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JamesBeard

Today marks the anniversary of the death of chef and classic cookbook author, James Beard. 

Beard was an American cookbook author, teacher, syndicated columnist and television personality. Beard was a champion of American cuisine who taught and mentored generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. His legacy lives on in twenty books, other writings and his foundation’s annual James Beard awards in a number of culinary genres. (via Wikipedia)

Here are the 2015 winners of the James Beard Book Awards.

If you enjoy cooking and cookbooks, these are worth checking out.

 

American Cooking: 
Heritage
by Sean Brock

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Baking and Dessert:  
Flavor Flours: A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole & Ancient Grains, Nuts & Non-Wheat Flours
Alice Medrich

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Academy of Parish Clergy

I had the honor last year of representing the ERB at the Academy of Parish Clergy annual conference.

The Academy has recently named their 2013 Books of the Year, and we are proud to announce them here!

The Book of the Year and Reference Book of the Year Awards will be made at the Annual Conference of the Academy, February 19-21, 2013, at the Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center, Orlando, FL.

Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World

The 2013 Book of the Year Award goes to Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: A Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World by Brian D. McLaren (Jericho Press). The Book of the Year Award is given to the best book published for parish ministry in the previous year.


New Testament, The: A Historical and Theological Introduction

The Reference Book of the Year Award is given to The New Testament: A Historical and Theological Introduction by Donald A. Hagner (Baker Academic Press).

In addition to the Book of the Year, the Academy has selected the following books as the Top Ten Books for Parish Ministry published in 2012.

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As we are assembling the next issue of our print edition (Advent 2011), we have been reflecting on the best books of the year.

We have some ideas based on the books we’ve read and reviewed this year, but we’d love to get your input.

Using the comments below, tell us what the best book is that you’ve read this year (preferably a book published this year, but we’d love to hear from you regardless) and just as importantly, WHY you loved that book.

If you need to jog your memory, some of our reviewers and readers have already weighed in our Facebook poll, do check out what they’re saying and place a vote there…

 

This list originally appeared in our Eastertide / Summer print issue,
but we thought we’d reprint it here for readers who haven’t seen that issue…

It was a difficult choice, but here are our picks for the best books of the first half of 2011:

[ In order by author’s last name… ]

Caleb’s Crossing
Geraldine Brooks

Hardback: Viking Books
Read an excerpt.  Review coming in next print issue.

The Origin of Species and Other Poems.
Ernesto Cardenal.

Hardback: Texas Tech Univ. Press
Review by Brent Aldrich upcoming in the next print issue.


Migrations of the Holy: God, State and the
Political Meaning of the Church

Bill Cavanaugh

Paperback: Eerdmans
Read our Review by Micah Weedman


Marshall McLuhan:
You Know Nothing of My Work!

Douglas Coupland

Hardback: Atlas Books
Review by Read Mercer Schuhardt in theLent print issue.


The End of Evangelicalism?
David Fitch

Paperback: Cascade Books
Read our Review by Chris Smith


Year of Plenty
Craig Goodwin

Paperback: Sparkhouse
Read our Review by Brent Aldrich


The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
Alan Jacobs

Hardback: Oxford Univ. Press
Review by Chris Smith in the Eastertide print issue.


The Sacrifice of Africa:
A Political Theology for Africa

Emmanuel Katongole
.

Paperback: Eerdmans
Read our review by Chris Smith


Julian of Norwich, Theologian.
Denys Turner
.
Hardback: Yale Univ. Press.
Review by Alex Joyner
in the Eastertide print issue.


All That We Share
Jay Walljasper
Paperback: The New Press
Read our Review


The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton
Monica Weis
Hardback: University Press of Kentucky.
Read Chris Smith’s Review in THE CHRISTIAN CENTURY.

Our review by Brent Aldrich coming soon.


Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating
Norman Wirzba

Hardback: Cambridge Univ. Press
Interview with Norman in Eastertide print issue.
Review will run online soon…

Caleb’s Crossing

Geraldine Brooks

Hardback: Viking Books

Watch for our upcoming review online.

The Origin of Species and Other Poems

Ernesto Cardenal

Hardback: Texas Tech Univ. Press

Review by Brent Aldrich upcoming online.

Migrations of the Holy: God, State and the

Political Meaning of the Church

Bill Cavanaugh

Paperback: Eerdmans

Review by Micah Weedman

online at bit.ly/ERB-Cavanaugh

Marshall McLuhan: You Know Nothing of My Work!

Douglas Coupland

Hardback: Atlas Books

Review by Read Mercer Schuhardt in the

Lent print issue of the ERB

The End of Evangelicalism?

David Fitch

Paperback: Cascade Books

Review by Chris Smith

online at bit.ly/ERB-Fitch

Year of Plenty

Craig Goodwin

Paperback: Sparkhouse

Review by Brent Aldrich

online at bit.ly/ERB-Goodwin

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction

Alan Jacobs

Hardback: Oxford Univ. Press

Review by Chris Smith on page 10.

The Sacrifice of Africa: A Political Theology for Africa

Emmanuel Katongole

Paperback: Eerdmans

Review by Chris Smith

online at bit.ly/ERB-Katongole

Julian of Norwich, Theologian

Denys Turner

Hardback: Yale Univ. Press

Review by Alex Joyner on page 26.

All That We Share

Jay Walljapser

Paperback: The New Press

Review by Chris Smith

online at bit.ly/ERB-Commons

The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton

Monica Weis

Hardback: University Press of Kentucky

Watch for our upcoming review online.

Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating

Norman Wirzba

Hardback: Cambridge Univ. Press

Conversation with Norman Wirzba on page 4.

   

   

   

 

So, the first six months of 2009 have slipped past us already. At this half-way point of the year, we thought it would be great to recap the best books that we’ve read and reviewed so far this year:

10. And Then There’s This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture
Bill Wasik.
Hardcover: Viking.
Review: http://englewoodreview.org/?p=363

9. Pluriverse: New and Selected Poems
Ernesto Cardenal.
Paperback: New Directions.
Review: http://englewoodreview.org/?p=233

8. Love is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community
Andrew Marin.
Paperback: IVP Books.
Review: http://englewoodreview.org/?p=350

7. Eve: A Novel of the First Woman
Elissa Elliott.
Hardcover: Delacorte.
Review: http://englewoodreview.org/?p=228

6. Fresh: A Perishable History
Susanne Freidberg.
Hardcover: Belknap Press.
Review: http://englewoodreview.org/?p=374

5. Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor
Brad Gooch.
Hardcover: Little, Brown & Co.
Review: http://englewoodreview.org/?p=246

4. Fasting (Ancient Practices Series)
Scot McKnight.
Hardcover: Thomas Nelson.
Review: http://englewoodreview.org/?p=224

3. Enough: Contentment in An Age of Excess
Will Samson.
Paperback: David C. Cook.
Review: http://englewoodreview.org/?p=279

2. A Conservationist Manifesto
Scott Russell Sanders.
Paperback: Indiana University Press.
Review: http://englewoodreview.org/?p=338

And the best book so far this year is… [drum roll ]

1. The Sacredness of Questioning Everything.
David Dark.
Paperback: Zondervan.
Review: http://englewoodreview.org/?p=328