Posts Tagged ‘Joe Yonan’

D.C. Brings Home the Hardware from Beard Awards

Last night, I was sitting at a large circular table at Espace in New York City with some rather distinguished company: Robb Walsh, formerly of the Houston Press; Ed Levine, the founder of Serious Eats;  Ryan D'Agostino, the articles editor for Esquire; and a trio of writers/editors with our sister paper, the Chicago Reader: Alison […]

The Texas Taste-Off: Rating Texas Monthly’s Top Smokehouse Briskets

My friend and smoke master Jim Shahin had been planning this taste-off  since last fall when he smuggled four briskets back from Texas following a business trip. Not just any briskets, either, but slabs from four of the five top-performing smokehouses in Texas Monthly's most recent survey. (Registration required.) His cache of meats included deckle […]

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 […]

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’s Yonan Signs Deal to Write Cooking-for-One Book

The Post Food Section's Cooking for One was an initially a column that anyone in the right demographic — single and loving to cook alone — could write. It might be  a freelancer. It might be a staffer. But since November of last year, section editor Joe Yonan has owned the series, writing on subjects […]

Post’s New ‘Gut Check’ Column Almost Lost Its Name Before It Even Hit the Streets

Washington Post Food Editor Joe Yonan sent an e-mail to Northern Virginia magazine's Warren Rojas yesterday with an emergency request: Would Rojas mind if Ezra Klein's new column on food politics runs under the same name as the magazine's Gut Check blog? It was an honorable move on Yonan's part. It just came late in […]

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 […]

Gross Food, Considered

Read Robert Ashley's piece on the "gross-food movement" next to Joe Yonan's review of Deborah Madison and Patrick McFarlin's What We Eat When We Eat Alone: Ashley on gross food (deep-fried peanut butter, sloppy Joes on doughnut buns, etc.): "...a particularly specious of food movement has taken root. Its partisans don’t care whether your ingredients […]