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JBF News: The Baker's Dozen



April 12, 2010


In the first follow-up to its Twenty Essential Cookbooks, the James Beard Book Awards Committee has announced its Baker's Dozen, a collection of thirteen indispensable baking books that spans four decades. The official, fresh-out-of-our-Awards-department list is after the jump: 1. Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006) 2. Beard on Bread by James Beard (originally published 1973; reprinted by Knopf 1995). 3. The Book of Great Desserts by Maida Heatter (Andrews McMeel, 1999) 4. The Bread Baker’s Apprentice by Peter Reinhart (Ten Speed, 2001) 5. The Cake Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum (William Morrow, 1988) 6. Classic Home Desserts by Richard Sax (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000) 7. Cocolat by Alice Medrich (Warner Books, 1990) 8. The Fannie Farmer Baking Book by Marion Cunningham (Gramercy, 1996) 9. Great Pies and Tarts by Carole Walter (Clarkson Potter, 1998) 10. The Italian Baker by Carol Field (William Morrow, 1985) 11. Martha Stewart’s Cookies by Martha Stewart (Clarkson Potter, 2008) 12. My Bread by Jim Lahey (W.W. Norton, 2009) 13. The Simple Art of Perfect Baking by Flo Braker (Chronicle, 2003) We've added these titles to our official Amazon store, so go beef up your kitchen library and support the Foundation at the same time. Happy baking!