The 2009 James Beard Foundation awards for excellence in the food and beverage industry highlight chefs, restaurants, TV shows, and of course, books. Not too many ‘celebrity chefs’ here, although I ate at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant in London last year, and it was wonderful!
This year, the Foundation has selected a number of great books, including ethnic and regional cookbooks, books on wine, and the ethics of consumption. Here are some selected titles available from the Delaware Library Catalog:
Jewish Home Cooking, by Arthur Schwartz
Screen Doors and Sweet Tea, by Martha Hall Foose
Art and Soul of Baking, by Cindy Fuchet
WineWise, by Steven Kolpan
In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan