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Winners of the 2014 James Beard media awards

May 3, 2014

The winners of the 2014 James Beard Foundation book, broadcast and journalism awards announced Friday are:



— Cookbook of the Year

“Historic Heston” by Heston Blumenthal (Bloomsbury USA)

— Cookbook Hall of Fame

Diana Kennedy

— American Cooking

“The New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes,” by Amy Thielen (Random House)

— Baking and Dessert

“The Art of French Pastry” by Jacquy Pfeiffer with Martha Rose Shulman (Knopf)

— Beverage

“The Cocktail Lab: Unraveling the Mysteries of Flavor and Aroma in Drink, with Recipes” by Tony Conigliaro (Ten Speed Press)

— Cooking from a Professional Point of View

“Historic Heston” by Heston Blumenthal (Bloomsbury USA)

— Focus on Health

“Gluten-Free Girl Every Day” by Shauna James Ahern with Daniel Ahern (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

— General Cooking

“Smoke: New Firewood Cooking” by Tim Byres (Rizzoli New York)

— International

“Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking” by Fuchsia Dunlop (W. W. Norton & Company)

— Photography

“Rene Redzepi: A Work in Progress” by Photographers: Ali Kurshat Altinsoy, Ditte Isager, Rene Redzepi, Lars Williams and the Noma Team (Phaidon Press)

— Reference and Scholarship

“Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine One Plate at a Time” by Adrian Miller (The University of North Carolina Press)

— Single Subject

“Culinary Birds: The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook” by John Ash with James O. Fraioli (Running Press)

— Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian

“Vegetable Literacy” by Deborah Madison (Ten Speed Press)

— Writing and Literature

“Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” by Michael Moss (Random House)



— Outstanding Personality/Host

Host: Ina Garten

“Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics”

Network: Food Network

— Radio Show/Audio Webcast

“This American Life”

Host: Ben Calhoun

Area: Public Radio

Producer: Ben Calhoun

— Special/Documentary

“Eating Alabama”

Network: PBS

— Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location

“Martha Stewart’s Cooking School”

Host: Martha Stewart

Network: PBS

Producers: Greta Anthony, Christina Deyo, Michael Morrison, Olivia Schneider, Martha Stewart, Calia Van Dyk and Lisa Wagner

— Television Program, on Location

“The Mind of a Chef”

Host: Anthony Bourdain

Network: PBS

Producers: Jared Andrukanis, Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Chris Collins, Michael Steed and Lydia Tenaglia

— Television Segment

“Friday Arts, Art of Food”

Network: WHYY-TV

Producer: Monica Rogozinski

— Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional

“Thirsty For...”


Producers: Jay Holzer and Eric Slatkin

— Video Webcast, on Location

“The Perennial Plate: Europe and South Asia”


Hosts: Mirra Fine and Daniel Klein

Producers: Mirra Fine and Daniel Klein



— Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction

Andy Ricker


“The Star of Siam”

— Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award

Alan Richman


“Alan Richman Walks Into a Jewish Deli...”

“The Elm: Is Brooklyn Ready for Sophisticated Dining?”

“ZZ’s, the Most Expensive 58 Minutes in New York Dining”

— Food and Culture

John Birdsall

Lucky Peach

“America, Your Food Is So Gay”

— Food and Travel

Nick Paumgarten

Bon Appetit

“Lunch at 8,500 Ft.”

— Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication

The Wall Street Journal

“Off Duty” Section

Beth Kracklauer

— Food Politics, Policy, and the Environment

Eli Saslow

The Washington Post

“Food Stamps”

— Food-related Columns

Adam Sachs

Bon Appetit

The Obsessivore

— Group Food Blog

First We Feast

— Health and Well-Being

Rachael Moeller Gorman


“The Whole-Grain, Reduced-Fat, Zero-Calorie, High-Fiber, Lightly Sweetened Truth About Food Labels”

— Humor

Lisa Hanawalt

Lucky Peach

“On the Trail with Wylie”

— Individual Food Blog

Homesick Texan

Lisa Fain

— MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award

John Jeremiah Sullivan

Lucky Peach

“I Placed a Jar in Tennessee”

— Personal Essay

Fuchsia Dunlop

Lucky Peach

“Dick Soup”

— Profile

Francis Lam

Lucky Peach

“A Day on Long Island with Alex Lee”

— Publication of the Year

Civil Eats

— Visual Storytelling

James Maikowski, Patricia Sanchez, Stephen Scoble and Fredrika Stjarne

Food & Wine

“Best New Chef All-Stars”

“Oysters & Gumbo: A Chef’s New Orleans Party”

“Vegetables Now”

— Wine, Spirits and Other Beverages

Besha Rodell


“40 Ounces to Freedom”

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