IACP Dishes up Awards


Thousands of food pros swarmed Chicago last week for the 2007 IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) conference, a four-day confab of seminars, workshops, and culinary tours. Rick Bayless, who helped prepare Saturday night's gala dinner, took home the IACP's 2007 Humanitarian Award for his work with the Frontera Farmer Foundation, which supports sustainable local farms.

The coveted Cookbook of the Year Award went to What to Drink with What You Eat, by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page. Scott Simon, NPR war correspondent and host of "Weekend Edition Saturday," won a Bert Greene Food Journalism Award for "Conflict Cuisine," which ran in April, 2006 issue of Gourmet. In it, he wrote: "Some people vividly remember three-star restaurants in Paris and Rome. I consider myself privileged to have had memorable meals in places where the three stars are war, famine, and pestilence."

Check out the complete list of 2007 IACP winners here.

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