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Submissions Open For 25th Annual IACP Cookbook Awards Program

The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) has announced that submissions are being accepted for its 25th annual Cookbook Awards program. Authors and publishers are invited to submit their books for the 2011 Cookbook Awards by October 29, 2010. IACP’s Cookbook Awards expects more than 500 culinary books to be entered in 17 categories.
IACP has introduced two new awards categories this year: Food Matters, for books that focus on the importance of food choices on our bodies and the planet; and Judges’ Choice, for an outstanding entry that has not otherwise been recognized as a finalist or winner, as selected by the Cookbook Awards executive committee.
Previous IACP Cookbook Award winners, such as Rick Bayless, Rose Levy Beranbaum, Julia Child, Dorie Greenspan and Thomas Keller, have elevated professional standards year after year, and the IACP is proud to honor exceptional contributions to the cookbook arena through this annual awards program.
The IACP conducts the judging using a two-tiered procedure that includes recipe testing for most categories. The Cookbook Awards committee, a jury of three food and beverage professionals for each category, conducts the judging, choosing three finalists and ultimately one winner from the highest-ranked books in each category.
The 2011 finalists will be announced in March, at which time IACP members and the general public will be invited to vote on their favorite book from the roster of category finalists for the People’s Choice award. Winners will honored at an awards gala during the IACP Annual Conference in Austin, TX, June 1-4, 2011. Awards will be presented to the books judged as the best of the year, with one selected as the “Cookbook of the Year.”

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