Winners announced for the 2015 James Beard media and book awards

David Sterling's "Yucatan" named best cookbook of the year.

David Sterling's "Yucatan" named best cookbook of the year.

On Friday, the James Beard Foundation announced its 2015 winners of for its book, broadcast and journalism awards. 


— Cookbook of the Year

"Yucatan: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition" by David Sterling (University of Texas Press)

— Cookbook Hall of Fame

Barbara Kafka

— American Cooking

"Heritage" by Sean Brock (Artisan)

— Baking and Dessert

"Flavor Flours: A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole & Ancient Grains, Nuts & Non-Wheat Flours" by Alice Medrich (Artisan)

— Beverage

"Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail" by Dave Arnold (W. W. Norton & Company)

— Cooking from a Professional Point of View

"Bar Tartine: Techniques & Recipes" by Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns (Chronicle Books)

— Focus on Health

"Cooking Light Mad Delicious: The Science of Making Healthy Food Taste Amazing" by Keith Schroeder (Oxmoor House)

— General Cooking

"The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking" by Faith Durand and Sara Kate Gillingham (Clarkson Potter)

— International

"Yucatan: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition" by David Sterling (University of Texas Press)

— Photography

"In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World" by Gabriele Galimberti (Clarkson Potter)

— Reference and Scholarship

"Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, and Pork: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering" by Adam Danforth (Storey Publishing)

— Single Subject

"Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, with Recipes" by Jennifer McLagan (Ten Speed Press)

— Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian

"At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well" by Amy Chaplin (Roost Books)

— Writing and Literature

"The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food" by Dan Barber (Penguin Press)



— Podcast

"The Feed Podcast"

Hosts: Rick Bayless and Steve Dolinsky

Producers: Matt Cunningham and Steve Dolinsky

Airs on:

— Radio Show/Audio Webcast

"Hidden Kitchens World"

Producers: The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva)

Airs on: NPR

— Special/Documentary

"Food Chains"

Host: Forest Whitaker

Director: Sanjay Rawal

Producers: Hamilton Fish, Smriti Keshari, Eva Longoria, Sanjay Rawal and Eric Schlosser

Airs: iTunes and Netflix

— Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location

"Martha Stewart's Cooking School"

Host: Martha Stewart

Producers: Greta Anthony, Kimberly Miller Olko, Martha Stewart, Calia Brencsons-Van Dyk and Lisa Wagner

Airs On: PBS

— Television Program, On Location

"The Mind of a Chef"

Host: Anthony Bourdain

Producers: Jared Andrukanis, Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Chris Collins, Michael Steed and Lydia Tenaglia

Airs on: PBS

— Television Segment

"CBS This Morning's" ''The Dish"

Host: Anthony Mason and Vinita Nair

Producers: Brian Applegate, Greg Mirman and Marci Waldman

Airs on: CBS

— Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional


Host: Grant Lee Crilly and Chris Young

Producer: Richard B. Wallace

Airs on:

— Video Webcast, On Location


Host: Liza de Guia

Producer: Liza de Guia

Airs on:

— Visual and Technical Excellence

"Wall of Fire: A ChefSteps Story"

Director: Sandy Smolan

Photographer and Editor: Reva Keller

Airs on:

— Outstanding Personality/Host

Host: Ina Garten