Courtesy of IACP 

The International Association of Culinary Professionals has announced its nominations for the Cookbook, Digital Media, Food Photography, and Food Writing Awards.

Elisabeth Sherman
February 06, 2018

In 1978, cooking school owners and instructors, including Julia Child and Jacques Pépin, came together to form the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Every year, IACP nominates the best culinary media for its awards in categories that include Cookbooks, Digital Media, Food Photography, and Food Writing The Digital Media category includes food content on a variety of platforms, including culinary blogs, television, video, audio. In the past, food magazine Lucky Peach, chef Vivian Howard, and the recipe blog Epicurious have all been honored.

This evening, IACP announced the full list of this year’s finalists at the Hotel 50 Bowery in New York City. Writers and creators in the food media space are permitted to submit their own or their colleagues work to the IACP for consideration; submissions are then reviewed by a panel of IACP-appointed judges. Congrats to the finalists!

Food Writing Awards 

Beverage-Focused Column

Jon Bonné “Jon Bonné on Wine” PUNCH

Lettie Teague “On Wine” The Wall Street Journal / Off Duty

Wayne Curtis “Mixopedia” Imbibe

Food-Focused Column

Alice Medrich “Rogue Baking Tips (and Recipes)” Food52

Mitchell Davis; Laurent Gras “Season to Taste” SAVEUR

Nik Sharma “A Brown Kitchen” San Francisco Chronicle

Scott Hocker “A Kitchen in New Orleans” TASTE

Instructional Writing on Food or Beverage with Recipes

Daniel Gritzer “For the Easiest Duck Confit at Home, Go Sous Vide” Serious Eats

Elaine Johnson “Trailblazers” Sunset Magazine 

Stacy Adimando “Masa Appeal” SAVEUR

Narrative Food Writing with or without Recipes

Jenn Hall “Special Report: Oysters (an 8-part series)” Edible Jersey 

Priya Krishna “Inside Patel Brothers, the Most Beloved Indian Grocery Store in America” Bon Appétit

 Rick Nelson “The Immigrants” Minneapolis Star Tribune 

Narrative Beverage Writing with or without Recipes

Carrie Allan “Hazard Signals” Imbibe 

Garrett Snyder “How an LA Bar Built One of the World’s Greatest Stockpiles of Rare Spirits” PUNCH 

Sam Riches “The Story of Heady Topper, America's Obsession-Driving Double IPA” Foodandwine.com

Culinary Travel Writing

Bianca Bosker “Why Should a Melon Cost As Much as a Car?” Roads & Kingdoms 

Francis Lam “In Good Hands” AFAR 

Leslie Pariseau “Four Million Pots” SAVEUR 

Personal Essays/Memoir Writing

Emily Peterson “Mystery Meat” Edible Philly

Rosie Schaap “Pâté Revisited” Thrillist 

Sara'o Maozac “East, West, Then Backward: Falling for Groundnut Soup in Ghana” Serious Eats

Taffy Brodesser-Akner “The Laws of Return” SAVEUR 

Publication of the Year (Circulation of 300,000 or Less)

Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Magazine; Editorial staff of Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Magazine

The Coastal Table; Karen J. Covey

SAVEUR; Adam Sachs

Publication of the Year (Circulation of 300,000 or More)

Cooking Light; Hunter Lewis

EatingWell; Jessie Price

The Washington Post Food; Joe Yonan; Bonnie S. Benwick and Matt Brooks

Digital Media Awards

Best Corporate Food Instagram Account

Bon Appétit @bonappetitmag

The Chef's Garden @farmerleejones

Healthyish @healthy_ish

Best Personal Food Instagram Account

Aliza J. Sokolow @alizajsokolow

David Hagerman @davehagerman

Julie Qiu @inahalfshellblog

Tucker Taylor @farmert

Culinary Website

Basically; Amiel Stanek and Carey Polis

Bon Appétit; Alex Beggs and Carey Polis

Serious Eats; Ed Levine

Group Blog

Epicurious: Eric Gillin, David Tamarkin and the Editors of Epicurious

New World: Marie Elena Martinez, Nicholas Gill

The Salt from NPR: Maria Godoy and Various Contributors

Individual Blog

Brooklyn Supper, Elizabeth Stark

Conifères & feuillus, Annika Patel

Food Nouveau, Marie Asselin

Narrative Marketing Campaign

ChefsFeed: Medium Rare

Tastemade: [Re]Generation

Vermont Dairy Country with Stonyfield: A Couple Cooks

Podcast or Radio Show

"Why We Eat What We Eat," Gimlet Creative & Blue Apron:

