2014 James Beard Media Awards Finalists Announced

Mazel tov!
Mazel tov! Photo: Courtesy of James Beard Foundation

Congrats to Fuchsia Dunlop, First We Feast, Francis Lam, Daniel Humm, and Will Guidara, who all received nods for the James Beard Foundation’s Books, Broadcast & Journalism Awards. Cookbook authors Matt Lee and Ted Lee will host the awards ceremony on May 2. Last year, Marcus Samuelsson, Dark Rye, and Tejal Rao all walked with big prizes. Take a look at this year’s finalists, straight ahead.

2014 James Beard Foundation Book Awards
For books published in English in 2013.

American Cooking
I Love New York: Ingredients and Recipes, Daniel Humm and Will Guidara (Ten Speed Press)
The New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes, Amy Thielen (Random House)
Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups and Then Some, John Currence (Andrews McMeel Publishing)

Baking and Dessert
The Art of French Pastry, Jacquy Pfeiffer with Martha Rose Shulman (Knopf)
Sweet, Valerie Gordon (Artisan)
Tartine Book No. 3: Modern Ancient Classic Whole, Chad Robertson (Chronicle Books)

The Cocktail Lab: Unraveling the Mysteries of Flavor and Aroma in Drink, with Recipes, Tony Conigliaro (Ten Speed Press)
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks, Amy Stewart (Algonquin Books)
The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste, Jon Bonne (Ten Speed Press)

Cooking from a Professional Point of View
Historic Heston, Heston Blumenthal (Bloomsbury)
Manresa: An Edible Reflection, David Kinch with Christine Muhlke (Ten Speed Press)
René Redzepi: A Work in Progress, René Redzepi (Phaidon Press)

Focus on Health
Gluten-Free Girl Every Day, Shauna James Ahern with Daniel Ahern (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health … for Good, Mark Bittman (Clarkson Potter Publishers)
Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less, Ellie Krieger (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

General Cooking
One Good Dish, David Tanis (Artisan)
Smoke: New Firewood Cooking, Tim Byres (Rizzoli New York)
Try This at Home: Recipes from My Head to Your Plate, Richard Blais, (Clarkson Potter Publishers)

Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking, Fuchsia Dunlop (W. W. Norton & Company)
Return to the Rivers: Recipes and Memories of the Himalayan River Valleys, Vikas Khanna with Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn (Lake Isle Press)
Sauces & Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way, Oretta Zanini DeVita and Maureen B. Fant, (W. W. Norton & Company)

Historic Heston, Photographer: Romas Foord (Bloomsbury USA)
Mast Brothers Chocolate, Photographer: Tuukka Koski, (Little, Brown and Company)
René Redzepi: A Work in Progress, Ali Kurshat Altinsoy, Ditte Isager, René Redzepi, Lars Williams, and the Noma Team (Phaidon Press)

Reference and Scholarship
A History of Food in 100 Recipes, William Sitwell (Little, Brown and Company)
Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century, Helen Zoe Veit (The University of North Carolina Press)
Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine One Plate at a Time, Adrian Miller (The University of North Carolina Press)

Single Subject
Culinary Birds: The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook, John Ash with James O. Fraioli (Running Press)
Fish: 54 Seafood Feasts, Cree LeFavour (Chronicle Books)
In the Charcuterie: The Fatted Calf’s Guide to Making Sausage, Salumi, Pâtés, Roasts, Confits, and Other Meaty Goods, Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller (Ten Speed Press)

Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian
Feast: Generous Vegetarian Meals for Any Eater and Every Appetite, Sarah Copeland (Chronicle Books)
River Cottage Veg, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (Ten Speed Press)
Vegetable Literacy, Deborah Madison (Ten Speed Press)

Writing and Literature
A Fork in the Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery on the Road, Edited by James Oseland (Lonely Planet)
Provence, 1970: M. F. K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste, Luke Barr (Clarkson Potter Publishers)
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, Michael Moss (Random House)

