The 2014 winners of the James Beard Foundation Awards

By on May 3, 2014

The winners of the 2014 James Beard Foundation book, broadcast and journalism awards announced Friday are:


Cookbook of the Year
“Historic Heston” by Heston Blumenthal (Bloomsbury USA)

Cookbook Hall of Fame
“American Cooking” by Diana Kennedy
“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 (Knopf)

“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)

“Rene Redzepi: A Work in Progress” by Photographers Ali Kurshat Altinsoy, Ditte Isager, Rene 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” by Deborah Madison (Ten Speed Press)

Writing and Literature
“Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” by Michael Moss (Random House)



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



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 Appetit
“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 Appetit
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 Stjarne

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”