James Beard Foundation Announces 2017 Media Award Nominees

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Today, the James Beard Foundation announced its nominees for this year’s Books, Broadcast, and Journalism awards. Among the chef-authors, critics, editors, videographers, and writers nominated are Vivian Howard for Deep Run Roots, Fuchsia Dunlop for Land of Fish and Rice, and Peter Meehan of (the possibly soon to fold) Lucky Peach. The winners will be announced on April 25 at a ceremony in New York City. Check out the complete lineup, and congrats to all the nominees:

American Cooking
Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South
Vivian Howard (Little, Brown and Company)

My Two Souths
Asha Gomez and Martha Hall Foose (Running Press)

Ronni Lundy (Clarkson Potter)

Baking and Dessert
Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life
Kate McDermott (Countryman Press)

Breaking Breads: A New World of Israeli Baking
Uri Scheft and Raquel Pelzel (Artisan)

Dorie’s Cookies
Dorie Greenspan (Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Smuggler’s Cove
Martin Cate with Rebecca Cate (Ten Speed Press)

Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau (Ten Speed Press)

The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book
Frank Caiafa (Penguin Books)

Cooking for Jeffrey
Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter)

Cook’s Science
The Editors of America’s Test Kitchen and Guy Crosby, Ph.D (Cook’s Illustrated)

Eat in My Kitchen
Meieke Peters (Prestel)

All Under Heaven
Carolyn Phillips (Ten Speed Press)

Land of Fish and Rice
Fuchsia Dunlop (W. W. Norton & Company)

Taste of Persia
Naomi Duguid (Artisan)

French Wine: A History
Rod Phillips (University of California Press)

I Taste Red: The Science of Tasting Wine
Jamie Good (University of California Press)

The Oxford Companion to Cheese
Catherine Donnelly (Oxford Companions)

Virgilio Martínez and Nicholas Gill (Phaidon Press)

Classic Koffman
Pierre Koffman (Jacqui Small)

Lickerland: Asian-Accented Desserts
Jason Licker (Sirivatana Interprint Public Company Limited)

Pure Delicious
Heather Christo (Pam Krauss/Avery)

Skinnytaste Fast and Slow
Gina Homolka and Heather K. Jones (Clarkson Potter)

You Have It Made
Ellie Krieger (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Single Subject
Big Bad Breakfast: The Most Important Book of the Day
John Currence (Ten Speed Press)

The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home
Ken Forkish (Ten Speed Press)

Milk. Made.: A Book About Cheese. How to Choose It, Serve It and Eat It
Nick Haddow (Hardie Grant)

Vegetable Cooking
Dandelion and Quince: Exploring the Wide World of Unusual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs
Michelle McKenzie (Roost Books)

The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook
Salma Hage (Phaidon Press)

The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini
Cara Mangini (Workman Publishing Company)

Food City: Four Centuries of Food-Making in New York
Joy Santlofer (W. W. Norton & Company)

Something to Food About: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs
Questlove with Ben Greenman (Clarkson Potter)

A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression
Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe (Harper)

Bobby Fisher (Ecco)

Everything I Want To Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking
Claire Cottrell, Jaime Beechum, Nacho Alegre (Harry N. Abrams)

Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking
Chris Court (Ten Speed Press)

Broadcast and New Media Awards
The Birth of Saké
Director: Erik Shirai
Producer: Masako Tsumura
Airs on: iTunes, PBS, and

The Coffee Man
Director: Jeff Hann
Producer: Roland Fraval
Airs on: iTunes, Google Play, and

A Year in Port
Director: David Kennard
Producers: David Kennard, Martine Saunier, and Todd Ruppert
Airs on: iTunes

Outstanding Personality/Host
Mario Batali
Airs on:

Emeril Lagasse
Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse
Airs on: Amazon Prime Video

Andrew Zimmern
Andrew Zimmern’s Bucket List; Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food; Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Airs on: Travel Channel and

The Four Top
Host: Katherine Cole
Producers: Katherine Cole and Morgan Holm
Airs on: and iTunes

Special Sauce
Host: Ed Levine
Producer: Marty Goldensohn
Airs on:

The Sporkful
Host: Dan Pashman
Producers: Anne Noyes Saini, Shoshana Gold, and Dan Charles
Airs on:

Radio Show/Audio Webcast
California Foodways
Host: Lisa Morehouse
Producer: Lisa Morehouse
Airs on: KQED San Francisco, NPR’s Weekend Edition and The Salt, and

