Feasting on the 2016 James Beard Awards

(image from pbs.org)

The James Beard Awards are often referred to as "the Oscars of the food industry." The 2016 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.

These are the highlights of the awards--books,videos, and online resources you can check out. 


Cookbook of the Year & International 

Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking by Michael Solomonov & Steven Cook

General Cooking

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji López-Alt

American Cooking

The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook: A Year of Cooking on Martha's Vineyard by Chris Fischer & Catherine Young


Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel by Heidi Swanson.

Single Subject


A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood by Diana Henry

Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian


V is for Vegetables by Michael Anthony


The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson & Julia Harding

Writing and Literature

Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning) by Marion Nestle

The James Beards Awards also cover several online resources. 

Video Webcast, On Location munchies.vice.com

Food Blog: Lucky Peach

Food Reporting:  "Seafood from Slaves" by Martha Mendoza, Margie Mason and Robin McDowell. This series of articles by the AP also won the Pulitzer Prize.

Humor: @freshcutgardenhose - Maryse Chevriere. This instagram features a series of cartoons of wine description.

Podcast: Gravy from southernfoodways.org

Radio Show/Audio Webcast: The Food Chain: Chinatown

James Beard Award Winning Videos and Publications at your library. 

Outstanding Personality/Host

Vivian Howard for A Chef's Life


Lidia Celebrates America (top blog image from special)

Television Program, On Location

I'll Have What Phil is Having

Publication of the Year

Lucky Peach

Check out past James Beard Award winners.


Hey Don! Heidi Swanson's dad comes to our Cookbook Book Club in Morgan Hill. He's very proud of his daughter...this is her second win!
5/12/2016 8:40:51 AM

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