"Here & Now Meatless Monday: Canning, Citrus," Kathy Gunst

"The Splendid Table, American Public Media," The Splendid Table Host: Francis Lam Producers: Sally Swift; Jennifer Russell Technical Director: Jennifer Luebke

Corporate Video or Television Series

Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television, Christopher Kimball

"Scraps," Joel Gamoran & Tim Whitney

[Re]Generation, Tastemade

Independent Video or Television Series

"Master Bread Baking," David Ellner, Panna

"1 Minute Meal: A Documentary Portrait of NYC," James Boo

"A Chef's Life," Host Vivian Howard, Director Cynthia Hill of Markay Media

Single Food-Focused Video or Feature Film

"Essentials of Mexican Cooking," Rick Bayless, Craftsy

"James Beard: America's First Foodie," Co-producer Kathleen Squires; Producer/Director Elizabeth Federici

"Roots of Innovation," Ben Snyder & Michelle Demuth-Bibb / The Chef's Garden

Food Photography & Styling Awards

Best Commercial Food Photograph

“Cinnamon Semifreddo with Figs,” Joshua Stenseth

“Honey for the Holidays,” Mark Boughton  

“McCormick Annual Report 2016,” Michael Pohuski  

“Huevos Rancheros,” Suzanne Clements

Best Food Styling in a Commercial Food Photograph

“Milk Splash,” Mary Valentin  

“Ahi Poke Bowl,” Suzanne Clements  

“Huevos Rancheros," Suzanne Clements

Best Editorial/Personal Food Photograph

“Roasted Carrots,” Barbara Wrigley McDevitt

"Low Country Shrimp Boil,” Chelsea Kyle

“Shakshuka Morning,” Julie Chernoff

Best Food Styling in an Editorial/Personal Food Photograph

“Fried Egg Monster Burger,” Jeffrey A. Martin

“Shakshuka Morning,” Julie Chernoff  

“Shingled Brown Butter Rosemary Apple Pie,” Melina Hammer  

Cookbook Awards 

American

BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts
Author: Stella Parks, Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots
Author: Matt Jennings, Editor: Judy Pray, Publisher: Artisan Books

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Author: Samin Nosrat, Editor: Emily Graff, Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Baking

Candy Is Magic: Real Ingredients, Modern Recipes

Author: Jami Curl, Editor: Jenny Wapner, Publisher: Ten Speed Press

The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook
Author: Jim Lahey with Maya Joseph, Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi
Authors: Yotam Ottolenghi; Helen Goh, Editor: Kaitlin Ketchum, Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Chefs & Restaurants

Cheers to the Publican, Repast and Present: Recipes and Ramblings from an American Beer Hall
Author: Paul Kahan with Rachel Holtzman, Editor: Lorena Jones, Publisher: Lorena Jones

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Author: Samin Nosrat, Editor: Emily Graff, Publisher: Simon & Schuster

wd~50: The Cookbook
Author: Wylie Dufresne; Peter Meehan, Editor: Dan Halpern, Publisher: Ecco

Children, Youth & Family

Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake!
Author: Deanna F. Cook, Editors: Deborah Balmuth; Lisa Hiley, Publisher: Storey Publishing

Feeding a Family: A Real-Life Plan for Making Dinner Work
Author: Sarah Waldman, Editors: Jennifer Urban-Brown; Sara Bercholz, Publisher: Roost Books

The School Year Survival Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Sanity-Saving Strategies for Every Family and Every Meal (Even Snacks)
Authors: Laura Keogh; Ceri Marsh, Editor: Bhavna Chauhan, Publisher: Appetite by Random House

Compilations

The Blue Apron Cookbook: 165 Essential Recipes and Lessons for a Lifetime of Home Cooking
Author: Blue Apron Culinary Team, Editors: Karen Rinaldi; Hannah Robinson, Publisher: Harper Wave

Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook
Authors: Kerry Diamond; Claudia Wu, Editor: Amanda Englander ,Publisher: Clarkson Potter

The Grand Central Market Cookbook: Cuisine and Culture from Downtown Los Angeles
Authors: Adele Yellin; Kevin West, Editor: Amanda Englander, Publisher: Clarkson Potter

Culinary Travel

Acid Trip: Travels in the World of Vinegar
Author: Michael Harlan Turkell, Editor: Michael Sand, Publisher: Abrams

King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World
Author: Joan Nathan Editor: Lexy Bloom Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus
Author: Carla Capalbo, Editor: Alexander Fyjis-Walker, Publishers: Interlink Books/Pallas Athene Publishers

The IACP Julia Child First Book Award

Bread Toast Crumbs: Recipes for No-Knead Loaves & Meals to Savor Every Slice
Author: Alexandra Stafford with Elizabeth Lowery, Editor: Amanda Englander, Publisher: Clarkson Potter

Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking
Authors: Bonnie Frumkin Morales; Deena Prichep, Editors: Will Schwalbe; Kara Rota, Publisher: Flatiron Books

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Author: Samin Nosrat, Editor: Emily Graff, Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Food Matters

American Seafood: Heritage, Culture & Cookery from Sea to Shining Sea
Author: Barton Seave,  Editor: Jennifer Williams, Publisher: Sterling Epicure

Deepa's Secrets: Slow Carb New Indian Cuisine
Author: Deepa Thomas, Editor: Kim Lim, Publisher: Skyhorse

Lure: Healthy Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast
Authors: Ned Bell with Valerie Howes, Editor: Michelle Meade, Publisher: Figure 1 Publishing

Scraps, Wilt & Weeds: Turning Wasted Food into Plenty
Authors: Mads Refslund; Tama Matsuoka Wong, Editors: Karen Murgolo; Morgan Hedden, Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

Food Photography & Styling

The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart
Author: Alex Guarnaschelli, Editor: Raquel Pelzel, Publisher: Clarkson Potter

The Newlywed Cookbook: Favorite Recipes for Cooking Together
Author: Williams Sonoma, Editors: Amy Marr; Lisa Atwood, Publisher: Weldon Owen

Simple Fare: Spring and Summer, Simple Fare: Fall and Winter
Author: Karen Mordechai, Editor: Laura Dozier, Publisher: Abrams

General

Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating
Author: Gail Simmons with Mindy Fox, Editor: Karen Murgolo, Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

Dinner: Changing the Game
Author: Melissa Clark, Editor: Doris Cooper, Publisher: Clarkson Potter

Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables
Author: Joshua McFadden with Martha Holmberg, Editor: Ann Bramson, Publisher: Artisan Books

Health & Special Diet

The Book of Greens: A Cook's Compendium of 40 Varieties, from Arugula to Watercress, with More than 175 Recipes Authors: Jenn Louis; Kathleen Squires, Editor: Emily Timberlake, Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Recipes from the Herbalist's Kitchen: Delicious, Nourishing Food for Lifelong Health and Well-Being
Author: Brittany Wood Nickerson, Editors: Nancy Ringer; Michal Lumsden, Publisher: Storey Publishing

Vegan for Everybody: Foolproof Plant-Based Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and In-Between
Authors: The Editors at America's Test Kitchen Editors: The Editors at America's Test Kitchen Publishers: Penguin Random House/America's Test Kitchen

International

King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World
Author: Joan Nathan Editor: Lexy Bloom Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen
Authors: Gonzalo Guzmán with Stacy Adimando, Editor: Jenny Wapner, Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Rasika: Flavors of India
Authors: Ashok Bajaj; Vikram Sunderam; David Hagedorn, Editor: Dan Halpern, Publisher: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Literary Food Writing

The Culinarians: Lives and Careers from the First Age of American Fine Dining
Author: David S. Shields, Editor: Alan Thomas, Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America
Author: Michael Ruhlman, Editor: Michael Sand, Publisher: Abrams

Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert's Renegade Life
Author: Emily Kaiser Thelin, Editor: Karen Murgolo, Publisher: Grand Central

Reference & Technical

American Seafood: Heritage, Culture & Cookery from Sea to Shining Sea
Author: Barton Seaver, Editor: Jennifer Williams, Publisher: Sterling Epicure

The Book of Cheese: The Essential Guide to Discovering Cheeses You'll Love
Author: Liz Thorpe, Editors: Will Schwalbe; Kara Rota, Publisher: Flatiron Books

Peppers of the Americas: The Remarkable Capsicums That Forever Changed Flavor
Author: Maricel E. Presilla, Editor: Lorena Jones, Publisher: Lorena Jones Books

Single Subject Artisan

Sourdough Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Delicious Handcrafted Bread with Minimal Kneading
Author: Emilie Raffa, Editor: Sarah Monroe, Publisher: Page Street Publishing Co.

Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream: The Art and Science of the Scoop
Author: Dana Cree, Editor: Francis Lam, Publisher: Clarkson Potter

The Pho Cookbook: Easy to Adventurous Recipes for Vietnam's Favorite Soup and Noodles
Author: Andrea Nguyen, Editor: Kelly Snowden, Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Wine, Beer & Spirits

The Bloody Mary: The Lore and Legend of a Cocktail Classic, with Recipes for Brunch and Beyond
Author: Brian Bartels, Editor: Emily Timberlake, Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Champagne: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region
Author: Peter Liem, Editor: Kelly Snowden, Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Meehan's Bartender Manual
Author: Jim Meehan, Editor: Emily Timberlake, Publisher: Ten Speed Press

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