Thursday, May 19, 2011
by PopMatters Staff
by Good
Good (17 May 2011)

“If you don’t live near any of the restaurants honored in last week’s James Beard Awards, at least you can still read the great stories nominated in the journalism categories.

Here are a couple of my favorites (not all of them were official winners).”


Latest in Food

How British Social History Is Written Through Our Cookbooks
— Felicity Cloake (New Statesman, 27 June 2011)
Nearly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism
— Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic, 4 May 2011)
The New Geopolitics of Food
— Lester R. Brown (Foreign Policy, May 2011)
Why "Top Chef" Gets Me Cooking
— Allen St. John (Salon, 16 June 2010)
I'm a Burgundy Man
— Mike Steinberger (Slate, 12 April 2010)
Cocktails Cops Can't Resist
— Katherine Mangu-Ward (Reason, 2 April 2010)
Hipsters on Food Stamps
— Jennifer Bleyer (Salon, 15 March 2010)
Russia’s Evolution, Seen Through Golden Arches
— Andrew E. Kramer (The New York Times, 1 February 2010)
Hipster Moonshine: Hooch Isn’t Just for Hillbillies Anymore
— Wayne Curtis (The Atlantic, April 2010)

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