Here Are the 2018 IACP Award Winners

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Last night, the International Association of Culinary Professionals announced the winners of its annual awards. This year’s winners include Samin Nosrat, who won two awards for Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat; Joshua McFadden and IACP chief executive Martha Holmberg, whose Six Seasons also won two awards, including Cookbook of the Year. However, after the awards were announced, there was substantial backlash to Holmberg’s victory. In response , the IACP has promised to change its rules so that the organization’s four staff members and seven board members are not eligible for awards. The organization has also rescinded the awards in question.*

Cookbook Awards 

American
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Samin Nosrat (Edited by Emily Graff, published by Simon & Schuster)

Baking
Candy Is Magic: Real Ingredients, Modern Recipes
Jami Curl (Edited by Jenny Wapner, published by Ten Speed Press)

Chefs & Restaurants
Cheers to the Publican, Repast and Present: Recipes and Ramblings From an American Beer Hall
Paul Kahan with Rachel Holtzman (Edited by Lorena Jones, published by Lorena Jones Books)

Children, Youth & Family
Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake!
Deanna F. Cook (Edited by Deborah Balmuth and Lisa Hiley, published by Storey Publishing)

Compilations
The Blue Apron Cookbook: 165 Essential Recipes and Lessons for a Lifetime of Home Cooking
Blue Apron Culinary Team (Edited by Karen Rinaldi; Hannah Robinson, published by Harper Wave)

Culinary Travel
Acid Trip: Travels in the World of Vinegar
Michael Harlan Turkell (Edited by Michael Sand, published by Abrams)

The IACP Julia Child First Book Award, Presented by the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Samin Nosrat (Edited by Emily Graff, published by Simon & Schuster)

Food Matters
Scraps, Wilt & Weeds: Turning Wasted Food Into Plenty
Mads Refslund; Tama Matsuoka Wong (Edited by Karen Murgolo and Morgan Hedden, published by Grand Central Life & Style)

Food Photography & Styling
Simple Fare: Spring and Summer and Simple Fare: Fall and Winter
Karen Mordechai (Styled and written by Karen Mordechai, edited by Laura Dozier, published by Abrams)

General
Six Seasons: A New Way With Vegetables
Joshua McFadden with Martha Holmberg (Edited by Ann Bramson, published by Artisan Books)
Note: Now nullified.*

Health & Special Diet
The Book of Greens: A Cook’s Compendium of 40 Varieties, From Arugula to Watercress, With More Than 175 Recipes
Jenn Louis; Kathleen Squires (Edited by Emily Timberlake, published by Ten Speed Press)

International
King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking From Around the World
Joan Nathan (Edited by Lexy Bloom, published by Alfred A. Knopf)

Literary Food Writing
Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert’s Renegade Life
Emily Kaiser Thelin (Edited by Andrea Nguyen; Karen Murgolo, published by Grand Central Life & Style)

Reference & Technical
Peppers of the Americas: The Remarkable Capsicums That Forever Changed Flavor
Maricel E. Presilla (Edited by Lorena Jones, published by Lorena Jones Books)

Single Subject
Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream: The Art and Science of the Scoop
Dana Cree (Edited by Francis Lam, published by Clarkson Potter)

Wine, Beer & Spirits, Presented by Kendall-Jackson
Champagne: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region
Peter Liem (Edited by Kelly Snowden, published by Ten Speed Press)

The Design Award
F*ck, That’s Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well
Action Bronson; Rachel Wharton (Edited by Holly Dolce, published by Abrams)

The Jane Grigson Award
Modernist Bread
Nathan Myhrvold; Francisco Migoya (Edited by Maggie Wheeler, published by the Cooking Lab)

The Cookbook People’s Choice Award
American Seafood: Heritage, Culture & Cookery From Sea to Shining Sea
Barton Seaver (Edited by Jennifer Williams, published by Sterling Epicure)

Cookbook of the Year
Six Seasons: A New Way With Vegetables
Joshua McFadden with Martha Holmberg (Edited by Ann Bramson, published by Artisan Books)
Note: Now nullified.*

