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James Beard Book Award Finalists 2019

patsully | Mar 27, 201912:52 PM     2

A quick run down of this year's James Beard finalists with links!

*American*
Books with recipes focused on the cooking or foodways of regions or communities in the United States.

A Common Table: 80 Recipes and Stories from My Shared Cultures
Cynthia Chen McTernan
https://www.amazon.com/Common-Table-R...
(Rodale)

Between Harlem and Heaven: Afro-Asian-American Cooking for Big Nights, Weeknights, and Every Day
JJ Johnson and Alexander Smalls
https://www.amazon.com/Between-Harlem...
(Flatiron Books)

Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking
Albert G. Lukas and Jessica B. Harris
https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Home-Caf...
(Smithsonian Books)

*Baking and Desserts*
Books with recipes focused on breads, pastries, desserts, and other treats.

Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing
Jerrelle Guy
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Girl-Bak...
(Page Street Publishing Co.)

Pie Squared: Irresistibly Easy Sweet & Savory Slab Pies
Cathy Barrow
https://www.amazon.com/Pie-Squared-Ir...
(Grand Central Publishing)

SUQAR: Desserts & Sweets from the Modern Middle East
Greg Malouf and Lucy Malouf
https://www.amazon.com/SUQAR-Desserts...
(Hardie Grant Books)

*Beverage*
Books with or without recipes focused on beverages, such as cocktails, beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, or juices.

Apéritif: Cocktail Hour the French Way
Rebekah Peppler
https://www.amazon.com/Ap%C3%A9ritif-...
(Clarkson Potter)

The Aviary Cocktail Book
Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas, Micah Melton, Allen Hemberger, and Sarah Hemberger
https://www.amazon.com/Aviary-Cocktai...
(The Alinea Group)

Cocktail Codex
Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan
https://www.amazon.com/Cocktail-Codex...
(Ten Speed Press)

*General*
Books with recipes that address a broad scope of cooking, not just a single topic, technique, or region.

Everyday Dorie
Dorie Greenspan
https://www.amazon.com/Everyday-Dorie...
(Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Milk Street: Tuesday Nights
Christopher Kimball
https://www.amazon.com/Milk-Street-Tu...
(Little, Brown and Company)

Ottolenghi Simple
Yotam Ottolenghi
https://www.amazon.com/Ottolenghi-Sim...
(Ten Speed Press)

*Health and Special Diets*
Books with recipes that focus on improving health and nutrition, or that address specific health issues, such as allergies or diabetes.

The Complete Diabetes Cookbook
Editors at America’s Test Kitchen
https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Diabe...
(America’s Test Kitchen)

Eat a Little Better
Sam Kass
https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Little-Bet...
(Clarkson Potter)

More with Less
Jodi Moreno
https://www.amazon.com/More-Less-Cook...
(Roost Books)

*International*
Books with recipes focused on food or cooking traditions

Feast: Food of the Islamic World
Anissa Helou
https://www.amazon.com/Feast-Islamic-...
(Ecco)

The Food of Northern Thailand
Austin Bush
https://www.amazon.com/Food-Northern-...
(Clarkson Potter)

I Am a Filipino
Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad
https://www.amazon.com/Am-Filipino-Th...
(Artisan Books)

*Photography*

Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food
Nik Sharma
https://www.amazon.com/Season-Big-Fla...
(Chronicle Books)

Tokyo New Wave
Andrea Fazzari
https://www.amazon.com/Tokyo-New-Wave...
(Ten Speed Press)

Wild: Adventure Cookbook
Luisa Brimble
https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Adventure...
(Prestel Publishing)

*Reference, History, and Scholarship*
Includes manuals, guides, encyclopedias, and books that present research related to food or foodways.

Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry
Anna Zeide
https://www.amazon.com/Canned-Consume...
(University of California Press)

Catfish Dream: Ed Scott’s Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta
Julian Rankin
https://www.amazon.com/Catfish-Dream-...
(University of Georgia Press)

Creole Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture
Justin Nystrom
https://www.amazon.com/Creole-Italian...
(University of Georgia Press)

*Restaurant and Professional*
Books written by a culinary professional or restaurant chef with recipes that may include advanced cooking techniques, using specialty ingredients and professional equipment, including culinary arts textbooks.

Chicken and Charcoal: Yakitori, Yardbird, Hong Kong
Matt Abergel
https://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Charco...
(Phaidon Press)

From the Earth: World’s Great, Rare and Almost Forgotten Vegetables
Peter Gilmore
https://www.amazon.com/Earth-Worlds-A...
(Hardie Grant Books)

Rich Table
Evan Rich and Sarah Rich
https://www.amazon.com/Rich-Table-Sar...
(Chronicle Books)

*Single Subject*
Books with recipes focused on a single or category of ingredients, a dish, or a method of cooking.

Bread & Butter: History, Culture, Recipes
Richard Snapes, Grant Harrington, and Eve Hemingway
https://www.amazon.com/Bread-Butter-H...
(Quadrille Publishing)

Goat: Cooking and Eating
James Whetlor
https://www.amazon.com/Goat-Cooking-E...
(Quadrille Publishing)

Korean BBQ: Master Your Grill in Seven Sauces
Bill Kim
https://www.amazon.com/Korean-BBQ-Mas...
(Ten Speed Press)

*Vegetable-Focused Cooking*
Books on vegetable cookery with recipes including vegetarian or vegan cooking.

Almonds, Anchovies, and Pancetta: A Vegetarian Cookbook, Kind Of
Cal Peternell
https://www.amazon.com/Almonds-Anchov...
(William Morrow Cookbooks)

Saladish
Ilene Rosen
https://www.amazon.com/Saladish-Crunc...
(Artisan Books)

Vegetarian Viet Nam
Cameron Stauch
https://www.amazon.com/Vegetarian-Vie...
(W. W. Norton & Company)

*Writing*
Narrative nonfiction books including memoirs, culinary tourism, investigative journalism, food advocacy, and critical analysis of food and foodways for a general audience.

Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine
Edward Lee
https://www.amazon.com/Buttermilk-Gra...
(Artisan Books)

Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat
Jonathan Kauffman
https://www.amazon.com/Hippie-Food-Ba...
(William Morrow)

Pasta, Pane, Vino: Deep Travels Through Italy’s Food Culture
Matt Goulding
https://www.amazon.com/Pasta-Pane-Vin...
(Harper Wave/Anthony Bourdain)

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