James Beard 2016 Cookbook and Media Winners

May 2, 2016

Winning a James Beard Award is the equivalent to winning an Oscar or Tony for a food writer or chef.  This prestigious award recognizes the best and the brightest in the food industry.  Check out the winners of the book, broadcast and journalism winners below.  The restaurant and chef awards will be announced tonight.

American Cooking
The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook
Chris Fischer with Catherine Young (Little, Brown and Company)

Baking and Dessert
Sourdough: Recipes for Rustic Fermented Breads, Sweets, Savories, and More
Sarah Owens (Roost Books)

Beverage
The Oxford Companion to Wine
Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding (Oxford University Press)

Cooking from a Professional Point of View
NOPI: The Cookbook
Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully (Ten Speed Press)

Focus on Health
Lighten Up, Y’all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome
Virginia Willis (Ten Speed Press)

General Cooking The Food Lab
Better Home Cooking Through Science
Kenji López-Alt (W. W. Norton & Company)

International
Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking
Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook (Rux Martin Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Photography
Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel
Photographer: Heidi Swanson (Ten Speed Press)

Reference and Scholarship
The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks
Toni Tipton-Martin (University of Texas Press)

Single Subject
A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood
Diana Henry (Mitchell Beazley)

Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian
V Is for Vegetables: Inspired Recipes & Techniques for Home Cooks
Michael Anthony (Little, Brown and Company)

Writing and Literature
Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)
Marion Nestle (Oxford University Press)

Book of the Year
Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking
Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook (Rux Martin Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Cookbook Hall of Fame
Deborah Madison

2016 James Beard Foundation Broadcast and New Media Awards
Presented by Breville® and Lenox Tableware and Gifts
For television, web, and radio programs aired in 2015.

Documentary
The Starfish Throwers
Director: Jesse Roesler
Producers: Jesse Roesler and Melody Gilbert
Airs on: DirecTV Audience Network and iTunes

Outstanding Personality/Host Host
Vivian Howard
A Chef’s Life Airs on: PBS

Podcast
Gravy
Host: Tina Antolini
Producer: Tina Antolini
Airs on: southernfoodways.org/gravy

Radio Show/Audio Webcast
The Food Chain: Chinatown
Host: Dan Saladino
Producers: Kent DePinto, Sarah Stolarz, and Dan Saladino
Airs on: NPR Stations/BBC World Service

Special
Lidia Celebrates America: Home for the Holidays
Host: Lidia Bastianich 
Producers: Laurie Donnelly, Anne Adams, and Shelly Burgess Nicotra
Airs on: PBS

Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location
Extra Virgin
Hosts: Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos
Producers: Gordon Elliott, Mark Schneider, Dan Connell, Sara Porter, Debi Mazar, and Gabriele Corcos​
Airs on: Cooking Channel

Television Program, on Location
I’ll Have What Phil’s Having
Host: Phil Rosenthal
Producers: Laurie Donnelly, Phil Rosenthal, Richard Rosenthal, John Bedolis, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Craig H. Shepherd, and David Beebe
Airs on: PBS

Television Segment
PBS NewsHour’s “Food4Thought”
Host: Allison Aubrey Producer: Mary Beth Durkin
Airs on: PBS

Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional
Indian Curries: The Basics & Beyond
Host: Raghavan Iyer
Producer: Jared Maher
Airs on: craftsy.com

Video Webcast, On Location
The Sushi Chef: Oona Tempest and Toshio Oguma
Producer: Elana Schulman
Airs on: munchies.vice.com

Visual and Technical Excellence Chef’s Table
Directors: David Gelb, Clay Jeter, Brian McGinn, and Andrew Fried
Photographers: Will Basanta and Adam Bricker
Editors: Brad Grossman, J. Santos, Eric Freidenberg, Ravi Subramanian, Adrienne Gits, and Jesse Overman
Airs on: Netflix 2016

James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards For articles published in English in 2015

Dining and Travel
“America’s Best Food Cities”
Tom Sietsema
The Washington Post

Food and Culture
“Straight-Up Passing”
John Birdsall
Jarry

Food and Health
“The Healthy Cook’s Guide to Fat”
Sidney Fry and Robin Bashinsky
Cooking Light

Food Blog
Lucky Peach

Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication
Los Angeles Magazine
Lesley Bargar Suter and Bill Esparza

Food-Related Columns
“Eat”
Francis Lam
New York Times Magazine

Food Reporting
“Seafood From Slaves – An AP Investigation Helps Free Slaves in the 21st Century”
Martha Mendoza, Margie Mason, and Robin McDowell
Associated Press

Home Cooking
“Cook Like a Pro!”
Adam Rapoport
Bon Appétit

Humor
@Freshcutgardenhose
Maryse Chevriere
Instagram

Personal Essay
“On Chicken Tenders”
Helen Rosner
Guernica

Profile
“Christiane Lauterbach: The Woman Who Ate Atlanta”
Wendell Brock
The Bitter Southerner

Visual Storytelling
“One Night: Kachka”
Erin DeJesus, Danielle Centoni, Jen Stevenson, Dina Avila, and McGraw Wolfman
Eater

Wine, Spirits, and other Beverages
“There Are Almost No Black People Brewing Craft Beer. Here’s Why.”
Dave Infante
Thrillist

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award
“A Health Food Restaurant so Cool It Will Have You Happily Eating Seeds,” “Revisiting Momofuku Ko, After the Revolution,” “Polo Bar Review: Ralph Lauren Corrals the Fashionable Herd”
Tejal Rao
Bloomberg Pursuits

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
“Pork Life”
Todd Kliman
Lucky Peach

Publication of the Year
Lucky Peach

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