Good and Cheap wins IACP "Judge's Choice" Award
Hello lovely people!
I hope that you are delighting in springy activities wherever you are. Remember, peas and asparagus and strawberries will soon be everywhere!
To the point: Good and Cheap won a big award!
The last weekend in March, I attended the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) conference in Washington, DC. Chefs, publishers, food writers, food manufacturers, and more were in attendance. Sunday night they held an awards ceremony—hosted by the charming Curtis Stone—for food writing and cookbooks published last year. I was excited that Good and Cheap was nominated for an award in the "Food Matters" category.
I'll be honest — when my category came up and the winner was announced ... I was a little disappointed. The winner was the very worthy Citizen Farmers by Daron Joffe and Susan Puckett. (I met Daron after the ceremony and he was so gracious and delightful. Check out the book!)
So the program ended. I was hungry and ready for dinner, so when the host announced that there were more, surprise awards, I have to admit that I rolled my eyes. I wanted to eat! And then the words "Judge's Choice Award" and "Good and Cheap" ...
I was shocked and thrilled. And scared! I mean, I had to go up there and say something! I wish I could tell you what I said, but I was in a daze and can't remember at all. Let's all hope it was inspiring and meaningful.
The IACP has been giving out its prestigious cookbook awards for the past 25 years. And hey, this means that the 2nd edition of Good and Cheap can have this cool seal on it:
Before the awards ceremony, I was asked to present at a session titled "Values in Action" alongside Lilia Smelkova of Food Day, Richard McCarthy of Slow Food, and Loren Cardeli of A Growing Culture. It was really amazing to be amongst people doing such great work. Speaking with people attending the session was particularly gratifying. Many were inspired and excited by Good and Cheap and want to help spread the word.
After the ceremony, I got to talk to many of my food heroes, and it was especially great to hear from a couple of the judges who told me how happy they were to honor Good and Cheap. I felt like a rock star, and was sad when I had to leave to get back on a train to New York.
OH AND ANOTHER THING. Want to see the cover of the 2nd edition???! It's not hugely different, but there are some key distinctions, like that big ol' sticker in the corner that says You Buy. We Give.
Remember, you can pre-order the 2nd edition (out in July!) at your local bookstore or any of these sites:
And non-profits can pre-order and still get mega-discounts on bulk orders for their clients.
Anyway, guys, I just wanted to say thank you, because, as I hope you know by now, none of this would possible without you!