2009 James Beard Foundation Book Awards Finalists

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The James Beard Awards are the most prestigious honors in America for the food & beverage industry, The "Academy Awards of the Food Scene". Past winners include a who's who of the country's culinary greats. Almost 10,000 entries were narrowed down to the finalists in each category. A panel of 400 food industry judges will vote for the winner in each category to be announced Monday, May 4 at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception at Lincoln Center, New York City.
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For cookbooks published in English in 2008.


Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking: Yiddish Recipes Revisited by Arthur Schwartz
(Ten Speed Press)
Cooking Up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found from The Times-Picayune of New Orleans
Edited by: Marcelle Bienvenu and Judy Walker
(Chronicle Books)

Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook by Martha Hall Foose
(Clarkson Potter)


Bakewise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Baking by Shirley O. Corriher
Baking for All Occasions: A Treasury of Recipes for Everyday Celebrations by Flo Braker
(Chronicle Books)

The Art and Soul of Baking by Cindy Mushet, Sur La Table
(Andrews McMeel Publishing)


The Harney and Sons Guide to Tea by Michael Harney
(The Penguin Press)
The Wines of Burgundy by Clive Coates
(University of California Press)

WineWise: Your Complete Guide to Understanding, Selecting, and Enjoying Wine by Steven Kolpan, Brian H. Smith, and Michael A. Weiss, The Culinary Institute of America
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)


Alinea by Grant Achatz
(Achatz LLC/Ten Speed Press)
The Big Fat Duck Cookbook by Heston Blumenthal
(Bloomsbury USA)

Under Pressure: Cooking Sous Vide by Thomas Keller


How to Cook Everything (Completely Revised Tenth Anniversary Edition) by Mark Bittman
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
Martha Stewart’s Cooking School: Lessons and Recipes for the Home Cook by Martha Stewart with Sarah Carey
(Clarkson Potter)

The Bon Appétit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook by Barbara Fairchild
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)


Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta: Recipes from the World-Famous Spa by Deborah Szekely and Deborah M. Schneider, with Jesús González
(Stewart, Tabori & Chang)
EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook by Philip A. Ades, M.D. and the Editors of EatingWell
(The Countryman Press)

The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life by Ellie Krieger
(The Taunton Press, Inc.)


Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid
Jewish Holiday Cooking: A Food Lover’s Treasury of Classics and Improvisations by Jayne Cohen
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)

Southeast Asian Flavors: Adventures in Cooking the Foods of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, & Singapore by Robert Danhi
(Mortar & Press)


The Big Fat Duck Cookbook
Photographer: Dominic Davies
Artist: Dave McKean
(Bloomsbury USA)
Decadent Desserts
Photographer: Thomas Dhellemmes

Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya
Photographer: Masashi Kuma
(Kodansha International)


Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages by Anne Mendelson
The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page
(Little, Brown and Company)

The Science of Good Food by David Joachim and Andrew Schloss, with A. Philip Handel, Ph.D.
(Robert Rose Inc.)


Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes by Jennifer McLagan
(Ten Speed Press)
Mediterranean Fresh: A Compendium of One-Plate Salad Meals and Mix-and-Match Dressings by Joyce Goldstein
(W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever by Beatrice Ojakangas
(Chronicle Books)


In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
(The Penguin Press)
Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China by Fuchsia Dunlop
(W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

Raising Steaks: The Life and Times of American Beef by Betty Fussell
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
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