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Culinary Arts

This guide is to assist you in researching topics related to the culinary arts field. Here you will find information about finding books, ebooks, journals, databases, videos, websites, blogs and more about culinary arts.

James Beard Awards

Image of medallion inscribed with the bust of James Beard and the words "James Beard Foundation Award for Excellence".The JBF Awards are annual and presented in early May by the James Beard Foundation for excellence in cuisine, culinary writing, and culinary educations.

Often thought of as the "Oscars of Food", the JBF Awards highlight the finest chefs, restaurants, wine professionals, journalists, cookbook authors, restaurant designers, and other food professionals in the United States. The voting for the awards involves more than 600 culinary professionals and the recipients receive a bronze medallion and certificate. 

For more about the awards: JBF Awards | James Beard Foundation.

The culinary collection housed contains many of these award winning cookbooks. 

Award Winning Books

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