Congrats to the James Beard Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Winners of 2012

Photo: Extra points for people who turn their Beard medallions into spinners.

A handful of hardworking writers and journalists are (hopefully) trading in morning meetings for mimosas today after winning James Beard awards on Friday. Among them are Amanda Hesser for Food52; Gabrielle Hamilton for Blood, Bones & Butter; and Alan Richman for, among other reviews, his famous/infamous takedown of M. Wells ("Diner for Schmucks"). Congrats to all the deserving winners! Check out the full list here!

2012 James Beard Foundation Awards Winners

Cookbook of the Year

Modernist Cuisine
by Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet
(The Cooking Lab)

Cookbook Hall of Fame
Laurie Colwin
Home Cooking and More Home Cooking

American Cooking
A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen
by Hugh Acheson
(Clarkson Potter)

Baking and Dessert
Jenis Splendid Ice Creams at Home
by Jeni Britton Bauer

Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, & Formulas
by Brad Thomas Parsons
(Ten Speed Press)

Cooking from a Professional Point of View
Modernist Cuisine
by Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet
(The Cooking Lab)

General Cooking
Ruhlmans Twenty
by Michael Ruhlman
(Chronicle Books)

Focus on Health
Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen
by Heidi Swanson
(Ten Speed Press)

The Food of Morocco
by Paula Wolfert

Notes from a Kitchen: A Journey Inside Culinary Obsession
Artist/Photographer: Jeff Scott

Reference and Scholarship
Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880-1920
by Andrew P. Haley
(The University of North Carolina Press)

Single Subject
All About Roasting
by Molly Stevens
(W.W. Norton & Company)

Writing and Literature

Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
by Gabrielle Hamilton
(Random House)

2012 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards
For articles published in English in 2011.

Publications of the Year
Amanda Hesser

Darra Goldstein

Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction
Anna Thomas
The Soup for Life

Environment, Food Politics, and Policy
Ben Paynter
Fast Company
The Sweet Science

Food Coverage in a Food-Focused Publication

James Oseland

Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication
Lesley Bargar Suter
Los Angeles
Chinese Food in L.A., It's Time for Breakfast in L.A, Food Lovers Guide

Food Culture and Travel
Fuchsia Dunlop
The Financial Times
Global Menu: Kicking Up a Stink

Food-Related Columns
Lettie Teague
The Wall Street Journal
On Wine: Lettie Teague: Drink, Memory: How to Remember that Wine; In Praise of the One-Cabernet Lunch; May I recommend: Lessons of Great Sommeliers

Group Food Blog
The Salt: NPRs Food Blog
Maria Godoy

Maureen OHagan
The Seattle Times
Feeling the Weight: The Emotional Battle to Control Kids Diet

Brett Martin
The Hangover Part III

Individual Food Blog
Poor Mans Feast
Elissa Altman
Craving the Food of Depravity

Personal Essay
Cal Fussman
Drinking at 1,300 Ft: A 9/11 Story About Wine and Wisdom

Susan Choi
Food & Wine
The Spice Wizardry of Lior Lev Sercarz

Visual Storytelling
Landon Nordeman
Soul of Sicily, BBQ Nation, Heart of the Valley

Wine, Spirits, and Other Beverages
Sarah Karnasiewicz
Fizzy Business

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award

Alan Richman
The Very Tasty Liberation of Paris, I Heart SF, Diner for Schmucks

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
John T. Edge
BBQ Nation

Radio Show/Audio Webcast

Fear of Frying: Culinary Nightmares
Host: Nina Barrett
Area: WBEZ
Producer: Jason Marck

Special/Documentary (Television or Video Webcast)
A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt
Network: HBO
Producers: Sally Rowe, Rachel Mills, and Alan Oxman

Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location
Host: Ted Allen
Network: Food Network
Producers: Linda Lea, Dave Noll, and Vivian Sorenson

Television Program, On Location

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Host: Andrew Zimmern
Network: Travel Channel
Producer: Andrew Zimmern

Television Segment
CBS News Sunday Morning
Host: Martha Teichner
Network: CBS
Producers: Lauren Barnello, Jon Carras, Edward Forgotson, Patrick Lee, and David Small

Video Webcast
eatTV with Jamie Tiampo
Host: Jamie Tiampo
Producers: Suzanne Glickstein, Jimmy McCoy, and Jamie Tiampo

Media Personality/Host (Television or Video Webcast)
Host: Ted Allen
Show: Chopped
Network: Food Network