JBF announces 2017 media award winners

 cookbook collage

At a gala held this evening, the James Beard Foundation announced its 2017 James Beard Media Award winners. This year will definitely go down as the Year of the South in American cookbooks. While Deep Run Roots was the runaway winner in the IACP awards, Ronni Lundy swept the JBF, winning in the American Cooking category as well as receiving the coveted Cookbook of the Year honor for her book Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes

Other EYB Member favorites snagged awards too. Dorie Greenspan took home the title for best Baking and Dessert book with Dorie’s Cookies, and Meike Peters won the General Cooking category with Eat in My Kitchen. The latter book is currently the focus of the Cookbook Junkies cookbook club. 

Naomi Duiguid’s Taste of Persia won the International category, and the Photography award went to Naomi Pomeroy’s Taste & Technique. The Single Subject winner was Nick Haddow’s Milk.Made. : A Book about Cheese. (Don’t forget to enter our contest for your chance to win a copy of Milk.Made. plus Melts: Over 50 Delicious Toasted and Grilled Sandwich Recipes  AND some Cabot cheese!) 

See all of the 2017 winners on our James Beard Foundation Awards page

Post a comment


  • mjes  on  April 26, 2017

    I'm thrilled to see Ronni Lundy get well-deserved credit. Naomi Duiguid and Naomi Pomeroy were also both on my "deserve it" list.

  • Jenny  on  April 26, 2017

    So happy for Ronni – but I have to gloat – I called Eat in My Kitchen from the moment I opened it! Persia, Cookies, Victuals, Milk.Made. all beautiful books!

Seen anything interesting? Let us know & we'll share it!