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The James Beard Foundation’s 2017 Media Winners Include Dorie Greenspan, Victuals, and Chef’s Table

Cheers! Photo: Victor Spinelli/WireImage

Last night in New York, the James Beard Foundation held its annual Media Awards, honoring writers, producers, editors, hosts, and directors behind some of America’s strongest food-focused journalism. A few notable winners: Bon Appétit won for filming Andrew Knowlton working at Waffle House for 24 hours; two writers took home awards for their stories on crabs; and Roads & Kingdoms won publication of the year. Here’s the complete list:

The 2017 James Beard Foundation Book Awards

For books published in English in 2016.

American Cooking
Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes
Ronni Lundy
(Clarkson Potter)

Baking and Dessert
Dorie’s Cookies
Dorie Greenspan
(Rux Martin Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki
Martin Cate with Rebecca Cate
(Ten Speed Press)

Cooking From a Professional Point of View
Classic Koffmann
Pierre Koffmann
(Jacqui Small)

General Cooking
Eat in My Kitchen: To Cook, to Bake, to Eat, and to Treat
Meike Peters

You Have It Made: Delicious, Healthy, Do-Ahead Meals
Ellie Krieger
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Taste of Persia: A Cook’s Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan
Naomi Duguid

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

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

Reference and Scholarship
The Oxford Companion to Cheese
Catherine Donnelly
(Oxford University Press)

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

Vegetable Cooking
The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook
Salma Hage
(Phaidon Press)

Book of the Year
Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes
Ronni Lundy
(Clarkson Potter)

Cookbook Hall of Fame
Judith Jones

The 2017 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Awards

For television, web, and radio programs aired in 2016.

The Birth of Saké
Director: Erik Shirai
Producer: Masako Tsumura
Airs on: iTunes, PBS, and vhx.tv

Outstanding Personality/Host
Andrew Zimmern
Andrew Zimmern’s Bucket List; Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food; Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Airs on: Travel Channel and andrewzimmern.com

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

Radio Show/Audio Webcast
Hidden Kitchens: War & Peace & Food
Producers: The Kitchen Sisters: Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva
Airs on: NPR’s “Morning Edition” and npr.org

Special (on TV or Web)
Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday for Heroes
Host: Lidia Bastianich
Producers: Laurie Donnelly, Lidia Bastianich, Anne Adams, and Shelly Burgess Nicotra
Airs on: PBS

Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location
Fish the Dish
Host: Spencer Watts
Producer: Chris Knight
Airs on: Gusto and gustotv.com

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

Television Segment
Harvesting Alaska
Hosts: Heather Hintze and Lauren Maxwell
Producer: Gina Romero
Airs on: KTVA Anchorage and ktva.com

Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional
Kitchen Conundrums with Thomas Joseph
Host: Thomas Joseph
Producers: Samantha Schutz and Greta Anthony
Airs on: marthastewart.com and YouTube

Video Webcast, on Location
Working 24 Hours at …
Director: Joe Williams
Host: Andrew Knowlton
Producer: Meghan Scibona
Airs on: video.bonappetit.com

Visual and Technical Excellence
Director and Photographer: James Mann
Editors: Aaron Warzynski and James Fitzpatrick
Airs on: tastemade.com

2017 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards

For articles published in English in 2016.

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

Dining and Travel
“I Want Crab. Pure Maryland Crab.”
Bill Addison

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visual Storytelling
“Thrill Ride”
Vince Dixon and Mariya Pylayev

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

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award
“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

Publication of the Year
Roads & Kingdoms

Presenting the James Beard Foundation’s 2017 Media Winners