James Beard Media Award Winners

It does not seem like the James Beard Media Award winners and nominees are in one centralized place, let alone organized by year or category. LLMs have made this type of data collation more palatable so here they are.

Table of Contents

  1. Cookbook of the Year
  2. American Cooking / U.S. Foodways
  3. Baking and Dessert
  4. Beverage
  5. Bread
  6. Restaurant / Professional
  7. General Cooking
  8. Health
  9. Food Issues and Advocacy
  10. International
  11. Photography / Visuals
  12. Reference, History, and Scholarship
  13. Single Subject
  14. Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian
  15. Writing and Literature

Cookbook of the Year

Year Book Title Author
2010 The Country Cooking of Ireland Colman Andrews
2011 Oaxaca al Gusto Diana Kennedy
2012 Modernist Cuisine Nathan Myhrvold
2013 Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America Maricel E. Presilla
2014 Historic Heston Heston Blumenthal
2015 Yucatán David Sterling
2016 Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook
2017 Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes Ronni Lundy
2018 The Cooking Gene Michael W. Twitty
2019 Cocktail Codex Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan, with Devon Tarby
2020 The Whole Fish Cookbook: New Ways to Cook, Eat and Think Josh Niland
2022 The Zuni Café Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco's Beloved Restaurant Judy Rogers

American Cooking / U.S. Foodways

Books with recipes focused on the cooking or foodways of regions or communities in the United States.

Year Book Title Author
2010 Real Cajun Donald Link with Paula Disbrowe
My New Orleans John Besh
The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern: Knockout Dishes with Down-Home Flavor Matt Lee, Ted Lee
2011 Pig: King of the Southern Table James Villas
The Food, Folklore, and Art of Lowcountry Cooking Joseph E. Dabney
The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual Frank Castronovo, Frank Falcinelli, and Peter Meehan
2012 A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen Hugh Acheson
American Flavor Andrew Carmellini and Gwen Hyman
Masala Farm: Stories and Recipes from an Uncommon Life in the Country Suvir Saran with Raquel Pelzel and Charlie Burd
2013 Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart
Fire in My Belly Kevin Gillespie and David Joachim
Southern Comfort: A New Take on the Recipes We Grew Up With Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing
2014 The New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes Amy Thielen
I Love New York: Ingredients and Recipes Daniel Humm and Will Guidara
Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups and Then Some John Currence
2015 Heritage Sean Brock
The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes Erin Byers Murray and Jeremy Sewall
Texas on the Table: People, Places, and Recipes Celebrating the Flavors of the Lone Star State Terry Thompson-Anderson
2016 The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook Chris Fischer with Catherine Young
Heartlandia: Heritage Recipes from Portland's The Country Cat Adam and Jackie Sappington with Ashley Gartland
The Southerner's Cookbook David DiBenedetto with Phillip Rhodes and the Editors of Garden & Gun
2017 Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes Ronni Lundy
Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South Vivian Howard
My Two Souths: Blending the Flavors of India into a Southern Kitchen Asha Gomez and Martha Hall Foose
2018 The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley
Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots Matt Jennings
The Lost Kitchen Erin French
2019 Between Harlem and Heaven: Afro-Asian-American Cooking for Big Nights, Weeknights, and Every Day JJ Johnson and Alexander Smalls with Veronica Chambers
A Common Table: 80 Recipes and Stories from My Shared Cultures Cynthia Chen McTernan
Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking Albert G. Lukas and Jessica B. Harris with Jerome Grant
2020 Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking Toni Tipton-Martin
Cook Like a Local: Flavors That Can Change How You Cook and See the World Chris Shepherd and Kaitlyn Goalen
South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations Sean Brock
2022 Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou Melissa M. Martin
Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora Bryant Terry
The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food Marcus Samuelsson with Osayi Endolyn
2023 I Am From Here: Stories and Recipes from a Southern Chef Vishwesh Bhatt
Gullah Geechee Home Cooking: Recipes from the Matriarch of Edisto Island Emily Meggett with Kayla Stewart and Trelani Michelle
The Woks of Life: Recipes to Know and Love from a Chinese American Family: A Cookbook Bill Leung, Kaitlin Leung, Judy Leung, and Sarah Leung

Baking and Dessert

Books with recipes focused on the art and craft of baking pastries and desserts, both sweet and savory items, including ingredients, techniques, equipment, and traditions.

