The James Beard Foundation Award Winners for 2012

Here is a complete list of all the winners for the JBF Awards 2012
James Beard Awards 2012

James Beard Foundation Awards

Here is the complete list of all the James Beard Foundation Award winners for 2012, including Book and Journalism Awards below. Check out our snapshot video interviews with four winners (including Outstanding Chef Daniel Humm), as well as our interview with Christina Tosi and Hugh Acheson's response to his tie with Linton Hopkins.

Outstanding Chef: Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park, NYC

Outstanding Restaurant: Boulevard, San Francisco

Outstanding Restaurateur: Tom Douglas, Tom Douglas Restaurants, Seattle

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Mindy Segal, Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, Chicago

Best New Restaurant: Next, Chicago

Outstanding Service: La Grenouille, NYC

Outstanding Restaurant Design: Bentel & Bentel Architects, Le Bernardin, NYC

Outstanding Restaurant Graphics: Pandiscio Co., The Americano at Hôtel Americano, NYC

Rising Star Chef of the Year: Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar, NYC

Outstanding Bar Program: PDT, NYC

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional: Paul Grieco, Terroir, NYC

Outstanding Wine Program: No. 9 Park, Boston

Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America Inductees:
Grant Achatz, Chef and Author, Chicago
Mark Bittman, Journalist and Author, NYC
Dana Cowin, Editor and Journalist, NYC
Emily Luchetti, Pastry Chef and Author, San Francisco
Marvin Shanken, Publisher, NYC

Lifetime Achievement: Wolfgang Puck

Humanitarian of the Year: Charlie Trotter


Best Chef

Northwest: Matt Dillon, Sitka & Spruce, Seattle

Pacific: Matt Molina, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles

Northeast: Tim Cushman, O Ya, Boston

South: Chris Hastings, Hot and Hot Fish Club, Birmingham, Ala.

Southeast: (TIE) Hugh Acheson, Five and Ten, Athens, Ga., AND Linton Hopkins, Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta

Southwest: Paul Qui, Uchiko, Austin, Texas

Great Lakes: Bruce Sherman, North Pond, Chicago

Mid-Atlantic: Maricel Presilla, Cucharamama, Hoboken, N.J.

Midwest: Tory Miller, L’Etoile, Madison, Wis.

NYC: Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern, NYC


America's Classics

Nora’s Fish Creek Inn, Wilson, Wy.

Shady Glen, Manchester, Conn.

The Fry Bread House, Phoenix

Jones B-B-Q Diner, Marianna, Ark.

St. Elmo Steakhouse, Indianapolis


2012 James Beard Foundation Book Awards

Cookbook of the Year
Modernist Cuisine by Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet

Cookbook Hall of Fame
Home Cooking and More Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin

American Cooking
A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen by Hugh Acheson

Baking and Dessert
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer

Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, & Formulas by Brad Thomas Parsons

Cooking from a Professional Point of View
Modernist Cuisine by Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet

General Cooking
Ruhlman’s Twenty by Michael Ruhlman

Focus on Health
Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen by Heidi Swanson

The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert

Notes from a Kitchen: A Journey Inside Culinary Obsession
Artist/Photographer: Jeff Scott

Reference and Scholarship
Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880–1920 by Andrew P. Haley

Single Subject
All About Roasting by Molly Stevens

Writing and Literature
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton


2012 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards

Publications of the Year
Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs; Food52
Darra Goldstein; Gastronomica

Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction
Anna Thomas
EatingWell; "The Soup for Life"

Environment, Food Politics, and Policy
Ben Paynter
Fast Company; "The Sweet Science"

Food Coverage in a Food-Focused Publication
Saveur; James Oseland

Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication
Lesley Bargar Suter
Los Angeles; "Chinese Food in L.A.," "It's Time for Breakfast in L.A," "Food Lovers Guide"

Food Culture and Travel
Fuchsia Dunlop
The Financial Times; "Global Menu: Kicking Up a Stink"

Food-Related Columns
Lettie Teague
The Wall Street Journal; On Wine: Lettie Teague: "Drink, Memory: How to Remember that Wine;" "In Praise of the One-Cabernet Lunch;" "May I recommend: Lessons of Great Sommeliers"

Group Food Blog
The Salt: NPR’s Food Blog
Maria Godoy

Health and Well-Being
Maureen O’Hagan
The Seattle Times; "Feeling the Weight: The Emotional Battle to Control Kids’ Diet"

Brett Martin
GQ; "The Hangover Part III"

Individual Food Blog
Poor Man’s Feast
Elissa Altman;; "Craving the Food of Depravity"

Personal Essay
Cal Fussman; "Drinking at 1,300 Ft: A 9/11 Story About Wine and Wisdom"

Susan Choi
Food & Wine; "The Spice Wizardry of Lior Lev Sercarz"

Visual Storytelling
Landon Nordeman
Saveur; "Soul of Sicily," "BBQ Nation," "Heart of the Valley"

Wine, Spirits, and Other Beverages
Sarah Karnasiewicz
Imbibe; "Fizzy Business"

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award
Alan Richman
GQ; "The Very Tasty Liberation of Paris," "I Heart SF," "Diner for Schmucks"

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
John T. Edge
Saveur; "BBQ Nation"


2012 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Awards

Radio Show/Audio Webcast
Fear of Frying: Culinary Nightmares
Host: Nina Barrett; Area: WBEZ; Producer: Jason Marck

Special/Documentary (Television or Video Webcast)
A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt
Network: HBO; Producers: Sally Rowe, Rachel Mills, and Alan Oxman

Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location
Host: Ted Allen; Network: Food Network; Producers: Linda Lea, Dave Noll, and Vivian Sorenson

Television Program, On Location
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Host: Andrew Zimmern; Network: Travel Channel; Producer: Andrew Zimmern

Television Segment
CBS News Sunday Morning
Host: Martha Teichner; Network: CBS; Producers: Lauren Barnello, Jon Carras, Edward Forgotson, Patrick Lee, and David Small

Video Webcast
eatTV with Jamie Tiampo; Host: Jamie Tiampo; Producers: Suzanne Glickstein, Jimmy McCoy, and Jamie Tiampo

Media Personality/Host (Television or Video Webcast)
Host: Ted Allen
Show: Chopped; Network: Food Network