The James Beard Foundation held its annual awards ceremony last week, and in the cookbooks category, Colman Andrews’s gorgeous tome on Ireland’s rustic cuisine, The Country Cooking of Ireland, took home the cookbook of the year and international cookbook awards, while Claudia Roden’s Book of Middle Eastern Food, which Vintage published in paperback in 1974, was inducted into the Cookbook Hall of Fame. Ad Hoc at Home landed one prize, for general cooking; and another Artisan title, Seven Fires, won for best photography. Here’s the full list of winners.

Cookbook of the Year

The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews (Chronicle)

Cookbook Hall of Fame

A Book of Middle Eastern Food by Claudia Roden

American Cooking

Real Cajun by Donald Link with Paula Disbrowe (Clarkson Potter)

Baking and Dessert

Baking by James Peterson (Ten Speed)


Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology by Randall Grahm (Univ. of California)

Cooking from a Professional Point of View

The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts by The French Culinary Institute with Judith Choate (Stewart, Tabori & Chang)

General Cooking

Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller with Dave Cruz (Artisan)

Healthy Focus

Love Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of “The Vegetarian Epicure” by Anna Thomas (Norton)


The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews (Chronicle)


Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way,photos by Santiago Soto Monllor (Artisan)

Reference and Scholarship

Encyclopedia of Pasta by Oretta Zanini de Vita, trans. by Maureen B. Fant (Univ. of California)

Single Subject

Pasta Sfogli by Ron and Colleen Suhanosky with Susan Simon (Wiley)

Writing and Literature

Save the Deli by David Sax (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

This story originally appeared in Cooking the Books, PW's e-newsletter for cookbooks.