The James Beard Media Awards Edition |

The James Beard Media Awards Edition

On Friday night, the James Beard Foundation handed out the 2014 Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards. The shiny medals went to:

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


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)

Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking

by Fuchsia Dunlop

(W. W. Norton & Company)

René Redzepi: A Work in Progress

Photographers: Ali Kurshat Altinsoy, Ditte Isager, René 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

Deborah Madison

(Ten Speed Press)

Writing and Literature
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

by Michael Moss

(Random House)

2014 James Beard Foundation Broadcast and New Media Awards

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

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

2014 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards

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 Appétit

"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 Appétit

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"

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"

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 Stjärne

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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