Here Are the Winners of the 2017 James Beard Foundation Media Awards

The James Beard Foundation handed out awards for the best of the best in media, books, and journalism

The best of the best of people who write and talk about food.

The James Beard Foundation handed out its awards for the best of culinary media in 2016, including cookbooks, TV shows, journalism, and documentaries. Hosted by food TV personality Andrew Zimmern, the theme of the evening was social media and the way it connects us — whether it’s a retweeted cooking tip or pinned recipe.

Here are some of the highlights of the evening:

Andrew Zimmern (appropriately) won for Outstanding TV Host, The Birth of Saké won for Best Documentary, and Lidia Bastianich was awarded Best Special for her show honoring veterans, Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday for Heroes. The Book of the Year was Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes, and Judith Jones was entered into the Cookbook Hall of Fame. Chef’s Table won again for best TV Program on Location, while Fish the Dish received the award for best TV Show in a Fixed Location.

The highlights for the world of culinary journalism included Francis Lam’s columns for The New York Times Magazine and several awards each for Cooking Light, Roads and Kingdoms, and Eater.

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You can see the full list here, courtesy of the James Beard Foundation.