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Meet the 2015 MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award Journalism Nominees

Maggie Borden and Alyssa Haak

Maggie Borden and Alyssa Haak

April 16, 2015



Prolific author M.F.K. Fisher set the standard for food writing, blending memoir, travel, and culinary musings to capture audiences over the course of 27 books. The nominees for the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award continue her legacy by employing food as a narrative guide to communicate the important stories of their lives.


John DeVore
Life in Chains: Finding Home at Taco Bell

For John DeVore, Taco Bell means far more than chalupas and chimichangas. In his passionate ode for Eater, DeVore reveals how the fast food giant came to embody his childhood, his family, and his heritage. [Image shown above]

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Adam Gollner
Lucky Peach
That Fish Cray

Adam Gollner interweaves the history of the crayfish with his own encounters with under-appreciated crustacean, tracing its path from the ancient world to the Michelin-starred restaurants of modern day France.

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Kevin Pang
Lucky Peach
Fixed Menu

Is good food a right or a privilege? Kevin Pang examines where we draw the line when it comes to prison food, and whether depriving inmates of nutritious and delicious meals constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. 

Read all 2015 Awards coverage here.