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Meet the 2015 Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication Journalism Nominees

Maggie Borden and Alyssa Haak

April 13, 2015

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As more and more publications add restaurant reviews, trend pieces, and recipes to their pages, food coverage has hit the mainstream. Each of the eclectic nominees in the James Beard Journalism Award for Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication category lends its distinct voice to its food coverage, proving that food writing can truly appeal to any appetite. 

GQ
The Editors of GQ

GQ brings its trademark fashion-forward sensibility to its food coverage, highlighting the hottest new trends in food and beverage, along with tips on which restaurants to frequent, and which to avoid, if you want to maintain your cultural cache. [Image shown above]

Los Angeles Magazine
Lesley Bargar Suter

It takes quite a team to cover the diverse food landscape of the City of Angels. JBF Award winner Leslie Bargar Suter leads the food coverage at Los Angeles Magazine, which details the latest openings and closings, hottest new dishes, and recommended events for gastronomically inclined Angelenos.

Roads & Kingdoms
Jim Frederick, Magnus Nilsson, and Nathan Thornburgh

Road & Kingdoms tackles food from the global perspective, presented by a roster of internationally-educated and well-traveled expert contributors. From an in-depth look at the Korean pizza industry to a meditation on the nuances of Sabbath shopping in an Ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood, Road & Kingdoms treats food as both fodder for levity, and inspiration for a larger cultural discourse.

San Francisco Chronicle
The “Food + Home” Staff

In 2014, the San Francisco Chronicle’s venerable weekly Food and Wine Section was transformed into Food + Home, a bigger, broader, brighter insert given its rightful due in the Sunday paper. Integrating their award-winning restaurant reviews and wine coverage with a larger lens of the multi-layered Bay Area dining scene, from underground dinner clubs to little-known gems, the section has already become a must-read for locals and beyond.

Read all 2015 Awards coverage here.