2016 IACP Cookbook Award Winners, Along with 2016 IACP Food Media Award Winners, Announced

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


After we won the International Association of Culinary Professionals’ (IACP) “Book of the Year” Award for our book WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT, we were incredibly touched to receive a note of congratulations from legendary cookbook author Rose Levy Beranbaum, who’d won the IACP’s very first “Book of the Year” Award in 1989 for her now-classic The Cake Bible.  “Welcome to Mount Everest,” she teased.


Accepting the IACP “Book of the Year” Award for WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT

Rose understood perhaps better than we ourselves did at that point that winning such a major recognition for a labor of love is a huge deal in the world of culinary books, which watches the IACP Cookbook Awards and the James Beard Foundation Book Awards — the field’s two leading awards in the United States — very carefully.

The 2016 IACP Cookbook Award winners were announced this weekend, along with 2016 IACP Food Media Award winners for best food writing, photography, and blogs, and we congratulate them all — especially J. Kenji Lòpez-Alt, whose runaway bestselling book The Food Lab surely made the judges’ job an easy one this year in naming it the 2016 IACP “Book of the Year.”

Welcome to Mount Everest, Kenji.


The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
by J. Kenji Lòpez-Alt
Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli
(W.W. Norton & Company)

Baking: Savory or Sweet

The Everyday Baker
by Abigail Johnson Dodge
Editor: Carolyn Mandarano
(The Taunton Press)

Chefs and Restaurants

Tacos: Recipes and Provocations
by Alex Stupak & Jordana Rothman
Editors: Francis Lam
(Clarkson Potter)

Children, Youth and Family

Dinner at Home
by JeanMarie Brownson
Editor: Doug Seibold
(Agate Surrey)


Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook
by Kristen Miglore
Editors: Ali Slagle & Hannah Rahill
(Ten Speed Press)

Culinary Travel

Hartwood: Bright, Wild Flavors from the Edge of the Yucatan
by Eric Werner & Mya Henry
Contributors: Christine Muhlke & Oliver Strand
(Artisan Books)

KitchenAid Presents: Julia Child First Book

Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees
by Kian Lam Kho
Editor: Rica Allannic
(Clarkson Potter)

Food Matters

The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Cookbook
by The OAEC Collective with Olivia Rathbone
Editors: Makenna Goodman
(Chelsea Green Publishing)


The Picnic: Recipes and Inspiration from Basket to Blanket
by Marnie Hanel, Andrea Slonecker & Jen Stevenson
Editor: Judy Pray
(Artisan Books)

Health & Special Diet

Fast Food, Good Food: More Than 150 Quick and Easy Ways to Put Healthy, Delicious Food on the Table
by Andrew Weil, MD
Editor: Tracy Behar
(Little, Brown & Company)


Anatolia: Adventures in Turkish Cooking
by Somer Sivrioglu & David Dale
Editor: Emma Hutchinson
(Murdoch Books)

Literary Food Writing

by Jeff Koehler
Editor: George Gibson
(Bloomsbury USA)


Foster’s Market Favorites / 25th Anniversary Collection
Photographed by: Peter Frank Edwards
by Sara Foster with co-author Emily Wallace
Editor: Bob Morris, Ashley Fraxedas
(Story Farm)

What Katie Ate on the Weekend
Photographed by: Katie Quinn Davies
by Katie Quinn Davies
Editor: Lucia Watson

Reference & Technical

by Deborah Holtz, Juan Carlos Mena
Editors: Emily Takoudes, Olga Massov
(Phaidon Press)

Single Subject

Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking
by Madhur Jaffrey
Editor: Lexy Bloom
(Alfred A. Knopf)

Kendall-Jackson Presents: Wine, Beer and Spirits

The Beer Bible
by Jeff Alworth
Editor: Kylie Foxx McDonald
(Workman Publishing)

Napa Valley, Then & Now
by Kelli A. White
Editor: Christine Heilman (copy editor)
(Rudd Press)


Best Commercial Food Photograph

King Arthur Flour | Pecan and Salted Caramel Candies
Katie Walker

Best Editorial/Personal Food Photograph

Oysters Mignonette
Kelly Sterling

Best Food Styling in a Commercial Food Photograph

King Arthur Flour | 225th Anniversary
John Sherman with styling by Jenn Whittingham

Best Food Styling in an Editorial/Personal Food Photograph

Beekeepers Pain de Mie
Photography and styling by Julia Reed

The Culinary Trust Award for Food Photography That Makes A Difference

In Caucasian Georgia, abundant hospitality defines and defends the country’s culture.
Carla Capalbo


Beverage-Focused Column

Spirits Column
by M. Carrie Allan
The Washington Post

Instructional Writing on Food or Beverage with Recipes

What Most People Get Wrong About Making Hummus
by Maureen Abood
The Washington Post

Narrative Food Writing with or without Recipes

What Edna Lewis Knew
by Francis Lam
The New York Times Magazine

Narrative Beverage Writing with or without Recipes

The True Tale of a Shipwrecked Wine
by Ray Isle
Food & Wine

Culinary Travel Writing

In Search of Ragu
by Matt Goulding
Roads and Kingdoms

Personal Essays/Memoir Writing

Chefs for a Day
by Chris Colin
Sunset Magazine

Food-Focused Column

Sunny Side Up; More Than a Name; With Sugar on Top; The Sweetness of Mexico
by Francis Lam
The New York Times Magazine

The Culinary Trust Award for Food Writing That Makes a Difference

Good Seed, Bad Seed
by Barry Estabrook

Publication of the Year

Jessie Price, Editor-in-Chief


Culinary Audio Series

Here and Now
by Kathy Gunst

Culinary Group Blog

by Eric Gillin, David Tamarkin, and the editors of Epicurious

Culinary Video Series

Mastering Merinque: Techniques & Treats
by Gale Gand

Culinary Website

Pj Hamel

Narrative Culinary Blog

Three Little Halves
by Aleksandra Mojsilovic

Photo Based Culinary Blog

A Brown Table
by Nik Sharma

Recipe Based Blog

Food Market Gypsy – Culinary Blog
by Susie Norris

Single Food Focused Video

For The Love Of Cheese
by Angus Cann
Whole Foods Market
[available on YouTube]


The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) can be found at iacp.com.

A complete list of this year’s Award finalists can be found here.

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