2014 James Beard Foundation Broadcast and New Media Awards
For television, webcast, and radio programs aired in 2013.

Radio Show/Audio Webcast
“Here & Now,” Hosts: Meghna Chakrabarti, Jeremy Hobson, and Robin Young, Area: Public Radio, Producer: Kathy Gunst
“The Splendid Table,” Host: Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Area: American Public Media and Public Radio, Producers: Jennifer Russell and Sally Swift
“This American Life,” Host: Fred Armisen, Ben Calhoun, and Ira Glass, Area: NPR, Producer: Ben Calhoun

CBS Sunday Morning: “Eat, Drink and be Merry,” Host: Charles Osgood, Network: CBS, Producers: Gavin Boyle, Cathy Lewis, Amol Mhatre, Rand Morrison, Amy Rosner, Jason Sacca, and Robin Sanders
Eating Alabama, Network: PBS, Producers: Andrew Beck Grace and Bartley Powers
The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, Network: PBS, Producer: Katrina Parks

Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location
Heartland Table, Host: Amy Thielen, Network: Food Network, Producers: Random House Television and Tavola Production
Lidia’s Kitchen, Host: Lidia Bastianich, Network: PBS, Producer: Tavola Production
Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, Host: Martha Stewart, Network: PBS, Producers: Greta Anthony, Christina Deyo, Michael Morrison, Martha Stewart, Calia Van Dyk, and Lisa Wagner

Television Program, On Location
A Chef’s Life, Host: Vivian Howard, Network: PBS, Producers Cynthia Hill and Markay Media
Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom and Independence, Host: Lidia Bastianich, Network: PBS, Producer: Anne Adams, Mimi Adams, Lidia Bastianich, Laurie Donnelly, Shelly Burgess Nicotra, and Rob Tate
The Mind of a Chef, Host: Anthony Bourdain, Network: PBS, Producers: Jared Adrukanis, Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Chris Collins, Michael Steed, and Lydia Tenaglia

Television Segment
American Journey, Host: Tom Foreman, Network: CNN and, Producer: Jeremy Harlan and Sarah LeTrent
CBS Sunday Morning, Host: Martha Teichner, Network: CBS, Producer: Jon Carras and Mary Raffalli
Friday Arts, Art of Food, Network: WHYY-TV, Producer: Monica Rogozinski

Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional
“Cook Smarter,”, Host: Grant Lee Crilly, Producer: Kristina Krug
“Thirsty For…,”, Producer: Jay Holzer and Eric Slatikin
“Upwave Eat Videos,”, Hosts: Pancho Gatchalian, Sarah Mastracco, and Jamie Tiampo, Producers: SeeFood Media, Space Station Media, and Upwave

Video Webcast, On Location
Dark Rye,, Producers: Clyde Burley, Ira Chute, and Kelly Le Castre
Kitchen Vignettes,, Producer: Aube Giroux and Matt Schoch
The Perennial Plate: Europe and South Asia,, Hosts: Mirra Fine and Daniel Klein, Producers: Mirra Fine and Daniel Klein

Outstanding Personality/Host
Host: Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics, Network: Food Network
Host: Sara Moulton, Sara’s Weeknight Meals, Network: PBS,
Host: Andrea Robinson, The 30-Minute Wine Whiz,

2014 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards
For articles published in English in 2013.

Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction
Scott Mowbray and Ann Taylor Pittman, Cooking Light, “7 Simple Ways to Become a Better Cook”
Andy Ricker, Saveur, “The Star of Siam”
Various Editors, Bon Appétit, “How to Cook Right Now”

Food and Culture
John Birdsall, Lucky Peach, “America, Your Food Is So Gay”
Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, “Fire-Eaters”
Corby Kummer, Smithsonian, “Can Starbucks Do for the Croissant What it Did for Coffee?”

