Tim Byres Wins 2014 James Beard Award for Best Cookbook: General Cooking

Selfie by Tim Byres.
Selfie by Tim Byres.

Live from New York. The Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards ceremony for the 2014 James Beard Awards is going on right this minute at Gotham Hall. Tim Byres (Smoke, Foundry) is backstage with the shiny medal he just received for Best Cookbook: General Cooking.

His excellent book, Smoke: New Firewood Cooking, beat Try This at Home: Recipes from My Head to Your Plate by Richard Blais and David Tanis’ One Good Dish. I’d say let’s give him a rousing round of applause.