Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Publishing Links

I added a few more publishing links on the left. I suggest you peruse them when you have a chance (if they aren't already a part of your daily reading). I'm pretty picky about which publishing websites I link to, and I think all of these are both valuable and entertaining.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Coolest... Commercial... Ever

Rachel Morgan to the Rescue

Tomatoes are now being investigated as the possible cause of a salmonella outbreak that has led to more than 145 sick in over a dozen states. Kim Harrison warned us all.

Monday, June 9, 2008

James Beard Award Winners

The James Beard Foundation Award Winners were announced over the weekend. Here are the nominees and winners for the Book Awards:

ASIAN COOKING
My Bombay Kitchen by Niloufer Ichaporia King (winner)
Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook by Fuchsia Dunlop
The Seventh Daughter by Cecilia Chiang with Lisa Weiss

BAKING AND DESSERT
A Baker's Odyssey by Greg Patent
Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads by Peter Reinhart (winner)
Pure Dessert by Alice Medrich

COOKING FROM A PROFESSIONAL POINT OF VIEW
Bistro Laurent Tourondel by Laurent Tourondel and Michele Scicolone
The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine by The French Culinary Institute with Judith Choate (winner)
Morimoto by Masaharu Morimoto

ENTERTAINING
Dish Entertains by Trish Magwood (winner)
Great Bar Food at Home by Kate Heyhoe
Welcome to Michael's by Michael McCarthy

AMERICANA
The Glory of Southern Cooking by James Villas
A Love Affair with Southern Cooking by Jean Anderson (winner)
Rosa's New Mexican Table by Roberto Santibanez

GENERAL
Chez Jacques by Jacques P├ępin
Cooking by James Peterson (winner)
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman

HEALTHY FOCUS
The Eating Well Diet by Jean Harvey-Berino with Joyce Hendley and the Editors of Eating Well (winner)
Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson
The Wine and Food Lover's Diet by Phillip Tirman

INTERNATIONAL
The Country Cooking of France by Anne Willan (winner)
Lidia's Italy by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Two Meatballs in the Italian Kitchen by Pino Luongo and Mark Strausman

REFERENCE
Food: The History of Taste edited by Paul Freedman
A Geography of Oysters by Rowan Jacobsen (winner)
The Story of Tea by Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss

SINGLE SUBJECT
Laura Werlin's Cheese Essentials by Laura Werlin
The River Cottage Meat Book by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (winner, and also named cookbook of the year)
Vegetable Harvest by Patricia Wells

WINE AND SPIRITS
The House of Mondavi by Julia Flynn Siler
Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash by David Wondrich (winner)
To Cork or Not To Cork by George M. Taber

WRITING ON FOOD
American Food Writing edited by Molly O'Neill
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver (winner)
Rethinking Thin by Gina Kolata

PHOTOGRAPHY
The Country Cooking of France/Photographer: France Ruffenach (winner)
Crust/Photographer: Jean Cazals
Egg/Photographer: Grant Symon