James Beard Cookbook Award Nominees Released

March 20, 2012

The second half of this year's James Beard nominations for cookbooks yesterday, March 19, 2012.  In case you missed the first part, click here to read the Chef and Restaurant Semifinalists.  The winners will be announced May 4, 2012.

American Cooking:

A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen by Hugh Acheson
American Flavor by Andrew Carmellini and Gwen Hyman
Masala Farm: Stories and Recipes from an Uncommon Life in the Country by Suvir Saran with Raquel Pelzel and Charlie Burd

Baking and Dessert:
Baking Style: Art, Craft, Recipes by Lisa Yockelson
Cooking with Chocolate: Essential Recipes and Techniques edited by Frédéric Bau (Flammarion)
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer

An Ideal Wine: One Generation's Pursuit of Perfection -- and Profit -- in California by David Darlington 
Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, & Formulas by Brad Thomas Parsons
The Oxford Companion to Beer edited by Garrett Oliver

Cooking from a Professional Point of View:
The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts by Meredith Erickson, David McMillan and Frédéric Morin
Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara
Modernist Cuisine by Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet

General Cooking:
My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking by John Besh
Ruhlman’s Twenty by Michael Ruhlman
The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Weekends by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift

Focus on Health:
Comfort Food Fix: Feel-Good Favorites Made Healthy by Ellie Krieger
The Intolerant Gourmet: Glorious Food without Gluten & Lactose by Barbara Kafka
Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen by Heidi Swanson

The Country Cooking of Italy by Colman Andrews
The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert
The Food of Spain by Claudia Roden

The Cheesemonger’s Kitchen photographer Joseph De Leo
Notes from a Kitchen: A Journey Inside Culinary Obsession artist/photographer Jeff Scott (Tatroux)
Rustica: A Return to Spanish Home Cooking photographer Alan Benson

Reference and Scholarship:
The Art of Beef Cutting: A Meat Professional's Guide to Butchering and Merchandising by Kari Underly
The Food Lover's Guide to Wine by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg
Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880–1920 by Andrew P. Haley

Single Subject:
All About Roasting by Molly Stevens
Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal by Jennifer McLagan
Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London's Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi

Writing and Literature:
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton
Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War by Annia Ciezadlo
Extra Virginity by Tom Mueller

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