IACP Cookbook Award Nomination – March 2005
2005 IACP COOKBOOK AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
NEW YORK (March 21, 2005) – The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) announced the finalists for the 2005 IACP Cookbook Awards at a reception for cookbook authors, editors, publishers and the food media at the Time & Life Building in New York this evening. The awards, which are sponsored by the California Table Grape Commission, Cuisinart, and Le Cordon Bleu, honor the best writing and publishing in the food and beverage industry.
All food and beverage books copyrighted and published in English during the 2004 calendar year were eligible for the coveted awards. This year, more than 430 books were entered in the awards program, which is considered the country’s premier awards competition for recognition of excellence in cookbook writing and publishing. A jury of 39 culinary professionals, including food writers, cookbook authors, and newspaper and magazine food editors, evaluated the books against a detailed list of criteria and tested scores of recipes before arriving at the list of finalists.
Three finalists were announced for each of the 13 categories; a complete list is attached. On April 16 at the annual IACP conference in Dallas, one finalist in each category will be selected to receive the IACP Cookbook Award as the best book for that category. One of the category winners will also have the distinction of being named the “Best Cookbook of the Year.”
Additional awards presented during the ceremony include the Jane Grigson Award, for the cookbook that exemplifies distinguished culinary scholarship; the Design Award, for excellence and innovation in a book’s visual elements; and the Bert Greene Awards, for outstanding food journalism.
The ceremony will also announce the winners of the IACP Awards of Excellence, which honor individuals whose outstanding achievements and pursuit of excellence embody the highest standards of the organization. Awards will be given in the following categories: Corporate Marketing Campaign, Cooking Teacher of the Year, Avocational Cooking School, Entrepreneur, and Corporate Consumer Educational and Communication Materials. Lifetime Achievement and Humanitarian Award winners will also be announced.Founded in 1978, IACP members represent a “who’s who” in the world of food and include cooking teachers and cooking school owners; caterers, chefs and restaurateurs; food writers and cookbook authors; editors and publishers of the world’s consumer and trade press; food stylists and photographers; vintners; television personalities; recipe developers and test kitchen personnel; public relations, marketing and advertising professionals; and many others with a special interest in the culinary arts.
For more information about the awards program or IACP, contact Jennifer Montgomery at IACP Headquarters, 304 West Liberty Street, Suite 201, Louisville, KY 40202 USA; phone (800)-928-4227; fax (502) 589-3602; e-mail email@example.com or log on to IACP’s Web site at www.iacp.com.
2005 IACP Cookbook Award Finalists
For books copyrighted in 2004 and published between December 1, 2003 and November 29, 2004.
HEALTH AND SPECIAL DIET CATEGORY
Cookbooks and diet books that focus on healthful eating, nutrition, dietary concerns and special or restrictive diets.
“Chef Bobo’s Good Food Cookbook: Smart Recipes for Happy, Healthy Kids”
Author: Robert W. Surles
Publisher: Meredith Corporation/Meredith Books
Editor: Jan E. Miller
Contact: Jan E. Miller
Price: $24.95 U.S.
“Getting Thin and Loving Food!: 200 Easy Recipes to Take You Where You Want to Be”
Author: Kathleen Daelemans
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Editor: Rux Martin
Contact: Deborah DeLosa
Price: $27.00 U.S.
“The Mom’s Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time!”
Authors: Janice Newell Bissex and Liz Weiss
Publisher: Broadway Books
Editor: Patricia Medved
Contact: Heather Maguire
Price: $15.95 U.S.
(For the full press release and book nominees in all 13 categories, click here.)