Overheard at the 2015 JBF Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards

 

The winners of last weekend's 2015 Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards were as eloquent in their acceptance speeches as they were in their winning bodies of work. We couldn’t help but note some of the most inspiring, hilarious, and quotable lines of the night to share, below. 

 

“Is that Rick Bayless right there? That’s the coolest thing ever.”

— Keith Schroeder, Focus on Health Book Award winner for Cooking Light Mad Delicious: The Science of Making Healthy Food Taste Amazing​

 

“Anyone can butcher—which also sounds like the sequel to Ratatouille.”

— Adam Danforth, Reference and Scholarship Book Award winner for Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, and Pork: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering

 

“I hope this book can inspire people to tread more lightly and compost.”

— Amy Chaplin, Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian Book Award... Read more >

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Meet the Book Nominees for the 2015 James Beard Awards

Photo by Anna Mowry

 

The books nominated for this year’s James Beard Awards take us on journeys both practical and philosophical, from the intricacies of humane butchering to the role of the Gerber Baby in the creation of modern America. Dive into the nominees below and try a new cuisine, consider a new cocktail, or discover a new way to look at food in the world around us. All nominated books are available at the James Beard Foundation Amazon store.

 

 

American Cooking 
 
Heritage by Sean Brock (Artisan) 
Gain insight into JBF Award winner Sean Brock’s mission to preserve and promote the diverse bounty of his home region. Featuring recipes from his... Read more >

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Awards Watch: Book Awards Recap

And finally, the Book Award winners, presented by Green & Black’s® Organic Chocolate: Cookbook Hall of Fame: On Food and Cooking: The Science & Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee American Cooking: Pig: King of the Southern Table by James Villas Baking and Dessert: Good to the Grain: Baking with Whole-Grain Flours by Kim Boyce Beverage: Secrets of the Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World’s Top Wine Professionals by Jordan Mackay and Rajat Parr Cooking from a Professional Point of View: Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine by René Redzepi General Cooking: The Essential New York Times Cook Book: Classic Recipes for a New Century by Amanda Hesser International: Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories by Grace Young Healthy Focus: The Simple Art of EatingWell Cookbook by Jessie Price & the EatingWell Test Kitchen Photography: Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine

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Awards Watch: Journalism Awards Recap

We just wrapped the Journalism Awards, which had some great moments! Check out the winners below and be sure to check back at the end of the night to find out if your favorite books came out on top. M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award: Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly, “A Movable Beast” Food Section of a General Interest Publication: San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné and Miriam Morgan Food-Related Feature: Dan Koeppel, Saveur, “Fruit of the Future” Food-Related Columns & Commentary: Tim Carman, Washington City Paper, “Ignore the Pizza Police,” “Supply and Da Men,” “Schmeer Campaign" Personal Essay: Tom Junod, Esquire, “My Mom Couldn’t Cook” Health and Nutrition: Rachael Moeller Gorman, EatingWell, “Captain of the Happier Meal” Environment, Food Politics, and Policy: Carl Safina, EatingWell, “Sea Change” Profile: Benjamin Wallace, New York, “The Restaurant Auteur” Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review: Patric Kuh, Los Angeles, “Animal Magnetism,” “Making Their Move,” “Time for a Redo?” Wine and Spirits: Jon Fine, Food & Wine, “Natural Wine: Weird or Wonderful?” Multimedia

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Awards Watch: Broadcast Media Awards Recap

We just finished up the Broadcast Media portion of the evening, presented by Lenox Tableware and Gifts. Here’s a list of tonight’s first winners: Audio Webcast or Radio Show: Megan Williams, CBC Ideas: “Pasta: The Long and Short of It” Video Webcast: Jay Selman, GrapeRadio Television Segment: Bill Owens and Kara Vaccaro, 60 Minutes: “Chef José Andrés” Television Program, On Location: Justin Barocas, Heather Brown, and Geoffrey Drummond, Avec Eric Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location: Top Chef: Season 7 Television Special/Documentary: Declan O’Driscoll and Kevin O’Keefe, Milk War TV Food Personality/Host: Alton Brown, Good Eats The Journalism Awards are up next. And stay tuned for the Book Awards!

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Awards Watch: Where were you when…?

We asked some of tonight’s nominees to tell us where they were when they got the news they were up for a James Beard Foundation Award. Here are their stories: “I was actually in my pajamas, typing madly at my home computer, on deadline and ensnared in that light caffeinated panic that I find closes so many deadlines. Grasping for a phrase, I dipped on to Facebook, which I do and don't recommend. And then a message pinged in from Jonathan Gold, congratulating me! I had no idea about what so I tripped over myself, in a computer-window-opening, computer-window-closing sort of way, to find out. Happy!  I met my deadline, then went upstairs to tell my husband. Before I left the house I tucked a bottle of bubbly in the fridge (Schramsberg blanc de blancs.) We had it as soon as I got back from work. I'm still floating on air! People always ask me, it's your tenth nomination, do you still care? I care profoundly. Writing is such a lonely endeavor, the lag between publishing and writing makes it lonelier, but the Beard Awards make a lonely writer feel not alone at all, but celebrated. I'm so grateful.” --Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, nominated tonight for the Craig Claiborne Distinguished

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Awards Watch: Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards

The JBF Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards are about to get started! Our hosts, Emmy Award winner Ted Allen and Top Chef’s lovely Gail Simmons, are about to take the stage. Stay tuned throughout the night for recaps of the winners, or follow us on twitter at @beardfoundation for up-to-the minute news.

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