Tuesday, June 7, 2011

N.C. blogger/author wins at IACP

The International Association of Culinary Professionals announced winners of its awards last week. Along with the James Beard Foundation, the IACP gives annual awards for books and food writing.

Among the IACP winners this year: Jonathan Bloom of Durham, author of the book "American Wasteland," in the Food Matters category. Bloom tied with Deborah Krasner, author of "Good Meat." Bloom also has a blog, Wasted Food.

Authors Matt and Ted Lee of New York and Charleston won the American category for "The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern."

To recognize the 25th anniversary of IACP's book awards, five books were named to the Culinary Classics category, for books that made meaningful contributions to the field of culinary literature: "A Book of Mediterranean Food," by Elizabeth David; "On Food and Cooking," by Harold McGee; "The Classic Italian Cook Book," by Marcella Hazan; "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," by Julia Child, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle; and "The Joy of Cooking" (1975 edition) by Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker.

For the full list of IACP winners, go here.