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James Beard Media Awards 2017

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James Beard Media Awards 2017

The James Beard Foundation media awards were presented last night with some of the best new publications, journalists, books and writers honoured at the event.

Taking place ahead of the James Beard Gala on May 1st in Chicago, the JBF Media Awards highlights some of the sharpest talent across the food media industry.

Chef’s Table came in with a well deserved win, Andrew Zimmern was picked as Outstanding Personality and Ronni Lundy won Book of The Year for Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes.

Below is a full list of winners from the night.  

The 2017 James Beard Foundation Book Awards
For books published in English in 2016. 
American Cooking
Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes 
Ronni Lundy
(Clarkson Potter)
Baking and Dessert
Dorie’s Cookies
Dorie Greenspan
(Rux Martin Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki
Martin Cate with Rebecca Cate
(Ten Speed Press)
Cooking from a Professional Point of View
Classic Koffmann 
Pierre Koffmann
(Jacqui Small)
General Cooking
Eat in My Kitchen: To Cook, to Bake, to Eat, and to Treat 
Meike Peters
You Have It Made: Delicious, Healthy, Do-Ahead Meals 
Ellie Krieger
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan 
Naomi Duguid
A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression 
Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe
Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking
Chris Court
(Ten Speed Press)
Reference and Scholarship
The Oxford Companion to Cheese 
Catherine Donnelly
(Oxford University Press)
Single Subject
Milk. Made: A Book About Cheese. How to Choose It, Serve It and Eat It 
Nick Haddow
(Hardie Grant)
Vegetable Cooking
The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook 
Salma Hage
(Phaidon Press)
Book of the Year
Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes 
Ronni Lundy
(Clarkson Potter)
Cookbook Hall of Fame
Judith Jones
The 2017 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Awards (Presented by Breville®)
For television, web, and radio programs aired in 2016. 
The Birth of Saké 
Director: Erik Shirai
Producer: Masako Tsumura
Airs on: iTunes, PBS, and
Outstanding Personality/Host
Andrew Zimmern
Andrew Zimmern’s Bucket List; Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food; Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Airs on: Travel Channel and
The Four Top
Host: Katherine Cole
Producers: Katherine Cole and Morgan Holm
Airs on: and iTunes
Radio Show/Audio Webcast
Hidden Kitchens: War & Peace & Food 
Producers: The Kitchen Sisters: Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva
Airs on: NPR's Morning Edition and
Special (on TV or Web)
Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday for Heroes
Host: Lidia Bastianich
Producers: Laurie Donnelly, Lidia Bastianich, Anne Adams, and Shelly Burgess Nicotra
Airs on: PBS
Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location
Fish the Dish
Host: Spencer Watts
Producer: Chris Knight
Airs on: Gusto and
Television Program, on Location
Chef's Table
Producers: David Gelb, Brian McGinn, Matthew Weaver, Andrew Fried, and Dane Lillegard
Airs on: Netflix 
Television Segment
Harvesting Alaska
Hosts: Heather Hintze and Lauren Maxwell
Producer: Gina Romero
Airs on: KTVA Anchorage and
Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional
Kitchen Conundrums with Thomas Joseph
Host: Thomas Joseph
Producers: Samantha Schutz and Greta Anthony
Airs on: and YouTube
Video Webcast, on Location
Working 24 Hours at…
Director: Joe Williams
Host: Andrew Knowlton
Producer: Meghan Scibona
Airs on:
Visual and Technical Excellence
Director and Photographer: James Mann
Editors: Aaron Warzynski and James Fitzpatrick
Airs on:
2017 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards
For articles published in English in 2016. 
“Eat”: “A Haitian Grandmother’s Home-Cooked Porridge”; “Kimchi Fried Rice, Korean Comfort Food”; and “Casa Calamari”
Francis Lam
The New York Times Magazine
Dining and Travel
“I Want Crab. Pure Maryland Crab.”
Bill Addison
Food and Culture
“A Last Dinner in the Jungle”
Shane Mitchell
Roads & Kingdoms
Food and Health
“Brain Food”
Hunter Lewis, Carolyn Williams, Sidney Fry, and Peggy Knickerbocker
Cooking Light
Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication
The New Yorker Food Issue 
David Remnick, Lauren Collins, Dana Goodyear, and Carolyn Kormann
Food Reporting
“Exploited in Paradise” series
Martha Mendoza and Margie Mason
Associated Press
Home Cooking
“How to Cook, Smoke, Crumble, Grind, Pickle, Candy, Milk, Slow Cook, Toast, Pulverize, and Fry a Nut”
Cheryl Slocum and Robin Bashinsky
Cooking Light
“Recipes with Roots: The True Meaning of Turkey”
Francis Lam
Cooking Light
Local Impact
“‘Free Crabs!’”; “A Significant Goodbye”; “Feeding the Prison System”
Hanna Raskin
The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC)
Personal Essay
“All I Want Are Some Potato Skins”
Keith Pandolfi
Serious Eats
“Finding Pete Wells: A Search for America's Most Dangerous Restaurant Critic”
Kevin Alexander
Visual Storytelling
“Thrill Ride”
Vince Dixon and Mariya Pylayev
Wine, Spirits, and Other Beverages
“The Great Craft Beer Sellout”
Dave Infante
Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award
“High Chairs and Hard Core”; “The X-Files”; “Beyond Biscuits and Gravy”
Karen Brooks
Portland Monthly
MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
“The Dog Thief Killings”
Calvin Godfrey
Roads & Kingdoms
Publication of the Year
Roads & Kingdoms
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