James Beard Award Cookbook Winners Announced

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2007 James Beard Foundation/Kitchen Aid Book Awards.

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We're especially excited to see that Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From My Home to Yours won for best baking book. We made amazing cookies this Christmas with lots of help from Dorie's down-to-earth book and enjoyed her TV appearances. Plus she's a blogger!

BakingBooks.com has great interview with Greenspan. If you want to give one of her recipes a try tonight, the NY Times shared one of her brownie recipes a few weeks ago.

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Matt Lee and Ted Lee's The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook: Stories and Recipes for Southerners and Would-be Southerners won for best book about American cooking and also took the big prize for best overall cookbook of the year.

We've read the Lee Brothers articles in the New York Times and Martha Stewart Living, but don't own the cookbook yet. Have any of you cooked from it yet?

There was hot competition in the Writing on Food Category: Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma faced off against Bill Buford's Heat and David Kamp's United States of Arugula. And the Beard Award goes to . . . The Omnivore's Dilemma. Have you read all three of these? Did this one go the way you thought?

James Oseland and Marcus Samuelsson are also among the winners. Here's the full list of nominees and winners. The flashing star indicates a Beard award winner.

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