Here Are the Winners of the 2014 James Beard Foundation Media Awards

Congrats everyone!
Congrats everyone!

Though the James Beard Foundation won’t hand out its chef and restaurant awards until Monday, last night marked the annual Book, Broadcast, and Journalism awards (think of them like the technical Oscars, but with more gout). The awards, of course, honor writers, editors, TV hosts and more. Winners included Francis Lam, Alan Richman, Andy Ricker, Fuchsia Dunlop, as well as some lesser known up-and-comers like Martha Stewart, Anthony Bourdain, and Heston Blumenthal. Check out the full list, straight ahead.

Book Awards

Cookbook of the Year
Historic Heston
Heston Blumenthal

Cookbook Hall of Fame
Diana Kennedy

American Cooking
The New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes
Amy Thielen
(Random House)

Baking and Dessert
The Art of French Pastry
Jacquy Pfeiffer with Martha Rose Shulman

The Cocktail Lab: Unraveling the Mysteries of Flavor and Aroma in Drink, with Recipes
Tony Conigliaro
(Ten Speed Press)

Cooking from a Professional Point of View
Historic Heston
Heston Blumenthal

Focus on Health
Gluten-Free Girl Every Day
Shauna James Ahern with Daniel Ahern
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

General Cooking
Smoke: New Firewood Cooking
Tim Byres
(Rizzoli New York)

Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking
Fuchsia Dunlop
(W. W. Norton & 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
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)

Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian
Vegetable Literacy
Deborah Madison
(Ten Speed Press)

Writing and Literature
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Michael Moss
(Random House)

Broadcast and New Media Awards

Outstanding Personality/Host
Host: Ina Garten
Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics
Network: Food Network

Radio Show/Audio Webcast
This American Life
Host: Ben Calhoun
Area: Public Radio
Producer: Ben Calhoun

Eating Alabama
Network: PBS
Producers: Andrew Beck Grace and
Bartley Powers

Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location
Martha Stewart’s Cooking School
Host: Martha Stewart
Network: PBS
Producers: Greta Anthony, Christina Deyo, Michael Morrison, Olivia Schneider, Martha Stewart, Calia Van Dyk, and Lisa Wagner

Television Program, on Location
The Mind of a Chef
Host: Anthony Bourdain
Network: PBS
Producers: Jared Andrukanis, Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Chris Collins, Michael Steed, and Lydia Tenaglia

Television Segment
Friday Arts, Art of Food
Network: WHYY-TV
Producer: Monica Rogozinski

Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional
Thirsty For…
Producer: Jay Holzer and Eric Slatkin

Video Webcast, on Location
The Perennial Plate: Europe and South Asia
Hosts: Mirra Fine and Daniel Klein
Producers: Mirra Fine and Daniel Klein

Journalism Awards

Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction
Andy Ricker
“The Star of Siam”

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award
Alan Richman
“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”

Food and Culture
John Birdsall
Lucky Peach
“America, Your Food Is So Gay”

Food and Travel
Nick Paumgarten
Bon Appétit
“Lunch at 8,500 Ft.”

Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication
The Wall Street Journal
“Off Duty” Section
Beth Kracklauer

Food Politics, Policy, and the Environment
Eli Saslow
The Washington Post
“Food Stamps”

Food-Related Columns
Adam Sachs
Bon Appétit
The Obsessivore

Group Food Blog
First We Feast

Health and Well-Being
Rachael Moeller Gorman
“The Whole-Grain, Reduced-Fat, Zero-Calorie, High-Fiber, Lightly Sweetened Truth about Food Labels”

Lisa Hanawalt
Lucky Peach
“On the Trail with Wylie”

Individual Food Blog
Homesick Texan
Lisa Fain

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
John Jeremiah Sullivan
Lucky Peach
“I Placed a Jar in Tennessee”

Personal Essay
Fuchsia Dunlop
Lucky Peach
“Dick Soup”

Francis Lam
Lucky Peach
“A Day on Long Island with Alex Lee”

Publication of the Year
Civil Eats

Visual Storytelling
James Maikowski, Patricia Sanchez, Stephen Scoble, and Fredrika Stjärne
Food & Wine
“Best New Chef All Stars”
“Oysters & Gumbo: A Chef’s New Orleans Party”
“Vegetables Now”

Wine, Spirits, and Other Beverages
Besha Rodell
“40 Ounces to Freedom”

The James Beard Awards [Official site]

Here Are the Winners of the 2014 James Beard Foundation Media Awards