The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) celebrated 25 years of its Cookbook Awards at its 2011 Awards Gala last month at the Paramount Theatre, Austin, Texas, during the 33rd IACP Annual Conference. Top honors for Cookbook of the Year went to Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes From My Home To Yours (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010) by Dorie Greenspan.
A new award, the Culinary Classics, was created to recognize works that have altered the way in which we think about food. The five inaugural Culinary Classics recipients are: A Book of Mediterranean Food by Elizabeth David; On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee; The Classic Italian Cookbook by Marcella Hazan; Mastering the Art of French Cooking (volumes 1 and 2) by Julia Child, Simone Beck, Louisette Bertholle; and Joy of Cooking (1975 edition) by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker.
Other 2011 award winners include:
Cookbook Award Winners
Baking: Savory or Sweet Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies (Artisan, 2010) by Alice Medrich
Culinary History Culinary Ephemera: An Illustrated History (University of California Press, 2010) by William Woys Weaver
Chefs and Restaurants Flying Pans: Two Chefs, One World (Cabin Fever Press, 2010) by Bernard Guillas and Ron Oliver
Health and Special Diet Essentials of Nutrition for Chefs (Culinary Nutrition Publishing, LLC, 2010) by Catharine Powers and Mary Abbott Hess
Professional Kitchens Wedding Cake Art and Design: A Professional Approach (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010) by Toba Garrett
To view full results, you can visit www.iacp.com.
The IACP also honored first lady Michelle Obama with its Milestone Award, which recognizes her Let’s Move! and Chefs Move to Schools campaigns. White House executive pastry chef William Yosses accepted the award on Mrs. Obama’s behalf.