The only book on both lists was Christopher Kimball’s Milky Street: Tuesday Night. Compare and contrast the two lists (classic English major technique!) And see which volume encourages you to head to the bookstore with notes in hand. Enjoyable reading – and cooking – will follow.

James Byrd Foundation Awards

American: “Between Harlem and the Sky: African-American-American Cooking for Big Nights, Weekdays and Everyday,” J. J. Johnson and Alexander Smalls, with Veronica Chambers (Flatiron Books)

Baking and desserts: “SUQAR: Desserts and Sweets from the Modern Middle East”, Greg Malouf and Lucy Malouf (Hardie Grant Books)

drinks: “Wine Folly: Magnum Edition”, Madeline Packett and Justin Hammock (Avery)

Common: “Milky Street: Tuesday Night”, Christopher Kimball (Little, Brown and K.)

Health and special diets: “Eat a little better,” Sam Cass (Clarkson Potter)

International: “Holiday: Food of the Islamic World”, Anisa Helu (Ecco)

Photo: “Tokyo’s New Wave”, Andrea Fazzari (Ten Speed ​​Press)

Help, history and science: “Canning: Rising and Falling Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry,” Anna Zeide (University of California Press)

Restaurant and professional: “Chicken and Coal: Anchors, Yardbird, Hong Kong”, Matt Abergel (Phaidon Press)

The only topic: “Goat: Cooking and Eating”, James Wetlar (Quadrille Publishing)

Cooking vegetables: “Saladysh” Ilen Rosen (Books for Mastery)

Write: “Graffiti from Butter: A Chef’s Journey to Discover a New American Kitchen of Melting Utensils,” Edward Lee (Books by Artisan)

Book of the year: Cocktail Codex Alex Day, Nick Fochald and David Kaplan (Ten Speed ​​Press)

Hall of Fame cookbook: Jessica B. Harris

IACP Awards

American: “Soul: The Culinary Evolution of Chefs in 150 Recipes,” by Todd Richards (Oxmoor House)

Baking: “Ingenious desserts Food52: 100 recipes that will change the way you bake”, Kristen Miglor (Ten Speed ​​Press)

Chefs and restaurants: “Season: Year of Wine Country Food, Agriculture, Family and Friends,” by Justin Wanger and Tracy Shepas Sinami (Cameron + Co.)

Children, youth and family: “The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs,” America’s Test Kitchen (Books from Sources)

Collections: Cook’s Illustrated Revolutionary Recipes, America’s Test Kitchen

Culinary journey: “Pasta, Panels, Wine”, Matt Goulding and Nathan Thornburg (HarperWave)

Food issues: “You and I Eat the Same”, Chris Ing (Books for Mastery)

Photos and food styling: “Chef’s Studio: Recipes, Techniques and Stories from Our French Culinary School”, Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Frankini (Abrams Books)

Common: “Milky Street: Tuesday Night”, Christopher Kimball (Little, Brown and K.)

Health and special diet: The Complete Diabetes Cookbook, America’s Test Kitchen

International: “Basque Country: a culinary journey through paradise for food lovers”, Marty Buckley (Books of Craftsmen)

Julia Child’s First IACP Book Award: “The Bottom of the Pot: Persian Recipes and Stories”, Naz Deravian (Flatiron Books)

Literary or historical food works: “Lee Miller: Living with Friends and Food Recipes”, Ami Bujasan (Penrose Film Productions; Grapefrukt Forlag)

Reference and technical: “Fruit Collector’s Companion: Enzymes, Desserts, Main Dishes and more from your neighborhood and beyond,” Sarah Beer (Chelsea Green Publishing)

Self-published: “Pheasant, quail, cotton: riding birds and small game from the field to the holiday”, Hank Shaw (H&H Books)

The only topic: “Jerky: A Guide for a Fat Calf for Preserving and Cooking Dried Meat Products”, Taylor Betticher and Toponia Miller (Ten Speed ​​Press)

Wine, beer or spirits: “Julep: Redesigned Southern Cocktails”, Alba Huerta and Mara Stets (Books by Lorena Jones)

Book of the year:“Season: Year of Wine Country Food, Agriculture, Family and Friends” by Justin Wanger and Tracy Shepas Sinami with Tucker Taylor (Cameron + Co.)

Design Award: “Chef’s Studio: Recipes, Techniques and Stories from Our French Culinary School”, Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Frankini (Abrams Books)

Jane Grigsson Award: “Lee Miller: Living with Friends and Food Recipes”, Ami Bujasan (Penrose Film Productions)

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