Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 James Beard Media Awards, presented by Capital One. Although we typically celebrate the best of the best at an event in New York City, the Foundation cancelled the annual in-person event to ensure everyone’s safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
At a time when both the media and the food industries have been decimated by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation understands the positive impact that a James Beard Award nomination or win can have on a career. Whether in the kitchen or in the newsroom—now more than ever—celebrating these professionals is paramount for our community.
Join us at 1:30 P.M. ET today as we kick off our new digital series, James Beard Awards at Home. The series will be an ongoing conversation with the committee chairs and winners of the James Beard Foundation Media Awards about the nature and future of writing, reporting, and broadcasting about food during a global pandemic. Stay tuned for more information on the full schedule and lineup of participants.
Now on to the winners!
2020 James Beard Foundation Book Awards
For cookbooks and other non-fiction food- or beverage-related books that were published in the U.S. in 2019.
Beverage with Recipes
The NoMad Cocktail Book
(Ten Speed Press)
Beverage without Recipes
World Atlas of Wine 8th Edition
Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson
2020 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards
For articles published in English in 2019.
Personal Essay, Short Form
“For 20 Years, happy hour has seen us through work — and life”
M. Carrie Allan
The Washington Post
Wine, Spirits, and Other Beverages
“Seltzer Is Over. Mineral Water Is Forever.”