See below for the list of 2021 finalists in the COOKBOOK category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony (May 11-14, 2021) to learn which book wins Gold.

Baking with Bruno: A French Baker's North American Love Story
2021 Finalist

Author: Chef Bruno Feldeisen

Publisher: Whitecap Books

ISBN: 978-1770503328

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This book of recipes documents my discovery of North American food culture in the context of my French culinary background. Going from a distinct old-world culture with very defined culinary rules to a land where anything seemed possible — especially for newcomers — made my exploration all the sweeter. This is my ode to that delightful journey.

Just Cook with Sally: A Love Letter in Stories and Cooking
2021 Finalist

Author: Sally Uhlmann

Publisher: Favorite Recipes Press

ISBN: 978-0-87197-605-5

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Part memoir and part cookbook, Just Cook with Sally helps readers relax into the pleasure of food with 270 time-tested and favorite recipes, 110 photos, and endless tips for cooking and entertaining. From Heavenly Scrambled Eggs to Gingerbread, Corn Salad to Strawberry Jam, Sally Uhlmann’s dishes nourish the body and soul.

Recipes from the President's Ranch: Food People Like to Eat
2021 Finalist

Author: Matthew Wendel

Publisher: White House Historical Association

ISBN: 978-1-931917-93-3

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Chef Matthew Wendel provides a first-hand account of his years working for President George W. Bush and his family at Camp David and at their Texas home on Prairie Chapel Ranch. He offers a collection of recipes, photographs, stories, and memories of daily life as senior advance representative in the Office of Presidential Advance and as the personal chef and personal assistant to the president. Providing wholesome, delicious, comforting food to guests was their way of saying "Welcome. We're glad you are here."


See below for the list of 2020 winners in the COOKBOOK category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook
2020 Gold Winner

Author: Annie Gray

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 978-1-68188-369-4

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The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook presents over 100 recipes that showcase the cookery and customs of the Crawley household.

American Girl Holiday Baking: Sweet Treats for Special Occasions
2020 Silver Winner

Author: American Girl

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 978-1681884769

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In these colorful pages, aspiring young chefs will find fantastic ideas for home-baked gifts, plus decorating tips, packaging ideas, and super-fun ways to be creative.

Beautiful Living: Cooking the Cal-a-Vie Health Spa Way
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Terri Havens

Publisher: Cal-a-Vie Health Spa

ISBN: 978-0-9766222-1-5

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Our new coffee table style cookbook showcases over 100 recipes and stunning photography from our legendary health retreat. More than a cookbook, this gorgeous lifestyle guide will motivate you to eat better, detox and feel your best. 

Centennial Celebrations: A Colorado Cookbook
2020 Silver Winner

Author: The Junior League of Denver

Publisher: The Junior League of Denver

ISBN: 978-0-9603946-9-2

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Packed with the colorful flavors of the Centennial State, Centennial Celebrations includes over 200 thoughtfully selected and thoroughly tested recipes for every season and occasion.

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