• William F. Little Distinguished Service Award: Marcie Cohen Ferris & William R. Ferris, UNC College of Arts & Sciences
• Marcie Cohen Ferris & William R. Ferris Imprint in Southern Studies, University of North Carolina Press
Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ($5,000)
• James Beard Foundation Nomination, Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South; category of "Writings on Food."
• Jane Grigson Award, Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South, from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, April 1, 2006, for “distinguished scholarship in the quality of its research and presentation.”