2011 James Beard Nominees announced
Here is the complete list of nominees.
Personally, I was a little disappointed that some of the big books this year were not acknowledged. Surprisingly, given what a cook book hound I am, there were several that I hadn't even heard of...
The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual
I've seen this book so many times at Borders. Very few cookooks were left at the closing of at Borders, Winchester, VA store, but there were two copies of this one. Counting too many Italian cookbooks already in my library to ever reach for it if I did buy it.
I wonder what I'm missing, but I see nothing in it for me.
what is the deal with TWO nominations of duff goldman? i seriously don't "get" his appeal -- nor that of his seemingly-drug-addled associates making "cakes" from styrofoam. i guess it is just (quasi-) food as entertainment.
i vote for "alex's day off" and "avec eric."
does anyone have that claudia roden "big book" on mediterranean cuisine? very tempting....
how about the "low country cooking" book?
or the book about food history, "feasts, famines. ..etc."?