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Southern brothers Matt and Ted Lee won an IACP Cookbook Award for “The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen”

Getting the word from the pros

Published: Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Setting the bar for the nation’s cooking/dining/dining scenes is the the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), whose members “work in culinary education, communication, or the preparation of food and beverage.” It’s a serious body whose mission is to “serve as a resource and support system for food professionals worldwide.”

Among the honors it bestows is the annual IACP Cookbook Awards “to honor excellence in cookbook writing and publishing.” Try this sampling of winners; for the complete list, go to

“The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen” by Matt Lee and Ted Lee

“Vegetable Literacy” by Deborah Madison

“Cuisine & Empire: Cooking in World History” by Rachel Laudan

“Stone Edge Farm Cookbook” by John McReynolds

“Savory or Sweet: The Art of French Pastry” by Jacquy Pfeiffer

“The Chelsea Market Cookbook: 100 Recipes from New York’s Premier Indoor Food Hall” by Michael Phillips, with Rick Rodgers

“The Perfect Meal” by John Baxter

“Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politic” by Marion Nestle

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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