Year Book Title Author
2010 Baking James Peterson
DamGoodSweet: Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, New Orleans Style David Guas, Raquel Pelzel
Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day Peter Reinhart
2011 Good to the Grain: Baking with Whole-Grain Flours Kim Boyce
My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages, and Frozen Treats Fany Gerson
Sarabeth’s Bakery: From My Hands to Yours Sarabeth Levine
2012 Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home Jeni Britton Bauer
Baking Style: Art, Craft, Recipes Lisa Yockelson
Cooking with Chocolate: Essential Recipes and Techniques Frédéric Bau
2013 Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza Ken Forkish
Bouchon Bakery Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel
The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook: Sweetness in Seattle Tom Douglas and Shelley Lance
2014 The Art of French Pastry Jacquy Pfeiffer with Martha Rose Shulman
Sweet Valerie Gordon
Tartine Book No. 3: Modern Ancient Classic Whole Chad Robertson
2015 Flavor Flours: A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole & Ancient Grains, Nuts & Non-Wheat Flours Alice Medrich
Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere Dorie Greenspan
Della Fattoria Bread: 63 Foolproof Recipes for Yeasted, Enriched & Naturally Leavened Breads Kathleen Weber
2016 Sourdough: Recipes for Rustic Fermented Breads, Sweets, Savories, and More Sarah Owens
The Everyday Baker: Recipes and Techniques for Foolproof Baking Abigail Johnson Dodge
The New Sugar & Spice: A Recipe for Bolder Baking Samantha Seneviratne
2017 Dorie’s Cookies Dorie Greenspan
Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life Kate McDermott
Breaking Breads: A New World of Israeli Baking Uri Scheft and Raquel Pelzel
2018 BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts Stella Parks
Sweet Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh
The Sweet Spot: Dialing Back Sugar and Amping Up Flavor Bill Yosses and Peter Kaminsky
2019 SUQAR: Desserts & Sweets from the Modern Middle East Greg Malouf and Lucy Malouf
Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing Jerrelle Guy
Pie Squared: Irresistibly Easy Sweet & Savory Slab Pies Cathy Barrow
2020 Living Bread: Tradition and Innovation in Artisan Bread Making Daniel Leader and Lauren Chattman
Dappled: Baking Recipes for Fruit Lovers Nicole Rucker
Pastry Love: A Baker's Journal of Favorite Recipes Joanne Chang
2022 Mooncakes and Milk Bread: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries Kristina Cho
Cheryl Day's Treasury of Southern Baking Cheryl Day
Mother Grains: Recipes for the Grain Revolution Roxana Jullapat
2023 Tava: Eastern European Baking and Desserts from Romania & Beyond Irina Georgescu
New European Baking: 99 Recipes for Breads, Brioches and Pastries Laurel Kratochvila
What's for Dessert: Simple Recipes for Dessert People: A Baking Book Claire Saffitz


