The 2014 James Beard Awards, held at Gotham Hall in New York City, have been going on since Friday and continue through tonight, when the chef and restaurant awards will be announced. So who won the prestigious book, broadcast and journalism awards this year? Congratulations go to British chef Heston Blumental, whose book Historic Heston won Cookbook of the Year. 

Diana Kennedy was inducted into the Cookbook Hall of Fame. Anthony Bourdain won for The Mind of a Chef on PBS. Public radio and television took home quite a few honors, as did the publication Lucky Peach, which won in multiple categories. Ina Garten won Outstanding Host for her Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network, and GQ's Alan Richman won this year's Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award.

On the home front, L.A.-based cookbook writer Martha Rose Shulman and Jacquy Pfeiffer won in the Baking category with their book, The Art of French Pastry. And the Weekly's own Besha Rodell won for her Punch essay “40 Ounces to Freedom.” Read on for the complete list of awards, and check back later to see who won this year's chef and restaurants awards. Then maybe go out to dinner.
Radio Show/Audio Webcast

This American Life
Host: Ben Calhoun
Area: Public Radio
Producer: Ben Calhoun


Eating Alabama
Network: PBS
Producers: Andrew Beck Grace and Bartley Powers

Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location

Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Host: Martha Stewart
Network: PBS
Producers: Greta Anthony, Christina Deyo, Michael Morrison, Olivia Schneider, Martha Stewart, Calia Van Dyk, and Lisa Wagner

Television Program, on Location

The Mind of a Chef
Host: Anthony Bourdain
Network: PBS
Producers: Jared Andrukanis, Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Chris Collins, Michael Steed, and Lydia Tenaglia

Television Segment

Friday Arts, Art of Food
Network: WHYY-TV
Producer: Monica Rogozinski

Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional

Thirsty For…
Producers: Jay Holzer and Eric Slatkin

Video Webcast, on Location

The Perennial Plate: Europe and South Asia
Hosts: Mirra Fine and Daniel Klein
Producers: Mirra Fine and Daniel Klein

Outstanding Personality/Host

Host: Ina Garten
Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics
Network: Food Network

2014 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards

Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction

Andy Ricker
“The Star of Siam”

Food and Culture

John Birdsall
Lucky Peach
“America, Your Food Is So Gay”

Food and Travel

Nick Paumgarten
Bon Appétit
“Lunch at 8,500 Ft.”

Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication

The Wall Street Journal
“Off Duty” Section
Beth Kracklauer

Food Politics, Policy, and the Environment

Eli Saslow
The Washington Post
“Food Stamps”

Food-Related Columns

Adam Sachs
Bon Appétit
The Obsessivore

Group Food Blog

First We Feast

Health and Well-Being

Rachael Moeller Gorman
“The Whole-Grain, Reduced-Fat, Zero-Calorie, High-Fiber, Lightly Sweetened Truth About Food Labels”


Lisa Hanawalt
Lucky Peach
“On the Trail with Wylie”

Individual Food Blog

Homesick Texan
Lisa Fain

Personal Essay

Fuchsia Dunlop
Lucky Peach
“Dick Soup”


Francis Lam
Lucky Peach
“A Day on Long Island with Alex Lee”

Visual Storytelling

James Maikowski, Patricia Sanchez, Stephen Scoble, and Fredrika Stjärne
Food & Wine
“Best New Chef All-Stars,” “Oysters & Gumbo: A Chef's New Orleans Party,” “Vegetables Now”

Wine, Spirits, and Other Beverages

Besha Rodell
“40 Ounces to Freedom”

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award

Alan Richman
“Alan Richman Walks Into a Jewish Deli…,” “The Elm: Is Brooklyn Ready for Sophisticated Dining?,” “ZZ's, the Most Expensive 58 Minutes in New York Dining”

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award

John Jeremiah Sullivan
Lucky Peach
“I Placed a Jar in Tennessee”

2014 James Beard Foundation Book Awards

Cookbook of the Year

Historic Heston
Heston Blumenthal
(Bloomsbury USA)

Cookbook Hall of Fame

Diana Kennedy

American Cooking 

The New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes
Amy Thielen
(Random House)

Baking and Dessert

The Art of French Pastry
Jacquy Pfeiffer with Martha Rose Shulman


The Cocktail Lab: Unraveling the Mysteries of Flavor and Aroma in Drink, with Recipes
Tony Conigliaro
(Ten Speed Press)

Cooking from a Professional Point of View

Historic Heston
Heston Blumenthal
(Bloomsbury USA)

Focus on Health

Gluten-Free Girl Every Day
Shauna James Ahern with Daniel Ahern
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

General Cooking

Smoke: New Firewood Cooking
Tim Byres
(Rizzoli New York)


Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking
Fuchsia Dunlop
(W. W. Norton & Company)


René Redzepi: A Work in Progress
Photographers: Ali Kurshat Altinsoy, Ditte Isager, René Redzepi, Lars Williams, and the Noma Team
(Phaidon Press)

Reference and Scholarship

Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine One Plate at a Time
Adrian Miller
(The University of North Carolina Press)

Single Subject

Culinary Birds: The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook
John Ash with James O. Fraioli
(Running Press)

Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian

Vegetable Literacy
Deborah Madison
(Ten Speed Press)

Writing and Literature

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Michael Moss
(Random House)

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