Bitters, Beef Cutters, and Cheesemongers: A Taste of the 2012 James Beard Foundation Book Award Finalists

The 2012 James Beard Foundation Book Award finalists include several of our favorites. Any of yours?

Chow Bella Book Club read one of the finalist's books: Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton. We'll be reading another nominee, Extra Virginity by Tom Mueller, for April's event at Changing Hands -- details on that to follow.

Here's the complete list of books nominated for a 2012 James Beard Foundation award: