AWARD WINNING COOKBOOKS
The James Beard Foundation celebrates, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone
This year, The James Beard Foundation Book Awards honored cookbooks and other non-fiction food- or beverage-related books that were published in the U.S. in 2018.
Hereby are the cookbooks that made the 2019 cut:
Category: Baking and Desserts
Greg Malouf and Lucy Malouf
(Hardie Grant Books)
SUQAR shares the secrets of more than 100 sweet treats inspired by Middle Eastern flavors. Chef Greg Malouf and writing partner Lucy Malouf share sweet treats from the region. The recipes recreate Greg’s dishes in signature Modern Middle Eastern style.
Wine Folly: Magnum Edition
Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack
The Collector’s Edition of Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide includes the highest quality essential wine tools, designed to improve your wine tasting experience.
The box and contents were designed by sommelier-designer and author, Madeline Puckette.
The book helps you get a deeper understanding of wine.
Category: Health and Special Diets
Eat a Little Better
Sam Kass, former Obamas’ chef and White House food policy advisor, makes it easier improve readers’ diet through shopping and kitchen tips, as well 90 simple yet delicious recipes.
Feast: Food of the Islamic World
Chef Anissa Helou shares her favorite recipes and stories from cuisines throughout the Muslim world.
Category: Restaurant and Professional
Chicken and Charcoal: Yakitori, Yardbird, Hong Kong
At Yardbird in Hong Kong, has put yakitori on the global culinary map. The first comprehensive book by Canadian chef Matt Abergel about yakitori. The book is an essential tool for home cooks and professional chefs.
Goat: Cooking and Eating
This book tells the story of how food and farming culture developed in the west and highlights the best 100 Goat recipes from around the world created by Cabrito’s founder James Whetlor, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Yotam Ottolenghi, Gill Meller, Neil Rankin and Jeremy Lee.
Category: Vegetable-Focused Cooking
Ilene Rosen shares 100 fresh and creative recipes, organized seasonally. Each chapter includes a fun party menu, a timeline of preparation, and an illustrated tablescape to turn a saladish meal into an impressive dinner party spread.
Category: Book of the Year
Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan, with Devon Tarby
(Ten Speed Press)
Experts Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan, reveal simple tips to mastering cocktails. Six easy cocktails, martini, daiquiri, sidecar, whisky highball, and flip, that will make you understand why some cocktails work and others don’t, when to shake and when to stir, what you can omit and what you can substitute when you’re missing ingredients, why you like the drinks you do, and what sorts of drinks you should turn to–or invent–if you want to try something new.