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Meet the 2015 Food Column Journalism Nominees

Maggie Borden and Alyssa Haak

Maggie Borden and Alyssa Haak

April 08, 2015


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Recurring columns allow a writer to grow with his or her audience, revealing personal quirks and passions across a wide-range of food-related topics. From the observations of a famous chef, to food policy and politics, to the rigorous investigation of the science behind deliciousness, the nominees for this year’s Journalism Award for Food Columns each present a unique voice and perspective that keeps readers returning for more.

David Chang
“David Chang’s Kitchen” 

Momofuku chieftain and JBF Award winner David Chang is not afraid to share his opinions, as revealed through the eccentric and far-reaching articles in his column for GQ. From iconoclastic stances on the value of cheap beer, to mouthwatering recipes for a proper “Changsgiving,” each new piece offers another insight into the particular genius of the mind of this chef.

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Tamar Haspel
The Washington Post

In "Unearthed," Tamar Haspel looks at how the science of the world around us affects how we eat, drink, and think about food. Haspel interweaves the goals of environmentalism and sustainability into a variety of aspects of our food system, discussing how our decisions about farming and fast food reverberate beyond the sales receipt.

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J. Kenji López-Alt
Serious Eats
“The Food Lab”

When "the Food Lab" recommends a recipe, you know it’s not just a matter of personal taste. That’s because J. Kenji López-Alt applies the scientific method to each new cooking hypothesis that crosses his cutting board, providing readers with indispensable insights into myriad topics like the best technique for chili con carne or the nitty-gritty of buying a Christmas ham, all straightforwardly-explained and presented alongside a recipe for the rigorously-tested results.

Read all 2015 Awards coverage here.