Cookbook Profile

2008 IACP Cookbook Award Nominees

Winners were announced during the 2008 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Awards Ceremony, Friday, April 18 in New Orleans.

American Category

Cookbooks that focus on ethnic, cultural, historic, or regional cooking in the United States.

Bread, Other Baking and Sweets

Cookbooks that focus on bread making, desserts, confections and sweet or savory pastries or doughs.

Chefs and Restaurants Category

California Table Grape Commission Award

Cookbooks by or about chefs, collections of recipe's from chefs, or books that focus on the cuisine of specific restaurants.

Compilations Category

Cookbooks comprised of material previously published in another format, or compiled by a staff of writers or editors.

First Book: The Julia Child Award

Cookbooks by writers who have not previously authored, co-authored, or significantly contributed to a food or beverage related book.

Food Photography and Styling Category

Awarded to a photographer and stylist for food photography and styling that clearly, accurately and artistically represents the book's recipes or cooking techniques, enhances the text with stimulating visual images and reflects the overall tone of the book.

Food Reference/Technical Category

Reference books of culinary terms, histories, techniques or ingredients.

General Category

Multiple-subject recipe books, including all-purpose cookbooks and personal recipe collections.

Health and Special Diets Category

Cookbooks and diet books that focus on healthful eating, nutrition, dietary concerns and special or restrictive diets.

International Category

The Le Cordon Bleu Award

Cookbooks that focus on foods of a particular geographical region or cultural identity outside the United States.

Literary Food Writing Category

The Cuisinart Award

Non-fiction or fiction food or beverage books that are distinguished by the quality of their prose. These books may or may not include recipes.

Single Subject Category

Cookbooks that focus on specific foods, cooking methods, techniques or appliances.

Wine, Beer or Spirits Category

Books on the history, evaluation or production of alcoholic beverages; mixology; serving or pairing with food.


Also check out the latest International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Awards (includes Julia Child Award).


Full list of latest James Beard Foundation Cookbook Awards.

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Modified March 2008