2012 IACP Award Finalists Announced

IACP AwardIf the James Beard Award is the Oscar of food writing then IACP is the Golden Globe, not quite as flashy but just as important.  IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) has just released it’s list of finalists for this spring’s awards gala.


· American Flavor Author: Andrew Carmellini; Editor: Libby Edelson; Publisher: Ecco/Harper Collins
· The Apple Lover’s Cookbook Author: Amy Traverso; Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli; Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
· The Homesick Texan Author: Lisa Fain; Editor: Leslie Wells; Publisher: Hyperion

· Baking Style: Art Craft Recipes Author: Lisa Yockelson; Editor: Pamela Chirls; Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
· Cooking with Chocolate: Essential Recipes and Techniques Author: Frédéric Bau; Editor: Kate Mascaro Publisher: Flammarion
· Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking Author: Caroline Bretherton; Editor: Rebecca Warren; Publisher: DK/Penguin Group

Chefs and Restaurants
· Home Cooking with Jean Georges Author: Jean-George Vongerichten; Editor: Rica Allannic; Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Random House
· The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts Authors: Frederic Morin, David McMillan, Meredith Erickson; Editor: Julie Bennett; Publisher: Ten Speed Press
· The Blue Tomato: The Inspirations Behind the Cuisine of Alan Wong Author: Alan Wong; Publisher: Watermark Publishing

Children, Youth, and Family
· My Family Table Author: John Besh; Editor: Jean Lucas; Publisher: Andrews McMeel
· The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet Author: Tina Ruggerio; Editor: Amanda Waddel; Publisher: Fair Winds Press
· The Family Dinner Author: Laurie David; Editor: Karen Murgolo; Publisher: Hachette Book Group

· Fine Cooking in Season Authors: Fine Cooking Editors; Publisher: Taunton Press
· The Cakebread Cellars American Harvest Cookbook Authors: Jack & Dolores Cakebread, Brian Streeter, Janet Fletcher; Publisher: Ten Speed Press
· The Cooks’ Illustrated Cookbook Editors: Jack Bishop, Elizabeth Carduff, Lori Galvin; Publisher: America’s Test Kitchen

Culinary History
· Dying on the Vine: How Phylloxera Transformed Wine Author: George Gale; Editor: Blake Edgar; Publisher: University of California Press
· High on the Hog Author: Jessica Harris; Editor: Kathy Belden; Publisher: Bloosmbury USA
· Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880-1920 Author: Andrew P. Haley; Editor: Mark Simpson-Vos; Publisher: University of NC Press

Culinary Travel
· A Family in Paris Author: Jane Paech; Editor; Ariane Durkin; Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
· Tasting India Author: Christine Manfield; Editor: Alison Cowan; Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
· Ultimate Food Journeys Author: DK Publishing; Editor: Allie Singer; Publisher: DK Publishing

First Book – The Julia Child Award
· Ancient Grains for Modern Meals Author: Maria Speck; Editors: Jenny Wapner & Dawn Yanagihara; Publisher: Ten Speed Press
· Bi-Rite Market’s Eat Good Food Authors: Sam Mogannam, Dabney Gough; Editor: Melissa Moore; Publisher: Ten Speed Press
· The Apple Lover’s Cookbook Author: Amy Traverso; Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli; Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Food and Beverage Reference/Technical
· Ruhlman’s Twenty Author: Michael Ruhlman; Editors: Bill LeBlond and Sarah Billingsley; Publisher: Chronicle Books
· The Art of Beef Cutting Author: Kari Underly; Editor: Christine McKnight; Publisher; John Wiley & Sons
· Whole Beast Butchery Author: Ryan Farr; Editor: Lorena Jones; Publisher: Chronicle Books

Food Matters
· Good Fish: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the Pacific Coast Author: Becky Selengut; Publisher: Sasquatch Books
· Tomatoland Author: Barry Estabrook; Editor: Chris Schillig; Publisher: Andrews McMeel
· Wild Flavors: One Chef’s Transformative Year Cooking from Eva’s Farm Author: Didi Emmons; Editor: Ben Watson; Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Food Photography and Styling
· Cooking My Way Back Home: Recipes from San Francisco’s Town Hall Author: Mitchell Rosenthal and John Pult; Publisher: Ten Speed Press
· The Art of Pasta Author: Lucio Galletto; Photographer/Stylist: Paige Green; Editor: Alison Cowan; Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
· The Macy’s Culinary Council Thanksgiving and Holiday Cookbook Editor: Steve Siegelman; Photographer: Maren Caruson; Stylist: George Dolese; Publisher: The Book Kitchen

· All About Roasting Author: Molly Stevens; Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli; Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
· Essential Pepin: More than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food Author: Jacques Pepin; Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
· My Family Table Author: John Besh; Editor: Jean Lucas; Publisher: Andrews McMeel

Health and Special Diet
· Ancient Grains for Modern Meals Author: Maria Speck; Editors: Jenny Wapner & Dawn Yanagihara; Publisher: Ten Speed Press
· Food Intolerance Management Plan Authors: Dr. Sue Shepherd & Dr. Peter Gibson; Editor: Rachel Carter; Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
· The Sweet life: Diabetes Without Boundaries Author: Sam Talbot; Editor: Pam Krauss; Publisher: Rodale

