The First Annual and Inaugural edition of

The Readable Feast Boston


The first annual & inaugural event of what is soon to become Boston's biggest and most beloved cookbook festival celebrating local talent was held at the Boston Public Market on June 17 & 18, 2016.

A juried committee of established cookbook experts presented awards in six categories of cookbooks and books related to food written by New England authors. Anthony Brooks, Senior Political Reporter for WBUR radio acted as MC.

The “People's Choice Cookbook of the Year” was awarded based on online voting by cookbook fans across the region.


2016 Award Recipients


Cookbook of the Year

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Single Subject


Food Writing

Aesthetic Achievement


Socially Conscious

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People’s Choice

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Wine, Beer and Spirits


2016 Honorees


The K. Dun Gifford “Local Hero” Award

presented by Oldways Preservation Trust

Jasper White


Lifetime Achievement Culinary Icon


2016 Cookbook Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Party


2016 Sponsors