Best Cookbooks

The International Association of Culinary Professional announced the winners of their annual Cookbook Awards on Friday night at their conference in New Orleans (I wonder if THEY get rubber chicken at the Awards Banquet?)

Since these titles were pubbed last year, you may have some on the shelves, making this a good opportunity for a display.

The Cookbook of the Year is an appropriate title for this time of environmental concern. It is also the winner in the Single Subject Category:

IACP Cookbook of the Year

Fish Forever: The Definitive Guide to Understanding, Selecting, and Preparing Healthy, Delicious, and Environmentally Sustainable Seafood

Paul Johnson

  • Hardcover: $34.95
  • Publisher: Wiley (July 2, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 076458779X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764587795

Fish Forever is owned in 2/3 of the libraries I checked.

The only book in the other categories that is not owned (probably because, as a new edition, it was not reviewed prepub. Previous editions of this classic are owned widely) is the winner in the Wine, Beer or Spirits Category:

The World Atlas of Wine: Completely Revised and Updated, Sixth Edition

Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson

  • Hardcover: $50.00
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley, Distributed by Sterling (October 1, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 1845333012
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845334147

The other winners are:
American Category

The Pastry Queen Christmas:

Big-hearted Holiday Entertaining, Texas Style

Rebecca Rather

  • Hardcover: $32.50
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (September 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 1580087906
  • ISBN-13: 978-158008790

Bread, Other Baking and Sweets Category

Local Breads: Sourdough and Whole-Grain Recipes from Europe’s Best Artisan Bakers

Daniel Leader and Lauren Chattman

  • Hardcover: $35.00
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton (August 13, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0393050556
  • ISBN-13: 978-039305055

Chefs and Restaurants & First Book: The Julia Child Award Categories

Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking

Masaharu Morimoto

  • Hardcover: $40.00
  • Publisher: DK Publishing (August 20, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0756631238
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756631239

Compilations Category

Chocolates and Confections: Formula, Theory, and Technique for the Artisan Confectioner

Peter P. Greweling

  • Hardcover: $65.00
  • Publisher: Wiley (March 6, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0764588443
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764588440

Food Photography and Styling Category

Good Spirits: Recipes, Revelations, Refreshments, and Romance, Shaken and Served with a Twist

A.J. Rathbun

  • Hardcover: $29.95
  • Publisher: Harvard Common Press (September 15, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 1558323368
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558323360

Food Reference/Technical Category

Food: The History of Taste (California Studies in Food and Culture)

Paul Freedman

  • Hardcover: $39.95
  • Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (November 7, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0520254767
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520254763

General Category

Cook with Jamie: My Guide to Making You a Better Cook

Jamie Oliver

  • Hardcover: $37.50
  • Publisher: Hyperion (October 2, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 1401322336
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401322335

Health and Special Diets Category

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food

Mark Bittman and Alan Witschonke

  • Hardcover: 1008 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (October 15, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0764524836
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764524837

Literary Food Writing Category

Julia Child (Penguin Lives)

Laura Shapiro

  • Hardcover: $19.95
  • Publisher: Viking Adult (April 5, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0670038393
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670038398

Jane Grigson Category

To Cork or Not To Cork: Tradition, Romance, Science, and the Battle for the Wine Bottle
George M. Taber

  • Hardcover: $26.00
  • Publisher: Scribner (October 9, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0743299345
  • ISBN-13: 978-074329934

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