Looking for a tasty read? The James Beard Foundation KitchenAid Book Awards recognize the best books on culinary topics. The 2008 Cookbook of the Year was "The River Cottage Meat Book" by Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall (Ten Speed Press).
Search the foundation's archive for past winners and nominees dating back to 1967. The Cookbook Hall of Fame honors books that have significantly influenced the way we think about food. Winners have included the Georges Auguste Escoffier Cookbook Collection, "The Fannie Farmer Cookbook" by Marion Cunningham and "The Art of Eating" by M.F.K Fisher.