🍳 πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŒΎπŸŒ― 🍜 🍀 🍝
September 29, 2019 10:29 AM   Subscribe

2019 Association of Food Journalists award-winning coverage. Best Food Travel story: Gustavo Arellano at Eater, β€œThe Central Valley Is the Heart and Soul of California”; Best Newspaper Food Feature: Chris Malloy, Phoenix New Times, β€œA Journey to the Heart of New Arizonan Cuisine”.

Started in 1986, AFJ’s awards competition is the oldest contest for food journalists and recognizes excellence in 15 categories of food journalism including audio journalism, photography, and restaurant criticism. Check out their Awards archive.

Other 🌢🌢🌢 standouts (for me): 2nd place in Special Food Project: Danielle Renwick, The New Food Economy, β€œThe Hands That Feed Us: Immigrant food workers, in their own words”; 3rd place in Newspaper Food Feature: Mark Vamos, The Dallas Morning News, "Viet-Cajun restaurants boil up as D-FW’s hottest melting pot trend"; 3rd place for Food Policy: Liza Gross, Reveal, β€œScientists warned this weedkiller would destroy crops. EPA approved it anyway”; 3rd place for Student writing on food: Forest Wilson and Rachel Lorenz, The Colorado Independent, "In time of plenty, students on Colorado campuses are hungry".
posted by spamandkimchi (4 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
 
New Food Economy has done some great work, such as their series on regenerative agriculture, and I'm happy to see them getting recognition. [previously on Metafilter]
posted by theory at 12:30 PM on September 29, 2019 [1 favorite]


I loved Gustavo’s Ask a Mexican column from the OC Weekly 15 years ago
posted by growabrain at 12:48 PM on September 29, 2019 [2 favorites]


And now I am so hungry. I miss Central Valley food: I always felt like they had the perfect mixture of light food for hot weather made from freshly prepared ingredients a la the coastal areas of CA and rich tastes and sauces a la New Mexico and Arizona. A good mix of the fish/chicken/tomatoes style and a little of the beef/ beans/ rice. I also miss the insanely cheap prices and the weird soda varieties and the sopes and the arguing over who's favorite place is best.
posted by fshgrl at 2:32 PM on September 29, 2019 [3 favorites]


Now I want to go to Central Valley. Great post, it'll take a few days to get through.
posted by mumimor at 2:45 AM on September 30, 2019


« Older Violence on the Floor   |   Our Skulls Are Out-Evolving Us Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments