Winners of the 2012 James Beard media awards

AP News
Posted: May 04, 2012 11:06 PM
Winners of the 2012 James Beard media awards

The winners of the 2012 James Beard Foundation book, broadcast and journalism awards announced Friday are:



_ 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

_ Beverage

"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

_ International

"The Food of Morocco" by Paula Wolfert

_ Photography

"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



_ 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"

_ Humor

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"

_ Profile

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"



_ 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