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Winners of the 2012 James Beard media awards

Associated Press Modified: May 4, 2012 at 10:15 pm •  Published: May 4, 2012

The winners of the 2012 James Beard Foundation book, broadcast and journalism awards announced Friday are:



— Cookbook Hall of Fame

"Home Cooking" and "More Home Cooking" by Laurie Cowin

— Cookbook of the Year

"Modernist Cuisine" by Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet

— American Cooking

"A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen" by Hugh Acheson

— Baking and Dessert

"Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home" by Jeni Britton Bauer

— Beverage

"Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, & Formulas" by Brad Thomas Parsons

— Cooking from a Professional Point of View

"Modernist Cuisine" by Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet

— General Cooking

"Ruhlman's Twenty" by Michael Ruhlman

— Focus on Health

"Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen" by Heidi Swanson

— International

"The Food of Morocco" by Paula Wolfert

— Photography

"Notes from a Kitchen: A Journey Inside Culinary Obsession" by Jeff Scott and Blake Beshore

— Reference and Scholarship

"Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880-1920" by Andrew P. Haley

— Single Subject

"All About Roasting" by Molly Stevens

— Writing and Literature

"Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef" by Gabrielle Hamilton



— Publications of the Year

Amanda Hesser (Food52) and Darra Goldstein (Gastronomica)

— Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction

Anna Thomas, EatingWell magazine, "The Soup for Life"

— Environment, Food Politics and Policy

Ben Paynter, Fast Company, "The Sweet Science"

— Food Coverage in a Food-Focused Publication

Saveur, James Oseland

— Food Coverage in a General-interest Publication

Lesley Bargar Suter

Los Angeles, "Chinese Food in L.A.," ''It's Time for Breakfast in L.A," ''Food Lovers Guide"

— Food Culture and Travel

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