This Year’s IACP Award Winners Include Tacos, The Food Lab, and More


Last night, the International Association of Culinary Professionals held the ceremony for its annual awards. Big winners of the night include J. Kenji López-Alt, whose The Food Lab took home two awards; Francis Lam, who took home two awards related to his work in The New York Times Magazine; and EatingWell for publication of the year. Check out the full list of winners, and congrats to all:


The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
J. Kenji López-Alt (W. W. Norton & Company)

Baking Savory or Sweet
The Everyday Baker
Abigail Johnson Dodge (Taunton Press)

Chefs and Restaurants
Tacos: Recipes and Provocations
Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman (Clarkson Potter)

Children, Youth & Family
Dinner at Home: 140 Recipes to Enjoy with Family and Friends
JeanMarie Brownson (Agate Surrey)

Genius Recipes: Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook
Kristin Miglore (Ten Speed Press)

Culinary Travel
Hartwood: Bright, Wild Flavors from the Edge of the Yucatán
Eric Werner and Mya Henry with Christine Muhlke and Oliver Strand (Artisan)

Julia Child First Book
Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees
Kian Lam Kho (Clarkson Potter)

Food Matters
The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Cookbook
The OAEC Collective with Olivia Rathbone (Chelsea Green Publishing)

Cookbook Award
The Picnic: Recipes & Inspiration from Basket to Blanket
Marnie Hanel and Andrea Slonecker (Artisan)

Health & Special Diet
Fast Food, Good Food
Andrew Weil, MD (Little, Brown and Company)

Anatolia: Adventures in Turkish Cooking
Somer Sivrioglu and David Dale (Murdoch Books)

Wine, Beer, and Spirits
The Beer Bible
Jeff Alworth (Workman)

Napa Valley: Then & Now
Kelli. A White

Literary Food Writing
Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World’s Greatest Tea
Jeff Koehler (Bloomsbury USA)

What Katie Ate on the Weekend
Katie Quinn Davies (Avery)

Foster’s Market Favorites
Marian Cairns, Sara Foster & Emily Wallace (Story Farm)

Single Subject
Vegetarian Indian
Madhurs Jaffrey (Knopf)

Reference & Technical
Deborah Holtz & Juan Carlos Mena (Phaidon)

Cookbook of the Year
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
J. Kenji López-Alt (W. W. Norton & Company)

Food Writing Awards

Beverage Focused Column
M. Carrie Allan, Sprits Column

Narrative Food Writing
“What Edna Lewis Knew”
Francis Lam
The New York Times Magazine

Narrative Beverage Writing
“Tales of a Shipwrecked Wine
Ray Isle
Food and Wine

Culinary Travel Writing
“In Search of Ragu”
Matt Goulding
Roads & Kingdoms

Personal Essays/Memoir Writing
“Chefs for a Day”
Chris Colin
Sunset Magazine

Food-Focused Column
Francis Lam
The New York Times Magazine

The Culinary Trust Award for Food Writing That Makes a Difference
“Good Seed, Bad Seed”
Barry Estabrook

Publication of the Year
Jessie Price

Digital Media

Culinary Audio Series
Here & Now
Kathy Gunst
Airs On: WBUR

Culinary Group Blog
Eric Gillin, David Tamarkin, and the editors of Epicurious

Culinary Video Series
Mastering Meringue: Techniques and Tricks
Gale Gand
Airs on: Craftsy

Best Culinary Website
King Arthur Flour
PJ Hammel

Narrative Culinary Blog
Three Little Halves
Aleksandra Mojsilovic

Photo Based Culinary Blog
A Brown Table
Nik Sharma

Best Recipe Based Blog
Food Market Gypsy
Susie Norris

Single Food Focused Video
For the Love of Cheese
Angus Cann
Whole Foods


Best Commercial Food Photograph
Pecan and Salted Caramel Candies
Liz Neily
King Arthur Flour

Best Editorial/Personal Food Photograph
Oysters Mignonette
Kelly Sterling

Best Food Styling in a Commercial Food Photograph
Jenn Whittingham
King Arthur Flour

Best Food Styling in an Editorial/Personal Food Photograph
Beekeepers Pain de Mie
Julia Reed

Food Photography That Makes a Difference
In Caucasian Georgia
Carla Capalbo

Member of the Year
Margaret McSweeney

Lifetime Achievement Award
Lynne Rossetto Kaspe

Food Action Grant
Robert Tegger, the L.A. Kitchen

The Growing Leaders Scott Givot Leadership Grant
Hollie Greene, the Joyful12! Project
Loren Cardeli, a Growing Culture

The 2016 IACP Award Winners