Food Writing Awards

Beverage-Focused Column
Jon Bonné
“Jon Bonné on Wine”
Punch

Food-Focused Column
Alice Medrich
“Rogue Baking Tips (and Recipes)”
Food52

Instructional Writing on Food or Beverage With Recipes
Stacy Adimando
“Masa Appeal”
Saveur
April/May 2017

Narrative Food Writing With or Without Recipes
Jenn Hall
“Special Report: Oysters (an 8-part series)”
Edible Jersey
July 6, 2017

Narrative Beverage Writing With or Without Recipes
Sam Riches
“The Story of Heady Topper, America’s Obsession-Driving Double IPA”
Foodandwine.com
March 1, 2017

Culinary Travel Writing
Bianca Bosker
“Why Should a Melon Cost As Much As a Car?”
Roads & Kingdoms
March 27, 2017

Personal Essays/Memoir Writing
Taffy Brodesser-Akner
“The Laws of Return”
Saveur
August/September 2017

Publication of the Year (Circulation of 300,000 or Less)
The Coastal Table
Karen J. Covey

Publication of the Year (Circulation of 300,000 or More)
The Washington Post Food
Joe Yonan; Bonnie S. Benwick and Matt Brooks

Digital Media Awards

Best Corporate Food Instagram Account
Healthyish
@healthy_ish

Best Personal Food Instagram Account
David Hagerman
@davehagerman

Culinary Website
Serious Eats
Ed Levine

Group Blog
Epicurious
Eric Gillin; David Tamarkin and the Editors of Epicurious

New Worlder
Marie Elena Martinez; Nicholas Gill

Individual Blog
Food Nouveau
Marie Asselin

Narrative Marketing Campaign
Tastemade
[Re]Generation

Podcast or Radio Show
Gimlet Creative & Blue Apron
Why We Eat What We Eat

Corporate Video or Television Series
“Scraps”
Joel Gamoran & Tim Whitney
itunes.apple.com
surlatable.com

Independent Video or Television Series
“Master Bread Baking”
David Ellner
Panna

Single Food-Focused Video or Feature Film
James Beard: America’s First Foodie
Co-producer: Kathleen Squires
Producer/Director: Elizabeth Federici

Food Photography & Styling Awards

Best Commercial Food Photograph
Michael Pohuski
“McCormick Annual Report 2016”
January 2017

Suzanne Clements
“Huevos Rancheros”
January 2017

Best Food Styling in a Commercial Food Photograph
Suzanne Clements
“Huevos Rancheros”
January 2017

Best Editorial/Personal Food Photograph
Chelsea Kyle
“Low Country Shrimp Boil”
June 2017

Best Food Styling in an Editorial/Personal Food Photograph
Melina Hammer
“Shingled Brown Butter Rosemary Apple Pie”
September 2017

The Food Photography & Styling People’s Choice Award
Mary Valentin
“Milk Splash”
December 2017

IACP Trailblazer Awards
Ariane Daguin, Owner and CEO of D’Artagnan
Florence Fabricant, Food and Wine Writer, the New York Times
Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University
Marcus Samuelsson, Award-winning Chef, Restaurateur, and Cookbook Author
David Wondrich, Senior Drinks Columnist, the Daily Beast, James Beard Award–winning Author, Cocktail Historian
Jessamyn Rodriguez, Founder and CEO of Hot Bread Kitchen

The Culinary Trust Awards

Richard Sax Food Action Grant ($5,000)
Charlene Johnson, Brownsville Community Culinary Center

Scott Givot Leadership Grant ($3,500)
Kevin Finch, Big Table

The Culinary Classics Awards
Bistro Cooking by Patricia Wells
The Dooky Chase Cookbook by Leah Chase
The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth by Roy Andries DeGroot
The Key to Chinese Cooking by Irene Kuo
The Splendid Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper

*This post has been updated with new information about rule changes to the IACP’s nomination policy.

Here Are the 2018 IACP Award Winners