Our 23 Finalists for IACP 2018 Awards

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The International Association of Culinary Professionals announced the finalists for its 2018 Awards, recognizing the very best food writing and publishing of the year, from cookbooks and journalism to photography and digital media.  We received 23 nominations for books, authors and editors from Crown Publishing Group imprints Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press and Lorena Jones Books, as well as Alfred A. Knopf and America’s Test Kitchen (a PRHPS publisher client). The winners will be selected at the annual IACP conference on February 25 in New York.  


Our IACP 2018 Awards finalists:



CANDY IS MAGIC: Real Ingredients, Modern Recipes by Jami Curl (Ten Speed Press)

SWEET: Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh (Ten Speed Press)

Chefs & Restaurants

CHEERS TO THE PUBLICAN, REPAST AND PRESENT: Recipes and Ramblings from an American Beer Hall by Paul Kahan with Rachel Holtzman (Lorena Jones Books)


CHERRY BOMBE: The Cookbook by Kerry Diamond; Claudia Wu (Clarkson Potter)

THE GRAND CENTRAL MARKET COOKBOOK: Cuisine and Culture from Downtown Los Angeles by Adele Yellin; Kevin West (Clarkson Potter)

Culinary Travel

KING SOLOMON”S TABLE: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World by Joan Nathan (Alfred A. Knopf)

Julia Child First Book Award

BREAD TOAST CRUMBS: Recipes for No-Knead Loaves & Meals to Savor Every Slice by Alexandra Stafford with Elizabeth Lowery (Clarkson Potter)


DINNER: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark (Clarkson Potter)

Health & Special Diet

THE BOOK OF GREENS: A Cook’s Compendium of 40 Varieties, from Arugula to Watercress, with More than 175 Recipes by Jenn Louis; Kathleen Squires (Ten Speed Press)

VEGAN FOR EVERYBODY: Foolproof Plant-Based Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and In-Between by The Editors at America’s Test Kitchen (America’s Test Kitchen, PRHPS Client Publisher)


KING SOLOMON’S TABLE: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World by Joan Nathan (Alfred A. Knopf)

NOPALITO: A Mexican Kitchen by Gonzalo Guzmán with Stacy Adimando (Ten Speed Press)

Reference & Technical

PEPPERS OF THE AMERICAS: The Remarkable Capsicums That Forever Changed Flavor by Maricel E. Presilla (Lorena Jones Books)

Single Subject

HELLO, MY NAME IS ICE CREAM: The Art and Science of the Scoop by Dana Cree (Clarkson Potter)

THE PHO COOKBOOK: Easy to Adventurous Recipes for Vietnam’s Favorite Soup and Noodles by Andrea Nguyen (Ten Speed Press)

Wine, Beer & Spirits

THE BLOODY MARY: The Lore and Legend of a Cocktail Classic, with Recipes for Brunch and Beyond by Brian Bartels (Ten Speed Press)

CHAMPAGNE: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic
Region by Peter Liem (Ten Speed Press)

MEEHAN’S BARTENDER MANUAL by Jim Meehan (Ten Speed Press)

Beverage-Focused Column

Jon Bonné
“Jon Bonné on Wine”

Food-Focused Column

Scott Hocker
“A Kitchen in New Orleans”

Narrative Beverage Writing

Garrett Snyder
“How an LA Bar Built One of the World’s Greatest Stockpiles of Rare Spirits”
March 28, 2017

Culinary Travel Writing

Francis Lam
“In Good Hands”
May/June 2017

Podcast or Radio Show

The Splendid Table, American Public Media
The Splendid Table
Host, Francis Lam

View the complete list of finalists here.

Posted: February 9, 2018