IACP Cookbook Award winners

 IACP winning cookbooks

Jenny and Jane attended the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) annual meeting in New York City. That means they were able to see the winners of the 2018 IACP Cookbook Awards  in person! The rest of us had to follow along on Twitter – and now we know the winners.

We’ve updated our IACP 2018 community page to note the winner in each category. The first prize announced was for the Julia Child First Book Award. It went to Samin Nosrat’s Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, which also nabbed best American cookbook honors. The Baking category winner shocked me – Candy is Magic by Jami Curl bested the odds-on favorite, Yotam Ottolengh and Helen Goh’s Sweet.

Cheers to the Publican won the Chefs & Restaurants category, and The Blue Apron Cookbook took home the award for best compilation. In the Culinary Travel category Michael Harlan Turkel’s Acid Trip: Travels in the World of Vinegar scored an upset victory over Joan Nathan’s King Solomon’s Table and Carla Capalbo’s Tasting Georgia. King Solomon’s Table did win in the International group, so Joan Nathan didn’t go home empty-handed. In the Literary Food Writing category, Emily Kaiser Thelin won for Unforgettable.

Hello, My Name is Ice Cream by Dana Cree was named the best Single Subject tome for the year. Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden took home top honors in the General category and was named Cookbook of the Year as well. The People’s Choice Award went to Barton Seaver’s American Seafood, and Modernist Bread received the Jane Grigson Award. See all of the nominees and winners on our IACP 2018 community page

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  • annmartina  on  February 27, 2018

    Does something like the errors in the U.S. version of Sweet hurt a cookbook in an event like this?

  • darcie_b  on  February 28, 2018

    That's a good question! I have no idea but I suppose it's possible that the people who tested the recipes from the book did not have the errata sheet and therefore downgraded the cookbook.

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