I have tweeted pohtos and quick notes on the Culinary Tour to Japan, 2013, with Hiroko Shimbo from March 19th through the beginning of April. I will blog some of them with details and more photos shortly – little by little.
On my way back to NYC I stopped at San Francisco to attend the IACP Cookbook Award Reception. Hiroko’s American Kitchen was nominated as one of three finalists under American cookbook category. April 9th was the day for all of uss, nominees, to find out who became the winner. I was competing the Finalist with two other highly respected professionals – Ian Knauer who wrote The Farm: Rustic Recipes for a Year of Incredible Food and Robb Walsh who wrote Texas Eats: The New Lone Star Heritage Cookbook, with More Than 200 Recipes.
With the most honor and pleasure Hiroko’s American Kitchen won the IACP CookBook 2013 Award under American.
In this post I would like to express deep thaks to the following poeple who contributed to the production of the book; Dorothy Kalin who introduced me to the publisher; Kirstie Melville, the publisher; Janis Donnaud, the agent; Jean Lucus, the editor; Frances Janish, the photographer; Tim Lynch, the art director; Michael Pederson, the food stylist; Christina Wong, Anna Yeung, Jennifer Batt, Georgia Freedman, kitchen assistants; Buzz Beitchman and my mother and fater. I also want to express heartfelt thanks to Helen Buldus, my publicist, and Emily Farris, publisher’s publicist for a great exposure of the book.
I look forward to seeing many of you are enjoying recipes from Hiroko’s American Kitchen!