Congrats to the 2012 James Beard Journalism Award Winners

20120221-jbf-awards.jpgCongrats to our colleagues in the food media who took home awards at the 2012 James Beard Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards tonight! Here are the winners.

Cookbook Awards

Cookbook Hall of Fame

"Home Cooking" and "More Home Cooking" by Laurie Cowin

Cookbook of the Year

"Modernist Cuisine" by Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet

American Cooking

"A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen" by Hugh Acheson

Baking and Dessert

"Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home" by Jeni Britton Bauer


"Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, & Formulas" by Brad Thomas Parsons

Cooking from a Professional Point of View

"Modernist Cuisine" by Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet

General Cooking

"Ruhlman's Twenty" by Michael Ruhlman

Focus on Health

"Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen" by Heidi Swanson


"The Food of Morocco" by Paula Wolfert


"Notes from a Kitchen: A Journey Inside Culinary Obsession" by Jeff Scott and Blake Beshore

Reference and Scholarship

"Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880-1920" by Andrew P. Haley

Single Subject

"All About Roasting" by Molly Stevens

Writing and Literature

"Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef" by Gabrielle Hamilton

Journalism Awards

Publications of the Year

Amanda Hesser (Food52) and Darra Goldstein (Gastronomica)

Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction

Anna Thomas, EatingWell magazine, "The Soup for Life"

Environment, Food Politics and Policy

Ben Paynter, Fast Company, "The Sweet Science"

Food Coverage in a Food-Focused Publication

Saveur, James Oseland

Food Coverage in a General-interest Publication

Lesley Bargar Suter

Los Angeles, "Chinese Food in L.A.," ''It's Time for Breakfast in L.A," ''Food Lovers Guide"

Food Culture and Travel

Fuchsia Dunlop, The Financial Times, "Global Menu: Kicking Up a Stink"

Food-Related Columns

Lettie Teague, The Wall Street Journal, On Wine: Lettie Teague: "Drink, Memory: How to Remember that Wine;" ''In Praise of the One-Cabernet Lunch;" ''May I recommend: Lessons of Great Sommeliers"

Group Food Blog

The Salt: NPR's Food Blog, Maria Godoy,

Health and Wellbeing

Maureen O'Hagan, The Seattle Times, "Feeling the Weight: The Emotional Battle to Control Kids' Diet"


Brett Martin, GQ, "The Hangover Part III"

Individual Food Blog

Poor Man's Feast, Elissa Altman,, "Craving the Food of Depravity"

Personal Essay

Cal Fussman,, "Drinking at 1,300 Ft: A 9/11 Story About Wine and Wisdom"


Susan Choi, Food & Wine, "The Spice Wizardry of Lior Lev Sercarz"

Visual Storytelling

Landon Nordeman, Saveur, "Soul of Sicily," ''BBQ Nation," ''Heart of the Valley"

Wine, Spirits and Other Beverages

Sarah Karnasiewicz, Imbibe, "Fizzy Business"

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award

Alan Richman, GQ, "The Very Tasty Liberation of Paris," ''I Heart SF," ''Diner for Schmucks"

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award

John T. Edge, Saveur, "BBQ Nation"

Broadcast Journalism Awards

Radio Show/Audio Webcast

"Fear of Frying: Culinary Nightmares"

Host: Nina Barrett

Area: WBEZ

Producer: Jason Marck

Special/Documentary (Television or Video Webcast)

A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt

Network: HBO

Producers: Sally Rowe, Rachel Mills, and Alan Oxman

Television Program, In-studio or Fixed Location


Host: Ted Allen

Network: Food Network

Producers: Linda Lea, Dave Noll and Vivian Sorenson

Television Program, On-location

"Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern"

Host: Andrew Zimmern

Network: Travel Channel

Producer: Andrew Zimmern

Television Segment

"CBS News Sunday Morning"

Host: Martha Teichner

Network: CBS

Producers: Lauren Barnello, Jon Carras, Edward Forgotson, Patrick Lee and David Small

Video Webcast

"eatTV with Jamie Tiampo"

Host: Jamie Tiampo

Producers: Suzanne Glickstein, Jimmy McCoy and Jamie Tiampo

Media Personality/Host (Television or Video Webcast)

Host: Ted Allen

Show: "Chopped"

Network: Food Network