For more than 25 years, the International Association of Culinary Professionals has promoted cookbooks with its annual competition of culinary literature. The winners for 2016 are:

Cookbook of the year: "The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science," by J. Kenji López-Alt.

American: "The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science," by J. Kenji López-Alt.

Baking, savory or sweet: "The Everyday Baker," by Abigail Johnson Dodge.

Chefs and restaurants: "Tacos: Recipes and Provocations," by Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman.

Children, youth and family: "Dinner at Home," by JeanMarie Brownson.

Compilations:  "Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook," by Kristen Miglore.

Culinary travel:  "Hartwood: Bright, Wild Flavors from the Edge of the Yucatán," by Eric Werner and Mya Henry.

Julia Child first book: "Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking," by Kian Lam Kho.

Food matters: "The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Cookbook," by the OAEC Collective with Olivia Rathbone.

General: "The Picnic: Recipes and Inspiration From Basket to Blanket," by Marnie Hanel, Andrea Slonecker and Jen Stevenson.

Health and special diet: "Fast Food, Good Food: More Than 150 Quick and Easy Ways to Put Healthy, Delicious Food on the Table," by Andrew Weil.

International: "Anatolia: Adventures in Turkish Cooking," by Somer Sivrioglu and David Dale.

Literary food writing: "Darjeeling," by Jeff Koehler.

Photography: "Foster's Market Favorites," photographed by Peter Frank Edwards (authors Sara Foster and Emily Wallace) and "What Katie Ate on the Weekend," photographed and written by Katie Quinn Davies.

Reference and technical: "Tacopedia," by Deborah Holtz and Juan Carlos Mena.

Single subject:  "Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking," by Madhur Jaffrey.

Wine, beer and spirits: "The Beer Bible," by Jeff Alworth, and "Napa Valley, Then & Now," by Kelli A. White.

Design award: "Pierre Hermé Macarons: The Ultimate Recipes From the Master Pâtissier," by Pierre Hermé.

Jane Grigson award:  "Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)," by Marion Nestle.

Judge's choice: "Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products," by Steve Ettlinger and Dwight Eschliman.

People's choice: "Foster's Market Favorites," by Sara Foster and Emily Wallace.

– At Home, on the Road, in History," by John Egerton (1987); "Date With a Dish," by Freda DeKnight (1948); "Cookwise," by Shirley Corriher (1997).