Cathy Barrow, left, shown here with fellow blogger Kim Foster, won an award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals for her first cookbook, “Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry.” (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

The International Association of Culinary Professionals announced its annual award winners in media, photography and cookbooks Sunday night, and there are some familiar local faces on the list. The event took place in Washington, where the organization is holding its annual conference.

Washington Post Food section columnist Cathy Barrow took home the award for best single-subject cookbook for her first book, “Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry.”

Fellow local author Samuel Fromartz’s “In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey” won the award in literary food writing.

In the Bert Greene Awards for food journalism, former Food section staff writer Jane Black earned top honors in the category of “culinary writing that makes a difference” for her story “The Guru of Grass-Fed Beef” that appeared in Eating Well magazine.

Food & Wine magazine was named the publication of the year, and was honored as the best culinary Web site. Christopher Kostow’s “A New Napa Cuisine” received the award for cookbook of the year.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Bert Greene Awards

Publication of the Year: Food & Wine magazine

Personal Essays/Memoirs: Kate Krader, “Are Big Flavors Destroying the American Palate?” (Food & Wine)

Culinary Writing About Beverages: Ray Isle, “Wine’s Nastiest Feud” (Food & Wine)

Instructional Culinary Writing: Ivy Manning, “Go Wild!” (Fine Cooking magazine)

Culinary Writing That Makes A Difference: Jane Black, “The Guru of Grass-Fed Beef” (Eating Well)

Culinary Travel Writing: Francis Lam, “The Last Place on Earth” (Bon Appétit)

Culinary-Based Column: Kristen Miglore, “Genius Recipes” (Food52)

Narrative Culinary Writing: Margo True, “The Blacksmith Cooks” (Sunset magazine)

Digital Media Awards

Best Culinary Web site: Food52 (, Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs (Editors: Kristen Miglore, Kenzi Wilbur, Marian Bull and Sarah Jampel)

Narrative Culinary Blog: Bottom Of The Pot — Adventures In Cooking Persian Food And Beyond (, Naz Deravian

Photo-Based Culinary Blog: A Brown Table (, Nik Sharma

Best Culinary Video Series: Gabriel Taraboulsy, “The Grill Iron” (Taste Made)

Single Food-Focused Video: Kyle Orosz and the editors of Food52, “How to Make Banoffee Pie” (

Culinary Audio Series: Nicola Twilley & Cynthia Graber, Gastropod, for “The Golden Spoon” (

IACP Food Photography Awards Winners

Food Photograph of the Year

Jignesh Jhaveri, naan bread toss

People’s Choice

Jan Kalish, honey

Culinary Classics

“Book of Great Cookies,” Maida Heatter (Knopf, 1977)

“The Greens Cookbook,” Deborah Madison (Bantam Books, 1987)

“The Making of a Cook,” Madeleine Kamman (Atheneum, 1978)

“Greene on Greens,” Bert Greene (Workman Publishing Co., 1984)

“The Taste of Country Cooking,” Edna Lewis (Knopf, 1976)

Historical Cookbook Award

“Bartolomeo Scappi’s Opera,” Terence Scully (University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 1570)

Cookbook Awards


“Down South: Bourbon, Pork, Gulf Shrimp & Second Helpings of Everything,” Donald Link and Paula Disbrowe (Clarkson Potter)

Baking: Savory or Sweet

“The Baking Bible,” Rose Levy Beranbaum (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)


“Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, and Pork: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering,” Adam Danforth (Storey Publishing)

Chefs and Restaurants

“Bar Tartine: Techniques and Recipes,” Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns (Chronicle Books)

Children, Youth and Family

“FutureChefs: Recipes by Tomorrow’s Cooks Across the Nation and the World,” Ramin Ganeshram (Rodale Books)


“The Great Outdoors Cookbook: Adventures in Cooking Under the Open Sky,” Elaine Johnson and Margo True (Oxmoor House)

Culinary History

“Precious Cargo: How Foods from the Americas Changed the World,” David DeWitt (Counterpoint Press)

Culinary Travel

“Cyprus: A Culinary Journey,” Rita Henss (C&C Publishing)

Julia Child First Book

“Heritage,” Sean Brock (Artisan)

Food Matters

“Citizen Farmers: The Biodynamic Way to Grow Healthy Food, Build Thriving Communities, and Give Back to the Earth,” Daron Joffe with Susan Puckett (Stewart, Tabori & Chang)


“Twelve Recipes,” Cal Peternell (HarperCollins Publishers)

Health & Special Diet

“At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen,” Amy Chaplin (Roost Books)


“Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die,” Diane Kochilas (Rodale Books)

Literary Food Writing

“In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey,” Samuel Fromartz (Viking)


“The Slanted Door,” photographed by Ed Anderson,written by Charles Phan (Ten Speed Press)

Single Subject

“Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry,” Cathy Barrow (W. W. Norton & Company)

Wine, Beer and Spirits

“Proof: The Science of Booze,” Adam Rogers (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Global Design

“A New Napa Cuisine,” Christopher Kostow (Ten Speed Press)


“Tutka Bay Lodge: Coastal Cuisine from the Wilds of Alaska,” Kirsten Dixon and Mandy Dixon (Alaska Northwest Books)

Special Cookbook Awards

Jane Grigson Award

“Liquid Intelligence,” Dave Arnold (W.W. Norton & Company)

Design Award

“Relae: A Book of Ideas,” Christian F. Puglisi (Ten Speed Press)

Judge’s Choice

“Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day,” Leanne Brown (self-published)

Judge’s Choice

“North: The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland,” Gunnar Karl Gislason and Jody Eddy (Ten Speed Press)

People’s Choice

“Vegetarian Dinner Parties,” Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough (Rodale Books)

Cookbook of the Year

“A New Napa Cuisine,” Christopher Kostow (Ten Speed Press)