The International Association of Culinary Professionals just released its list of finalists for its annual cookbook and journalism awards. Local publishers Chronicle Books, Ten Speed Press, and UC Press all fared well this year, and a number of Bay Area authors were named.
Here's the list of local finalists, or at least as far as SFoodie knows; if you notice another Northern Californian, let us know and we'll happily add him or her to the list:
Alice Medrich, Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies
Category: Baking Cookbooks, Savory or Sweet
Michael Chiarello, Michael Chiarello's Bottega
Category: Cookbooks, Chefs and Restaurants
Rosetta Constantino and Janet Fletcher, My Calabria
Category: Cookbook, International
Connie Green and Sara P. Scott, The Wild Table
Category: Cookbooks, Food Matters
Hank Shaw, "Hunter Angler Gardener Cook"