Lucky Peach gets five James Beard Awards
The magazine, which is no longer published by McSweeney's, won for John Birdsall's essay "America, Your Food Is So Gay," Lisa Hanawalt’s "On the Trail with Wylie," John Jeremiah Sullivan's "I Placed a Jar in Tennessee," Fuchsia Dunlop's "Dick Soup" and Francis Lam's "A Day on Long Island with Alex Lee."
Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow also got an award for his series about food stamps. The work won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting last month. (While speaking to his newsroom about the award, Saslow said sources on stories like these are "the ones who take the huge risk.")
Some of the other media awards:
- GQ's Alan Richman won the Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award for a trio of reviews, including an account of a 58-minute visit to a clam bar that cost $316.
- Bon Appétit's Adam Sachs won for his "Obsessivore" columns.
- Beth Kracklauer won for her food coverage in The Wall Street Journal's "Off Duty" section.
- Civil Eats was named Publication of the Year.
Here's the full list of winners.
Correction: This post originally said the awards were won Monday night. The James Beard Foundation presented its chef awards Monday night, and "Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards" on Friday.