The 2008 Cookbook Award nominees announced. Get back in the kitchen with one of these

The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) announced the finalists for the 2008 IACP Cookbook Awards. The awards honor the best writing and publishing in the food and beverage industry.

Books published during the 2007 calendar year were eligible for the awards. Almost 400 books were entered in the awards program – which is considered the country’s premier awards competition for recognition of excellence in cookbook writing and publishing. Finalists were announced for each of the 13 categories.

Here are some nominees that may interest you:

A jury of 39 culinary professionals, including food writers, cookbook authors, and newspaper and magazine food editors, evaluated the books against a detailed list of criteria and tested scores of recipes before arriving at the list of finalists.

Founded in 1978, IACP members represent a “who’s who” in the world of food and include cooking teachers and cooking school owners; caterers, chefs and restaurateurs; food writers and cookbook authors; editors and publishers of the world’s consumer and trade press; food stylists and photographers; vintners; television personalities; recipe developers and test kitchen personnel; public relations, marketing and advertising professionals; and many others with a special interest in the culinary arts.

Article adapted by ProudParenting.com from original press release.