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Julia Child Cookbook Awards

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Attention Cookbook Lovers:
Here's Your Chance to Dine with Julia Child

Join food lovers across America and cast a vote for your favorite cookbook. The Cooks' Choice Award, sponsored by the International Association of Culinary Professionals, invites home cooks to vote for their favorite cookbook from among the list of nominees for the Julia Child Cookbook Awards.

Each voter's ballot will be included in a drawing for a free trip to Philadelphia, where the winner and his or her guest will attend a very special dinner hosted by Julia Child. Then, they will join the festivities as the Book of the Year is announced during the Julia Child Cookbook Awards Gala on the evening of Saturday, April 27. The prize includes round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for three days.

Voting is as easy as filling out the official entry form. The Julia Child Award nominees will be announced on March 7, 1996, and ballots will be mailed out after that date. To enter, you must request an official ballot and return it to IACP Headquarters by April 12th. Only one vote is allowed per person, and duplicated or faxed copies are ineligible.  
To Receive An Official Entry Form

To receive a complete list of nominees, an official ballot and contest rules:

—Send EMAIL to IACP@[email-address-removed] and include 1) Name, 2) Mailing Address, and 3) the words "Send me a ballot" in your email.

OR

-- Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Cooks' Choice Award, IACP Headquarters, 304 W. Liberty Street, Suite 201, Louisville, KY 40202, or phone (502) 587-7953.

The Julia Child Award nominees will be posted on the electronic Gourmet Guide as soon as they become available.

 

Nominees For 1996 Julia Child
Cookbook Awards Announced

Ethel Hofman, president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), announced the nominees for the Julia Child Cookbook Awards at a reception for cookbook authors, editors, publishers and the food press at the legendary Rainbow Room in New York City.

All food and beverage books copyrighted and published in English during the 1995 calendar year were eligible for the coveted awards. This year, 447 books were entered in the country's premier awards competition for recognition of excellence in cookbook writing and publishing. A jury of 30 culinary professionals, including food writers, cookbook authors, and newspaper and magazine food editors, evaluated the books against a detailed list of criteria and tested scores of recipes before arriving at the list of finalists.

Three nominees were selected in each of the following ten categories: American; Breads, Other Baking and Sweets; Food Reference/Technical; General; Health and Diet; International; Literary Food Writing; Single Subject; Wine, Beer or Spirits; and First Book—The Julia Child Award. A complete list of nominees is attached.

From among these nominees, one book will be selected as the best book of 1995 in each category. Then, one of these 10 finalists will be named the "Best Cookbook of the Year." The winners will be announced on April 27, 1996, at the annual IACP conference in Philadelphia. The ceremony will also feature the Jane Grigson Award, which will be presented to the cookbook that exemplifies distinguished culinary scholarship.

The Julia Child Cookbook Awards are presented annually by the IACP, whose more than 2,200 members worldwide represent virtually every culinary profession. The Awards are sponsored in part by Bertolli Olive Oil, the National Pork Producer's Council, and TV Food Network wit1h a special salute by Saveur Magazine. IACP is dedicated to promoting the highest level of culinary professionalism.

 

International Association of Culinary Professionals
Julia Child Cookbook Awards Nominees
For Books Copyrighted and Published in 1995

American Category: TV Food Network Award

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

Classical Southern Cooking: A Celebration of the Cuisine of the Old South"
Author: Damon Lee Fowler
Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc
Editor: Betty Prashker
Contact: Wendy Schuman—(212) 572-2535
Price: $30.00

From the Earth to the Table: John Ash's Wine Country Cuisine"
Author: John Ash with Sid Goldstein
Publisher: Dutton
Editor: Carol DeSanti
Contact: Tracey Guest—(212) 366-2223
Price: $29.95

The Hudson River Valley Cookbook:
A Leading American Chef Savors the Region's Bounty"

Author: Waldy Malout with Molly Finn
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company
Editor: Elizabeth Corduff
Contact: Bonnie Gale—(617) 944-3700
Price: $27.50

 
Bread, Other Baking and Sweets Category

Cookbooks that focus on desserts, confections, and sweet or savory pastries or doughs.

Book of Tarts: Form, Function and Flavor at the City Bakery"
Author: Maury Rubin
Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Editor: Ann Branson
Contact: Kara Madden—(212) 261-6761
Price: $25.00

Breads for All Seasons:
Delicious and Distinctive Recipes for Year-Round Baking
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Author: Beth Hensperger
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Editor: Bill LeBlond
Contact: Mary Ann Gilderbloom—(415) 777-8466
Price: $18.95

Desserts to Die For"
Author: Marcel Desaulniers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Editor: Gillian Sowell
Contact: Marcel Desaulniers—(804) 229-8610
Price: $30.00

 
First Book Category: The Julia Child Award

The first cookbook by a writer who has not previously authored or co-authored a cookbook.

Fashionable Food"
Author: Sylvia Lovegren
Publisher: Macmillan USA
Editor: Pam Hoenig
Contact: Barbara Berger—(212) 654-8988
Price: $25.00

Flatbreads and Flavors"
Authors: Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid
Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Editor: Ann Branson
Contact: Kara Madden—(212) 261-6761
Price: $30.00

Recipe of Memory: Five Generations of Mexican Cuisine"
Authors: Victor M. Valle and Mary Lau Valle
Publisher: The New Press
Editor: Dawn Davis
Contact: Dawn Davis—(212) 629-8802
Price: $22.00

 
Food Reference/Technical Category:
National Pork Producers Council Award

Reference books of culinary terms, histories, techniques or ingredients.

