To the IACP Awards Ceremony We Go!

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.

I’ll be there with my fingers crossed.