Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home" nominated for James Beard award

"Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home" (Artisan 2011) has received a nomination for a James Beard Foundation media award in the "Cookbooks: Baking and Dessert" category. Established in 1990, The James Beard Awards recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievements in their fields. Its media awards are the country’s most coveted honor for journalists, broadcast media and authors writing about food and the culinary arts. The cookbook was written by founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Jeni Britton Bauer.

This is Jeni Britton Bauer’s first James Beard media award nomination. Only three cookbooks are nominated for the Baking and Dessert media award category each year.

“We’ve always wanted ice cream lovers all over the world to be able to enjoy a scoop of Jeni’s and now with this book they can make it at home,” says Britton Bauer. “We’re thrilled to have received this nomination from such a prestigious culinary foundation and hope that it spreads our message that it’s possible to make high-quality ice cream at home.”

With "Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home," Britton Bauer sought to redefine the process of at-home ice cream making by modifying traditional ice cream recipes for the home cook. Her book instructs cooks to produce creamy, scoop-shop quality ice cream in their kitchens. The recipes are accompanied by stories about the company’s fruitful relationships with the farmers whose ingredients help make Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams so popular.

The 2011 winners will be announced at the Media & Book Awards dinner on Friday, May 4, in New York City at Gotham Hall. The awards will be hosted by two James Beard Award Winners: Food Network Iron Chef and co-host of ABC’s The Chew, Michael Symon and CBS news correspondent Martha Teichner.

About Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams showcases owner and creative director Jeni Britton Bauer’s artful attention to detail, while emphasizing every facet of the ice cream eating experience. The hands-on crew at Jeni’s makes every small-batch ice cream, sorbet, and frozen yogurt in their kitchen in Columbus using cream from grass-fed Southeast Ohio cows, Ohio honey, and whole fruits, vegetables, and herbs, as well as carefully sourced ingredients from around the world.

All of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are available at and at Jeni’s nine shops in Ohio, as well as their shop in Tennessee. Select flavors are available at specialty retailers throughout the country.

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