The Encyclopedia of Beer"
Author: Christine P. Rhodes, general editor
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Editor: Mary Kay Linge
Contact: Jessica Stewart—(212) 886-9272
Price: $35.00

The Food Chronology: A Food Lover's Compendium of Events
and Anecdotes from Prehistory to the Present
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Author: James Trager
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Editor: Paula Kakalecik
Contact: Jessica Stewart—(212) 886-9272
Price: $40.00

On Cooking: Techniques from Expert Chefs"
Authors: Sarah R. Labensky and Alan M. Hause
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Editor: Robin Baliszewski
Contact: Robin Baliszewski—(617) 455-7092
Price: $49.95

 
General Category

Multiple subject recipe books, all-purpose cookbooks and personal recipe collections.

The Border Cookbook: Authentic Home Cooking of the American Southwest
and Northern Mexico
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Authors: Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison
Publisher: The Harvard Common Press
Editor: Dan Rosenberg
Contact: Christine Alaimo—(617) 423-5803
Price: $29.95

The Occasional Vegetarian: More that 200 Robust Dishes to Satisfy
Both Full- and Part-Time Vegetarians
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Author: Karen Lee with Diane Porter
Publisher: Warner Books
Editor: Olivia Blumer
Contact: Olivia Blumer—(212) 522-3450
Price: $24.95

Roasting: A Simple Art"
Author: Barbara Kafka
Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Editor: Ann Branson
Contact: Kara Madden—(212) 261-6761
Price: $25.00

 
Health and Special Diet Category: Bertolli Olive Oil Award

Cookbooks that focus on healthful eating, nutrition, dietary concerns, and special or restrictive diets.

From the Earth: Chinese Vegetarian Cooking"
Author: Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
Publisher: Macmillan USA
Editor: Justin Schwartz
Contact: Barbara Berger—(212) 654-8988
Price: $25.00

High-Flavor, Low-Fat Vegetarian Cooking"
Author: Steven Raichlen
Publisher: Viking
Editor: Dawn Drzal
Contact: Paul Slovak—(212) 366-2219
Price: $24.95

Lighter, Quicker, Better: Cooking for the Way We Eat Today"
Authors: Richard Sax and Marie Simmons
Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Editor: Harriet Bell
Contact: Kara Madden—(212) 261-6761
Price: $25.00

 
International Category: Saveur Magazine Award

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

Flatbreads and Flavors"
Authors: Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid
Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Editor: Ann Branson
Contact: Kara Madden—(212) 261-6761
Price: $30.00

It Rains Fishes: Legends, Traditions and Joys of Thai Cooking"
Author: Kasma Loha-unchit
Publisher: Pomegranate Artbooks
Editor: Katherine Burke
Contact: Jill Jackson—(914) 244-3503
Price: $24.95

The Mexican Gourmet: Authentic Ingredients
and Traditional Recipes from the Kitchens of Mexico
"
Authors: Mar'a Dolores Torres Yzábal, Shelton Wiseman and José N. Iturriaga
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
Editor: Libby Frederico
Contact: Tom Jourdane—(619) 450-3575
Price: $39.95

 
Literary Food Writing Category

Non-fiction or fiction food or beverage books that are distinguished by the quality of their prose.

Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm"
Author: David Mas Masumoto
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
Editor: Caroline Pincus
Contact: Lara Morris HCSF—(415) 616-4743
Price: $20.00

Love Takes You Home: A Novel in Thirteen Delicious Meals"
Author: Julie Capaldo
Publisher: Reed International Books Australia Pty Limited
Editor: Jennifer Byrne
Contact: Jennifer Byrne—(3) 9245-7234
Price: N/A

Recipe of Memory: Five Generations of Mexican Cuisine"
Authors: Victor M. Valle and Mary Lau Valle
Publisher: The New Press
Editor: Dawn Davis
Contact: Dawn Davis—(212) 629-8802
Price: $22.00

Saltwater Foodways"
Author: Sandra L. Oliver
Publisher: Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
Editor: Andrew German
Contact: Joseph Gribbins—(203) 572-5347
Price: $39.95

 
Single Subject Category

Cookbooks that focus on specific foods, cooking methods, techniques or appliances.

Pizza, Focaccia, Flat and Filled Breads From Your Bread Machine:
Perfect Every Time
"
Author: Lora Brody with Lynne Bail, P.J. Hamel and Cynthia Salvato
Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Editor: Harriet Bell
Contact: Kara Madden—(212) 261-6761
Price: $22.00

Roasting"
Author: Kathy Gunst
Publisher: Macmillan USA
Editor: Jane Sigal
Contact: Barbara Berger—(212) 654-8988
Price: $16.00

The Whole World Loves Chicken Soup:
Recipes and Lore to Comfort Body and Soul
"
Author: Mimi Sheraton
Publisher: Warner Books
Editor: Olivia Blumer
Contact: Olivia Blumer—(212) 522-3450
Price: $22.95

 
Wine, Beer and Spirits Category

Books on the history, evaluation or production of alcoholic beverages; mixology; or serving or pairing with food.

The Book of Bourbon and Other Fine American Whiskeys"
Authors: Gary Regan and Mardee Haidin Regan
Publisher: Chapters Publishing, Ltd.
Editor: Barry Estabrook
Contact: Melissa Cochran—(802) 985-8700
Price: $29.95

Martini: An Illustrated History of an American Classic"
Author: Barnaby Conrad III
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Editor: Rian McEvoy
Contact: Mary Ann Gilderbloom—(415) 777-8466
Price: $24.95

Oz Clarke's Wine Atlas"
Author: Oz Clark
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Editor: Jennifer Josephy
Contact: Becky Michaels—(212) 522-8076
Price: $60.00

Romanee-Conti: The World's Most Fabled Wine"
Author: Richard Olney
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.
Editor: Carol Lalli
Contact: Amelia Durand—(212) 387-3510
Price: $35.00


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