Good Food
Host: Evan Kleiman
Producers: Abbie Fentress Swanson, Laryl Garcia, and Joseph Stone
Airs on: KCRW Santa Monica and

Hidden Kitchens: War & Peace & Food
Producers: The Kitchen Sisters: Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva
Airs on: NPR’s Morning Edition and

Special (on TV or Web)
Barefoot in Washington
Host: Ina Garten
Producers: Rachel Purnell, Olivia Ball, Bridget Lumley, and Carl Green
Airs on: Food Network

Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday for Heroes
Host: Lidia Bastianich
Producers: Lidia Bastianich, Anne Adams, and Shelly Burgess Nicotra
Airs on: PBS

WCVB TV Chronicle – Chocolate
Host: Anthony Everett
Producer: Sangita Chandra
Airs on: WCVB Boston and

Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location
Bong Appétit
Host: Abdullah Saeed
Producers: Chris Grosso, Lauren Cynamon, Eddy Moretti, Shane Smith, Spike Jonze, Ari Fishman, Jessica Bahr,
Abdullah Saeed, and Kathleen Flood
Airs on:

Fish the Dish
Host: Spencer Watts
Producer: Kathy McIntyre
Airs on: Gusto and

Pati’s Mexican Table
Host: Pati Jinich
Producers: Gordon Elliott, Pati Jinich, Maria Elena Gutierrez, Robert Sullivan, and Mark Schneider
Airs on: WETA Washington, PBS stations, and YouTube

Television Program, on Location
Chef’s Table
Producers: David Gelb, Brian McGinn, Matthew Weaver, Andrew Fried, and Dane Lillegard
Airs on: Netflix and YouTube

Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse
Host: Emeril Lagasse
Producers: Mike Duffy, Tim Duffy, Emeril Lagasse, and Bill Pruitt
Airs on: Amazon Prime Video and YouTube

The Mind of a Chef
Host: Ludo Lefebvre
Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Lydia Tenaglia, Chris Collins, Joe Caterini, Michael Steed, Jared Andrukanis, Gillian
Brown, Morgan Fallon, and Krissy Lefebvre
Airs on: PBS and YouTube

Television Segment
ABC 7 News – The Hungry Hound
Host: Steve Dolinsky
Producer: Steve Dolinsky
Airs on: ABC 7 Chicago and

CBS This Morning – Saturday
Hosts: Anthony Mason and Alex Wagner
Producers: Marci Waldman, Brian Applegate, Greg Mirman, and Kate D’Arcy
Airs on: CBS and

Harvesting Alaska
Hosts: Heather Hintze and Lauren Maxwell
Producer: Gina Romero
Airs on: KTVA Anchorage and

Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional
Andrew Zimmern’s Kitchen — Online Culinary Literacy Courses
Host: Andrew Zimmern
Producers: Nathan Matson, Paul Conigliaro, and Tom Godfrey
Airs on:

Kitchen Conundrums with Thomas Joseph
Host: Thomas Joseph
Producers: Samantha Schutz and Greta Anthony
Airs on: and YouTube

No Recipe Required
Host: Anna Stockwell
Producers: Matt Duckor, David Tamarkin, and Eric Gillin
Airs on:

Video Webcast, on Location
Director: Andrew Gooi
Producer: Bite’s Michelle Jacoby and Mark Lipczynski
Airs on: and

Ethical Meat: Responsible Farming in America
Producers: James Mulcahy and Ryan Ffrench
Airs on: YouTube and

Working 24 Hours at…
Directors: Joe Williams and Alex Grossman
Host: Andrew Knowlton
Producer: Meghan Scibona
Airs on:

Visual and Technical Excellence
Food Talkies
Director, Photographer, Editor: Andrew Gooi
Airs on: and

The Migrant Kitchen
Directors: Antonio Diaz and Nathan Sage
Photographer, Editor: Ben Hunter
Airs on: KCET Los Angeles and

Photographer: James Mann
Editors: Aaron Warzynski and James Fitzpatrick
Airs on:

Journalism Awards
Dining and Travel
The France Issue
Adam Sachs, Leslie Pariseau, and Saveur staff

“I Want Crab. Pure Maryland Crab.”
Bill Addison

“New York City Versus San Francisco”
Peter Meehan
Lucky Peach

Food Culture
“The Barnacle Queens of the Spanish Seaside”
Matt Goulding
Roads & Kingdoms

