Our 2024 James Beard Foundation Media Award Winners


On Sunday, June 8th, the 2024 James Beard Foundation Media Award Winners were announced. As a delightful (and delicious) surprise, five Penguin Random House titles were honored in the Book Awards category. The Book Awards recognize cookbooks and other non-fiction food or beverage-related books that were published in the U.S. in 2023 and among the thirteen categories, Penguin Random House took home the awards for International, U.S. Foodways, Vegetable-Focused Cooking, Visuals, and General. The ceremony was hosted by CBS This Morning co-host Michelle Miller. 

Discover our winners below! 

GeneralSTART HERE: Instructions for Becoming a Better Cook by Sohla El-Waylly (Alfred A. Knopf) 

International: THE WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN COOKBOOK by José Andrés and Sam Chapple-Sokol (Clarkson Potter) 

U.S. Foodways: LOVE JAPAN: Recipes from Our Japanese American Kitchen by Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi with Gabriella Gershenson (Ten Speed Press) 

Vegetable-Focused Cooking: TENDERHEART: A Cookbook About Vegetables and Unbreakable Family Bonds by Hetty Lui McKinnon (Alfred A. Knopf) 

Visuals: THE BOOK OF SICHUAN CHILI CRISP by Jing Gao; photography by Yudi Echevarria (Ten Speed Press) 

A hearty congratulations to our winners and their publishers! Discover the complete list of nominees (which included a total of 11 PRH nominees) here.


Posted: June 12, 2024