James Beard Book Award Winners

The James Beard Foundation Awards, aka the Beard Awards, are the food industry’s highest honor. Awards are given in many categories, including chefs and restaurants, books, journalism, broadcast media, and restaurant design and graphics, as well as for lifetime and humanitarian achievements.


Here are some of the Winners from our catalog! Take a look at the Past Winners page for the full list. Don’t forget to contact the Southfield library to place items on hold if we don’t have a copy available right away!

BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts
2018 Winner: Baking & Desserts
Parks, Stella
Our Catalog
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
2018 Winner: General
Nosrat, Samin
Our Catalog
Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables
2018 Winner: Vegetable-Focused Cooking
McFadden, Joshua
Our Catalog
The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African American Culinary History in the Old South
2018 Winner: Writing & 2018 Book of the Year
Twitty, Michael W.
Our Catalog
Dorie's Cookies
2017 Winner: Baking & Dessert
Greenspan, Dorie
Our Catalog
The Oxford Companion to Wine
2016 Winner: Beverage
Robinson, Jancis & Harding, Julia
Our Catalog
Lighten Up, Y'all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome
2016 Winner: Focus on Health
Willis, Virginia
Our Catalog
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
2016 Winner: General Cooking
López-Alt, J. Kenji
Our Catalog
The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks
2016 Winner: Reference and Scholarship
Tipton-Martin, Toni
Our Catalog
Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)
2016 Winner: Writing and Literature
Nestle, Marion
Our Catalog
V is for Vegetables: Inspired Recipes & Techniques for Home Cooks
2016 Winner: Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian
Anthony, Michael
Our Catalog
2015 Winner: American Cooking
Brock, Sean
Our Catalog
Bar Tartine: Techniques & Recipes
2015 Winner: Cooking from a Professional Point of View
Balla, Nicolaus & Burns, Cortney
Our Catalog
The New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes
2014 Winner: American Cooking
Thielen, Amy
Our Catalog
The Cocktail Lab: Unraveling the Mysteries of Flavor and Aroma and Drink, with Recipes
2014 Winner: Beverage
Conigliaro, Tony
Our Catalog
Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking
2014 Winner: International
Dunlop, Fuchsia
Our Catalog
Soul Food: The Surprising Story of American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time
2014 Winner: Reference and Scholarship
Miller, Adrian
Our Catalog
Vegetable Literacy
2014 Winner: Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian
Madison, Deborah
Our Catalog
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Good Giants Hooked Us
2014 Winner: Writing and Literature
Moss, Michael
Our Catalog
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
2013 Winner: International
Ottolenghi, Yotam & Tamimi, Sami
Our Catalog
Yes, Chef: A Memoir
2013 Winner: Writing and Literature
Samuelsson, Marcus
Our Catalog
Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All
2012 Winner: Beverage
Parson, Brad Thomas
Our Catalog
Blood, Bones, & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
2012 Winner: Writing and Literature
Hamilton, Gabrielle
Our Catalog
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