Cookbooks to Consider

Every year, the James Beard Foundation gives awards in the food and beverage industry. Time magazine calls the awards “The Oscars of the food world.”

This year’s cookbook of the year went to: Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient by Jennifer McLagan.

Other nominated cookbooks that are available from the D.C. Public Library include:

  • Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking: Yiddish Recipes Revisited by Arthur Schwartz (American Cooking)
  • Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook by Martha Hall Foose (American cooking)
  • Bakewise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Baking by Shirley O. Corriher (baking)
  • The Art and Soul of Baking by Cindy Mushet, Sur La Table (baking)
  • WineWise: Your Complete Guide to Understanding, Selecting, and Enjoying Wine by Steven Kolpan, Brian H. Smith, and Michael A. Weiss, The Culinary Institute of America (beverage)
  • How to Cook Everything (Completely Revised Tenth Anniversary Edition) by Mark Bittman (general cooking)
  • The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life by Ellie Krieger (healthy focus)
  • Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid (international)

Find these titles in the library catalog.  Place a hold to have a book delivered to the library nearest you.

For a complete listing of nominees, visit the James Beard Foundation Website.