Combined with and without recipes

Year Book Title Author
2010 Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology Randall Grahm
The King of Vodka: The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire Linda Himelstein
World Whisky Charles Maclean
2011 Secrets of the Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World’s Top Wine Professionals Jordan Mackay and Rajat Parr
Opus Vino DK Publishing
Reading Between the Wines Terry Theise
2012 Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, & Formulas Brad Thomas Parsons
An Ideal Wine: One Generation’s Pursuit of Perfection–and Profit–in California David Darlington
The Oxford Companion to Beer Garrett Oliver
2013 Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavours Julia Harding, Jancis Robinson, and José Vouillamoz
How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto Eric Asimov
Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World’s Most Ancient Pleasures Paul Lukacs
2014 The Cocktail Lab: Unraveling the Mysteries of Flavor and Aroma in Drink, with Recipes Tony Conigliaro
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks Amy Stewart
The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste Jon Bonne
2015 Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail Dave Arnold
Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan
Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World's Best-Kept Secret, with Cocktails and Recipes Talia Baiocchi
2016 The Oxford Companion to Wine Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding
American Wine: A Coming-of-Age Story Tom Acitelli
Lost Recipes of Prohibition: Notes from a Bootlegger’s Manual Matthew Rowley
2017 Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki Martin Cate with Rebecca Cate
Spritz: Italy's Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau
The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book Frank Caiafa
2018 Meehan's Bartender Manual Jim Meehan
3-Ingredient Cocktails Robert Simonson
Mezcal: The History, Craft & Cocktails of the World’s Ultimate Artisanal Spirit Emma Janzen
2019 Wine Folly: Magnum Edition Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack
Apéritif: Cocktail Hour the French Way Rebekah Peppler
The Aviary Cocktail Book Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas, Micah Melton, Allen Hemberger, and Sarah Hemberger
Cocktail Codex Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan, with Devon Tarby
2020 The NoMad Cocktail Book Leo Robitschek
Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time Brad Thomas Parsons
The Martini Cocktail: A Meditation on the World's Greatest Drink, with Recipes Robert Simonson
2020 World Atlas of Wine 8th Edition Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson
The Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks: Sake, Shochu, Japanese Whisky, Beer, Wine, Cocktails and Other Beverages Stephen Lyman and Chris Bunting
Red & White: An Unquenchable Thirst for Wine Oz Clarke
2022 The Way of the Cocktail: Japanese Traditions, Techniques, and Recipes Julia Momosé with Emma Janzen
Death & Co Welcome Home: A Cocktail Recipe Book Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan with Devon Tarby and Tyson Buhler
The Japanese Art of the Cocktail Masahiro Urushido and Michael Anstendig
2022 Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol Mallory O'Meara
Foot Trodden: Portugal and the Wines that Time Forgot Simon J. Woolf and Ryan Opaz
The Noble Rot Book: Wine from Another Galaxy Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew
2023 The Bartender's Manifesto: How to Think, Drink, and Create Cocktails Like a Pro Toby Maloney and Emma Janzen
Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em from the Award-Winning Bar Neal Bodenheimer and Emily Timberlake
Wild Brews: The Craft of Home Brewing, from Sour and Fruit Beers to Farmhouse Ales Jaega Wise
2023 Exploring the World of Japanese Craft Sake: Rice, Water, Earth Nancy Matsumoto and Michael Tremblay
Drinking with the Valkyries: Writings on Wine Andrew Jefford
To Fall in Love, Drink This: A Wine Writer’s Memoir Alice Feiring


Books with recipes focused on the art and craft of making bread, including ingredients, techniques, equipment, and traditions.

Year Book Title Author
2023 The Perfect Loaf: The Craft and Science of Sourdough Breads, Sweets, and More: A Baking Book Maurizio Leo
Breadsong: How Baking Changed Our Lives Kitty Tait and Al Tait
The Miller's Daughter: Unusual Flours & Heritage Grains: Stories and Recipes from Hayden Flour Mills Emma Zimmerman

Restaurant / Professional

Books written by a culinary professional or restaurant chef with recipes that may include advanced cooking techniques, or the use of specialty ingredients and professional equipment, including culinary arts textbooks.

Year Book Title Author
2010 Araxi: Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant James Walt
Momofuku David Chang, Peter Meehan
The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts The French Culinary Institute with Judith Choate
2011 Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine René Redzepi
Michael Chiarello’s Bottega Michael Chiarello
The Modern Café Francisco J. Migoya and The Culinary Institute of America
2012 Modernist Cuisine Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet
The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts Meredith Erickson, David McMillan, and Frédéric Morin
Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook Daniel Humm and Will Guidara
2013 Toqué! Creators of a New Quebec Gastronomy Normand Laprise
Come In, We’re Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World’s Best Restaurants Christine Carroll and Jody Eddy
The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Italian Cuisine The International Culinary Center, Cesare Casella, and Stephanie Lyness
2014 Historic Heston Heston Blumenthal
Manresa: An Edible Reflection David Kinch with Christine Muhlke
René Redzepi: A Work in Progress René Redzepi
2015 Bar Tartine: Techniques & Recipes Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns
Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef Massimo Bottura
Relæ: A Book of Ideas Christian F. Puglisi
2016 NOPI: The Cookbook Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully
Gjelina: Cooking from Venice, California Travis Lett
This Is Camino Russell Moore and Allison Hopelain
2017 Classic Koffmann Pierre Koffmann
Central Virgilio Martínez with Nicholas Gill
Lickerland: Asian-Accented Desserts by Jason Licker Jason Licker
2018 Modernist Bread Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya
On Vegetables: Modern Recipes for the Home Kitchen Jeremy Fox and Noah Galuten
State Bird Provisions Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, with JJ Goode
2019 Chicken and Charcoal: Yakitori, Yardbird, Hong Kong Matt Abergel
From the Earth: World’s Great, Rare and Almost Forgotten Vegetables Peter Gilmore
Rich Table Evan Rich and Sarah Rich
2020 The Whole Fish Cookbook: New Ways to Cook, Eat and Think Josh Niland
Dishoom: From Bombay with Love Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar, and Naved Nasir
Eleven Madison Park: The Next Chapter, Revised and Unlimited Edition Daniel Humm
2022 Mister Jiu's in Chinatown: Recipes and Stories from the Birthplace of Chinese American Food Brandon Jew and Tienlon Ho
Modernist Pizza Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya
Pasta: The Spirit and Craft of Italy's Greatest Food, with Recipes Missy Robbins and Talia Baiocchi
2023 Bludso's BBQ Cookbook: A Family Affair in Smoke and Soul Kevin Bludso with Noah Galuten
Please Wait To Be Tasted: The Lil' Deb's Oasis Cookbook Halo Perez-Gallardo, Hannah Black, and Wheeler with Meshell Ndegeocello
Turkey and the Wolf: Flavor Trippin' in New Orleans Mason Hereford and JJ Goode

