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2010 James Beard Foundation Media Awards Winners

Meet This Year's James Beard Media Award Winners

The James Beard Foundation Awards — the culinary world's Oscars equivalent — kicked off last night with its media portion. Among the winners? In books, Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc at Home nabbed general cooking book honors (the award will look good next to last week's IACP nod). Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern won in the television category for Best TV Food Personality, beating out Alton Brown and Rick Bayless. CHOW took best food website honors, and Serious Eats won the top food blog category.

See the full list of winners, after the break.

Book Awards

  • American Cooking
    Real Cajun
    by Donald Link with Paula Disbrowe
    (Clarkson Potter)
  • Baking and Dessert
    by James Peterson
    (Ten Speed Press)
  • Beverage
    Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology
    by Randall Grahm
    (University of California Press)
  • Cooking from a Professional Point of View
    The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts
    by The French Culinary Institute with Judith Choate
    (Stewart, Tabori & Chang)
  • General Cooking
    Ad Hoc at Home
    by Thomas Keller with Dave Cruz
    (Artisan Books)
  • Healthy Focus
    Love Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of “The Vegetarian Epicure”
    by Anna Thomas
    (W.W. Norton & Company)
  • International
    The Country Cooking of Ireland
    by Colman Andrews
    (Chronicle Books)
  • Photography
    Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way
    Photographer: Santiago Soto Monllor
    (Artisan Books)
  • Reference and Scholarship
    Encyclopedia of Pasta
    by Oretta Zanini de Vita
    Translated by Maureen B. Fant
    (University of California Press)
  • Single Subject
    Pasta Sfoglia
    by Ron and Colleen Suhanosky
    with Susan Simon
    (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
  • Writing and Literature
    Save the Deli
    by David Sax
    (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Cookbook of the Year
    The Country Cooking of Ireland
    by Colman Andrews
    (Chronicle Books)
  • Cookbook Hall of Fame
    A Book of Middle Eastern Food
    by Claudia Roden

Broadcast Media Awards

  • Audio Webcast or Radio Show
    The Kojo Nnamdi Show
    Host: Kojo Nnamdi
    Areas: Washington, D.C., Online
    Producers: Tara Boyle, Michael Martinez, Ingalisa Schrobsdorff, Brendan Sweeney, and Diane Vogel
  • Television Show, In Studio or Fixed Location
    French Food at Home with Laura Calder
    Host: Laura Calder
    Network: Food Network Canada
    Producer: Johanna Eliot
  • Television Show, On Location
    Chefs A’ Field: King of Alaska
    Host: Rick Moonen
    Network: PBS
    Producers: Heidi Hanson and Chris Warner
  • TV Food Personality
    Andrew Zimmern
    Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
    Network: The Travel Channel
  • Television Special
    Food Trip with Todd English
    Host: Todd English
    Network: PBS
    Producers: Matt Cohen, Joel Coblenz, Todd English, and Gina Gargano
  • Television Segment
    ABC News Nightline
    Host: John Berman
    Network: ABC
    Producer: Sarah Rosenberg
  • Video Webcast
    The Greenmarket: One Farmer’s Story
    Producers: Ed Levine, Serious Eats, and Optic Nerve

Journalism Awards

  • Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Reviews
    Jonathan Gold
    LA Weekly
    “Sauced,” “Hot Birria, Cold Cerveza,” “Hare Today”
  • Food Blog
    Serious Eats
    Ed Levine
  • Food-Related Columns
    Rachel Wharton
    Edible Brooklyn
    Column: Back of the House
    “Egg,” “Roberta’s,” “Franny’s and Bklyn Larder”
  • Magazine Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs
    Anya von Bremzen
    “Soul of a City”
  • Magazine Feature Writing with Recipes
    Francine Maroukian, Jon Reiner, and Staff of Esquire
    “How Men Eat”
  • Magazine Feature Writing without Recipes
    Barry Estabrook
    “The Price of Tomatoes”
  • M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
    Francine Prose
    Saveur “Faith and Bacon”
  • Multimedia Food Feature
    Kevin Pang
    “The Cheeseburger Show”
  • Newspaper Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs
    Jared Jacang Maher
    “A Hunger to Help”
  • Newspaper Feature Writing
    Cliff Doerksen
    Chicago Reader
    “The Real American Pie”
  • Newspaper Food Section
    The Washington Post
    Joe Yonan
  • Reporting on Health, Environment, or Nutrition
    Rowan Jacobsen
    “…Or Not to Bee”
  • Website Focusing on Food, Beverage, Restaurants, or Nutrition
    Jane Goldman
  • Writing on Spirits, Wine, or Beer
    Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
    Minnesota Monthly
    “Chardonnay Uncorked”
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