2023 IACP Cookbook Awards Finalists

2023 IACP Cookbook Awards Finalists

2022 was a blockbuster year for amazing cookbooks. And while there are a ton of cookbook awards given out each year, some of the most prestigious awards are given by the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). IACP is a member organization for folks in food media, cookbook writing, book design, and publishing.  This makes the IACP awards a bit like the Oscars, I guess?

Per the IACP website, "IACP Cookbook Awards honor the authors, publishers, and other contributors behind the best cookbooks published each year. Our program requires multi-step, rigorous recipe testing in all relevant awards categories. Awards are given in 15 categories, and one cookbook will be selected by our Executive Committee Members as the IACP Book of the Year"  All category finalists were announced in early August and the final awards will be handed out during the IACP Summit on September 29th. See if your favorites are on the list!

Links are provided for the titles that we currently have in stock- get yourself one of these amazing cookbooks.


Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home
Eric Kim
Clarkson Potter

Six California Kitchens: A Collection of Recipes, Stories, and Cooking Lessons from a Pioneer of California Cuisine
Sally Schmitt; Bruce Smith
Chronicle Books

The Woks of Life: Recipes to Know and Love from a Chinese American Family: A Cookbook
Bill Leung, Kaitlin Leung, Judy Leung and Sarah Leung
Clarkson Potter

Baking Sweet & Savory, Confections and Desserts

Flour Power: The Practice and Pursuit of Baking Sourdough Bread
Tara Jensen
Clarkson Potter

The King Arthur Baking School: Lessons and Recipes for Every Baker
King Arthur Baking Company

The Perfect Loaf: The Craft and Science of Sourdough Breads, Sweets, and More: A Baking Book
Maurizio Leo
Clarkson Potter

Chefs & Restaurants

Arabiyya: Recipes from the Life of an Arab in Diaspora
Reem Assil
Ten Speed Press

Horn Barbecue
Matt Horn
Harvard Common Press

Turkey and the Wolf: Flavor Trippin’ in New Orleans
Mason Hereford; with JJ Goode
Ten Speed Press

Children, Youth & Family

Dynamite Kids: Cooking School Delicious Recipes That Teach All the Skills You Need: A Cookbook
Dana Bowen and Sara Kate Gillingham
Clarkson Potter

Gaby’s Latin American Kitchen
Gaby Melian
America’s Test Kitchen Kids

(Serious) New Cook: Recipes, Tips, and Techniques
Leah Su Quiroga; Cammie Kim Lin

Culinary Travel

Tim Ecott

On the Himalayan Trail: Recipes and Stories from Kashmir to Ladakh
Romy Gill
Hardie Grant Books

West Winds: Recipes, History and Tales from Jamaica
Riaz Phillips

Food Issues & Matters

Food IQ: 100 Questions, Answers, and Recipes to Raise Your Cooking Smarts
Daniel Holzman; Matt Rodbard
Harper Wave

The Miller’s Daughter: Unusual Flours & Heritage Grains: Stories and Recipes from Hayden Flour Mills
Emma Zimmerman
Hardie Grant Books

What Your Food Ate: How to Restore Our Land and Reclaim Our Health
David R. Montgomery; Anne Biklé

One last note: I had to opportunity to participate in the awards as a judge.  While I cannot say which category I participated in, I did write a separate post on my experience, which I've linked to here.