“A Last Dinner in the Jungle”
Shane Mitchell
Roads & Kingdoms

“Sonoko Dreams of Soba”
Francis Lam

Food and Health
“Brain Food”
Hunter Lewis, Carolyn Williams, Sidney Fry, and Peggy Knickerbocker
Cooking Light

“More Than a Gut Feeling”
Moises Velasquez-Manoff

“You Need This”
Shaun Dreisbach

Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication
The New Yorker Food Issue
David Remnick, Lauren Collins, Dana Goodyear, and Carolyn Kormann

Roads & Kingdoms
Nathan Thornburgh, Matt Goulding, and Cara Parks

Washington Post Food
Joe Yonan and Bonnie Benwick

Can Wine Save Our Fading Love Affair with France?”; “Australian Wine’s Return to Cool”; and “Can a Wine List Help Narrow the Gender Gap?
Jon Bonné

“Eat”: “A Haitian Grandmother’s Home-Cooked Porridge”; “Kimchi Fried Rice, Korean Comfort Food”; and “Casa Calamari
Francis Lam
The New York Times Magazine

Top Chef is Leaving Mpls. and it’s the Most Courageous Story of the Year”; “A Legend in the Baking”; and “King of the Roast
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

Food Reporting
“Exploited in Paradise” series
Martha Mendoza and Margie Mason
Associated Press

“Farm to Fable” series
Laura Reiley
Tampa Bay Times

“3 Part Series on Syrian Wheat as a Weapon of War” series
Emma Beals

Home Cooking
“The Amazingly Simple Path to Incredible Homemade Bagels”
Becky Krystal and Alex Baldinger
The Washington Post

“How to Cook, Smoke, Crumble, Grind, Pickle, Candy, Milk, Slow Cook, Toast, Pulverize, and Fry a Nut”
Hunter Lewis, Cheryl Slocum, and Robin Bashinsky
Cooking Light

“How to Make Rich, Flavorful Caramel Without Melting Sugar”
Stella Parks
Serious Eats

“Maybe Just Don’t Drink Coffee”
Matt Buchanan

“Recipes with Roots: The True Meaning of Turkey”
Francis Lam
Cooking Light

“Who Really Invented the Reuben?”
Elizabeth Weil

Local Impact
“‘Free Crabs!’”; “A Significant Goodbye”; “Feeding the Prison System
Hanna Raskin
The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC)

Plates in the Air”; Got (Non-GMO) Milk?”; “Jailhouse Beets
Hannah Palmer Egan
Seven Days (Burlington, VT)

Southern Season’s Woes Ripple Through State”; “True Story of a Chef’s Chef”; “Pitmaster: Sam Jones Takes ’cue to the Next Level
Andrea Weigl
The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)

Personal Essay
“All I Want Are Some Potato Skins”
Keith Pandolfi
Serious Eats

“The Culinary Education of Mr. Mozzarella Stix”
Mark Anthony Green

“In Sickness, in Health, in White Castle”
Allison Robicelli

“Finding Pete Wells: A Search for America’s Most Dangerous Restaurant Critic”
Kevin Alexander

“My Dinners with Harold”
Daniel Duane
The California Sunday Magazine

“Smoke Signals”
Julia Kramer
Bon Appétit

Visual Storytelling
“How to Make Beer-Can Chicken”
Andrew Jive, Eric Gillin, and Matt Duckor

“Thrill Ride”
Vince Dixon and Mariya Pylayev

“Twilight of the Four Seasons”
Gary He and Matt Buchanan

Wine, Spirits, and other Beverages
“The Great Craft Beer Sellout”
Dave Infante

“The 24-Year-Old Coca-Cola Virgin”
Jamie Lauren Keiles

“Where Does Wine Come From?”
Adam Leith Gollner

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award
Counter Intelligence: “Destroyer Blows Up the Norm”; “Red Sauce, Royal Treatment”; “Bubbling Cauldrons of Goodness”
Jonathan Gold
Los Angeles Times

Dinner, Transcending”; “The Future of the Steakhouse Has Arrived, and It’s in Chicago”; “Is the World Ready for the Austere Beauty of Günter Seeger?
Bill Addison

High Chairs and Hard Core”; “The X-Files”; “Beyond Biscuits and Gravy
Karen Brooks
Portland Monthly

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
“The Dog Thief Killings”
Calvin Godfrey
Roads & Kingdoms

“Good Graces”
Carolyn Phillips
Life and Thyme

“Sonoko Dreams of Soba”
Francis Lam

The 2017 James Beard Foundation Media Award Nominees