Food and Travel
Greg Larson, Lucky Peach, “Traveling in the North Country”
Nick Paumgarten, Bon Appétit, “Lunch at 8,500 Ft.”
Gary Shteyngart, Travel + Leisure, “Maximum Bombay”

Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication
San Francisco Chronicle “Food & Wine” Section, Various Editors
The Wall Street Journal “Off Duty” Section, Beth Kracklauer
Washingtonian “Taste” Section, Todd Kliman and Ann Limpert

Food Politics, Policy, and the Environment
Maryn McKenna, Food & Environment Reporting Network and Medium, “Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future”
Eli Saslow, The Washington Post, “Food Stamps”
Craig Welch, The Seattle Times, “Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn”

Food-Related Columns
Tamar Haspel, The Washington Post, Unearthed
Kristen Miglore, Food52, Genius Recipes
Adam Sachs, Bon Appétit, The Obsessivore

Group Food Blog
The Braiser, Eater National, First We Feast

Health and Well-Being
Elizabeth Gunnison Dunn, The Wall Street Journal, “This is Not a Carbonara”
Sidney Fry, MS, RD, Cooking Light, “Salt”
Rachael Moeller Gorman, EatingWell, “The Whole-Grain, Reduced-Fat, Zero-Calorie, High-Fiber, Lightly Sweetened Truth about Food Labels”

Ira Chute, Dark Rye, A Vision of Post-Apocalyptic Cuisine: Frankenchicken
Lisa Hanawalt, Lucky Peach, “On the Trail with Wylie”
Monica Hesse, The Washington Post, “Gwyneth Paltrow: We Love to Hate Her, But We’ll Buy Her Cookbook Anyway”

Individual Food Blog
Food for the Thoughtless, Michael Procopio
Homesick Texan, Lisa Fain
Poor Man’s Feast, Elissa Altman

Personal Essay
Fuchsia Dunlop, Lucky Peach, “Dick Soup”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Outside, “Don’t Mess with Perfect”
Gabrielle Hamilton, Bon Appétit, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?”

Alex Halberstadt, The New York Times Magazine, “The Transformational Power of the Right Spice”
Francis Lam, Lucky Peach, “A Day on Long Island with Alex Lee”
Peter Meehan, Lucky Peach, “Life, and How It Happens to a Cook”

Visual Storytelling
Jeff Allen, Jonathan Boncek, Andrew Cebulka, Allston McCrady, and Susan Puckett, The Local Palate, “Dinin’ Down in the Delta,” “Ferm Belief,” “Fire It Up,”
Chris Higdon, Jessie Kriech-Higdon, and Jen White, Spenser Magazine, “Controlled Burn,” “Lead Us Into Temptation,” “The South’s Sweet Elixir”
James Maikowski, Patricia Sanchez, Stephen Scoble, and Fredika Stjärne, Food & Wine, “Best New Chef All Stars,” “Oysters & Gumbo: A Chef’s New Orleans Party,” “Vegetables Now”

Wine, Spirits, and Other Beverages
Ray Isle, Food & Wine, “The Battle for America’s Oldest Vines”
Josh Ozersky, The Wall Street Journal, “Bourbon Mania!”
Besha Rodell, Punch, “40 Ounces to Freedom”

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award
Alison Cook, Houston Chronicle, “Corkscrew BBQ a New Houston Classic,” “The Cosmic Soup of Pho Hung,” “The Pass Unleashes Plates of Playfulness”
Alan Richman, GQ, “Alan Richman Walks Into a Jewish Deli…,” “The Elm: Is Brooklyn Ready for Sophisticated Dining?,” “ZZ’s, the Most Expensive 58 Minutes in New York Dining”
Besha Rodell, L.A. Weekly, “Black Hogg Down,” “Outback Steakhouse Review: Please Don’t Call This Food Australian,” “Sqirl Review: Jessica Koslow’s Tiny Restaurant Is Serving Some of the Best Food in L.A.”

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
Francis Lam, Bon Appétit, “Better with Age”
Guy Martin, Garden & Gun, “A Tale of Two Kitchens”
John Jeremiah Sullivan, Lucky Peach, “I Placed a Jar in Tennessee”

2014 James Beard Media Awards Finalists Announced