IACP Award Winners Announced

 IACP 2015 Winners

The winners of the 2015 IACP Awards were announced last night at the annual IACP Conference in Washington DC.  You can see all the results on the IACP website and the cookbook awards are on our own IACP Awards page.

After last year choosing a self-published book, Stone Edge Farm Cookbook, as Cookbook of the Year, this year a book from a mainstream publisher (Ten Speed Press) was selected – A New Napa Cuisine by Christopher Kostow.  It’s not a high profile book (it’s not indexed on EYB yet – we’ll get onto that!) but something about it obviously appealed to the judges.

In addition to all the cookbook awards there were multiple food writing and digital media awards.  Our friends at Food52 won the best culinary website award and Kristen Miglore won Best Culinary Based Column for Genius Recipes on Food52 (her new book is out next week).  The Publication of the Year Award went to Food & Wine Magazine.

Five more books were added to the Culinary Classics hall of fame – you can see them all listed at the bottom of our IACP Awards page. They join the 20 other classic cookbooks previously selected at IACP Awards.

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  • ellabee  on  March 31, 2015

    Aside from a very local Napa book-talk event promoted by the Napa tourism org, this interview with the chef/author is literally the only publicity or mention of the book I could find online before the IACP announcement: http://www.eater.com/2014/11/14/7221861/watch-christopher-kostow-and-chris-ying-discuss-new-napa-cuisine The Restaurant at Meadowood has 3 Michelin stars, serves the most expensive tasting menu in California, and is intimately tied to a hyper-local network of suppliers — so clearly the book is not aimed at home cooks, or even the vast majority of restaurant chefs. If the IACP 'Cookbook of the Year Award' is to retain credibility, then the IACP judges need to go into significantly more detail about what, exactly, makes their choice the cookbook of the year.

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