Food Issues and Advocacy

Books that include investigative journalism, food policy, deep dives, and critical analysis of the changing social landscape.

Year Book Title Author
2023 Eating While Black: Food Shaming and Race in America Psyche A. Williams-Forson
Gastronativism: Food, Identity, Politics Fabio Parasecoli
Retail Inequality: Reframing the Food Desert Debate Kenneth H. Kolb

General Cooking

Books with recipes that address a broad scope of cooking, not just a single topic, technique, or region.

Year Book Title Author
2010 Ad Hoc at Home Thomas Keller
Salt to Taste: The Keys to Confident, Delicious Cooking Marco Canora with Catherine Young
The Pleasures of Cooking for One Judith Jones
2011 The Essential New York Times Cook Book: Classic Recipes for a New Century Amanda Hesser
Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys David Tanis
Radically Simple: Brilliant Flavors with Breathtaking Ease Rozanne Gold
2012 Ruhlman’s Twenty Michael Ruhlman
My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking John Besh
The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Weekends Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift
2013 Canal House Cooks Every Day Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer
Modernist Cuisine at Home Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet
What Katie Ate: Recipes and Other Bits & Pieces Katie Quinn Davies
2014 Smoke: New Firewood Cooking Tim Byres
One Good Dish David Tanis
Try This at Home: Recipes from My Head to Your Plate Richard Blais
2015 The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking Faith Durand and Sara Kate Gillingham
Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home Marcus Samuelsson with Roy Finamore
Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook The Editors of Saveur
2016 The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science J. Kenji López-Alt
Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Matrix Mark Bittman
Slow Fires: Mastering New Ways to Braise Jusin Smillie
2017 Eat in My Kitchen: To Cook, to Bake, to Eat, and to Treat Meike Peters
Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Ina Garten
Cook’s Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of Our Favorite Ingredients The Editors at Cook’s Illustrated
2018 Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat Samin Nosrat
Christopher Kimball's Milk Street: The New Home Cooking Christopher Kimball
Dinner: Changing the Game Melissa Clark
2019 Milk Street: Tuesday Nights Christopher Kimball
Everyday Dorie Dorie Greenspan
Ottolenghi Simple Yotam Ottolenghi
2020 Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes to Make You a Great Cook Carla Lalli Music
All About Dinner: Simple Meals, Expert Advice Molly Stevens
Milk Street: The New Rules: Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook Christopher Kimball
2022 Everyone's Table: Global Recipes for Modern Health Gregory Gourdet with JJ Goode
Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories Nigella Lawson
Cooking at Home: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave) David Chang and Priya Krishna
2023 The Cook You Want to Be: Everyday Recipes to Impress Andy Baraghani
I Dream of Dinner (so you don't have to): Low-Effort, High-Reward Recipes: A Cookbook Ali Slagle
Sunday Best: Cooking Up the Weekend Spirit Every Day: A Cookbook Adrienne Cheatham with Sarah Zorn


