It seemed a forgone conclusion that the cook book of cook books, Modernist Cuisine, by Nathan Myhrvold, would win a James Beard award of some kind (my bet was for The Cookbook Everyone Talked About But Few Can Afford To Buy Award); but the 2,438-paged, 46-pound and $625-tome not only won the Cookbook of the Year prize, but also a second award in the category of "Cooking from a Professional Point of View" last Friday at the James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards.
Other winners included Andrew Zimmern for Bizarre Foods and Ted Allen for Chopped under the Broadcast Media Awards category. Click here to see the full list of the winners.
Of course, those awards precede the big one, the Restaurant and Chef Awards which is being announced tonight. If you want to watch the live broadcast, keep your eye on the streaming video I've linked below.
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