This year’s meeting of the International Association of Culinary Professionals was hosted in New York City, with an exciting focus on The Fashion of Food.
Editors from national and international culinary news outlets hosted panels and discussions and workshops on a variety of facets of the culinary business, studying the ideas and work that is shaping the commercial and creative collision of food, fashion, and media.
An all-star lineup of speakers included chefs Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster, Grant Achatz of Alinea, and Dan Barber of Blue Hill; renowned media including Kim Severson of The New York Times, Maile Carpenter of Food Network Magazine, Adam Rapoport of Bon Appétit, and Ruth Reichl of Gourmet fame; acclaimed authors Amanda Hesser, Melissa Clark, and Molly O’Neill; and leading industry professionals Susan Stockton of Food Network Kitchens and Marion Nestle of New York University’s Food Studies and Public Health Program.
And on the last night of the conference, IACP hosted the 2012 Awards for achievements in the industry. Highlights of the cookbook awards received are:
Cookbook of the Year: “Tasting India” (Author: Christine Manfield; Editor: Allison Cowin; Publisher: Penguin Group Australia)
Cookbook from Chefs and Restaurants: “The Blue Tomato: The Inspirations Behind the Cuisine of Alan Wong” (Author: Alan Wong; Publisher: Watermark Publishing)
Cookbook for Children, Youth, and Family: “My Family Table” (Author: John Besh; Editor: Jean Lucas; Publisher: Andrews McMeel)
First Book – The Julia Child Award: “Ancient Grains for Modern Meals” (Author: Maria Speck; Editors: Jenny Wapner & Dawn Yanagihara; Publisher: Ten Speed Press)
One of the amazing honorees was PBS star and author Jacques Pépin, for Televised Culinary Series: “Essential Pépin” (Host: Jacques Pépin, KQED-TV).
We are delighted to share that one of our premier suppliers, D’Artagnan, donated fine proteins for recipes enjoyed at the awards dinner, cooked by culinary stars such as Chef Pépin, Chef Sara Moulton, and Chef Ming Tsai, to name a few.