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See below for the list of 2023 winners in the COOKBOOK category, for books with a copyright date of 2022. 

The White House Family Cookbook
2023 Gold Winner

Authors: by White House Executive Chef Henry Haller, with Virginia Aronson

Publisher: The White House Historical Association

ISBN: 978-1-950273-36-2

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With this cookbook, Chef Haller, executive chef from 1966 to 1987, shares behind-the-scenes look at daily life in the White House through the lens of how five first families dined privately and how they approached formal hospitality publicly. Serving presidents Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan, Haller prepared family favorites and shares more than 250 recipes.

Ciao Italia: Plant, Harvest, Cook!
2023 Silver Winner

Author: Mary Ann Esposito

Publisher: Peter E. Randall Publisher

ISBN: 978-1-942155-48-5

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Mary Ann Esposito’s fourteenth cookbook, Ciao Italia: Plant, Harvest, Cook! celebrates the fun of growing your own vegetables, whether in urban settings, or your own backyard. Twenty, tasty vegetables are highlighted with photographs, simple tips for growing, and Italian-inspired recipes!

Polish Your Kitchen: My Family Table
2023 Silver Winner

Author: Anna Hurning

Publisher: P.Y.K. Anna Hurning

ISBN: 978-1-7342488-2-1

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Polish Your Kitchen: My Family Table is a collection of recipes handed down from generation to generation, featuring 112 classic Polish dishes from the author’s home and reflecting the traditional flavors and cooking styles of the Polish hearth. This book is perfect for anyone who wants to bring a taste of Poland into their home.


See below for the list of 2022 winners in the COOKBOOK category, for books with a copyright date of 2021. 

Behind the BBQ: Recipes, Cocktails, & Tall Tales
2022 Gold Winner

Authors: Roland Dickey, Sr., Roland Dickey, Jr., & Laura Rea Dickey

Publisher: Favorite Recipes Press

ISBN: 978-0-87197-609-3

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For eighty years, three generations of Dickeys have passed down the Art of Great Barbecue. Here, Dickey’s Pit Masters share legendary barbecue dishes, favorite recipes, and a generous helping of Texas tall tales. Barbecue aficionados and novice cooks alike will enjoy this humorous book that takes you beyond the barbecue.

How Good Food Works from Seed to Plate
2022 Silver Winner

Authors: Laura S. Moore; John Wesley McWhorter; Joseph R. Novak

Publisher: Don Sanders

ISBN: 978-0-578-99122-1

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Inside our coffee-table style cookbook are more than 100 healthy and nutritious recipes as well as breathtaking photographs that will have you inspired to prepare them in your kitchen. Our cookbook tells the story of the Nourish program, and its mission which focuses of teaching new generations, and those who will care for them, on how to unlock the remarkable potential of what we eat. Gardening tips and information on how to grow your own vegetables and fruits. All proceed/sales from the books go towards community outreach nutrition education and culinary literacy in underserved areas.

Modernist Pizza
2022 Silver Winner

Authors: Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya

Publisher: The Cooking Lab, LLC

ISBN: 978-1734386127

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Modernist Pizza is the most comprehensive pizza book to date. It is a culmination of exhaustive research, travel, and experiments to collect and advance the world’s knowledge of pizza. It’s an indispensable resource for anyone who loves to eat pizza but is also interested in its science, stories, cultures, and history.


See below for the list of 2021 winners in the COOKBOOK category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.

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

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."

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

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 Silver Winner

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.


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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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