Forest Whitaker, Martha Stewart Among James Beard Media Award Winners

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Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is in "active discussions" on a new deal with Hallmark Channel, according to the network.

Anthony Bourdain and Ina Garten are also among honorees.

The winners of the 2015 James Beard Foundation book, broadcast and journalism awards are:

Cookbook of the Year

Yucatan: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition by David Sterling (University of Texas Press)

Cookbook Hall of Fame

Barbara Kafka

American Cooking

Heritage by Sean Brock (Artisan)

Baking and Dessert

Flavor Flours: A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole & Ancient Grains, Nuts & Non-Wheat Flours by Alice Medrich (Artisan)


Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail by Dave Arnold (W. W. Norton & Company)

Cooking from a Professional Point of View

Bar Tartine: Techniques & Recipes by Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns (Chronicle Books)

Focus on Health

Cooking Light Mad Delicious: The Science of Making Healthy Food Taste Amazing by Keith Schroeder (Oxmoor House)

General Cooking

The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking by Faith Durand and Sara Kate Gillingham (Clarkson Potter)


Yucatan: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition by David Sterling (University of Texas Press)


In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World by Gabriele Galimberti (Clarkson Potter)

Reference and Scholarship

Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, and Pork: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering by Adam Danforth (Storey Publishing)

Single Subject

Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, with Recipes by Jennifer McLagan (Ten Speed Press)

Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well by Amy Chaplin (Roost Books)

Writing and Literature

The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber (Penguin Press)




"The Feed Podcast"
Hosts: Rick Bayless and Steve Dolinsky
Producers: Matt Cunningham and Steve Dolinsky
Airs on:

Radio Show/Audio Webcast

"Hidden Kitchens World"
Producers: The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva)
Airs on: NPR


Food Chains
Host: Forest Whitaker
Director: Sanjay Rawal
Producers: Hamilton Fish, Smriti Keshari, Eva Longoria, Sanjay Rawal and Eric Schlosser
Airs: iTunes and Netflix

Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location

Martha Stewart's Cooking School
Host: Martha Stewart
Producers: Greta Anthony, Kimberly Miller Olko, Martha Stewart, Calia Brencsons-Van Dyk and Lisa Wagner
Airs On: PBS

Television Program, On Location

The Mind of a Chef
Host: Anthony Bourdain
Producers: Jared Andrukanis, Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Chris Collins, Michael Steed and Lydia Tenaglia
Airs on: PBS

Television Segment

CBS This Morning's ''The Dish"
Host: Anthony Mason and Vinita Nair
Producers: Brian Applegate, Greg Mirman and Marci Waldman
Airs on: CBS

Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional

Host: Grant Lee Crilly and Chris Young
Producer: Richard B. Wallace
Airs on:

Video Webcast, On Location

Host: Liza de Guia
Producer: Liza de Guia
Airs on:

Visual and Technical Excellence

"Wall of Fire: A ChefSteps Story"
Director: Sandy Smolan
Photographer and Editor: Reva Keller
Airs on:

Outstanding Personality/Host

Host: Ina Garten
Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics
Airs on: Food Network



Dining and Travel

"The India Issue"
The Editors of Saveur

Food and Culture

"The Toxic, Abusive, Addictive, Supportive, Codependent Relationship Between Chefs and Yelpers"
Rebecca Flint Marx
San Francisco Magazine

Food and Health

"Against the Grain"
Michael Specter
The New Yorker

Food-Related Columns

Tamar Haspel
The Washington Post

Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication

The Editors of GQ

Food Politics, Policy, and the Environment

"The Quinoa Quarrel: Who Owns the World's Greatest Superfood?"
Lisa M. Hamilton
Harper's with the Food & Environment Reporting Network

Group Food Blog

Grub Street

Home Cooking

"Cabbage Craft"
Kathy Gunst


"Giving & Thanking"
Ben Schott with the Bon Appétit Editors
Bon Appetit

Individual Food Blog

Molly Wizenberg

Personal Essay

"Life in Chains: Finding Home at Taco Bell"
John DeVore


"Elite Meat"
Dana Goodyear
The New Yorker

Publication of the Year


Visual Storytelling

Gillian Duffy
New York

Wine, Spirits, and Other Beverages

"Into the Vines"
Gabrielle Hamilton

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award

"Artisanal-Everything Roberta's Defies the Stereotypes," ''Once an Icon, Per Se is Showing its Age," ''Six Reasons Why Cosme is One of NYC's Most Relevant New Restaurants"
Ryan Sutton

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award

"Life in Chains: Finding Home at Taco Bell"
John DeVore