Posts Tagged ‘Jane Black’

USDA: Pizza Is America’s No. 2 Source of Saturated and Solid Fats

Jane Black, formerly of The Washington Post's food section and currently studying the eating habits of Huntington, W.Va., has a nice piece in New York magazine about how bad pizza is for us. Federal authorities have been sounding the alarm as part of new USDA dietary guidelines. From Black's piece: The humble slice, we learn […]

Jane Black and Brent Cunningham Tackle the Notion That Local and Organic Foods Are Only for the Rich

Tim Carman's predecessor at the Washington Post has moved on to greener pastures — quite literally — absconding to the hills of West Virginia to take a close look at how some Americans eat. Jane Black's first op-ed since leaving the Post, co-written with husband Brent Cunningham, lays out their mission in the rural state. The […]

Making Sense of the Repetitive James Beard Nominations; RAMMYs to Announce its Nods Tomorrow

As many of you know already, the James Beard Foundation Tweeted its way through the nominees this morning for its annual Beard Awards. The D.C. market fared well once again, both in the restaurant/chef and journalism categories. Don't worry, I'm not here to toot my own horn. I'm here instead to point out a potentially […]

Founding Farmers Responds to WaPo’s Investigation

WaPo's Jane Black clearly hit a nerve at Founding Farmers with her investigation into the green restaurant's food purchasing practices. Dan Simons, chief executive of VSAG, the management company that runs the Foggy Bottom restaurant, wrote a lengthy and detailed response to Black's story, which starts on Founding Farmers' home page. It continues — boy, […]

Best Food Writing 2009 Due in Bookstores Today

In some ways, I don't even know why I'm pimping this year's Best Food Writing collection, which is due out today. If you're a die-hard local gastronome, you've probably read 10 percent of the book without even purchasing it. How so? Five of the 50 essays included are from D.C. area writers, including Joe Yonan, […]

Local Food Scribes Fare Well at 2009 AFJ Awards Contest

The Washington Post placed in four separate categories in the Association of Food Journalists 2009 awards contest in New Orleans last week, including nods for Tom Sietsema, Jane Black, and the Food Section as a whole. Black won or shared two awards. She earned a second-place finish for Best Newspaper Food Feature, circulation 250,001 and […]

D.C. Well-Represented in This Year’s Best Food Writing Collection

Y&H has already tooted his own horn like Miles Davis after several lines of toot. But Holly Hughes, editor of the annual Best Food Writing anthologies, e-mailed Y&H yesterday to let me know who else in the D.C. area made the cut in this year's collection. It's an impressive showing. The honorees (the list could […]

WaPo Food Section Jumps into Political Commentary

This announcement yesterday on the All We Can Eat blog raised some eyebrows among a couple of Young & Hungry readers, who wanted to know if Ezra Klein's new Food section column on "the policy and politics of the plate" was a slap at Jane Black's fine work covering food politics. Should she be worried […]