Head to a bookstore. This year’s finalists are worth a look.
Awards season is in full bloom in the food world, which means it is time for the International Association of Culinary Professionals to announce their finalists for this year’s cookbook awards, based on new books from last year. IACP has held the awards for more than 25 years. The winners will be announced April 9. For a complete list of this year’s IACP finalists (which includes writing and digital awards), go to www.iacp.com.
“The Farm: Rustic Recipes for a Year of Incredible Food,” by Ian Knauer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
“Hiroko’s American Kitchen: Cooking With Japanese Flavors,” by Hiroko Shimbo (Andrews McMeel Publishing)
“Texas Eats: The New Lone Star Heritage Cookbook, with More Than 200 Recipes,” by Robb Walsh (Ten Speed Press)
Baking: savory or sweet
“Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza,” by Ken Forkish (Ten Speed Press)
“The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook: How to Make Truly Scrumptious Candy in Your Own Kitchen!” by Liz Gutman and Jen King (Workman Publishing)
“Simply Sensational Cookies,” by Nancy Baggett (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Chefs and restaurants
“Bouchon Bakery,” by Thomas Keller, Sebastien Rouxel (Artisan Books)
“Jerusalem: A Cookbook,” by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi (Ten Speed Press)
“Vietnamese Home Cooking,” by Charles Phan (Ten Speed Press)
Children, youth and family
“Dinner: A Love Story: It All Begins at the Family Table,” by Jenny Rosenstrach (HarperCollins Publishers)
“Teen Cuisine: New Vegetarian,” by Matthew Locricchio (Amazon Children’s Publishing)
“The Mom 100 Cookbook: 100 Recipes Every Mom Needs in Her Back Pocket,” by Katie Workman (Workman Publishing)
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