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2001 International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Awards

by Sally Bernstein

IACP Cookbook Awards Name
"In the Sweet Kitchen" Best Book of the Year

The recipients of the IACP Cookbook Awardsfor the best books on food and beverages published during 2000 were announced today during the annual conference of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) in Minneapolis.

An audience of more than 1,000 food professionals cheered the selection of
In the Sweet Kitchen as the Best Cookbook of the Year. The award was
presented to pastry chef and author Regan Daley during the Academy
Awards-style ceremony. Awards were presented to the top books in each of 11 categories; a complete list of winners is attached. The awards are
sponsored by Bertolli Olive Oil, The Food Network, KitchenAid, California
Table Grapes, Meridian Vineyards and Gourmet magazine.

In the Sweet Kitchen helps home cooks navigate through the world of sweet
cookery, providing extensive information on hundreds of ingredients, from
vanilla beans to rose water to durian fruit. Sharing 140 of her favorite recipes, both simple and seductive, Daley includes tips and techniques that she mastered during her years as a professional pastry chef in Toronto.

Other book awards presented during the evening include the Jane Grigson
Award, honoring distinguished scholarship, which was given to Jean Andrews for The Pepper Trail: History & Recipes from Around the World. The Design Award, recognizing creativity and innovation in design, was given to Artisan, a division of Workma Publishing for Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet: A Culinary Journey through Southeast Asia, authored by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid.

The Bert Greene Award for food journalism was presented in the newspaper category to Robert L. Wolke for his series of articles, "Salt Talks," "Sea Salt Shakedown," and "Salt, the Final Episode" that appeared in The Washington Post. Bruce Feiler, a freelance writer for Gourmet magazine, received top honors in the magazine category for his article, "Pocketful of Dough."

This annual award was established in memory of the late Bert Greene,
nationally acclaimed cooking teacher, cookbook author and syndicated food
columnist, who was vice president/president-elect of the IACP at the time
of his death in 1988.

As the premier program for recognition of excellence in cookbook writing
and publishing, the IACP Cookbook Awards were judged by 33 respected food and beverage writers, independent of each other and the IACP. Eligible contenders for the awards included any cookbook published in English during 2000. More than 300 books were entered in the competition by publishers in the United States, Canada, England and Australia.

These annual awards encourage and promote quality and creativity in both
writing and publishing and, at the same time, expand the public's awareness of culinary literature. IACP assumed administrative responsibility for the cookbook awards program in 1986 when the R.T. French Company ended its support for the former Tastemaker Awards.

There are 4,000 IACP members worldwide, representing virtually every
profession in the culinary field. Literally a "who's who" of the food profession, members are cooking teachers, food writers, chefs, caterers,
restaurateurs, TV cooking personalities, editors and publishers, marketing
professionals, vintners and leaders of major food corporations. This unique, diverse membership sets trends, shapes opinion and influences buying habits of millions of consumers.

IACP Cookbook Award Winners
For Books Copyrighted and Published in 2000


Cookbooks that focus on ethnic, cultural or regional cooking in the United
States of America.

"The New American Cheese: Profiles of America's Great Cheesemakers
and Recipes for Cooking with Cheese"
Author: Laura Werlin
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Editor: Julie Stillman
Contact: Caroline Enright
Price: $35.00

Cookbooks that focus on ethnic, cultural or regional cooking in the United
States of America.

"In the Sweet Kitchen: The Definitive Guide to the Baker's Pantry"
Author: Regan Daley
Publisher: Random House Canada
Editor: Tanya Trafford
Contact: Pam Robertson
Price: $34.00

: The California Table Grapes Award
Cookbooks by or about chefs, collections of recipes from chefs, or books
that focus on the cuisine of a specific restaurant.

"The Herbfarm Cookbook"
Author: Jerry Traunfeld
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Editor: Maria Gaurnaschelli
Contact: Corinne Alhadeff
Price: $40.00

The Gourmet Magazine and The Good Cook Award
Reference books of culinary terms, histories, techniques, or ingredients.

"The Oxford Companion to the Wines of North America"
Author: Bruce Cass / Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Editor: Steve Maikowski
Contact: Liz Hartman
Price: $45.00

GENERAL CATEGORY: The KitchenAid Award
Multiple-subject books, all purpose cookbooks and personal recipe

"The Minimalist Cooks at Home: Recipes That Give You More Flavor
from Fewer Ingredients in Less Time"
Author: Mark Bittman
Publisher: Broadway Books
Editor: Jennifer Josephy
Contact: Anne M. Resnik
Price: $25.00

The Bertolli Olive Oil Award
Cookbooks that focus on healthy eating, nutrition, dietary concerns and
special or restrictive diets.

"Fresh & Healthy: The All New Victor Chang Cardiac Research
Institute Cookbook, Good Medicine, 100 Fabulous New Low-Fat Recipes"
Author: Sally James
Publisher: Media 21/ACP
Editor: Philip Gore
Contact: Stephen Balme

Cookbooks that focus on particular geographical regions or cultural
identities outside the United States of America

"Savoring Southeast Asia: Recipes & Reflections on Southeast Asian
Author: Joyce Jue
Publisher: Time-Life Publishing
Editor: Chuck Williams
Contact: Irmina Ulysse
Price: $39.95

Fiction or non-fiction food or beverage books that are distinguished by
the quality of their prose. These books may include recipes.

"The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection"
Author: Michael Ruhlman
Publisher: Viking/Penguin Putnam
Editor: Ray Roberts
Contact: Yelena Githin
Price: $26.95

Cookbooks that focus on specific, cooking methods, techniques or

"The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen"
Author: Peter Berley
Publisher: Harper Collins/Regan Books
Editor: Cassie Jones
Contact: Karole Riippa
Price: $35.00

WINE, BEER OR SPIRITS CATEGORY: The Meridian Vineyards Award
Books on the history, evluation or production of alcoholic beverages;
mixology; serving or pairing with food.

"American Vintage: The Rise of American Wine"
Author: Paul Lukacs
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Editor: Rux Martin
Contact: Deborah DeLosa
Price: $28.00


"Cracking the Coconut"
Author: Su-Mei Yu
Publisher: William Morrow
Editor: Harriet Bell
Contact: Karole Riippa
Price: $30.00

Honoring distinguished scholarship in cookbooks.

"The Pepper Trail History & Recipes from Around the World"
Author: Jean Andrews
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Editor: Charlotte Wright

Recognizing books in creativity and innovation in design.

"Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey through Southeast Asia"
Author: Artisan
Photography: Richard Jung, Jeffrey Alford & Naomi Duguid
Author: Jeffrey Alford & Naomi Duguid
Editor: Ann Bramson & Deborah Weiss-Geline
Price: $40.00

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