Book of the year: "Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking," by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook.
Cookbook Hall of Fame: Deborah Madison, for "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" (1997).
American cooking: "The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook," by Chris Fischer with Catherine Young.
Baking and dessert: "Sourdough: Recipes for Rustic Fermented Breads, Sweets, Savories, and More," by Sarah Owens.
Beverage: "The Oxford Companion to Wine," by Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding.
Cooking from a professional point of view: "NOPI: The Cookbook," by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully.
Focus on health: "Lighten Up, Y'all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome," by Virginia Willis.
General cooking: "The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science," by J. Kenji López-Alt.
International: "Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking," by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook.
Photography: "Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel," photographer: Heidi Swanson.
Reference and scholarship: "The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks," by Toni Tipton-Martin.
Single subject: "A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood," by Diana Henry.
Writing and literature: "Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)," by Marion Nestle.
Vegetable-focused and vegetarian: "V is for Vegetables: Inspired Recipes & Techniques for Home Cooks," by Michael Anthony.
In the broadcast awards, two locals went home with James Beard awards.
Raghavan Iyer won for Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional for his episode "Indian Curries: The Basics & Beyond," shown on craftsy.com.
Jesse Roesler won for Documentary, for which he was director and co-producer, with Melody Gilbert, of "The Starfish Throwers" (available on iTunes, Hulu and Amazon Prime).