Your 2013 James Beard Book, Broadcast and Journalism Award winners

May 6, 2013

The James Beard Foundation 2013 media awards presented Friday night in New York City included two notable recipients from Chicago.

Congratulations to WBEZ's very own Fear of Frying on winning best Radio Show/Audio Webcast with host Nina Barrett and producer Lynette Kalsnes. Read and hear this year's award-winning episodes, "Grrls' Meat Camp teaches women fine art and craft of butchering" and "Braving the stinkiest of the cheeses: The lighter side of Limburger".

Mike Sula of the Chicago Reader received the prestigious MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award for his story "Chicken of the Trees" about eating city squirrels. This was Sula's third nomination and first win. Well-deserved and long overdue to one of the finest food writers in the world today.

The chef and restaurant Beard winners will be announced Monday night.

Find the complete list of book, broadcast, and media award winners below, exclusively here with painstakingly added links. (I don't understand why the JBF never includes links.)

2013 James Beard Foundation Book Awards

For cookbooks published in English in 2012.

Cookbook of the Year

Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America

by Maricel E. Presilla (W.W. Norton & Company)

Cookbook Hall of Fame

Anne Willan

American Cooking
Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking
by Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart (Gibbs Smith)

Baking and Dessert

Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza

by Ken Forkish (Ten Speed Press)

Beverage
Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavors
by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, and José Vouillamoz (Ecco)

Cooking From a Professional Point of View

Toqué! Creators of a New Quebec Gastronomy
by Normand Laprise (les éditions du passage)

Focus on Health
Cooking Light The New Way to Cook Light: Fresh Food & Bold Flavors for Today’s Home Cook
by Scott Mowbray and Ann Taylor Pittman (Oxmoor House)

General CookingCanal House Cooks Every Day
by Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer (Andrews McMeel Publishing)

International
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi (Ten Speed Press)

PhotographyWhat Katie Ate: Recipes and Other Bits & Pieces
Photographer: Katie Quinn Davies (Viking Studio)

Reference and Scholarship
The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World
by Sandor Ellix Katz (Chelsea Green Publishing)

Single Subject

Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard
by Nigel Slater (Ten Speed Press)

Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian
Roots: The Definitive Compendium with More Than 225 Recipes
by Diane Morgan (Chronicle Books)

Writing and LiteratureYes, Chef: A Memoir
by Marcus Samuelsson (Random House)

2013 James Beard Foundation Broadcast and New Media Awards
For television, webcast, and radio programs aired in 2012.

Radio Show/Audio Webcast

Fear of Frying

Host: Nina Barrett
Area: WBEZ
Producer: Lynette Kalsnes

Special/Documentary (Television or Video Webcast)
The Restaurateur
Network: PBS
Producer: Roger Sherman

Television Program, In Studio or Fixed LocationCBS Sunday Morning: “Eat, Drink and Be Merry”
Host: Charles Osgood
Network: CBS
Producers: Gavin Boyle, Amol Mhatre, Rand Morrison, Amy Rosner, Jason Sacca, and Robin Sanders

Television Program, On Location
The Mind of a Chef
Host: Anthony Bourdain
Network: PBS
Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Alexandra Chaden, Jonathan Cianfrani, Christopher Collins, Peter Meehan, Michael Steed, and Lydia Tenaglia

Television Segment

Friday Arts, Art of Food

Network: WHYY

TV Producer: Monica Rogozinski

Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional
How to Cocktail
liquor.com
Producers: Kit Codik, Scott Kritz, and Noah Rothbaum

Video Webcast, On Location

The Perennial Plate: Real Food World Tour

theperennialplate.com
Hosts: Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine
Producers: Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine

Outstanding Personality/Host
Host: Andrew Zimmern
Show: Bizarre Foods America
Network: Travel Channel
Producers: Colleen Needles Steward, and Andrew Zimmern

2013 James Beard Foundation Journalism AwardsFor articles published in English in 2012.

Publication of the Year Award
ChopChop

Cooking, Recipes, or InstructionMatt Goulding, Matthew Kadey with Tamar Adler, and Paul Kita
Men’s Health
The Butcher is Back!,” “The Six-Pack Foods of Summer,” “Southern Food Rises Again

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award
Tejal Rao
Village Voice
Bangkok Pop, No Fetishes,” “The Sweet Taste of Success,” “Enter the Comfort Zone at 606 R&D

Food and CultureAnn Taylor Pittman
Cooking Light
Mississippi Chinese Lady Goes Home to Korea

Food and Travel
Adam Sachs
Travel + Leisure
The Best Little Eating Town in Europe

Food Coverage in a General-Interest PublicationMen’s Health
Adina Steiman

Food Politics, Policy, and The Environment
Tracie McMillan
The American Prospect with the Food & Environment Reporting Network

As Common As Dirt

Food-Related ColumnsAdam Sachs
Bon Appétit
The Obsessivore: “I'm Big On Japan,” “Everyone’s a Critic,” “The Tradition Starts Here

Group Food Blog
Dark Rye
darkrye.com

Health and Well-BeingRachael Moeller Gorman
Eating Well
Solving the Sugar Puzzle

Humor
Alice Laussade
Dallas Observer
The Cheap Bastard’s Ultimate Guide to Eating like a Total Cheap Bastard in Dallas

Individual Food BlogHunter Angler Gardener Cook
honest-food.net

Hank Shaw

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
Mike Sula
Chicago Reader
Chicken of the Trees

Personal EssayFuchsia Dunlop
Lucky Peach
London Town

Profile
Brett Martin
GQ
Danny and the Electric Kung Pao Pastrami Test

Visual StorytellingMichele Outland and Fiorella Valdesolo
Gather Journal
“Starters,” “Dessert,” “Smoke & Ash”

Wine, Spirits, and Other Beverages
Michael Steinberger

vanityfair.com
A Vintage Crime