James Beard Cookbook of the Year Winners

2017 - Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes by Ronni Lundy

2016 - Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook

2015 - Yucatan: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition by David Sterling

2014 - Historic Heston by Heston Blumenthal

2013 - Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America by Maricel E. Presilla

2012 - Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking by Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, Maxime Bilet

2011 - Oaxaca al Gusto: An Infinite Gastronomy by Diana Kennedy

2010 - The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews

2009 - Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes by Jennifer McLagan

2008 - The River Cottage Meat Book by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

2007 - The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook by Matt Lee and Ted Lee

2006 - Hungry Planet by Peter Manzel and Faith D'Alusio

2005 - Rick Stein's Complete Seafood by Rick Stein

2004 - The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion by King Arthur Flour

2003 - Zuni Cafe Cookbook by Judy Rodgers

2002 - The Bread Baker's Apprentice by Peter Reinhart

2001 -  Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi   Duguid

2000 -  A Mediterranean Feast by Clifford A. Wright

1999 -  Smokehouse Ham, Spoon Bread, and Scuppernong Wine by Joseph E. Dabney