On April 20, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) announced the winners of its annual 2002 IACP Cookbook Awards. The awards celebrate the years most outstanding food and beverage publication. Winners were chosen in 11 categories.
The 2002 IACP Cookbook of the Year was awarded to The Bread Bakers Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread (Ten Speed Press) by Peter Reinhart. Reinhart is the co-founder of the Brother Juniper's Bakery in Sonoma, California, as well as an instructor at the world's largest culinary school. His book also won in the "Bread, Baking, and Other Sweets Category."
The Julia Child Award, which recognizes the first cookbook by a writer who has not previously authored or co-authored a cookbook, was given to Recipes from Home (Artisan) by Barbara Shinn and David Page. In the General Category, which awards the best multiple-subject books, all purpose cookbooks, and personal recipe collections, the winner was A New Way to Cook (Artisan) by Sally Schneider.
In the Literary Food Writing Category, which celebrates a non-fiction or fiction food or beverage book that is distinguished by the "quality of their prose," the award went to On Rue Tatin (Broadway Books) by Susan Hermann Loomis.
For more on the 2002 IACP Cookbook Awards and a full list of nominees and winners, go to http://www.iacp.com/awards/iacpAwards/cookBookCurrent.html.