James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards finalists

2012 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards Finalists

Winners will be announced May 4

Cooking, Recipes, or Instruction
Mary Allen Perry
Southern Living
Collection of Best Southern Recipes, 2011: “Nuts about Pecans,” “The Ultimate Southern Thanksgiving Cookbook,” “12 Ways to Show your Holiday Hospitality”

Stephen Scoble
Food & Wine
“Art of Summer Cooking: Best Recipes & Style”

Anna Thomas
“The Soup for Life”

Environment, Food Politics, and Policy
Brett Anderson
The Times-Picayune
“New Orleans Family Oyster Company Sees Only Dark Days Ahead,” “One Year After Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Collins Family Tries to Hang Onto 90-Year-Old Oyster Business”

Barry Estabrook
“The Other Side of the Valley”

Ben Paynter
Fast Company
“The Sweet Science”

Food Coverage In a Food-Focused Publication
Bon Appétit
Adam Rapoport

Gilt Taste
Jennifer Pelka

James Oseland

Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication
Lesley Bargar Suter
Los Angeles
“Chinese Food in L.A.,” “Breakfast In L.A.,” “Food Lovers Guide”

Kendra Nordin
The Christian Science Monitor
“The Big Stir”

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld
New York
“Taxonomy: A Falafel in Every Pita,” “Butternut’s Just the Beginning,” “The Greatest Thing Since …”

Food Culture and Travel
Lauren Collins
Food & Wine
“Lyon Tamer”

Fuchsia Dunlop
The Financial Times
“Global Menu: Kicking Up a Stink”

Jason Sheehan
Gilt Taste
“The Birth of the Atomic Cheeseburger”

Food-Related Columns
Josh Ozersky
“The Tyranny of Meals,” “Why the Demise of Friendly’s is Bad for America,” “A Good Mozzarella is Hard to Find”

Kevin Pang
Chicago Tribune
“Hole in My Heart,” “Supper Club Culture,” “So Sue Me”

Lettie Teague
The Wall Street Journal
On Wine: Lettie Teague: “Drink, Memory: How to Remember That Wine;” “In Praise of the One-Cabernet Lunch;” “May I Recommend: Lessons of Great Sommeliers”

Group Food Blog
The Epi-Log
Tanya Steel

Nona Brooklyn – What’s Good Today?
Peter Hobbs

The Salt: NPR’s Food Blog
Maria Godoy

Health and Well-Being
Janet Rausa Fuller
Chicago Sun-Times
“Starting from Scratch”

Maureen O’Hagan
The Seattle Times
“Feeling the Weight: The Emotional Battle to Control Kids’ Diet”

Melinda Wenner Moyer
“Going Clean”

Christopher Boffoli
The Kitchn

Ann Hodgman
“The E-mail Home”

Brett Martin
“The Hangover Part III”

Individual Food Blog
Gwen Pratesi
“On the Road Culinary Adventure Goes to Kentucky”

Cannelle Et Vanille
Aran Goyoaga
“What We Crave on a Rainy Day,” “There is Always Chocolate in the Summer,” “The Day We Went Fishing”

Poor Man’s Feast
Elissa Altman
“Craving the Food of Depravity”

Personal Essay
Cal Fussman
“Drinking at 1,300 Ft: A 9/11 Story About Wine and Wisdom”

Gabrielle Hamilton
Bon Appétit
“Blood, Bones & Baked Eggplant”

Anna Stoessinger
The New York Times
“I Won’t Have the Stomach for This”

Susan Choi
Food & Wine
“The Spice Wizardry of Lior Lev Sercarz”

Adam Sachs
Bon Appétit
“Fäviken Rising”

Emily Kaiser Thelin
San Francisco
“Cornering the Market”

Visual Storytelling
Alex Grossman
Bon Appétit
“The Fantastic Mr. and Mrs. Henderson,” “The Michelin Garden,” “Fäviken Rising”

Landon Nordeman
“Soul of Sicily,” “Nation,” “Heart of the Valley”

Michael Harlan Turkell
Edible Manhattan
Back of the House: “Keens,” “Savoy,” “Craft”

Wine, Spirits, and Other Beverages
Ellen Cushing
East Bay Express
“How Peet’s Starbucked Itself ”

Sarah Karnasiewicz
“Fizzy Business”

Adam Sachs
Travel + Leisure
“Provence: La Vie En Rosé”

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award
Alison Cook
Houston Chronicle
“Melange Creperie Cart is an Only-in-Houston Treasure,” “Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar,” “Pondicheri”

Jonathan Gold
LA Weekly
“Red Medicine,” “Yoon Moves Beyond Burgers,” “Back to Yu”

Alan Richman
“The Very Tasty Liberation of Paris,” “I Heart SF,” “Diner for Schmucks”

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
Tamar Adler
Gilt Taste
“Sibling Rivalry at the Stove”

John T. Edge
“BBQ Nation”

Todd Kliman
Lucky Peach
“The Problem of Authenticity”