At its annual ceremony, on Friday May 4 the James Beard Foundation, the internationally renowned organization honoring the legacy of the legendary late Knopf author through its dedication to preserving, nurturing, and celebrating America’s culinary heritage and future, bestowed its coveted James Beard Book Awards upon four Random House, Inc. titles:
A NEW TURN IN THE SOUTH: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen
by Hugh Acheson (Clarkson Potter)
BITTERS: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, & Formulas
by Brad Thomas Parsons (Ten Speed Press)
Focus on Health
SUPER NATURAL EVERY DAY: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen
by Heidi Swanson (Ten Speed Press)
Writing and Literature
BLOOD, BONES & BUTTER: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
by Gabrielle Hamilton (Random House)
Also, Ted Allen, author of IN MY KITCHEN:100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks, being published this week by Clarkson Potter, was recognized with two James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Awards: Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location and Media Personality/Host (Television or Video Webcast).
Laurie Colwin was inducted posthumously into their Cookbook Hall of Fame for her books HOME COOKING and MORE HOME COOKING (Knopf/Vintage).
We congratulate our authors, their editors, and publishers on receiving their James Beard Foundation honor.[youtube u-ofSBz9TPk]