The IACP, which would be the International Association of Culinary Professionals and not the International Association of Chiefs of Police -- yes, that's an old joke now, but you try googling IACP and see what you get -- announced their 2013 award finalists this morning for four of their prestigious awards, including the cookbook category.
This year, highlights include Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi's Jerusalem, Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel for Bouchon Bakery, Charles Phan for Vietnamese Home Cooking, Naomi Duguid for Burma: Rivers of Flavor, and many more worthy books. Saveur, Food & Wine and Gilt Taste were among the notable publications nominated for great stories.
The awards have been given out for the last 27 years. Winners will be announced at IACP's awards ceremony on April 9 in San Francisco as part of IACP's 35th annual conference. For those of you not among the initiated, the IACP describes itself thusly: "Founded in 1978, IACP connects culinary professionals with the people, places, and knowledge they need to succeed. IACP boasts members from 32 countries and serves as the leading forum for culinary professionals from all backgrounds." Turn the page for the complete list.More »