AFIELD by Jesse Griffiths & Jody Horton Nominated for a 2013 James Beard Foundation Book Award


April 9, New York, NY – AFIELD: A Chef’s Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish by Jesse Griffiths (author) & Jody Horton (photographer) has been nominated for a 2013 James Beard Foundation Book Award (Single Subject category).

The James Beard Foundation Awards were established in 1990 and are often called “The Oscars of Food.”Held on the first weekend in May, the Awards honor the finest chefs, restaurants, wine professionals, journalists, cookbook authors, restaurant designers, and other food professionals in the United States. The awards are voted on by more than 600 culinary professionals. Recipients receive a bronze medallion etched with the image of the late James Beard and a certificate from the Foundation. Cookbook Winners will be announced May 3, 2013 in New York City at Gotham Hall.

“We are stunned and ecstatic that the Beard foundation would recognize AFIELD.  The collaboration between us took almost three years of hard, but enjoyable, work, and we hope this honor signifies a new awareness of wild foods, responsible eating, and conservation..”  – Jesse Griffiths and Jody Horton

Released in September 2012, Griffiths and Horton’s masterful, informative and frankly beautiful book has been–and continues to be–widely heralded by critics and fans alike.

Sam Sifton featured the book on two pages in the New York Times Magazine. The Chicago Tribune devoted the entire front page of their “Good Eating” section to Afield. Hank Shaw, author of Hunt, Gather, Cook called it “one of a very few modern cookbooks that does justice to America’s wild game and fish.” Carla Hall, co-host of “The Chew” (ABC-TV) raved, “Much praise goes to Jesse for making the art of hunting and cooking game approachable.” Read quotes about AFIELD here.

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