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The Best Food Writing from the James Beard Awards The Ten Best Food Stories You Should Read From the James Beard Awards

Need something good to read? Check out these food-related longreads on bananas, omega-3s, and Los Angeles eats.

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.

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Nicola Twilley on Jonathan Gold

How an obsessive appetite helped a food writer make sense of a city.

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Food for Thinkers: When Music Writers Grow Up, They Become Food Writers

Food writing relies on sensory overload, music writing on linguistic agility, but both, Drew Tewskbury explains, communicate the invisible.


Journalist Drew Tewksbury writes about music for LA Weekly, reviews films for Current TV and Filter Magazine, and, I'm pleased to say, thinks about food for Food for Thinkers week. After all, as he says, "When music writers grow up, they become food writers." As evidence, he presents fellow Angelenos Evan George of Hot Knives and the legendary Jonathan Gold, whose cover story on N.W.A. earns him more respect in certain circles than his Pulitzer Prize for food writing.

So, what do the two genres have in common?

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