For your edification and cooking inspiration, here are links to all the finalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation awards in the book and journalism categories. The entire list of finalists can be found here.
Category: American Cooking
Category: Baking and Dessert
Category: Cooking from a Professional Point of View
Category: General Cooking
Category: Healthy Focus
Category: Reference and Scholarship
Category: Single Subject
Category: Writing and Literature
Next up, the journalism awards.