05/04/2012 10:09 EDT | Updated 07/04/2012 05:12 EDT

The 2012 winners of the James Beard Foundation book, broadcast and journalism awards

The winners of the 2012 James Beard Foundation book, broadcast and journalism awards announced Friday are:



— Cookbook Hall of Fame

"Home Cooking" and "More Home Cooking" by Laurie Cowin

— Cookbook of the Year

"Modernist Cuisine" by Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet

— American Cooking

"A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavours Reinvented for Your Kitchen" by Hugh Acheson

— Baking and Dessert

"Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home" by Jeni Britton Bauer

— Beverage

"Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, & Formulas" by Brad Thomas Parsons

— Cooking from a Professional Point of View

"Modernist Cuisine" by Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet

— General Cooking

"Ruhlman's Twenty" by Michael Ruhlman

— Focus on Health

"Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen" by Heidi Swanson

— International

"The Food of Morocco" by Paula Wolfert

— Photography

"Notes from a Kitchen: A Journey Inside Culinary Obsession" by Jeff Scott and Blake Beshore

— Reference and Scholarship

"Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880-1920" by Andrew P. Haley

— Single Subject

"All About Roasting" by Molly Stevens

— Writing and Literature

"Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef" by Gabrielle Hamilton



— Publications of the Year

Amanda Hesser (Food52) and Darra Goldstein (Gastronomica)

— Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction

Anna Thomas, EatingWell magazine, "The Soup for Life"

— Environment, Food Politics and Policy

Ben Paynter, Fast Company, "The Sweet Science"

— Food Coverage in a Food-Focused Publication

Saveur, James Oseland

— Food Coverage in a General-interest Publication

Lesley Bargar Suter

Los Angeles, "Chinese Food in L.A.," ''It's Time for Breakfast in L.A," ''Food Lovers Guide"

— Food Culture and Travel

Fuchsia Dunlop, The Financial Times, "Global Menu: Kicking Up a Stink"

— Food-Related Columns

Lettie Teague, The Wall Street Journal, On Wine: Lettie Teague: "Drink, Memory: How to Remember that Wine;" ''In Praise of the One-Cabernet Lunch;" ''May I recommend: Lessons of Great Sommeliers"

— Group Food Blog

The Salt: NPR's Food Blog, Maria Godoy,

— Health and Wellbeing

Maureen O'Hagan, The Seattle Times, "Feeling the Weight: The Emotional Battle to Control Kids' Diet"

— Humor

Brett Martin, GQ, "The Hangover Part III"

— Individual Food Blog

Poor Man's Feast, Elissa Altman,, "Craving the Food of Depravity"

— Personal Essay

Cal Fussman,, "Drinking at 1,300 Ft: A 9-11 Story About Wine and Wisdom"

— Profile

Susan Choi, Food & Wine, "The Spice Wizardry of Lior Lev Sercarz"

— Visual Storytelling

Landon Nordeman, Saveur, "Soul of Sicily," ''BBQ Nation," ''Heart of the Valley"

— Wine, Spirits and Other Beverages

Sarah Karnasiewicz, Imbibe, "Fizzy Business"

— Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award

Alan Richman, GQ, "The Very Tasty Liberation of Paris," ''I Heart SF," ''Diner for Schmucks"

— MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award

John T. Edge, Saveur, "BBQ Nation"



— Radio Show/Audio Webcast

"Fear of Frying: Culinary Nightmares"

Host: Nina Barrett

Area: WBEZ

Producer: Jason Marck

— Special/Documentary (Television or Video Webcast)

A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt

Network: HBO

Producers: Sally Rowe, Rachel Mills, and Alan Oxman

— Television Program, In-studio or Fixed Location


Host: Ted Allen

Network: Food Network

Producers: Linda Lea, Dave Noll and Vivian Sorenson

— Television Program, On-location

"Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern"

Host: Andrew Zimmern

Network: Travel Channel

Producer: Andrew Zimmern

— Television Segment

"CBS News Sunday Morning"

Host: Martha Teichner

Network: CBS

Producers: Lauren Barnello, Jon Carras, Edward Forgotson, Patrick Lee and David Small

— Video Webcast

"eatTV with Jamie Tiampo"

Host: Jamie Tiampo

Producers: Suzanne Glickstein, Jimmy McCoy and Jamie Tiampo

— Media Personality/Host (Television or Video Webcast)

Host: Ted Allen

Show: "Chopped"

Network: Food Network