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James Beard Awards 2010: Thomas Keller, WaPo Win In Books & Media Portion

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*For photos of the rest of the James Beard Award winners from Monday night -- including Outstanding Chef, Restaurant, and best New Restaurant honors -- click here.*

J.M. Hirsch at the Associated Press reports:

Country cooking got high-end treatment at the James Beard Foundation awards Sunday when some of the top honors went to cookbooks focused on rustic fare.

Cookbook of the year and top international-themed cookbook honors went to the earthy, yet lushly coffee table-worthy "The Country Cooking of Ireland" by Colman Andrews, a co-founder of Saveur magazine and former restaurant critic for Gourmet magazine.

Donald Link's "Real Cajun," was named the top cookbook in the American category, which this year was dominated by southern cuisine. It beat out John Besh's "My New Orleans" and "The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern" by brothers Matt Lee and Ted Lee.

The James Beard awards are regarded as the Oscars of the food world, and honor those who follow in the footsteps of Beard, considered the dean of American cooking when he died in 1985. Sunday's awards were for cookbooks and media. A separate ceremony for chefs and restaurants was to be held Monday.

Thomas Keller's "Ad Hoc at Home," based on the chef's family-style fare at his Ad Hoc restaurant in Yountville, Calif., took top honors in the general cooking category.

Claudia Roden's "A Book of Middle Eastern Food," a comprehensive exploration of the region's cuisines, was named to the foundation's cookbook hall of fame.

In the media awards, top online honors went to some of the biggest names in the Internet food world. Chow.com was named the top food-focused website, while New Yorker Ed Levine's site, SeriousEats.com, was named top blog.

The defunct, but often honored, Gourmet took a final Beard for magazine feature writing with Barry Estabrook's March 2009 piece, "The Price of Tomatoes."

*For photos of the rest of the James Beard Award winners from Monday night -- including Outstanding Chef, Restaurant, and best New Restaurant honors -- click here.*

2010 James Beard Awards, Books, Media, and Journalism:

BOOK AWARDS

- American Cooking
"Real Cajun" by Donald Link

- Baking and Dessert
"Baking" by James Peterson

- Beverage
"Been Doon So Long" by Randall Grahm

- Cooking from a Professional Point of View
"The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts" by The French Culinary Institute with Judith Choate

- General Cooking
"Ad Hoc at Home" by Thomas Keller

- Healthy Focus
"Love Soup" by Anna Thomas

- International
"The Country Cooking of Ireland" by Colman Andrews

- Photography
"Seven Fires", Photographer: Santiago Soto Monllor

- Reference and Scholarship
"Encyclopedia of Pasta" by Oretta Zanini de Vita

- Single Subject
"Pasta Sfoglia" by Ron and Colleen Suhanosky

- Writing and Literature
"Save the Deli" by David Sax

- Cookbook of the Year
"The Country Cooking of Ireland" by Colman Andrews

- Cookbook Hall of Fame
"A Book of Middle Eastern Food" by Claudia Roden

BROADCAST MEDIA AWARDS

- Audio Webcast or Radio Show
The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Host: Kojo Nnamdi

- Television Show, In Studio or Fixed Location
French Food at Home with Laura Calder, Host: Laura Calder

-Television Show, On Location
Chefs A' Field: King of Alaska, Host: Rick Moonen

- TV Food Personality
Andrew Zimmern, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

- Television Special
Food Trip with Todd English, Host: Todd English

- Television Segment
ABC News Nightline, Host: John Berman

- Video Webcast
The Greenmarket: One Farmer's Story, Seriouseats.com

JOURNALISM AWARDS

- Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Reviews
Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly

- Food Blog
SeriousEats.com, Ed Levine

- Food-Related Columns
Rachel Wharton, Edible Brooklyn

- Magazine Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs
Anya von Bremzen, Saveur: "Soul of a City"

- Magazine Feature Writing with Recipes
Francine Maroukian, Jon Reiner and staff of Esquire: "How Men Eat"

- Magazine Feature Writing without Recipes
Barry Estabrook, Gourmet: "The Price of Tomatoes"

- M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
Francine Prose, Saveur: "Faith and Bacon"

- Multimedia Food Feature
Kevin Pang, Chicagotribune.com: "The Cheeseburger Show"

- Newspaper Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs
Jared Jacang Maher, Westword: "A Hunger to Help"

- Newspaper Feature Writing
Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader: "The Real American Pie"

- Newspaper Food Section
The Washington Post, Joe Yonan

- Reporting on Health, Environment, or Nutrition
Rowan Jacobsen, EatingWell: "Or Not to Bee"

- Website Focusing on Food, Beverage, Restaurants, or Nutrition
Chow.com, Jane Goldman

- Writing on Spirits, Wine, or Beer
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Minnesota Monthly: "Chardonnay Uncorked"

*For photos of the rest of the James Beard Award winners from Monday night -- including Outstanding Chef, Restaurant, and best New Restaurant honors -- click here.*

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