Keith Schroeder, Atlanta chef and founder of High Road Craft Ice Cream, won his first James Beard Award Friday evening. Schroeder won the Focus on Health book award for Cooking Light Mad Delicious: The Science of Making Healthy Food Taste Amazing. The award was announced at the James Beard Foundation's Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner in New York.
Mad Delicious "takes the kitchen science genre to the next level: It's not just about chemistry and molecules. Schroeder teaches home cooks about the nature of ingredients, how to maximize texture and flavor with clever cooking techniques."
Schroeder beat out Henry Fong and Michelle Tam for Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans and Diana Henry's A Change of Appetite: Where Healthy Meets Delicious. Eater has the complete list of book, broadcast, and journalism award winners.
The James Beard Foundation's chef and restaurant honors will be given out at the Awards Gala & Reception in Chicago on May 4. Miller Union's Steven Satterfield is up for Best Chef: Southeast.