Timed with his birthday, the James Beard Foundation announced their awards for books, journalism, and broadcast. Double winners are Historic Heston and writer Fuchsia Dunlop for international cookbook (Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking) and for personal essay (Dick Soup, which, yes, is). TV winners are Ina Garten, Anthony Bourdain, and Martha Stewart. Tonight, the JBF announces their restaurant awards.
Cookbook of the Year: Historic Heston, Heston Blumenthal
General Cookbook: Smoke: New Firewood Cooking, Tim Byres
Professional Cookbook: Historic Heston, Heston Blumenthal
International Cookbook: Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking, Fuchsia Dunlop
American Cookbook: The New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes, Amy Thielen
Vegetarian Cookbook: Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with Twelve Families from the Edible Plant Kingdom, with over 300 Deliciously Simple Recipes, Deborah Madison