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2010 Cookbook Award Winners

by Courtney on May 12, 2010


Lunch today might look a little familiar to you all from yesterday! ;)

Smart girl here thought ahead, and I put this together last night while cleaning up from dinner.  It’s pretty much the same dish as yesterday: spaghetti squash, marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, roasted veggies, and a plop ‘o pesto (it’s hiding underneath the veggies).

Things have been a little hectic here today, so I just barely had enough time to finish my “squash bowl”.  I did, however, break into my Honey Sesame Kashi cracker stash I leave here at work for emergencies and had about a serving’s worth.  I could eat these things at every meal, they are that good.  I’m hoping to be able to have a little break shortly so I can dig into the rest of my “orange” lunch stash. 

Besides the vanilla yogurt, I have some orange carrot sticks, orange hummus, and a lovely orange. ;)  My mom used to tell me that if I ate enough orange foods, that my skin would start to turn orange…I always wondered if that was true?!?  I feel like my skin is always tinted an orangey color anyways. :)

Earlier today, I stumbled upon an article about the International Association of Culinary Professionals’ (IACP) announcement of its 2010 Cookbook Award Winners.  According to the IACP website:

The Cookbook Awards have been formally presented by IACP since 1986, when the Tastemaker Awards dissolved its program after 19 years.  Under the guidance of cookbook author Bert Greene and the IACP Board of Directors, IACP assumed custody of the awards program that year and has since carried the torch, applauding excellence and setting standards in cookbook publishing now for more than 20 years.

From 1987 to 1990, the awards were presented as the IACP/Seagram Awards, with Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. sponsoring the program.  In 1991, in an effort to expand visibility, IACP chose to present the Cookbook Awards under its own auspices. Julia Child graciously lent her support by allowing her name be associated with the program through a new category to honor the best First Book: the Julia Child Award.

Each year, the Cookbook Awards Committee carefully reviews the categories, guidelines, and judging procedures to ensure that our program remains relevant for our industry.  For the 2010 awards program, three new categories have been added and now entrants may submit into more than one category if they wish.  

IACP 2010 Cookbook Award Winners

• General
“Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Companion”
Author: Stephanie Alexander
Editor: Kathleen Gandy
Publisher: Penguin Group (Australia)

• American
“My New Orleans: The Cookbook”
Author: John Besh
Editor: Dorothy Kalins and Jean Lucas
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC

• Baking: Savory or Sweet
“Rose’s Heavenly Cakes”
Author: Rose Levy Beranbaum
Editor: Pamela Chirls
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

• Single Subject
“Go Fish”
Author: Al Brown
Publisher: Random House (New Zealand)

• Compilations
“Gourmet Today”
Author: Ruth Reichl
Editor: Rux Martin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing

• Children, Youth and Family
“Williams-Sonoma Family Meals”
Author: Maria Helm Sinskey
Editor: Kim Laidlaw
Publisher: Oxmoor House

• Health and Special Diet
“The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery”
Authors: Rebecca Katz and Mat Edelson
Editor: Melissa Moore
Publisher: Celestial Arts, an imprint of Ten Speed Press

• International
“Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking”
Author: Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
Editor: Bill LeBlond
Publisher: Chronicle Books

• Wine, Beer and Spirits
“World Whiskey”
Authors: Charles Maclean
Editor: Shannon Beatty
Publisher: DK Publishing

• Culinary History
“Of Sugar and Snow: A History of Ice Cream Making”
Author: Jeri Quinzio
Editor: Sheila Levine
Publisher: University of California Press

• Literary Food Writing
Author: Tristram Stuart
Editor: Robert Weil
Publisher: W.W. Norton

• Food Photography and Styling
“Williams-Sonoma Cooking for Friends”
Authors: Alison Attenborough and Jamie Kimm
Photographer: Petrina Tinslay
Stylists: Alison Attenborough and Jamie Kimm
Editor: Amy Marr Publisher: Oxmoor House

• Food and Beverage Reference/Technical
“The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts”
Author: The French
Culinary Institute
Editor: Luisa Weiss Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

• Professional Kitchens
“Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft 2nd Ed.”
Authors: The Culinary Institute of America
Editor: Pamela Chirls
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

• Chefs and Restaurants
“Ad Hoc at Home”
Authors: Thomas Keller and Dave Cruz
Editor: Ann Bramson
Publisher: Artisan Books

• Design Award
“Thai Street Food”
Author: David Thompson
Editor: Alison Cowan
Publisher: Penguin Group (Australia)

• Design Award
“Snowflakes and Schnapps”
Author: Jane Lawson
Editor: Jacqui Smith
Publisher: Murdoch Books

• First Book: The Julia Child Award
“The New Portuguese Table: Exciting Flavors from Europe’s Western Coast”
Author: David Leite
Editor: Rica Allannic
Publisher: Clarkson Potter

• People’s Choice Award
“The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery”
Authors: Rebecca Katz and Mat Edelson
Editor: Melissa Moore
Publisher: Celestial Arts, an imprint of Ten Speed Press

• Cookbook of the Year
“Rose’s Heavenly Cakes”
Author: Rose Levy Beranbaum
Editor: Pamela Chirls
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 

I thought my stockpile of cookbooks was pretty decent, but I have to say – I have not seen any of these except for the Williams-Sonoma Cooking with Friends!  I definitely see a couple that I would love to get my hands on though…“A History of Ice Cream Making”?  HELLOOOO ice cream!  Mention that food, and I’m all set! :-D

Do you own any of the cookbooks mentioned above?  What are your favorite cookbooks?

I have a Cooking Light cookbook that has some great dinner recipes, a Martha Stewart Cookie’s cookbook that is nothing short of AMAZING, and my 2 Hungry Girl cookbooks also have some really fun, interesting recipes too! :)

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1 Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices May 12, 2010 at 4:15 pm

I actually don’t think I have any of those cookbooks- lol! I have the typical ones- like Betty Crocker’s original one & then some various other ones. I really like the little flip books that you can get in the line @ the grocery store- so, I have a huge collection of those as well.


2 Courtney May 12, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Aren’t those little books great? I seem to have a bunch for desserts…they always get me with those scrumptious looking cakes & cookies on the covers! :-P


3 Holly May 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm

lol- ME TOO!!
Like 1/2 of my collection is desserts! But I love the ones w/ the crescent rolls- like the dinner ideas :)


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