Year Book Title Author
2010 Love Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of The Vegetarian Epicure Anna Thomas
EatingWell Comfort Foods Made Healthy Jesse Price, the Editors of EatingWell
Golden Door Cooks at Home: Favorite Recipes from the Celebrated Spa Dean Rucker with Marah Stets
2011 The Simple Art of EatingWell Cookbook Jessie Price & the EatingWell Test Kitchen
Clean Start: Inspiring You to Eat Clean and Live Well Terry Walters
The Very Best Recipes for Health: 250 Recipes and More from the Popular Feature on NYTimes.com Martha Rose Shulman
2012 Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen Heidi Swanson
Comfort Food Fix: Feel-Good Favorites Made Healthy Ellie Krieger
The Intolerant Gourmet: Glorious Food without Gluten & Lactose Barbara Kafka
2013 Cooking Light The New Way to Cook Light: Fresh Food & Bold Flavors for Today’s Home Cook Scott Mowbray and Ann Taylor Pittman
The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods Sara Forte
True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure Sam Fox and Andrew Weil with Michael Stebner
2014 Gluten-Free Girl Every Day Shauna James Ahern with Daniel Ahern
VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good Mark Bittman
Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less Ellie Krieger
2015 Cooking Light Mad Delicious: The Science of Making Healthy Food Taste Amazing Keith Schroeder
A Change of Appetite: Where Healthy Meets Delicious Diana Henry
Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans Henry Fong and Michelle Tam
2016 Lighten Up, Y'all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome Virginia Willis
Cook for Your Life: Delicious, Nourishing Recipes for Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment Anne Ogden Gaffney
Everyday Super Food Jamie Oliver
2017 You Have It Made: Delicious, Healthy, Do-Ahead Meals Ellie Krieger
Pure Delicious: More Than 150 Delectable Allergen-Free Recipes Without Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Shellfish, or Cane Sugar Heather Christo
Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow Cooker Recipes Gina Homolka
2018 Deepa’s Secrets Deepa Thomas
The Beauty Chef Carla Oates
Eat Right Nick Barnard
2019 Eat a Little Better Sam Kass
The Complete Diabetes Cookbook Editors at America’s Test Kitchen
More with Less Jodi Moreno
2020 Gluten-Free Baking at Home: 102 Foolproof Recipes for Delicious Breads, Cakes, Cookies, and More Jeffrey Larsen
The Beauty Chef Gut Guide: With 90+ Delicious Recipes and Weekly Meal Plans Carla Oates
Cannelle et Vanille: Nourishing, Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal and Mood Aran Goyoaga


Books with recipes focused on food or cooking traditions of countries, regions, or communities outside of the United States.

Year Book Title Author
2010 The Country Cooking of Ireland Colman Andrews
Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
2011 Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories Grace Young
Cook Italy Katie Caldesi
Oaxaca al Gusto: An Infinite Gastronomy Diana Kennedy
2012 The Food of Morocco Paula Wolfert
The Country Cooking of Italy Colman Andrews
The Food of Spain Claudia Roden
2013 Jerusalem: A Cookbook Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
Burma: Rivers of Flavor Naomi Duguid
Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America Maricel E. Presilla
2014 Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking Fuchsia Dunlop
Return to the Rivers: Recipes and Memories of the Himalayan River Valleys Vikas Khanna with Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn
Sauces & Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way Oretta Zanini DeVita and Maureen B. Fant
2015 Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition David Sterling
The Cuban Table: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History Ana Sofía Peláez and Ellen Silverman
My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories David Lebovitz
2016 Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook
Preserving the Japanese Way Nancy Singleton Hachisu
Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl Pierre Thiam with Jennifer Sit
2017 Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan Naomi Duguid
All Under Heaven: Recipes from the 35 Cuisines of China Carolyn Phillips
Land of Fish and Rice: Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China Fuchsia Dunlop
2018 Nopalito Gonzalo Guzman and Stacy Adimando
Paladares Anya von Bremzen and Megan Fawn Schlow
The Palestinian Table Reem Kassis
2019 Feast: Food of the Islamic World Anissa Helou
The Food of Northern Thailand Austin Bush
I Am a Filipino Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad
2020 Ethiopia: Recipes and Traditions from the Horn of Africa Yohanis Gebreyesus with Jeff Koehler
Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes – Through Darkness and Light Caroline Eden
The Food of Sichuan Fuchsia Dunlop
2022 In Bibi's Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean Hawa Hassan with Julia Turshen
Falastin: A Cookbook Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley
Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus Yasmin Khan
2023 Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico: A Cookbook Rick Martínez
Masala: Recipes from India, the Land of Spices Anita Jaisinghani
Mezcla: Recipes to Excite Ixta Belfrage

Photography / Visuals

Books on food or beverage with exceptional graphic design, art, or photography.

