Friday, April 20, 2018
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James Beard Foundation honors 'ChopChop,' 'Gran Cocina Latina'

The pages of this year's top food publication don't read like your average gourmet glossy. That's because the only trend ChopChop magazine — named publication of the year by the James Beard Foundation — cares about is how to get America's children eating healthier.

Though the "fun cooking magazine for families" is available by subscription, one of its primary methods of distribution is by pediatricians giving copies to their patients.

The foundation's awards honor those who follow in the footsteps of Beard, considered the dean of American cooking when he died in 1985.

In other honors, Maricel E. Presilla's massive ode to the food of Latin America, Gran Cocina Latina was named cookbook of the year. The 912-page book covers a tremendous swath of cuisines and cultures, explaining the common threads that run through the region's many foodways.

Tough talking television chef Anthony Bourdain was honored for his work on public television although he has since jumped to CNN. His The Mind of a Chef was named best on-location television program. Meanwhile, Andrew Zimmern of Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods America was named outstanding host.

For a complete list of winners, including journalism, broadcast, restaurants and chefs, go to jamesbeard.org.

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