James Beard Book Award Winners 2012-Present

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!

octwThe Oxford Companion to Wine
2016 Winner: Beverage
Robinson, Jancis & Harding, Julia
Our Catalog
lighten-up-yallLighten Up, Y'all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome
2016 Winner: Focus on Health
Willis, Virginia
Our Catalog
food-labThe Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
2016 Winner: General Cooking
López-Alt, J. Kenji
Our Catalog
the-jemima-codeThe Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks
2016 Winner: Reference and Scholarship
Tipton-Martin, Toni
Our Catalog
soda-politicsSoda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)
2016 Winner: Writing and Literature
Nestle, Marion
Our Catalog
v-for-vegetablesV 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-tartineBar Tartine: Techniques & Recipes
2015 Winner: Cooking from a Professional Point of View
Balla, Nicolaus & Burns, Cortney
Our Catalog
midwestern-tableThe New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes
2014 Winner: American Cooking
Thielen, Amy
Our Catalog
cocktail-labThe Cocktail Lab: Unraveling the Mysteries of Flavor and Aroma and Drink, with Recipes
2014 Winner: Beverage
Conigliaro, Tony
Our Catalog
every-grain-of-riceEvery Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking
2014 Winner: International
Dunlop, Fuchsia
Our Catalog
soul-foodSoul Food: The Surprising Story of American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time
2014 Winner: Reference and Scholarship
Miller, Adrian
Our Catalog
vegetable-literacyVegetable Literacy
2014 Winner: Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian
Madison, Deborah
Our Catalog
salt-sugar-fatSalt Sugar Fat: How the Good Giants Hooked Us
2014 Winner: Writing and Literature
Moss, Michael
Our Catalog
jerusalem-cookbookJerusalem: A Cookbook
2013 Winner: International
Ottolenghi, Yotam & Tamimi, Sami
Our Catalog
yes-chefYes, Chef: A Memoir
2013 Winner: Writing and Literature
Samuelsson, Marcus
Our Catalog
bittersBitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All
2012 Winner: Beverage
Parson, Brad Thomas
Our Catalog
super-natural-every-daySuper Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen
2012 Winner: Focus on Health
Swanson, Heidi
Our Catalog
blood-bones-butterBlood, Bones, & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
2012 Winner: Writing and Literature
Hamilton, Gabrielle
Our Catalog