Foodista Cookbook Awards 2011

December 30, 2011

This is Foodista's first annual cookbook awards.  We read, we tested, and we tasted.  We learned about different food cultures and honed new culinary technique- it was a good year for the cookbooks. Check out our favorites of 2011.

Best Overall Cookbooks:

1. Cook This Now by Melissa Clark

2. Ruhlman's 20 by Michael Ruhlman

3. Food 52 by Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs

4. Splendid Table: How to Eat Weekends by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift

Best Regional Cookbooks:

1. Food of Spain by Claudia Roden

2. Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert

3. Truly Mexican by Roberto Santibanez

Best Vegetarian Cookbook:

Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi

Best Chef to Home Cookbook:

The Family Meal by Ferran Adria

Best Special Diets Cookbook:

Intolerant Gourmet by Barbara Kafka

Best Celebrity Chef Cookbook:

Good Eats 3 by Alton Brown

Best Cookbook with Healthy Focus:

Comfort Food Fix by Ellie Kreiger

Best Cookbook with Wine Focus:

Food Lover's Guide to Wine by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page

Best Dessert Cookbook:

1. Momofuku Milk Bar by Christina Tosi

2. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer

Best Wildcard Cookbook:

Odd Bits by Jennifer McLagan

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