Congratulations to These James Beard Foundation Award Winners!

By Ericka Saira Serrano | June 8 2023 | AdultGeneral

From the official James Beard Foundation website: “The James Beard Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate, support, and elevate the people behind America’s food culture and champion a standard of good food anchored in talent, equity, and sustainability.” This year, Penguin Random house is proud to be the publishing home for many of this year’s James Beard Book Award winners. Sending a jolly congratulations to all award winners and publishing teams. Happy cooking!

Beverage with Recipes: Books with recipes focused on beverages, such as cocktails, beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, or juices.

  • The Bartender’s Manifesto: How to Think, Drink, and Create Cocktails Like a Pro by Toby Maloney and Emma Janzen

Bread: Books with recipes focused on the art and craft of making bread, including ingredients, techniques, equipment, and traditions.

  • The Perfect Loaf: The Craft and Science of Sourdough Breads, Sweets, and More: A Baking Book by Maurizio Leo

General: Books with recipes that address a broad scope of cooking, not just a single topic, technique, or region.

  • The Cook You Want To Be: Everyday Recipes to Impress by Andy Baraghani

International: Books with recipes focused on food or cooking traditions of countries, regions, or communities outside of the United States.

  • Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture From My Kitchen In Mexico: A Cookbook by Rick Martinez

Literary Writing: Narrative nonfiction books, including memoirs, culinary tourism, investigative journalism, food advocacy, and critical analysis of food and foodways for a general audience. Includes memoir, biography, personal essays, culinary travel, and culture.

  • Savor: A Chef’s Hunger for More by Fatima Ali with Tarajia Morrell

Restaurant and Professional: Books written by a culinary professional or restaurant chef with recipes that may include advanced cooking techniques.

  • Bludso’s BBQ Cookbook: A Family Affair in Smoke and Soul by Kevin Bludso with Noah Galuten

Vegetable-Focused Cooking: Books on vegetable cookery with recipes that are meatless, vegetarian, or vegan.

  • The Vegan Chinese Kitchen: Recipes and Modern Stories From a Thousand-Year-Old Tradition: A Cookbook by Hannah Che

Emerging Voice: The Book Committee selects the Emerging Voice award winner; no entries are accepted for this category. This award recognizes the work of immediate impact and lasting significance by a first-time published author whose unique perspective expands the reach of the subject matter.

  • Diasporican by Illyana Maisonet




The Bartender's Manifesto
Offering a foundational approach to cocktails, this manual from a James Beard Award-winning trailblazer will have you understanding and creating original drinks like a seasoned barkeep.
$32.50 US
Jun 14, 2022
320 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Perfect Loaf
A dynamic, authoritative sourdough baking bible for those looking to build confidence in the craft with a wide range of foolproof recipes, from pan loaves to pizza to doughnuts, by the beloved blogger and resident bread baker at Food52
$40.00 US
Nov 08, 2022
432 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Cook You Want to Be
One of Bon Appétit's favorite talents shows you how to define and develop your individual cooking style—and become the cook you want to be—in 120 recipes.
$35.00 US
May 24, 2022
336 Pages
Lorena Jones Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Mi Cocina
An enticing, regional, and stunning exploration of Mexican cuisine from beloved food writer and host of the Babish Culinary Universe show “Pruébalo” on YouTube and Food52’s “Sweet Heat” series, Rick Martínez.
$35.00 US
May 03, 2022
304 Pages
Clarkson Potter

A young chef whose dreams were cut short savors every last minute as she explores food and adventure, illness and mortality in this stunning, lyrical memoir and family story that sweeps from Pakistan to New York City and beyond
$28.00 US
Oct 11, 2022
384 Pages
Ballantine Books

Bludso's BBQ Cookbook
A deep look at family, community, and Texas BBQ through 90 recipes and stories from the famous pitmaster and restaurateur behind Bludso's BBQ.
$29.99 US
Apr 12, 2022
288 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Vegan Chinese Kitchen
100+ fresh, plant-based, umami-packed recipes that show the range of traditional and modern Chinese vegan cuisine from the creator of The Plant-Based Wok.
$35.00 US
Sep 13, 2022
320 Pages
Clarkson Potter
World except Canada

Over 90 delicious, deeply personal recipes that tell the story of Puerto Rico's Stateside diaspora from the United States' first Puerto Rican food columnist, award-winning writer Illyanna Maisonet.
$32.50 US
Oct 18, 2022
256 Pages
Ten Speed Press