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IACP cookbook and journalism awards finalists announced

March 8, 2011 |  1:42 pm

Fairchild The award season is heating up. No, not those silly old Grammys and Oscars -- the ones that really mean something, the food awards.

The International Assn. of Culinary Professionals announced the finalists for its cookbook and journalism awards this week. Among those honored were local cookbook authors Barbara Fairchild and Amy Scattergood, and local journalists Patrick Comiskey and Jonathan Gold.

Scattergood is co-author with Kim Boyce of "Good to the Grain," and Fairchild, the former editor of Bon Appetit magazine, is the author of "Bon Appetit Desserts." Comiskey, a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times Food section, was nominated for a blog post on the Zester Daily website, and Gold was nominated for restaurant writing.

-- Russ Parsons

Photo: Barbara Fairchild. Credit: Ann Johansson / For The Times