· Seoultown Kitchen Author: Debbie Lee; Editor: Anja Schmidt; Publisher: Kyle Books
· The Food of Spain Author: Claudia Roden; Editor: Libby Edelson; Publisher: HarperCollins/Ecco
· The Country Cooking of Italy Author: Coleman Andrews; Editors: Bill LeBlond and Dawn Yanigihara; Publisher: Chronicle Books

Literary Food Writing
· Season to Taste Author: Molly Birnbaum; Editor: Matt Weiland; Publishers: HarperCollins/Ecco
· The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adria’s El Bulli Author: Lisa Abend; Editor: Leslie Meredith; Publisher: Free Press/Simon & Schuster
· The Table Comes First Author: Adam Gopnik; Publisher: Knopf

Professional Kitchens
· Modernist Cuisine Authors: Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, Maxine Bilet; Publisher: The Cooking Lab
· Professional Garde Manger Authors: Lous Sackett, Jaclyn Pestka, Wayne Gieslen; Editor: Mary J. Cassells; Publisher: John Wiley
· The Professional Chef, 9th Edition Author: The Culinary Institute of America; Editor: Pamela Chirls; Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Single Subject
· All About Roasting Author: Molly Stevens; Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli; Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
· Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal Author: Jennifer McLagen; Editor: Jenny Wapner; Publisher: Ten Speed Press
· Plenty Author: Yotam Ottolenghi; Editors: Lorena Jones and Sarah Billingsley; Publisher: Chronicle Books

Wine, Beer, or Spirits
· Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes Author: Brad Thomas Parsons; Editor: Emily Timberlake; Publisher: Ten Speed Press
· Mastering Wine for the Asian Palate Author: Jennie Cho Lee; Publisher: Asset Publishing and Research, GrapeXpectations Asia LTD Hong Kong
· The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine Authors: Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg; Editor: Michael Sand; Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.

New Media & Broadcast Awards

Culinary Blog
· 5 Second Rule (Cheryl Sternman Rule)
· Bona Fide Farm Food (Tom Hirschfeld)
· Pizza Quest (Peter Reinhart)

Culinary Website
· Chow.com
· Saveur.com
· Find. Eat. Drink.

Culinary Product or Brand Website
· Camp Blog Away
· The Official Homepage of the Idaho Potato
· Gilt Taste

Intriguing Use of New Technology
· SFA Stories, Southern Foodways Alliance
· The Informed Chef series
· BakeSpace.com’s Cookbook Café

Televised Culinary Series
· Essential Pepin Host: Jacques Pepin, KQED-TV
· Simply Ming Host: Ming Tsai, WBGH-TV
· New York Chow Report Host: Alexandra Van Buren, NY1 and Chow.com

Video Series, Short Program Format
· Saveur’s Sandwich Stories
· The Perennial Plate
· EatTV.com

Audio Series (Long Format)
· Cooking with the Moms
· KCRW’s Good Food with Evan Kleiman

Audio Series (Short Format)
· Southern Foodways Oral History

Humorous Video Short
· Spaghetti with 100 Sweet Tomatoes (The Recipe Project)
· How to Peel Garlic in 10 Seconds (Saveur)
· The Good, The Bad and The Leafy (GiltTaste.com)

The Bert Greene Awards For Food Journalism

Culinary Writing With or Without Recipes
· Cherry Season (Darlene West, Leite’s Culinaria)
· For Pepin, Cooking is About Technique, Not Stardom (Michele Kayal, Associated Press)
· The Cake That Makes Our Family (Lila Byock, Gilt Taste)

Culinary Writing About Beverages
· Beer Wars (Kevin Cook, Playboy; not available online)
· Cocktail Pairings at Clyde Common (Emily Bell, StarChefs)
· Whiskey Rebellion (Rebecca Barry, Saveur)

Instructional Culinary Writing with Recipes
· The Only Cake Story You’ll Ever Need (Dawn Perry, Real Simple)
· The Soup for Life (Anna Thomas, Eating Well)
· Eat Shoots & Leaves (a series by Raquel Pelzel, Amanda Cohen, Aki Kamozawa & Alex Talbot, Adam Erace, Sheri Castle; Gilt Taste)

Culinary Travel Writing or Memoirs and Personal Essays
· (Not) Ducking a Legacy (Francis Lam, Gilt Taste)
· Sibling Rivalry at the Stove (Tamar Adler, Gilt Taste)
· The Boys Club (Hunter Lewis, Saveur)
· Czech, Please (Juliet Wittman, Westword)

Culinary Writing That Makes a Difference
· Is This the Food of the Future? (John McQuaid, Eating Well)
· The Most Important Fish in the Sea (Alison Fairbrother and Randy Fertel, Gilt Taste)
· What Will Fracking Do to Your Food Supply? (Barry Estabrook, Gilt Taste)

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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2015 1st Place Luck of the Irish Cook-off
2015 4th Place Downtown Cajun Cook-off
2015 2nd Place Fins' Wings & Chili Cook-off
2014 2015 4th Place LA Gumbo Cook-off
2012 Taste Award nominee for best chef (web)
2012 Finalist in the Safeway Next Chef Contest
2011 Taste Award Nominee for Little Grill Big Flavor
2011, 12 Member: Council of Media Tastemakers
2011 Judge: 29th Chef's of the Coast Cook-off
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Wing Cook-off
2011 Cooking Channel Perfect 3 Recipe Finalist
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-off
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2010 Judge: Bayou La Batre Gumbo Cook-off
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2010 Denay's Top 10 Best Food Blogs
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