The James Beard Foundation
2008 Cookbook Award Nominees

Presented by Green & Black's®

For cookbooks published in English in 2007.

Winners were announced June 8, 2008. Here are the James Beard 2008 Cookbook Award Winners.

Category: Asian Cooking
  • My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking
  • Author: Niloufer Ichaporia King
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Editor: Hannah Love
  • Price $27.50
  • The Seventh Daughter:
    My Culinary Journey from Beijing to San Francisco
  • Author: Cecilia Chiang with Lisa Weiss
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Editor: Amanda Berne
  • Price: $35.00
Category: Baking and Dessert
  • A Baker's Odyssey
  • Author: Greg Patent
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Editor: Pamela Chirls
  • Price: $34.95
  • Pure Dessert
  • Author: Alice Medrich
  • Publisher: Artisan
  • Editors: Ann Bramson/Judith Sutton
  • Price: $35.00
Category: Cooking from a Professional Point of View
Category: Entertaining
  • Dish Entertains
  • Author: Trish Magwood
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
  • Editor: Kirsten Hanson
  • Price: $44.95 CDN
  • Great Bar Food at Home
  • Author: Kate Heyhoe
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Editor: Justin Schwartz
  • Price: $17.95
Category: Americana
  • Rosa's New Mexican Table
  • Author: Roberto Santibanez
  • Publisher: Artisan
  • Editors: Trent Duffy/Judith Sutton
  • Price: $35.00
Category: General
  • Cooking
  • Author: James Peterson
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Editor: Lorena Jones
  • Price: $40.00
Category: Healthy Focus
  • The EatingWell Diet
  • Authors: Jean Harvey-Berino with Joyce Hendley and the Editors of EatingWell
  • Publisher: The Countryman Press
  • Editor: Kermit Hummel
  • Price: $24.95
  • Super Natural Cooking:
    Five Ways to Incorporate Whole & Natural Ingredients
    into Your Cooking
  • Author: Heidi Swanson
  • Publisher: Celestial Arts
  • Editor: Meghan Keeffe
  • Price: $20.00
  • The Wine and Food Lover's Diet: 28 Days of Delicious Weight Loss
  • Author: Phillip Tirman
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Editor: William LeBlond
  • Price: $24.95
Category: International
  • Lidia's Italy: 140 Simple and Delicious Recipes
    from the Ten Places in Italy Lidia Loves Most
  • Authors: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • Editor: Judith Jones
  • Price: $35.00
Category: Reference
  • Geography of Oysters: The Connoisseur's Guide
    to Oyster Eating in North America
  • Author: Rowan Jacobsen
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Editor: Kathy Belden
  • Price: $24.95
  • The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide
  • Authors: Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Editor: Brie Mazurek
  • Price: $29.95
Category: Single Subject
  • Vegetable Harvest
  • Author: Patricia Wells
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Editor: David Sweeney
  • Price: $34.95
Category: Wine and Spirits
  • The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty
  • Author: Julia Flynn Siler
  • Publisher: Gotham Books
  • Editor: Patrick Mulligan
  • Price: $28.00
  • IMBIBE! From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, A Salute in Stories
    and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar
  • Author: David Wondrich
  • Publisher: Perigee
  • Editor: Marian Lizzi
  • Price: $23.98
  • To Cork or Not To Cork:
    Tradition, Romance, Science, and the Battle for the Wine Bottle
  • Author: George M. Taber
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Editor: Brant Rumble
  • Price: $26.00
Category: Writing on Food
  • Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss
    and the Myths and Realities of Dieting
  • Author: Gina Kolata
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Editor: Paul Elie
  • Price: $24.00
Category: Photography
  • Crust
  • Photographer: Jean Cazals
  • Publisher: Kyle Books
  • Editor: Sophie Allen
  • Price: $35.00
  • Egg
  • Photographer: Grant Symon
  • Publisher: Éditions Flammarion
  • Editor: Kate Mascaro
  • Price: $45.00

The Cookbook of the Year and Cookbook Hall of Fame winners were announced on June 8, 2008. Here are the James Beard 2008 Cookbook Award Winners.


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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