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Cookbooks selected for honors

May 4, 2005

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— The 2005 cookbook awards of the International Association of Culinary Professionals were announced at the association's recent 27th annual conference in Dallas. The purpose of the awards, the IACP says, is to "honor the best writing and publishing in the food and beverage industry."

Major honors went to:

  • "Arthur Schwartz's New York City Food: An Opinionated History and More Than 100 Legendary Recipes" by Arthur Schwartz (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), named cookbook of the year, and winner of the American category.
  • "The Breath of a Wok: Unlocking the Spirit of Chinese Wok Cooking Through Recipes and Lore" by Grace Young and Alan Richardson, winner of the Jane Grigson Award for distinguished scholarship in the quality of its research and presentation, and winner of the international category.

Other awards included:

  • "A Blessing of Bread: The Many Rich Traditions of Jewish Bread Baking Around the World" by Maggie Glezer (Artisan), winner of the bread, other baking and sweets category.
  • "Bouchon" by Thomas Keller with Jeff Cerciello, Susie Heller and Michael Ruhlman (Artisan), winner of the chefs and restaurants category.
  • "Cooking New American: How to Cook the Food You Love to Eat: 200 Recipes from Fine Cooking Magazine" by the editors of Fine Cooking Magazine (Taunton Press), winner of the compilations category.
  • "Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes" by Jeffrey Hamelman (Wiley), winner of the first book category, Julia Child award.
  • "Bouchon" (Artisan), with photography by Deborah Jones and food styling by Jeffrey Cerciello, winner of the food photography and styling category.
  • "On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen" by Harold McGee (Scribner), winner of the food reference-technical category.
  • "Williams-Sonoma Entertaining: Inspired Menus for Cooking with Family and Friends" by George Dolese and Steve Siegelman (Oxmoor House), winner of the general category.
  • "Getting Thin and Loving Food!: 200 Easy Recipes to Take You Where You Want to Be" by Kathleen Daelemans (Houghton Mifflin), winner of the health and special diet category.
  • "The Breath of a Wok: Unlocking the Spirit of Chinese Wok Cooking Through Recipes and Lore" by Grace Young and Alan Richardson (Simon & Schuster), winner of the international category.
  • "Poet of the Appetites: The Lives and Loves of M.F.K. Fisher" by Joan Reardon (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), winner of the literary food writing category.
  • "All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking" by Molly Stevens (W.W. Norton & Co.), winner of the single subject category.
  • "Everyday Dining with Wine" by Andrea Immer (Broadway Books), winner of the wine, beer or spirits category.
  • "The Japanese Kitchen" by Kimiko Barber (Kyle Cathie Limited), winner of the design category.

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