Thursday, May 19, 2011
The James Beard Foundation, named after the famous chef and food writer, is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving America's "America’s diverse culinary heritage and future." One of the things they do is give awards, to chefs and writers and restaurant designers and the like. As Good writer Peter Smith says, you may not live near to some of the restaurants that have been acknowledged, but you can read some of the great stories nominated in the journalism categories. From an attack on popcorn at the movies to the story behind preventing Chicago school kids from getting their vegetables, check out Smith's choices for The Best Food Writing from the James Beard Awards.