Last night, the James Beard Foundation announced the winners of the 2012 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards. (See the full list of the finalists here.)
In the cookbook categories, Nathan Myhrvold's five-volume monster Modernist Cuisine won for both "Cookbook of the Year" and "Cooking from a Professional Point of View." Hugh Acheson's A New Turn in the South won for "American Cooking," Ruhlman’s Twenty won for "General Cooking," and Gabrielle Hamilton's Blood, Bones & Butter won for "Writing and Literature."
On the journalism side, Amanda Hesser's Food 52 and Darra Goldstein's Gastronomica tied for "Publication of the year." Saveur won for "Food Coverage in a Food-Focused Publication" and "Visual Storytelling," and John T Edge's "BBQ Nation" won the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award. GQ's Alan Richman won the "Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award" for three pieces, including his scandalous takedown of M. Wells from last summer.
In the Broadcast section, A Matter of Taste, the excellent film about Paul Liebrandt, won for "Special/Documentary." Chopped won for "Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location," and Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern won for "Television Program, On Location."
Head over to Eater National for a full list of the winners. The 2012 JBF Restaurant and Chef Awards goes down on Monday night.
· Winners: 2012 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards [Eater National]
· All Coverage of The James Beard Awards [~ENY~]