Amazing Food with the 2015 James Beard Award Winners

The James Beard Awards are often referred to as "the Oscars of the food industry."  The 2015 James Beard Awards celebrate nationwide excellence in cuisine, culinary writing and culinary education.  The James Beard foundation was created in honor of the influence of James Beard, the famed American chef and food writer.   

While not all of us will be able to check out California's restaurant winners, Best Chef, West: Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski for State Bird Provisions in San Francisco or Rising Star Chef of the Year: Jessica Largey of Manresa in Los Gatos, all of us can check out the diverse and delectable videos, online resources and books that were honored. 

Highlights of the 2015 James Beard Awards-Online Resources

Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional: ChefSteps

Video Webcast, On Location:  food.curated

Not Just For Decoration: Good Water Farms Microgreens from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.

Visual and Technical ExcellenceWall of Fire: A ChefSteps Story

Group Food Blog: Grub Street 

Individual Food BlogOrangette

Publication of the YearGravy Quarterly

2015 James Beard Award Winning Books available at SCCLD!
Cookbook of the Year International

Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition by David Sterling

General Cooking

The Kitchn Cookbook by Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan
American Cooking

Heritage by Sean Brock

In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World by Gabriele Galimberti
Baking and Dessert

Flavor Flours:  A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole and Ancient Grains, Nuts and Non-Wheat Flours by Alice Medrich

Liquid Intelligence by Dave Arnold
Single Subject

Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor by Jennifer McLagen
Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen by Amy Chaplin
Reference and Scholarship

Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat and Pork by Adam Danforth
Writing and Literature

The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber

The library also has the awesome Mind of a Chef series, winner of the Television, On Location award.

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