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International Association of
Culinary Professionals Announces
its 2011 Award Winners

Celebrating 25 Years of Cookbook Excellence 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: 

Anna Carver

(678) 303-3033
  
ATLANTA (June 3, 2011) - The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) celebrated 25 years of its Cookbook Awards by honoring the world's top gastronomic talents at the 2011 Awards Gala on Thursday, June 2 at the Paramount Theatre during the 33rd IACP Annual Conference in Austin, Texas.  Dave Arnold, director of technology at The French Culinary Institute, and Chris Young, co-author of "Modernist Cuisine," hosted the celebration that recognized top culinary professionals for their extraordinary contributions to the industry.
  
The top honors for Cookbook of the Year went to "Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes From My Home To Yours," by Dorie Greenspan.  The following awards were also presented in multiple categories: Cookbook Awards, Bert Greene Awards for Food Journalism, Food Photography and Styling Contest Awards, Awards of Excellence and Special Recognition Awards.
  
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the IACP Cookbook Awards, a new award was created this year. The Culinary Classics award will recognize works that have altered the way food is thought about and contributed in a meaningful way to the field of culinary literature. The five inaugural Culinary Classics recipients are:
  
· "A Book of Mediterranean Food"
Elizabeth David 
  
· "On Food & Cooking"
Harold McGee 
  
· "The Classic Italian Cook Book"
Marcella Hazan
  
· "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" (2 volumes)
Julie Child, Simone Beck, Louisette Bertholle
  
· "Joy of Cooking" (1975 edition)
Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker
  
  
Cookbook Award Winners

American
"The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern"
Author(s): Matt Lee, Ted Lee
Editor: Rica Allanic
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
  
Baking: Savory or Sweet
"Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies"
Author(s): Alice Medrich
Editor: Ann Bramson
Publisher: Artisan
  
Culinary History
"Culinary Ephemera: An Illustrated History"
Author(s): William Woys Weaver
Editor: Sheila Levine
Publisher: University of California Press
  
Compilations
"The Essential New York Times Cookbook"
Author(s): Amanda Hesser
Editor: Jill Bialosky
Publisher: W.W. Norton and Company
  
Chefs and Restaurants
"Flying Pans: Two Chefs, One World"
Author(s): Bernard Guillas, Ron Oliver
Editor: Maria Montana/Mark Wischkaemper
Publisher: Cabin Fever Press
Photographer: Gregory Bertolini
Stylist: Cindy Epstein, Bernard Guillas, Ron Oliver
  
Children, Youth and Family
"Sara Moulton's Everyday Family Dinners"
Author(s): Sara Moulton
Editor: Molly Lindley
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Photographer: Jamie Tiampo
  
First Book
"Fried Chicken & Champagne: A Romp Through the Kitchen at Pomegranate Bistro"
Author(s): Lisa Dupar
Publisher: Southern Accents Inc.
Photographer: Kathryn Barnard
Design: Alicia Nammacher
Creative Director: Callie Meyer
Copy Editor and Indexer: Miriam Bulmer
  
Food Matters: TIE
"American Wasteland"
Author(s): Jonathan Bloom
Editor: Renee Sedliar
Publisher: Da Capo Press
  
"Good Meat"
Author(s): Deborah Krasner
Editor: Natalie Kaire
Photographer:  Marcus Nilsson
Publishing Company: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
  
Food Photography and Styling
"Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine"
Author(s): René Redzepi
Editor: Emilia Terragni
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Photographer: Ditte Isager
Stylist: Christine Rudolph
  
General
"Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes From My Home To Yours"
Author(s): Dorie Greenspan
Editor: Rux Martin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Photographer: Alan Richardson
Stylist: Karen Tack
  
Health and Special Diet
"Essentials of Nutrition for Chefs"
Author(s): Catharine Powers, Mary Abbott Hess
Editor: Jane Grant Tougas
Publisher: Culinary Nutrition Publishing, LLC
  
International
"The Country Cooking of Ireland"
Author(s): Coleman Andrews
Editor: Bill LeBlond, Sarah Billingsley
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Photographer: Christopher Hirsheimer
  
Literary Food Writing
"As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child & Avis DeVoto"
Author(s): Joan Reardon
Editor: Rux Martin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  
Professional Kitchens
"Wedding Cake Art and Design: A Professional Approach"
Author(s): Toba Garrett
Editor: Christine McKnight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  
Food and Beverage Reference/Technical
"Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food for the Camera"
Author(s): Delores Custer
Editor: Pamela Chirls
Photographer:  Dennis Gottlieb, Jim Scherzi, Colin Cooke and other contributors
Stylist:  Delores Custer
Publishing Company: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  
Single Subject
"Meat: A Kitchen Education"
Author(s): James Peterson
Editor: Dawn Yanagihara, Clancy Drake
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  
Wine, Beer or Spirits
"Asian Palate"
Author(s): Jeannie Cho Lee
Editor: Arleen Chipongian-Perez
Photographer: Timon Wehrli at Red Dog Studios for food photography; Vincent Tsang at Why Envy Photography for cover and portraits
Food Stylist: Riana Chow
Publishing Company: Asset Publishing and Research, Ltd.
  
