Read 'em and Reap: Winners of the James Beard Foundation 2007 cookbook awards

Cookbooks can be expensive, heaven knows, so one place I start when I am looking for a good cookbook is with winners of any quality awards.

Such as the James Beard Foundation cookbook awards.

So are you looking to stock up your cookbook shelf? Or looking for something nice to browse at the library? Or even looking for a belated Mother's Day gift? Then read on, because the winners of the James Beard Foundation cookbook awards were just announced. And I've got the complete list for you.

Winners of the 2007 James Beard Cookbook Awards

Category: Asian Cooking
Cradle of Flavor Author: James Oseland
Publisher: W.W. Norton
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Category: Baking and Dessert
Baking: From My Home to Yours Author: Dorie Greenspan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
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Category: Cooking from a Professional Point of View
Alain Ducasse’s Desserts and Pastries Author: Alain Ducasse and Frederic Robert
Publisher: Les Editions D’Alain Ducasse
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Category: Entertaining
The Big Book of Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining Author: Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Category: Food of the Americas
The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook Authors: Matt Lee and Ted Lee
Publisher: W.W. Norton
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Category: General
Tasty: Get Great Food on the Table Everyday Author: Roy Finamore
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
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Category: Healthy Focus
Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way Author: Lorna Sass
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
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Category: International
The Soul of a New Cuisine Author: Marcus Samuelsson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Category: Reference
What to Eat Author: Marion Nestle
Publisher: North Point/Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Category: Single Subject
The Essence of Chocolate
Authors: John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg
Publisher: Hyperion Books
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Category: Wine and Spirits
Romancing the Vine Author: Alan Tardi
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
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Category: Writing on Food
The Omnivore’s Dilemma Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: The Penguin Press
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Category: Photography
Michael Mina
Photographer: Karl Petzke
Publisher: Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown and Company
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Category: Cookbook of the Year
The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook
Authors: Matt Lee and Ted Lee
Publisher: W.W. Norton