University of Texas book, ‘Yucatan,’ wins top prize at James Beard Awards

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yucatanThe James Beard Foundation gave out its journalism, broadcast and book awards last night in a ceremony in New York City, and “Yucatan” by David Sterling, published by the University of Texas Press, won Cookbook of the Year and Best International Cookbook.

Sterling, an Oklahoma native, runs a cooking school in Yucatan, and we ran this story about him and his work in September.

You can find a complete list of winners here.

The chef awards, for which Austin’s Bryce Gilmore and Aaron Franklin are finalists, will take place next week in Chicago.


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