Plant-Based Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and In-Between

Authors: The Editors at America's Test Kitchen
Editors: The Editors at America's Test Kitchen
Publishers: Penguin Random House/America's Test Kitchen

International

King Solomon

WINNER

King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World

Author: Joan Nathan
Editor: Lexy Bloom
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen

Authors: Gonzalo Guzmán with Stacy Adimando
Editor: Jenny Wapner
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Rasika: Flavors of India

Authors: Ashok Bajaj; Vikram Sunderam; David Hagedorn
Editor: Daniel Halpern
Publisher: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Literary or Historical Food Writing

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WINNER

Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert's Renegade Life

Author: Emily Kaiser Thelin
Editor: Andrea Nguyen; Karen Murgolo
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

The Culinarians: Lives and Careers from the First Age of American Fine Dining

Author: David S. Shields
Editor: Alan Thomas
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America

Author: Michael Ruhlman
Editor: Michael Sand
Publisher: Abrams

Reference & Technical

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WINNER

Peppers of the Americas: The Remarkable Capsicums That Forever Changed Flavor

Author: Maricel E. Presilla
Editor: Lorena Jones
Publisher: Lorena Jones Books

 

 

American Seafood: Heritage, Culture & Cookery from Sea to Shining Sea

Author: Barton Seaver
Editor: Jennifer Williams
Publisher: Sterling Epicure

The Book of Cheese: The Essential Guide to Discovering Cheeses You'll Love

Author: Liz Thorpe
Editors: Will Schwalbe; Kara Rota
Publisher: Flatiron Books

Single Subject

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WINNER

Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream: The Art and Science of the Scoop

Author: Dana Cree
Editor: Francis Lam
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

Artisan Sourdough Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Delicious Handcrafted Bread with Minimal Kneading

Author: Emilie Raffa
Editor: Sarah Monroe
Publisher: Page Street Publishing Co.

The Pho Cookbook: Easy to Adventurous Recipes for Vietnam's Favorite Soup and Noodles

Author: Andrea Nguyen
Editor: Kelly Snowden
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Wine, Beer or Spirits

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WINNER

Champagne: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region

Author: Peter Liem
Editor: Kelly Snowden
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

The Bloody Mary: The Lore and Legend of a Cocktail Classic, with Recipes for Brunch and Beyond

Author: Brian Bartels
Editor: Emily Timberlake
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Meehan's Bartender Manual

Author: Jim Meehan
Editor: Emily Timberlake
Publisher: Ten Speed Press