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 expand, given that Hughes may not know all the D.C. writers by name):
- Post Food Editor Joe Yonan for his reverie about the chicken fried steaks of his Texas youth.
- Post food writer Jane Black for an op-ed about the rag-tag approach taken by well-meaning activists to overhaul U.S. food policy.
- Washingtonian Dining Editor Todd Kliman‘s tribute to the man who taught him to think of food as an adventure — his late father.
- Cookbook author and writer Monica Bhide‘s essay on “What Is Real Cooking?”, which is lifted from her latest book, Modern Spice. (The essay is not available online.)
The Best Food Writing collection should hit bookstores on Nov. 10. I wonder: Is the D.C. area’s representation a reflection of better local writers, a better overall food scene, or the increased competition? Or all the above? Chime in!