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The James Beard Foundation Cookbook of the Year Award


The James Beard Foundation Awards recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their field. The Awards are presented by The James Beard Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to furthering the appreciation and practice of fine food and beverage. The James Beard Foundation Awards were established in 1990 through the merging of the two most prominent culinary awards in North America at the time: The R.T. French Tastemaker Cookbook Awards and the Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America.

For more information see: The James Beard Foundation Book Awards



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Year Title Author
2016 Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook
2015 Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition David Sterling
2014 Historic Heston Heston Blumenthal
2013 Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America Maricel Presilla
2012 Modernist Cuisine Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet
2011 Oaxaca Al Gusto: an Infinite Gastronomy Diana Kennedy
2010 Country Cooking of Ireland Colman Andrews
2009 Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes Jennifer Mclagan
2008 The River Cottage Meat Book Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
2007 The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook Matt Lee and Ted Lee
2006 Hungry Planet: What the World Eats Faith D'Aluisio and Peter Menzel
2005 Rick Stein's Complete Seafood Rick Stein
2004 The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion King Arthur Flour and PJ Hamel
2003 The Zuni Cafe Cookbook Judy Rodgers
2002 The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread Peter Reinhart
2001 Hot Sour Salty Sweet Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid
2000 A Mediterranean Feast Clifford Wright
1999 Smokehouse Ham, Spoon Bread & Scuppernong Wine Joseph Dabney
1998 The New Making of a Cook Madeleine Kamman
1997 The Book of Jewish food Claudia Roden
1996 Flatbreads and Flavors: A Baker's Atlas Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid
1995 Chocolate and the Art of Low-Fat Desserts Alice Medrich
1994 A Taste of the Far East Madhur Jaffrey
1993 The Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia-Romagna, the Heartland of Northern Italian Food Lynne Rossetto Kasper
1992 Sauces: Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making James Peterson
1991 Cocolat: Extraordinary Chocolate Desserts Alice Medrich