2017 James Beard Award Winners

Seira Wilson on April 26, 2017

JamesBeard200Last night in Chicago the winners of this year's James Beard cookbook awards were announced.  Those who took home a medal included familiar faces and newcomers, and we were thrilled to see some of our own favorites from 2016 represented. 

See below for winners in five categories, you can find the full list on the James Beard website.


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American Cooking
Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes by Ronni Lundy
Victuals' chapters are organized by specific defining foods or traditions of the region.  Lundy includes 80 recipes and essays on the people, places, and culture of the Mountain South.

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Baking and Dessert
Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan
The first cookie-specific book from baking icon Dorie Greenspan,  Dorie's Cookies includes the recipes with her “three purple stars of approval" rating, including her famous World Peace Cookie.

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Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki by Martin Cate with Rebecca Cate
The colorful tiki movement is back and who better to bring us exotic lore and cocktail recipes of the past and present than the founders and owners of Smuggler’s Cove (the most acclaimed tiki bar of the modern era).

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General Cooking
Eat in My Kitchen: To Cook, to Bake, to Eat, and to Treat by Meike Peters
In her award-winning cookbook, the author of the popular cooking blog Eat in My Kitchen focuses on fresh, seasonal food with a variety of influences, executed from a practical point of view.

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Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan by Naomi Duguid
Taste of Persia is a two-time award winner this year, having already won the IACP cookbook award for Culinary Travel. More than 125 recipes, framed with stories and photographs, introduce readers to the rich history and traditions of a diverse culinary region.

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