Last night the James Beard Foundation announced the winners of the 2011 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards. Congratulations all around!
Winners include René Redzepi's Noma cookbook (twice: once for "Cooking from a Professional Point of View" and then again for Photography); Diana Kennedy's Oaxaca al Gusto (Cookbook of the Year); Edible Communities (Publication of the Year); Amanda Hesser's The Essential New York Times Cook Book (General Cooking); Top Chef season seven (for Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location); 60 Minutes for its profile of José Andrés (Television Segment); and the San Francisco Chronicle (for Food Section). Head over to Eater National for a full list of the winners. Here now are a few New York highlights:
· Television Program, On Location: Avec Eric, Host: Eric Ripert
· Group Food Blog: Grub Street New York
· Humor: Ruth Bourdain
· Profile: Benjamin Wallace, New York, “The Restaurant Auteur”
· Outstanding Restaurant Graphics: Design firm Love and War for The National Bar & Dining Rooms
A few NYC upsets worth noting: The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual did not take home the award for American cookbook, Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert: Turn and Burn lost in the category of Audio Webcast or Radio Show, and Food Curated and Ozersky.TV were both nominated but didn't win for Video Webcast.
· Winners: 2011 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards [~EN~]
· All Coverage of The James Beard Award [~ENY~]