 The Design Award
"Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine"
Author(s): René Redzepi
Editor: Emilia Terragni
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Photographer: Ditte Isager
Stylist: Christine Rudolph
 
First Book
"Fried Chicken & Champagne: A Romp Through the Kitchen at Pomegranate Bistro"
Author(s): Lisa Dupar
Publisher: Southern Accents Inc.
Photographer: Kathryn Barnard
Design: Alicia Nammacher
Creative Director: Callie Meyer
Copy Editor and Indexer: Miriam Bulmer
 
The Jane Grigson Award: TIE
"Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares: The Love, Lore, and Mystique of Mushrooms"
Author(s): Greg Marley
Editor: Brianne Goodspeed
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  
"What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets"
Author(s): Peter Menzel, Faith D'Aluisio
Editor: Julie Bennett
Publisher: Material World/Ten Speed Press
 
The People's Choice Award
"Flying Pans: Two Chefs, One World"
Author(s): Bernard Guillas, Ron Oliver
Editor: Maria Montana/Mark Wischkaemper
Publisher: Cabin Fever Press
Photographer: Gregory Bertolini
Stylist: Cindy Epstein, Bernard Guillas, Ron Oliver
  
Book of the Year Award
"Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes From My Home To Yours"
Author(s): Dorie Greenspan
Editor: Rux Martin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Photographer: Alan Richardson
Stylist: Karen Tack 
  
  
Bert Greene Award Winners
  
Culinary Writing about Beer, Wine, and/or Spirits
"Drinking in Islamabad"
Lawrence Osborne
Playboy Magazine
  
Blog
"Hunter Angler Gardener Cook"
Hank Shaw
www.honest-food.net
  
Culinary Writing That Makes a Difference
"The Future of Milk"
David Goodman
EatingWell: Where Good Taste Meets Good Health
Recipes: Jim Romanoff
  
Culinary Writing: Restaurant and/or Chef with or without Recipes
"Spirit of the Bistro"
Alexander Lobrano
SAVEUR Magazine
  
Culinary Writing with Recipes
"Roots of the Deli"
David Sax
SAVEUR Magazine
  
Culinary Writing without Recipes
"Grecian Formula"
Alan Richman
enRoute
  
  
Photography and Food Styling Contest Winners
  
Best of Show
 "Supper Club"
Photographer: Jody Horton
  
People's Choice
"Supper Club"
Photographer: Jody Horton
  
Awards of Excellence Recipients
  
Avocational Cooking School of the Year
Tim Donnely
Corporate Chef, Publix Aprons Cooking Schools
  
Consumer Educational and Communication Materials of the Year
Wendy Brannon
Executive Director, Vidalia Onion Committee
Ogres and Onions: Shrek Forever After, Vidalias Forever Sweet!
  
Corporate Marketing Campaign of the Year
Kyle Rosenbaum
Account Executive, Lewis & Neale
Launch of Celery Sensations' Red Celery
  
Culinary Tour Operator of the Year
Judith Von Prockl
Founder/Managing Editor, Gourmet on Tour
  
Entrepreneur or Business Person of the Year
Rick Smilow
President/CEO, Institute of Culinary Education
  
Marketing Communicator of the Year
Wendy Brannon
Executive Director, Vidalia Onion Committee
  
Wine Steward or Sommelier of the Year
Albert Schmid
Professor/Chair, Beverage Management, Hotel-Restaurant Management & Hospitality Management, Sullivan University's National Center for Hospitality Studies
  
Special Recognition Award Recipients
  
Humanitarian Award
Michael Nischan
Chef/Owner, Dressing Room: A Homegrown Restaurant/President and CEO, Wholesome Wave Foundation
  
Lifetime Achievement Award
Martin Yan
Master Chef and Television Host, Yan Can Cook
  
Volunteer of the Year Award
Carla Snyder
Writer, Cookbook Author, Culinary Instructor
  
Community Service Award
Carol Ann Sayle and Larry Butler, Boggy Creek Farm
  
About the IACP

 

Founded in 1978, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) connects culinary professionals with the people, places and knowledge they need to succeed. Its nearly 3,000 members represent a distinguished roster of influential food professionals that include cooking teachers and cooking school owners; caterers, chefs and restaurateurs; food writers and cookbook authors; editors and publishers of the world's consumer and trade press; food stylists and photographers; wine professionals; television personalities; recipe developers and test kitchen personnel; public relations, marketing and communications professionals; and many others with a special interest in the culinary arts.

 

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