Winners of the 2014 James Beard Media Awards

   |  Updated: May 05, 2014 18:11 IST

Winners of the 2014 James Beard Media Awards
The James Beard Foundation website says " Food matters. You are what you eat not only because food is nutrition, but also because food is an integral part of our everyday lives. Food is economics, politics, entertainment, culture, fashion, family, passion...and nourishment. The James Beard Foundation is at the center of America's culinary community, dedicated to exploring the way food enriches our lives."

Time magazine has called the The James Beard Foundation Awards "the Oscars of the food world." All winners are chosen by experts who review the entries and vote with secret ballots.

The winners of the 2014 James Beard Foundation book, broadcast and journalism awards are:


-- Cookbook of the Year
"Historic Heston" by Heston Blumenthal (Bloomsbury USA)

-- Cookbook Hall of Fame
Diana Kennedy

-- American Cooking
"The New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes," by Amy Thielen (Random House)

-- Baking and Dessert

"The Art of French Pastry" by Jacquy Pfeiffer with Martha Rose Shulman (Knopf)

-- Beverage
"The Cocktail Lab: Unraveling the Mysteries of Flavor and Aroma in Drink, with Recipes" by Tony Conigliaro (Ten Speed Press)

-- Cooking from a Professional Point of View
"Historic Heston" by Heston Blumenthal (Bloomsbury USA)

-- Focus on Health
"Gluten-Free Girl Every Day" by Shauna James Ahern with Daniel Ahern (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

-- General Cooking

"Smoke: New Firewood Cooking" by Tim Byres (Rizzoli New York)
-- International
"Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking" by Fuchsia Dunlop (W. W. Norton & Company)

-- Photography
"Rene Redzepi: A Work in Progress" by Photographers: Ali Kurshat Altinsoy, Ditte Isager, Rene Redzepi, Lars Williams and the Noma Team (Phaidon Press)

-- Reference and Scholarship
"Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine One Plate at a Time" by Adrian Miller (The University of North Carolina Press)

-- Single Subject
"Culinary Birds: The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook" by John Ash with James O. Fraioli (Running Press)

-- Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian

"Vegetable Literacy" by Deborah Madison (Ten Speed Press)

-- Writing and Literature
"Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us" by Michael Moss (Random House)



-- Outstanding Personality/Host
Host: Ina Garten
"Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics"
Network: Food Network

-- Radio Show/Audio Webcast
"This American Life"
Host: Ben Calhoun
Area: Public Radio
Producer: Ben Calhoun

-- Special/Documentary

"Eating Alabama"
Network: PBS

-- Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location
"Martha Stewart's Cooking School"
Host: Martha Stewart
Network: PBS
Producers: Greta Anthony, Christina Deyo, Michael Morrison, Olivia Schneider, Martha Stewart, Calia Van Dyk and Lisa Wagner

-- Television Program, on Location
"The Mind of a Chef"
Host: Anthony Bourdain
Network: PBS
Producers: Jared Andrukanis, Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Chris Collins, Michael Steed and Lydia Tenaglia

-- Television Segment
"Friday Arts, Art of Food"
Network: WHYY-TV
Producer: Monica Rogozinski

-- Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional
"Thirsty For..."
Producers: Jay Holzer and Eric Slatkin

-- Video Webcast, on Location
"The Perennial Plate: Europe and South Asia"
Hosts: Mirra Fine and Daniel Klein
Producers: Mirra Fine and Daniel Klein



-- Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction
Andy Ricker
"The Star of Siam"

-- Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award

Alan Richman
"Alan Richman Walks Into a Jewish Deli..."
"The Elm: Is Brooklyn Ready for Sophisticated Dining?"
"ZZ's, the Most Expensive 58 Minutes in New York Dining"

-- Food and Culture

John Birdsall
Lucky Peach
"America, Your Food Is So Gay"

-- Food and Travel
Nick Paumgarten
Bon Appetit
"Lunch at 8,500 Ft."

-- Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication
The Wall Street Journal
"Off Duty" Section
Beth Kracklauer

-- Food Politics, Policy, and the Environment
Eli Saslow
The Washington Post
"Food Stamps"

-- Food-related Columns
Adam Sachs
Bon Appetit
The Obsessivore

-- Group Food Blog
First We Feast

-- Health and Well-Being

Rachael Moeller Gorman
"The Whole-Grain, Reduced-Fat, Zero-Calorie, High-Fiber, Lightly Sweetened Truth About Food Labels"

-- Humor
Lisa Hanawalt
Lucky Peach
"On the Trail with Wylie"

-- Individual Food Blog
Homesick Texan
Lisa Fain

-- MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award

John Jeremiah Sullivan
Lucky Peach
"I Placed a Jar in Tennessee"

-- Personal Essay
Fuchsia Dunlop
Lucky Peach
"Dick Soup"

-- Profile
Francis Lam
Lucky Peach
"A Day on Long Island with Alex Lee"

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-- Publication of the Year
Civil Eats

-- Visual Storytelling
James Maikowski, Patricia Sanchez, Stephen Scoble and Fredrika Stjarne
Food & Wine
"Best New Chef All-Stars"
"Oysters & Gumbo: A Chef's New Orleans Party"
"Vegetables Now"

Comments-- Wine, Spirits and Other Beverages
Besha Rodell
"40 Ounces to Freedom"

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