James Beard Awards 2022: Media Awards Winners – Low Calorie Diets Tips

Tonight, the James Beard Foundation announced its 2022 Media Award winners, the first awards to be presented by the foundation after a two-year hiatus.

Some highlights: Cookbook author Kristina Cho was a double winner, taking home the Baking and Desserts Award for her first cookbook moon cake and milk bread, in addition to winning the Foundation’s Emerging Voice Award in the Books category. Unlike the first Voices Awards in 2019, this year each category named its own Emerging Voice awardee; Sophia Roe won in broadcast media and Tammie Teclemariam from New York Magazine received the award in the journalism category.

Elsewhere, Judy Rodgers and her legend The Zuni Cafe Cookbook was inducted into the 2022 Cookbook Hall of Fame, while San Francisco-based Brandon Jew and Tienlon Ho won the Bart in the Restaurant and Professional category for their book Jiu-san is in Chinatown. Alexis Nikole Nelson, better known by her nickname @BlackForager, took home the award for the social media account. Soleil Ho from the Chronicle of San Francisco won the Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award, which the foundation recognizes “with critical critique that contributes to the broader discourse about cuisine or restaurants.”

The restaurant and chef awards categories will be announced at a gala in Chicago on Monday, June 13. Here is the full list of James Beard Foundation Media Award winners:

James Beard Foundation Book Award Winner 2022

baking and desserts

Moon Cake and Milk Bread: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries by Kristina Cho

drinks with recipes

The Way of the Cocktail: Japanese Traditions, Techniques and Recipes by Julia Momose with Emma Janzen

Drink without prescriptions

Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol by Mallory O’Meara


Everybody’s Table: Global Recipes for Modern Health by Gregory Gourdet and JJ Goode


In Bibi’s Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean by Hawa Hassan with Julia Turshen

Reference, History and Scholarship

Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue by Adrian Muller

Restaurant and professional

Jiu-san is in Chinatown: Recipes and stories from the birthplace of Chinese-American cuisine by Brandon Jew and Tienlon Ho

single subject

The Hog Book: A Chef’s Guide to Hunting, Slaughtering and Cooking Wild Boar by Jesse Griffiths

US Foodways

Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Vanishing Bayou by Melissa M. Martin

Vegetable oriented cooking

The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Grandma’s Kitchen by Joanne Molinaro


Grab a Fish: The New School of Scale-to-Tail Cooking by Rob Palmer and Daniel New


Franchise: The Golden Arches of Black America by Marcia Chatelaine

Emerging Voice, Books

Kristina Cho, Moon Cake and Milk Bread: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries

Winner of the James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award

Documentaries/Docuseries Visual Media

Gatherwill be broadcast on Netflix

visual teaching media

The Wild Harvest with Alan Bergo

Reality or Competition Visual Media

Top chef: family style (aired on Peacock)

Commercial/Sponsored Visual Media

Justin V. Barocas, Uber Eats Presents: On the Rise with Marcus Samuelsson

Visual media – short form

Eat This: What Everyone Gets Wrong About Farm Work (Airs on AJ+)

Visual media – long form

Taste the Nation: Holiday Edition (Airing on Hulu)

social media account

Alexis Nikole Nelson, @Schwarzforager

audio programming

court city

Audio Reporting

The sporkful by Dan Pashman, Emma Morgenstern, Andres O’Hara

James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards 2022

columns and newsletters

Tex-Mexplainer: “Nixtamalization is the 3,500-year-old secret of large tortillas”; “Live a little and try chapulines or roasted grasshoppers”; “Forget Everything You Think You Know About Mole” by Jose Ralat, Texas Monthly

food and travel

“Just around the corner” Francis Lam, Conde Nast Traveler

feature reports

“In the mysterious, semi-illicit world of high-stakes WhatsApp mango import” by Ahmed Ali Akbar, Eater

Coverage of food in a publication of general interest

The bitter southerner


“Food in Xi’an, where wheat and lamb speak to China’s diverse palate” by Ligaya Mishan for T Magazine

health and wellness

“Cultivating Better Health” by Michael Behar, eat well

home cooking

“The Way of Clay” by Mary Frances Heck

Innovative storytelling

“A Feast for Lost Souls” by Annelise Jolley and Zahara Gómez Lucini for Atavist Magazine

Investigative Reporting

“New York City food delivery workers are demanding better treatment. Will New York listen to Los Deliveristas Unidos?”; “Food delivery workers slogging through historic floods call tight wages and tips ‘a cruel joke'”; “New York City Adopts Landmark New Safeguards for Food Delivery Workers” by Claudia Irizarry Aponte and Josefa Velasquez for The City NYC

Personal essay – long form

It’s Time to Decolonize Wine by Miguel de Leon for Punch

Personal essay – short form

“The Dangers of Bartending While Asian” by Kaylee Hammonds for food and wine


Patsy Young – American Brewer, Fugitive From Slavery by Theresa McCulla for Good Beer Hunting

Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award

“‘Too much to lose.’ Why a Miami Man Moved to a Backyard Tent During the Coronavirus Crisis”; “Salt Bae’s restaurant called the police about a customer who wouldn’t pay for gold-wrapped steaks”; “How to Eat Like a Local in Miami: A Local’s Guide to Dining at 305” by Carlos Frias, Miami Herald

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award

“The Bay Area has a love affair with Smashburgers. It’s what you keep wanting to eat”; “Impossible’s new vegan nuggets taste better than McNuggets. Unfortunately, that doesn’t say much”; “The fried rice at SF Restaurant for $72 was an absolute hit. It was also the chef’s nightmare,” Soleil Ho, Chronicle of San Francisco

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award

“Just around the corner”, for Francis Lam Conde Nast Traveler

Disclosure: Some Vox Media employees are part of the voting panel for the James Beard Foundation Awards.

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