The James Beard Foundation announced the winners of its annual Books, Broadcast and Journalism awards on April 26. Cookbook author and photographer Heidi Swanson won top honors for the Photography category for her book Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel. The publication Eater was also honored in the Visual Storytelling category for its online feature “One Night: Kachka.”
Swanson was one of three nominees in the photography category. Also nominated were Fire and Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking, photographed by Stefan Wettainen, and Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons, photographed by John Kernick.
Eater’s Visual Storytelling honor was awarded for the feature’s excellence in photography and graphic design. Other nominees in the category included “How to Make the World’s Best Cheeseburger, Using Magic” from Epicurious and “Smells the Same” from the food blog Lucky Peach.
The James Beard Foundation is a non-profit based in New York City that organizes lectures, workshops, events, and other educational initiatives around the country to promote the exploration of American culinary history and culture. All the James Beard Foundation honorees can be found at JamesBeard.org.
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