IACP announces 2017 Cookbook Award nominees

Yesterday, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (more commonly known by its acronym IACP) announced its 2017 Food Writing Awards. The awards cover a large spectrum of food writing, from regular food columns to social media accounts (two awards for best food Instragram accounts!), blogs, websites, videos, and our favorite, cookbooks.

Cookbook collage

The sixteen categories remain unchanged from last year with two small exceptions: the Literary category is expanded to Literary or Historical, and Photography morphs into Food Photography & Styling. One book really stands out: Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South by Vivian Howard, which was nominated in four different categories! (Update: read the review and enter the giveway for Deep Run Roots.)

Other EYB Member favorites on the list include Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking by Naomi Pomeroy, nominated in the Chefs & Restaurants category; Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City by Katie Parla and Kristina Gill, which was nominated in three categories; and Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life by Kate McDermott, nominated in both Photography and Single Subject. 

As usual, some books ended up in categories that you might not expect. Breaking Breads: A New World of Israeli Baking by  Uri Scheft landed in the Culinary Travel and Photography categories but not in Baking. Speaking of baking, I was surprised that Dorie's Cookies did not make the cut. At first I thought that it was released too late in the year, but Marcus Samuelsson's The Red Rooster Cookbook was released a mere week before Dorie's book and The Spice Companion by Lior Lev Sercarz was released the week after, yet they both made the list.

You can see the complete list of cookbook nominees on the EYB website, and read the official press release at IACP, where you can also view the non-cookbook nominees.    


  • lgroom  on  2/9/2017 at 9:04 PM

    Been hearing about Deep Run Roots lately. Some of the others I was surprised about but not The Art of the Pie. That is exquisite.

  • SheilaS  on  2/10/2017 at 4:56 PM

    Thank you for sharing this news. Even better, I was more than thrilled to get the email today that Deep Run Roots has been indexed - thank you so much!

  • hillsboroks  on  2/10/2017 at 5:22 PM

    I have loved watching Vivian Howard's program on PBS and have printed off several of her recipes from the website. Now I think I need to get her book.

  • FoodieOne  on  2/12/2017 at 8:48 AM

    My absolute two favorite books of 2016, _The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling_ by Meathead Goldwyn and _The Spice Companion_ by Lior Lev Sercarz, are nominated in the Reference and Tecnical category. My life in cooking has been changed by both these books!

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