In my last post, I listed the books that have been selected as finalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation awards, with links to them on Amazon. Here I've listed the finalists for the journalism awards. I find these lists make for some great reading material, and there's certainly no reason to limit your review to only those that are ultimately selected for the award. I'm not sure why it's so hard to find a convenient source with links to all the nominated articles, so I've given all the links I've been able to find:
Category: Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Reviews
Jonathan Gold (LA Weekly)
"Sauced", "Hot Birria, Cold Cerveza", "Hare Today"
Patric Kuh (Los Angeles)
"Border Crossing", "Peru Calling" (this can't possibly be the entire review worthy of a nomination), "The Classic"
Jason Sheehan (Westord)
"White on White" (this is a guess, I see nothing with this title), "Wonderland", "Mourning"
Category: Food Blog
Grub Street New York
Hunter Angler Gardener Cook
Category: Food-related Columns
Colman Andrews (Gourmet)
Column: Good Living Restaurants
"Veni Vidi Vetri", "It's Up to You, New York, New York", "Smoke and Miracles"
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl (Minnesota Monthly)
"The Doughnut Gatherer", "Capital Grills", "Pizza Perfect"
Rachel Wharton (Edible Brooklyn)
Column: Back of the House
"Egg", "Roberta's", "Franny's and Bklyn Larder"
Category: Magazine Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs
Alan Richman (GQ) "American Pie"
Anya von Bremzen (Saveur) "Soul of a City"
Francis Lam (Gourmet) "The Last Chinese BBQ" (republished in Salon)
Category: Magazine Feature Writing With Recipes
Dana Bowen (Saveur) "The Wonders of Ham"
Francine Maroukian, Jon Reiner, Staff of Esquire (Esquire) "How Men Eat"
Matt Goulding (Men's Health) "The Beauty of the Beast"
Category: Magazine Feature Writing Without Recipes
Alan Richman (GQ) "Hillbilly Truffle"
Barry Estabrook (Gourmet) "The Price of Tomatoes"
Raffi Khatchadourian (New Yorker) "The Taste Makers"
Category: M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
John T. Edge (The Oxford American) "In Through the Back Door"
Alan Richman (GQ) "Le Petit Gourmet"
Francine Prose (Saveur) "Faith and Bacon"
Category: Multimedia Food Feature
Antoinette Bruno, Amanda McDougall, Jonathan J. Proville (Starchefs.com) "The Art and Economics of Charcuterie, Parts 2, 3, 4" (I've linked to each part by its number, and to Part 1 in the title, just for the heck of it)
Kevin Pang (Chicagotribune.com) "The Cheeseburger Show"
Robb Walsh (Houstonpress.com) "Not So Clear Cut"
Category: Newspaper Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs
Tim Carman (Washington City Paper) "How Not to Hire a Chef / The Canning Process"
Jared Jacang Maher (Westword) "A Hunger to Help"
Kein Pang (Chicago Tribune) "Plan D"
Category: Newspaper Feature Writing
Sarah DiGregorio (Village Voice) "Liver and Let Liver"
Cliff Doerksen (Chicago Reader) "The Real American Pie"
Mike Sula (Chicago Reader) "The Charcuterie Underground"
Category: Newspaper Food Section
Boston Globe (Sheryl Julian)
San Francisco Chronicle (Jon Bonné and Miriam Morgan)
Washington Post (Joe Yonan)
Category: Reporting on Health, Environment or Nutrition
Monica Eng (Chicago Tribune) "Nacho Lunch? Yes, Every Day"
Daniel Engber (Slate) "Thowing Out the Wheat"
Rowan Jacobsen (EatingWell) " ... Or Not to Bee"
Category: Website Focusing on Food, Beverage, Restaurants, or Nutrition
Chow.com (Jane Goldman)
Epicurious.com (Tanya W. Steel)
Saveur.com (James Oseland)
Category: Writing on Spirits, Wine, or Beer
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl (Minnesota Monthly) "Chardonnay Uncorked"
Jonathan Gold (LA Weekly) "The New Cocktailians"
Lettie Teague (Food & Wine) "Is Grüner a Great Wine or a Groaner?"
OK, now read up.