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'Yucatán,' Barbara Kafka top James Beard book awards
'Yucatán,' Barbara Kafka top James Beard book awards

David Sterling's "Yucatán: Recipes From a Culinary Expedition,” published by University of Texas Press' William and Bettye Nowlin Series in Art, History, and Culture, was honored as the best cookbook of the year Friday night at the prestigious James Beard awards in New York. In the lavishly illustrated book, Sterling, who runs a cooking school in Mexico, pulls together the various ethnic and cultural strands that make up Yucatecan cooking -- influences from France, Spain and Portugal, Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean. This is the second big win for the book. "Yucatán" had earlier won the first $10,000 Art of...

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