The James Beard Foundation has announced their 2012 Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards on Friday. Brad Parsons took home a cookbook award in the beverage category for his book, Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All. The Hooch Life interviewed Parsons in April about his book and why bitters are “an essential part of American cocktails. It’s an American story,” Parsons said.
In the journalism category, Cal Fussman won for his essay “Drinking at 1,300 Ft: A 9/11 Story About Wine and Wisdom” on Esquire.com.
The James Beard Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to “celebrate, nurture and preserve America’s diverse culinary heritage and future.” The Foundation supports American cuisine with awards, events, tastings and workshops.
2012 JBF Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Recap, James Beard Foundation