Every year, an experienced team of chefs and writers nominate their favorite books of the year for the International Association of Culinary Professionals cookbook awards. I am incredibly grateful that The 52 New Foods Challenge made the list in the Family Cooking category.
52 New Foods was nominated along with Laurie David’s The Family Cooks and Ramin Ganeshram’s Future Chefs, which are two more great books to add to your family cooking bookshelf. More fantastic books that made the list include Food52’s Genius Recipes, Dorie Greenspan’s Baking Chez Moi, Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More, and my San Francisco neighbors Bar Tartine: Techniques and Recipes and The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food. Be sure to check out the full list of award finalists.
I can’t wait to meet these chefs and food-lovers in DC this weekend. Winners will be announced during IACP’s annual conference March 27-30, in Washington.
Heralded by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution as “A mom and genius game creator helping kids eat fresh food!”, Jennifer Tyler Lee is an award-winning author, game creator, self-trained home cook, and healthy eating advocate who earned her certificate in Nutrition and Healthy Living from Cornell University. In her new book, Half the Sugar, All the Love, she shows that quitting sugar doesn’t mean giving up the foods you love—the trick is to sweeten them naturally with fruits and vegetables instead of added sugar. Jennifer’s first book, The 52 New Foods Challenge, was nominated for an IACP Cookbook Award. Her nutrition game, Crunch a Color®: The Healthy Eating Game, was named one of Dr. Toy’s “10 Best” Children’s Products and received the Parent Tested Parent Approved seal of approval. Jennifer’s easy, healthy recipes have been spotlighted by Jessica Alba, Jamie Oliver, Michael Pollan, Oprah, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn Kids, Whole Foods, Parents Magazine, and US Weekly, among many others. She’s a featured contributor on ABC7 and at Red Tricycle. She shares her recipes each week at 52newfoods.com, on Instagram and Facebook at @jennifertylerlee, and on Twitter at @jtylerlee.