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Our Picks for the 2010 James Beard Book Awards

The James Beard Book Award nominations were announced yesterday, and since last year we boasted a better than average accuracy in our predictions, we're fancying ourselves experts in this field.
Nominees this year featured some books we expected (Momofuku, Ad Hoc at Home), left off some that surprised us (where was Sam Beall's fantastic The Blackberry [...]

Cookbook Popularity: Innovation vs. Mass Appeal

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In today's St. Petersburg Times, Janet Keeler takes a panoramic look at the state of cookbook publishing. Cookbook sales are up 4% despite an overall industry decline of 9%, which has everyone happy. But Keeler's concerned that there's a jarring dissonance between the books that win awards, and the books that rake [...]

IACP's Destructively Blind Traditionalism [cookbooks]

Earlier today, we listed this year's winners of the IACP cookbook awards, which were announced on Saturday at an awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado. Eat Me Daily's Books Editor, Helen Rosner, weighs in on how the organization picked the wrong winners, and why that bodes poorly for the future of book publishing.
As an organization, the [...]

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