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Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads wins James Beard Award

Floydm's picture

Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads wins James Beard Award

Congrats to Peter Reinhart, who won the James Beard book award for his latest book, Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads.

I believe this is his second third or fourth. The Bread Baker's Apprentice and Crust & Crumb also won the James Beard awards.

In case you missed it, Peter was kind enough to do a question and answer session with Fresh Loaf community members when his book came out. He had some interesting things to say, so if you missed it, check it out.

Peter's blog has more about the awards night.

And I'm probably the only one who cares about this, but I can see that the James Beard Foundation website is running on Drupal too. :)

suave's picture

My congratulations to Mr. Reinhart. His books were a great help when I was starting out, and I still enjoy them greatly.


kanin's picture

Didn't he win 4 times already? He mentioned going up the stage "three previous times" in his blog. I know he also won the Beard award for crust & crumb and BBA but don't know what the fourth one is for.

Floydm's picture

You are right about Crust and Crumb.

I'm not sure about the fourth either.

kanin's picture

Found out that he won twice for BBA -- breads/baking category AND cookbook of the year.

GrapevineTXoldaccount's picture

I owe him for sooooo much.  The BBA is open as I, type.:)

holds99's picture

No question about it, Mr. Reinhart is a major influence and his award is much deserved.  It was his BBA that first got me interested in serious baking and started me down the path. 

Howard - St. Augustine, FL

Paddyscake's picture

A huge influence on this site! Read the blog, very humorous..I never knew humidity could wreck such havoc on tux trousers..or slips..and I grew up in the humid summers of New England!

dmsnyder's picture

From his appearance in the photo, I'd say he has not been jaded by his habitual wins of this award. He looks like one happy baker.

Peter's lucid and engaging writing style has made his books appealing and accessible to "the masses." That his formulas make really good bread doesn't hurt a bit, either.


Lilandra's picture

drupal: that's cool

it's actually kinda neat when you start floating around the web and see nice software in use :)

 i wonder if i should get this book too...