Year Book Title Author
2010 Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way Santiago Solo Monllor
Eat Ate Earl Carter
New American Table Paul Brissman
2011 Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine Photographer: Ditte Isager
The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook Photographer: Sara Remington
Tartine Bread Photographer: Eric Wolfinger
2012 Notes from a Kitchen: A Journey Inside Culinary Obsession (Artist/Photographer: Jeff Scott) Jeff Scott
The Cheesemonger’s Kitchen (Photographer: Joseph De Leo) Joseph De Leo
Rustica: A Return to Spanish Home Cooking (Photographer: Alan Benson) Alan Benson
2013 What Katie Ate: Recipes and Other Bits & Pieces Katie Quinn Davies
Bouchon Bakery Deborah Jones
Toqué! Creators of a New Quebec Gastronomy Dominique Malaterre
2014 Historic Heston Romas Foord
2014 René Redzepi: A Work in Progress Ali Kurshat Altinsoy, Ditte Isager, René Redzepi, Lars Williams, and the Noma Team
Mast Brothers Chocolate (Photographer: Tuukka Koski) Tuukka Koski
2015 In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World Gabriele Galimberti
A New Napa Cuisine Photographer: Jen Munkvold and Taylor Peden
Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World's Best-Kept Secret, with Cocktails and Recipes Photographer: Ed Anderson
2016 Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel Heidi Swanson, Photographer: Heidi Swanson
Fire and Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking Darra Goldstein, Photographer: Stefan Wettainen
Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons Steven Satterfield, Photographer: John Kernick
2017 Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking Chris Court
Appetites Bobby Fisher
Everything I Want To Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking Claire Cottrell, Jaime Beechum, and Nacho Alegre
2018 Cook Beautiful Johnny Miller
Simple Fare: Spring and Summer Karen Mordechai
Sweet Peden + Munk
2019 Tokyo New Wave Andrea Fazzari
Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food Nik Sharma
Wild: Adventure Cookbook Luisa Brimble
2020 American Sfoglino: A Master Class in Handmade Pasta (Photographer: Eric Wolfinger) Eric Wolfinger
Le Corbuffet: Edible Art and Design Classics (Photographer: Esther Choi) Esther Choi
Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico (Photographer: Quentin Bacon) Quentin Bacon
2022 Take One Fish: The New School of Scale-to-Tail Cooking and Eating Rob Palmer and Daniel New
monk: Light and Shadow on the Philosopher's Path Yuka Yanazume and Julia Hasting
Sushi Shokunin: Japan's Culinary Masters Andrea Fazzari
2023 Chinese-ish: Home Cooking Not Quite Authentic, 100% Delicious Joanna Hu and Armelle Habib
Homage: Recipes and Stories from an Amish Soul Food Kitchen Brittany Conerly
The Sofrito Manifesto Bernardo Medina, Rafael Montalvo, and Ángelo Álvarez

Reference, History, and Scholarship

Includes manuals, guides, encyclopedias, and books that present research related to food or foodways.

Year Book Title Author
2010 Encyclopedia of Pasta Oretta Zanini de Vita, Translated by: Maureen B. Fant
Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States Andrew Coe
Larousse Gastronomique: The World's Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia, Completely Revised and Updated Librarie Larousse
2011 Salted: A Manifesto on the World’s Most Essential Mineral, with Recipes Mark Bitterman
Encyclopedia of Jewish Food Gil Marks
What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets Faith D’Aluisio and Peter Menzel
2012 Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880–1920 Andrew P. Haley
The Art of Beef Cutting: A Meat Professional’s Guide to Butchering and Merchandising Kari Underly
The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg
2013 The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World Sandor Ellix Katz
101 Classic Cookbooks: 501 Classic Recipes Marvin J. Taylor and Clark Wolf
The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers, and Recipes That Made the Modern Cookbook Anne Willan with Mark Cherniavsky and Kyri Claflin
2014 Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine One Plate at a Time Adrian Miller
A History of Food in 100 Recipes William Sitwell
Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century Helen Zoe Veit
2015 Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, and Pork: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering Adam Danforth
Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health, and the Industrialization of the American Diet Amy Bentley
The Spice & Herb Bible (Third Edition) Ian and Kate Hemphill
2016 The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks Toni Tipton-Martin
The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets Darra Goldstein
To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture in the Jim Crow South Angela Jill Cooley
2017 The Oxford Companion to Cheese Catherine Donnelly
French Wine: A History Rod Phillips
I Taste Red: The Science of Tasting Wine Jamie Goode
2018 Champagne Peter Liem
The Culinarians: Lives and Careers from the First Age of American Fine Dining David S. Shields
Peppers of the Americas Maricel E. Presilla
2019 Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry Anna Zeide
Catfish Dream: Ed Scott’s Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta Julian Rankin
Creole Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture Justin Nystrom
2020 The Whole Okra: A Seed to Stem Celebration Chris Smith
Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Diet: Eating with the World in Mind Nico Slate
A South You Never Ate: Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia Bernard L. Herman
2022 Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue Adrian Miller
The Flavor Equation: The Science of Great Cooking Explained + More Than 100 Essential Recipes Nik Sharma
Koji Alchemy: Rediscovering the Magic of Mold-Based Fermentation Rich Shih and Jeremy Umansky
2023 Slaves for Peanuts: A Story of Conquest, Liberation, and a Crop That Changed History Jori Lewis
A Place at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant Nourished a Community Natalia Molina
What a Mushroom Lives For: Matsutake and the Worlds They Make Michael J. Hathaway

