Cut The Craft

Submissions Now Being Accepted for the Crafty Food Awards

The Crafty Food Awards is part of a new addition at this year's Crafty Bastards focusing on the D.C. area's best food makers. Part of the new area dedicated to the craft food scene, the awards ceremony will crown the best preservers, picklers and brewers.

Submissions are now being accepted during the month of August. The finalists will be announced in mid-September and the top three preservers, picklers and brewers will be featured in a public "taste-off" by a roster of special judges comprised of local chefs and food writers.

Submission Guidelines:
- Entries will be accepted beginning August 1st. All submissions must be mailed or hand-delivered to the Washington City Paper office (2390 Champlain Street Northwest Washington, DC 20009) with a standardized form that can be downloaded online here. Preliminary judging will begin September 1st.

- Products will be judged by an independent panel using a standardized rubric: awarding 20 points overall with 10 points for flavor, five points for creativity, and five points for sustainability.

Photo by bowena.


  1. #1

    This will not win any ribbons, but it's the simplest and quickest way to pickle a watermelon

  2. #2

    Eating home-canned stuff is pretty risky if you don't trust the people who made it. Those judges are bold (or immune to botulism).

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