Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Because at the end of the day my love lies in FOOD WRITING

This post is solely for my own pleasure:
The Oscars of the food world --- James Beard Awards --- reunited today to list the final nominations for the event taking place in New York City, May 2-3. The best and most beautiful representation of food as art can be found below.

Journalism Awards
For articles published in English in 2009




Photo source: James Beard Foundation Website






CRAIG CLAIBORNE DISTINGUISHED RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Jonathan Gold
LA Weekly
“Sauced”
“Hot Birria, Cold Cerveza”
“Hare Today”

Patric Kuh
Los Angeles
“Border Crossing”
“Peru Calling”
“The Classic”

Jason Sheehan
Westword
“White on White”
“Wonderland”
“Mourning”

FOOD BLOG

Grub Street New York
Aileen Gallagher, Daniel Maurer, Alexandra Vallis 

Serious Eats
Ed Levine

Hunter Angler Gardener Cook
Hank Shaw

FOOD-RELATED COLUMNS

Colman Andrews
Gourmet
Column: Good Living Restaurants
“Veni Vidi Vetri”
“It's Up to You, New York, New York”
“Smoke and Miracles”

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Minnesota Monthly
“The Doughnut Gatherer”
“Capital Grills”
“Pizza Perfect”

Rachel Wharton
Edible Brooklyn
Column: Back of the House
“Egg”
“Roberta’s”
“Franny’s and Bklyn Larder”

MAGAZINE FEATURE WRITING ABOUT RESTAURANTS AND/OR CHEFS

Alan Richman
GQ
“American Pie”
Anya von Bremzen
Saveur
“Soul of a City”

Francis Lam
Gourmet
“The Last Chinese BBQ”

MAGAZINE FEATURE WRITING WITH RECIPES

Dana Bowen
Saveur
“The Wonders of Ham”

Francine Maroukian, Jon Reiner, Staff of Esquire
Esquire
“How Men Eat”

Matt Goulding
Men’s Health
“The Beauty of the Beast”

MAGAZINE FEATURE WRITING WITHOUT RECIPE

Alan Richman
GQ
“Hillbilly Truffle”

Barry Estabrook
Gourmet
“The Price of Tomatoes”

Raffi Khatchadourian
The New Yorker
“The Taste Makers”

M.F.K. FISHER DISTINGUISHED WRITING AWARD

John T. Edge
The Oxford American
“In Through the Back Door”

Alan Richman
GQ
“Le Petit Gourmet”

Francine Prose
Saveur
“Faith and Bacon”

MULTIMEDIA FOOD FEATURE

Antoinette Bruno, Amanda McDougall, and Jonathan J. Proville
Starchefs.com
“The Art and Economics of Charcuterie, Parts 2, 3, 4”

Kevin Pang
Chicagotribune.com
“The Cheeseburger Show”

Robb Walsh
Houstonpress.com
“Not So Clear Cut”

NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITING ABOUT RESTAURANTS AND/OR CHEFS

Tim Carman
Washington City Paper
“How Not to Hire a Chef/The Canning Process”

Jared Jacang Maher
Westword
“A Hunger to Help”

Kevin Pang
Chicago Tribune
“Plan D”

NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITING

Sarah DiGregorio
The Village Voice
“Liver and Let Liver”

Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
“The Real American Pie”

Mike Sula
Chicago Reader
“The Charcuterie Underground”

NEWSPAPER FOOD SECTION

The Boston Globe
Sheryl Julian

San Francisco Chronicle
Jon Bonné and Miriam Morgan

The Washington Post
Joe Yonan

REPORTING ON HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT, OR NUTRITION

Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune
“Nacho Lunch? Yes, Every Day”

Daniel Engber
Slate
“Throwing Out the Wheat”

Rowan Jacobsen
EatingWell
“…Or Not to Bee”

WEBSITE FOCUSING ON FOOD, BEVERAGE, RESTAURANTS, OR NUTRITION

Chow.com
Jane Goldman

Epicurious.com
Tanya W. Steel

Saveur.com
James Oseland

WRITING ON SPIRITS, WINE, OR BEER

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Minnesota Monthly
“Chardonnay Uncorked”

Jonathan Gold
LA Weekly
“The New Cocktailians”

Lettie Teague
Food & Wine
“Is Grüner a Great Wine or a Groaner”


***As for the rest of the nominations, heralding the only nomination for Miami is Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drinks (Does he really need an introduction? --- BUT DEFINITELY --- a CONGRATULATIONS is in order) in the category of Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS). Here's to having better luck next year, Miami!***

Visit the James Beard Foundation's website for more information.

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