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Meet the 2015 Humor Journalism Nominees

Maggie Borden and Alyssa Haak

Maggie Borden and Alyssa Haak

April 09, 2015


If laughter is the best medicine, this year’s nominees for the James Beard Journalism Award for humor are sure to keep you healthy. The writers look at the everyday minutiae of the food world, from street vendors to entertaining tips to restaurant reviews, and offer a new, if slightly twisted, take on it all.


Lisa Hanawalt
Lucky Peach
Goodbye to All That Sugar, Spice, and Fat” 

Lisa Hanawalt bids adieu to the City that Never Sleeps with a whirlwind illustrated tour through the highs and lows (and risks and rewards) of New York’s street-food scene. [Image above]

Ben Schott with the Bon Appétit Editors
Bon Appétit
Giving & Thanking

Ben Schott and the Bon Appétit editors expound on proper Thanksgiving etiquette for both the modern host and guest, including how to decorate the table, proper gifts, and when it’s most useful to lie to your family. 

Chris Stang
The Infatuation

Chris Stang skewers restaurant trends and the critics that celebrate them in his rave review of the under-the-radar, “farm-to-finger” Chinatown spot, Underfinger. 

Read all 2015 Awards coverage here.