James Beard Awards

Who Won at the James Beard Foundation Media Awards

There are many happy food writers, editors, TV producers, and cookbook authors tearing up SD26 right now at Chefs’ Night Out, the unofficial after-party for the James Beard Foundation Media Awards. Grub Street offers special congratulations to New York contributor David Sax, author of Save the Deli; Ed Levine and the Serious Eats crew for winning Best Food Blog; the staff of Chow.com for food-website honors; and Rachel Wharton for her “food-related columns” in Edible Brooklyn. Be forewarned: It’s going to be a slow day on the food Internet tomorrow. A complete list of winners is below.


Book Awards
Presented by Green & Black’s® Organic Chocolate

American Cooking
Real Cajun
by Donald Link with Paula Disbrowe
(Clarkson Potter)

Baking and Dessert
by James Peterson
(Ten Speed Press)

Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology
by Randall Grahm
(University of California Press)

Cooking from a Professional Point of View
The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts
by The French Culinary Institute with Judith Choate
(Stewart, Tabori & Chang)

General Cooking
Ad Hoc at Home
by Thomas Keller with Dave Cruz
(Artisan Books)

Healthy Focus
Love Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of “The Vegetarian Epicure”
by Anna Thomas
(W.W. Norton & Company)

The Country Cooking of Ireland
by Colman Andrews
(Chronicle Books)

Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way
Photographer: Santiago Soto Monllor
(Artisan Books)

Reference and Scholarship

Encyclopedia of Pasta
by Oretta Zanini de Vita
Translated by Maureen B. Fant
(University of California Press)

Single Subject
Pasta Sfoglia
by Ron and Colleen Suhanosky
with Susan Simon
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)

Writing and Literature
Save the Deli
by David Sax
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Cookbook of the Year
The Country Cooking of Ireland
by Colman Andrews
(Chronicle Books)

Cookbook Hall of Fame
A Book of Middle Eastern Food
by Claudia Roden

Broadcast Media Awards
Presented by Lenox Tableware and Gifts
For television, webcast, and radio programs aired in 2009.

Audio Webcast or Radio Show
The Kojo Nnamdi Show
Host: Kojo Nnamdi
Areas: Washington, D.C., Online
Producers: Tara Boyle, Michael Martinez, Ingalisa Schrobsdorff, Brendan Sweeney, and Diane Vogel

Television Show, In Studio or Fixed Location
French Food at Home with Laura Calder
Host: Laura Calder
Network: Food Network Canada
Producer: Johanna Eliot

Television Show, On Location
Chefs A’ Field: King of Alaska
Host: Rick Moonen
Network: PBS
Producers: Heidi Hanson and Chris Warner

TV Food Personality
Andrew Zimmern
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Network: The Travel Channel

Television Special
Food Trip with Todd English
Host: Todd English
Network: PBS
Producers: Matt Cohen, Joel Coblenz, Todd English, and Gina Gargano

Television Segment
ABC News Nightline
Host: John Berman
Network: ABC
Producer: Sarah Rosenberg

Video Webcast
The Greenmarket: One Farmer’s Story
Producers: Ed Levine, Serious Eats, and Optic Nerve

Journalism Awards
For articles published in English in 2009. Winners will be announced on May 2, 2010.

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Reviews
Jonathan Gold
LA Weekly
“Sauced,” “Hot Birria, Cold Cerveza,” “Hare Today”

Food Blog
Serious Eats
Ed Levine

Food-Related Columns
Rachel Wharton
Edible Brooklyn
Column: Back of the House
“Egg,” “Roberta’s,” “Franny’s and Bklyn Larder”

Magazine Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs
Anya von Bremzen
“Soul of a City”

Magazine Feature Writing with Recipes
Francine Maroukian, Jon Reiner, and Staff of Esquire
“How Men Eat”

Magazine Feature Writing without Recipes
Barry Estabrook
“The Price of Tomatoes”

M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
Francine Prose
“Faith and Bacon”

Multimedia Food Feature
Kevin Pang
“The Cheeseburger Show”

Newspaper Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs
Jared Jacang Maher
“A Hunger to Help”

Newspaper Feature Writing
Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
“The Real American Pie”

Newspaper Food Section
The Washington Post
Joe Yonan

Reporting on Health, Environment, or Nutrition
Rowan Jacobsen
“…Or Not to Bee”

Website Focusing on Food, Beverage, Restaurants, or Nutrition
Jane Goldman

Writing on Spirits, Wine, or Beer
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Minnesota Monthly
“Chardonnay Uncorked”
Who Won at the James Beard Foundation Media Awards