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

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).