Single Subject

Books with recipes focused on a single ingredient, dish, or method of cooking.

Year Book Title Author
2010 Pasta Sfoglia Ron Suhanosky, Colleen Suhanosky
Weber’s Way to Grill Jamie Purviance
Well-Preserved: Recipes and Techniques for Putting Up Small Batches of Seasonal Foods Eugenia Bone
2011 Meat: A Kitchen Education James Peterson
Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat Deborah Krasner
Ham: An Obsession with the Hindquarter Mark Scarborough and Bruce Weinstein
2012 All About Roasting Molly Stevens
Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal Jennifer McLagan
Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi Yotam Ottolenghi
2013 Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard Nigel Slater
Afield: A Chef’s Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish Jesse Griffiths
Modern Sauces: More than 150 Recipes for Every Cook, Every Day Martha Holmberg
2014 Culinary Birds: The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook John Ash with James O. Fraioli
Fish: 54 Seafood Feasts Cree LeFavour
In the Charcuterie: The Fatted Calf's Guide to Making Sausage, Salumi, Pâtés, Roasts, Confits, and Other Meaty Goods Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller
2015 Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, with Recipes Jennifer McLagan
Charcutería: The Soul of Spain Jeffrey Weiss
Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient Michael Ruhlman
2016 A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood Diana Henry
Mastering Pasta: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto Marc Vetri with David Joachim
Tacos: Recipes and Provocations Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman
2017 Milk. Made.: A Book About Cheese. How to Choose It, Serve It and Eat It Nick Haddow
Big Bad Breakfast: The Most Important Book of the Day John Currence
The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home Ken Forkish
2018 The Pho Cookbook Andrea Nguyen
Mastering Stocks and Broths Rachael S. Mamane
Offal Good Chris Cosentino with Michael Harlan Turkell
2019 Goat: Cooking and Eating James Whetlor
Bread & Butter: History, Culture, Recipes Richard Snapes, Grant Harrington, and Eve Hemingway
Korean BBQ: Master Your Grill in Seven Sauces Bill Kim with Chandra Ram
2020 Pasta Grannies: The Official Cookbook: The Secrets of Italy's Best Home Cooks Vicky Bennison
From the Oven to the Table: Simple Dishes That Look After Themselves Diana Henry
Sour: The Magical Element That Will Transform Your Cooking Mark Diacono
2022 The Hog Book: A Chef's Guide to Hunting, Butchering and Cooking Wild Pigs Jesse Griffiths
Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World's Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein, with 125 Recipes Joe Yonan
Grains for Every Season: Rethinking Our Way with Grains Joshua McFadden with Martha Holmberg
2023 The Wok: Recipes and Techniques J. Kenji López-Alt
Masa: Techniques, Recipes, and Reflections on a Timeless Staple Jorge Gaviria
The Miracle of Salt: Recipes and Techniques to Preserve, Ferment, and Transform Your Food Naomi Duguid

Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian

Books on vegetable cookery with recipes that are meatless, vegetarian, or vegan.

