Winners of the 2015 James Beard media awards

AP News
Posted: Apr 25, 2015 8:59 AM

The winners of the 2015 James Beard Foundation book, broadcast and journalism awards are:


— Cookbook of the Year

"Yucatan: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition" by David Sterling (University of Texas Press)

— Cookbook Hall of Fame

Barbara Kafka

— American Cooking

"Heritage" by Sean Brock (Artisan)

— Baking and Dessert

"Flavor Flours: A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole & Ancient Grains, Nuts & Non-Wheat Flours" by Alice Medrich (Artisan)

— Beverage

"Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail" by Dave Arnold (W. W. Norton & Company)

— Cooking from a Professional Point of View

"Bar Tartine: Techniques & Recipes" by Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns (Chronicle Books)

— Focus on Health

"Cooking Light Mad Delicious: The Science of Making Healthy Food Taste Amazing" by Keith Schroeder (Oxmoor House)

— General Cooking

"The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking" by Faith Durand and Sara Kate Gillingham (Clarkson Potter)

— International

"Yucatan: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition" by David Sterling (University of Texas Press)

— Photography

"In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World" by Gabriele Galimberti (Clarkson Potter)

— Reference and Scholarship

"Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, and Pork: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering" by Adam Danforth (Storey Publishing)

— Single Subject

"Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, with Recipes" by Jennifer McLagan (Ten Speed Press)

— Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian

"At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well" by Amy Chaplin (Roost Books)

— Writing and Literature

"The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food" by Dan Barber (Penguin Press)



— Podcast

"The Feed Podcast"

Hosts: Rick Bayless and Steve Dolinsky

Producers: Matt Cunningham and Steve Dolinsky

Airs on:

— Radio Show/Audio Webcast

"Hidden Kitchens World"

Producers: The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva)

Airs on: NPR

— Special/Documentary

"Food Chains"

Host: Forest Whitaker

Director: Sanjay Rawal

Producers: Hamilton Fish, Smriti Keshari, Eva Longoria, Sanjay Rawal and Eric Schlosser

Airs: iTunes and Netflix

— Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location

"Martha Stewart's Cooking School"

Host: Martha Stewart

Producers: Greta Anthony, Kimberly Miller Olko, Martha Stewart, Calia Brencsons-Van Dyk and Lisa Wagner

Airs On: PBS

— Television Program, On Location

"The Mind of a Chef"

Host: Anthony Bourdain

Producers: Jared Andrukanis, Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Chris Collins, Michael Steed and Lydia Tenaglia

Airs on: PBS

— Television Segment

"CBS This Morning's" ''The Dish"

Host: Anthony Mason and Vinita Nair

Producers: Brian Applegate, Greg Mirman and Marci Waldman

Airs on: CBS

— Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional


Host: Grant Lee Crilly and Chris Young

Producer: Richard B. Wallace

Airs on:

— Video Webcast, On Location


Host: Liza de Guia

Producer: Liza de Guia

Airs on:

— Visual and Technical Excellence

"Wall of Fire: A ChefSteps Story"

Director: Sandy Smolan

Photographer and Editor: Reva Keller

Airs on:

— Outstanding Personality/Host

Host: Ina Garten

"Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics"

Airs on: Food Network



— Dining and Travel

"The India Issue"

The Editors of Saveur


— Food and Culture

"The Toxic, Abusive, Addictive, Supportive, Codependent Relationship Between Chefs and Yelpers"

Rebecca Flint Marx

San Francisco Magazine

— Food and Health

"Against the Grain"

Michael Specter

The New Yorker

— Food-Related Columns


Tamar Haspel

The Washington Post

— Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication


The Editors of GQ

— Food Politics, Policy, and the Environment

"The Quinoa Quarrel: Who Owns the World's Greatest Superfood?"

Lisa M. Hamilton

Harper's with the Food & Environment Reporting Network

— Group Food Blog

Grub Street

— Home Cooking

"Cabbage Craft"

Kathy Gunst


— Humor

"Giving & Thanking"

Ben Schott with the Bon Appétit Editors

Bon Appetit

— Individual Food Blog


Molly Wizenberg

— Personal Essay

"Life in Chains: Finding Home at Taco Bell"

John DeVore


— Profile

"Elite Meat"

Dana Goodyear

The New Yorker

— Publication of the Year


— Visual Storytelling


Gillian Duffy

New York

— Wine, Spirits, and Other Beverages

"Into the Vines"

Gabrielle Hamilton


— Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award

"Artisanal-Everything Roberta's Defies the Stereotypes," ''Once an Icon, Per Se is Showing its Age," ''Six Reasons Why Cosme is One of NYC's Most Relevant New Restaurants"

Ryan Sutton


— MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award

"Life in Chains: Finding Home at Taco Bell"

John DeVore