And the Award for Best Cookbook Goes to…

July 8, 2016 | Jeannette

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The ceremonies celebrating the best cookbooks of 2015 were held recently.

The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Awards honoured authors, publishers and other contributors behind the best cookbooks published last year. The association strives to promote quality and creativity in writing and publishing and to expand the awareness of culinary literature. They awarded the cookbook of the year to…

The Food Lab

The Food Lab
(also available: e-book)

In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don't work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new, but simple, techniques.

Here are some of the other IACP award winning cookbooks:

Dinner at Home   Fast Food, Good Food   Food52 Genius Recipes   The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Cookbook

Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees   The Picnic   Tacos   Vegetarian India

Visit IACP’s website for the full list of winners.

The James Beard Foundation Book Awards celebrated books that contributed to the growing canon of information and knowledge about food and beverage. This year, the book of the year went to…


Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking

Zahav tells an authoritative and personal story of how Solomonov embraced the food of his birthplace. It showcases the melting-pot cooking of Israel, especially the influences of the Middle East, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe. With its blend of technique and passion, this book shows readers how to make his food their own.

Here are some of the other James Beard Foundation award winning cookbooks:

A Bird in the Hand   Near and Far   NOPI   V is for Vegetables

Visit the James Beard Foundation website for the full list of winners.

The Gourmand World Cookbooks Award honoured the best food and wine books, printed or digital, as well as food television. They presented the best cookbook of the year to…

With Our Own Hands

With Our Own Hands

This book tells the story of the Afghan and Tajik Pamir Mountains, the old traditions and rapid changes in people's lives and the way they interact with the landscape. It is also a book about the origins of food. Combining stories, essays, recipes, and photography, With Our Own Hands seeks to strengthen the pride of the Pamiri people and excite the curiosity of those who appreciate diversity in food and agriculture, and the role it plays in people's relationships with nature and with each other.

Here are some of the other Gourmand International award winning cookbooks:

The Ghana Cookbook   Montreal Cooks   Soup for Syria   Vegan Everyday

Visit the Gourmand International website for the full list of winners.

Many of the award winning cookbooks can be read online or on a mobile device. Search for the titles in OverDrive, the library's e-book and e-audiobook digital content service.