Popular Atlanta chef's cookbook gets big nomination

Steven Satterfield, who helms the kitchen at the much-lauded restaurant Miller Union , can add "award-nominated cookbook author" to his resume.

Steven Satterfield with two dishes from his first cookbook, "Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons," including Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Rhubarb Vinaigrette and Southern risotto. (styling by chef Steven Satterfield) (Photography by Renee Brock/Special)

Satterfield's first cookbook, "Root to Leaf," which was released a year ago , was nominated yesterday for a Julia Child First Book Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

The book offers up veggie-focused recipes, not a surprise from Satterfield, who has dazzled with his salads and vegetables, amongst other dishes.

It's a big few weeks for Satterfield -- he was named a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Awards' Best Chef: Southeast category , and he's participating in the 2016 Taste of Tulum Guest Chef Series at Zamas Hotel in Mexico from March 17-21, incorporating his book’s method of using the whole vegetable from root to leaf into his menu.

And in December, he posed in nothing but an apron for a charity calendar .

The IACP Cookbook Awards have been formally presented by IACP since 1986. Julia Child lent her support by allowing her name to be associated with the program through a new category to honor the best first cookbook.

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