Our 23 Finalists for the 2019 IACP Awards

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The International Association of Culinary Professionals announced the finalists of its prestigious IACP 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 Alfred A. Knopf, Ten Speed Press, Clarkson Potter, Lorena Jones Books and Rodale as well as America’s Test Kitchen, a Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS) client. Winners will be announced at the annual IACP conference on May 18 in Manhattan.


Single Subject

JERKY by Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller (Ten Speed Press)

SOLO: A Modern Cookbook for a Party of One by Anita Lo (Alfred A. Knopf)

Food Photography & Styling

BESTIA: Italian Recipes Created in the Heart of L.A. by Nicole Franzen (with Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis) (Ten Speed Press)

Baking: Savory or Sweet

FOOD52 GENIUS DESSERTS by Kristen Miglore (Ten Speed Press)

SISTER PIE by Lisa Ludwinski (Lorena Jones Books)

AMERICAN COOKIE by Anne Byrn (Rodale)

Wine, Beer or Spirits

JULEP by Alba Huerta (Lorena Jones Books)


SKINNYTASTE ONE AND DONE by Gina Homolka (Clarkson Potter)

RUN FAST. COOK FAST. EAT SLOW by Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky (Rodale)

THE COMPLETE DIABETES COOKBOOK by The Editors at America’s Test Kitchen (America’s Test Kitchen, a PRHPS client)

Food Matters

EAT A LITTLE BETTER by Sam Kass (Clarkson Potter)


COOK’S ILLUSTRATED REVOLUTIONARY RECIPIES by The Editors at America’s Test Kitchen (America’s Test Kitchen, PRHPS client)


Culinary Website

TASTE ( Anna Hezel & Matt Rodbard

Podcast or Radio Show

KEEEP CALM AND COOK ON WITH JULIA TURSHEN by Julia Turshen (forthcoming Ten Speed Press author)


Beverage-Focused Column

“Bar Review” by Robert Simonson, PUNCH (The Old-Fashioned, A Proper Drink, 3-Ingredient Cocktails, The Martini Cocktail, Ten Speed Press)

“Jon Bonné on Wine” by Jon Bonné, PUNCH (New California Wine, New Wine Rules, New French Wine, Ten Speed Press)

Food-Focused Column

“Food52 Genius Recipes” by Kristen Miglore (Food52 Genius Recipes, Food52 Genius Desserts, Ten Speed Press)

Instructional Writing on Food or Beverage with Recipes

Iva Dixit, “What Makes Paneer Good? A Personality” TASTE

Narrative Food Writing With or Without Recipes

Mayukh Sen, “The Gay Man Who Brought Tapas to America” TASTE

Rossi Anastopoulo, “The Radical Pie That Fueled A Nation” TASTE

Personal Essays / Memoir Writing

Toni Tipton Martin, “A Message From My Muse” Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original (Jubilee, Fall 19, Clarkson Potter)

Therese Nelson, “Hot Sauce in My Veins” TASTE

Publication of the Year (Circulation of 300,000 or less)

Cherry Bombe (Cherry Bombe, Clarkson Potter)

To view the complete list of 2019 IACP Award finalists, click here.


Posted: April 15, 2019