Year Book Title Author
2013 Roots: The Definitive Compendium with More Than 225 Recipes Diane Morgan
Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer’s Market Tama Matsuoka Wong with Eddy Leroux
Herbivoracious: A Flavor Revolution, with 150 Vibrant and Original Vegetarian Recipes Michael Natkin
2014 Vegetable Literacy Deborah Madison
Feast: Generous Vegetarian Meals for Any Eater and Every Appetite Sarah Copeland
River Cottage Veg Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
2015 At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well Amy Chaplin
Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi Yotam Ottolenghi
Vegetarian Dinner Parties: 150 Meatless Meals Good Enough to Serve to Company Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein
2016 V Is for Vegetables: Inspired Recipes & Techniques for Home Cooks Michael Anthony
A Modern Way to Eat: 200+ Satisfying Vegetarian Recipes (That Will Make You Feel Amazing) Anna Jones
Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking Madhur Jaffrey
2017 The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook Salma Hage
Dandelion and Quince: Exploring the Wide World of Unusual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs Michelle McKenzie
The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini Cara Mangini
2018 Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables Joshua McFadden with Martha Holmberg
The Book of Greens Jenn Louis with Kathleen Squires
In My Kitchen Deborah Madison
2019 Saladish Ilene Rosen
Almonds, Anchovies, and Pancetta: A Vegetarian Cookbook, Kind Of Cal Peternell
Vegetarian Viet Nam Cameron Stauch
2020 Whole Food Cooking Every Day: Transform the Way You Eat with 250 Vegetarian Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar Amy Chaplin
Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables Abra Berens
Vegetables Illustrated: An Inspiring Guide with 700+ Kitchen-Tested Recipes Editors at America's Test Kitchen
2022 The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen Joanne Lee Molinaro
To Asia, With Love: Everyday Asian Recipes and Stories from the Heart Hetty McKinnon
Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes Bryant Terry
2023 The Vegan Chinese Kitchen: Recipes and Modern Stories from a Thousand-Year-Old Tradition: A Cookbook Hannah Che
Plant-Based India: Nourishing Recipes Rooted in Tradition Dr. Sheil Shukla
In Praise of Veg: The Ultimate Cookbook for Vegetable Lovers Alice Zaslavsky

Writing and Literature

Narrative nonfiction books, including memoirs, culinary tourism, investigative journalism, food advocacy, and critical analysis of food and foodways for a general audience. Includes memoir, biography, personal essays, culinary travel, and culture.

Year Book Title Author
2010 Save the Deli David Sax
The Seasons on Henry’s Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm Terra Brockman
Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal Tristram Stuart
2011 Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food Paul Greenberg
Empires of Food: Feast, Famine, and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations Evan D. G. Fraser and Andrew Rimas
Peace Meals: Candy-Wrapped Kalashnikovs and Other War Stories Anna Badkhen
2012 Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef Gabrielle Hamilton
Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War Annia Ciezadlo
Extra Virginity Tom Mueller
2013 Yes, Chef: A Memoir Marcus Samuelsson
The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table Tracie McMillan
The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance Thomas McNamee
2014 Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us Michael Moss
A Fork in the Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery on the Road (Edited by James Oseland) James Oseland
Provence, 1970: M. F. K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste Luke Barr
2015 The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food Dan Barber
The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food Ted Genoways
The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu Dan Jurafsky
2016 Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning) Marion Nestle
Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit Andrew Moore
Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat Barry Estabrook
2017 A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe
Food City: Four Centuries of Food-Making in New York Joy Santlofer
Something to Food About: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs Questlove with Ben Greenman
2018 The Cooking Gene Michael W. Twitty
The Taste of Empire: How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World Lizzie Collingham
Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert’s Renegade Life Emily Kaiser Thelin
2019 Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine Edward Lee
Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat Jonathan Kauffman
Pasta, Pane, Vino: Deep Travels Through Italy’s Food Culture Matt Goulding
2020 Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer Bren Smith
Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir Kwame Onwuachi with Joshua David Stein
Women on Food: Charlotte Druckman and 115 Writers, Chefs, Critics, Television Stars, and Eaters Charlotte Druckman
2022 Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America Marcia Chatelain
Getting Something to Eat in Jackson: Race, Class, and Food in the American South Joseph C. Ewoodzie Jr.
The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard John Birdsall
2023 Savor: A Chef's Hunger for More Fatima Ali with Tarajia Morrell
California Soul: An American Epic of Cooking and Survival Keith Corbin with Kevin Alexander
To Boldly Grow: Finding Joy, Adventure, and Dinner in Your Own Backyard Tamar Haspel

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