The James Beard Foundation introduced the nominees for the 2022 Media Awards at the moment, and Eater is nominated throughout a number of classes, from video to characteristic writing to audio.
Eater’s award-winning video staff acquired a nod within the class of Visual Media — Short Form for an in-depth have a look at salt harvesting in Senegal’s Lake Retba. Workers wade via one of many saltiest our bodies of water on the planet to gather 60,000 metric tons of salt per yr, a strenuous course of that Eater captured on digicam for over 11 million viewers (and counting).
For writing, contributor Ahmed Ali Akbar’s report on “the world’s greatest mangoes” (and the bootleg WhatsApp operation to carry them to the U.S.) was nominated within the Feature Writing class. In the Foodways class, two Eater items received nods: contributor James Bennett II’s historic have a look at beer in Black tradition and historical past, from the importance of beer in pre-colonial West African social life to the craft brew trade’s neglect of the Black America in advertising; and Trisha Gopal’s celebration of the numerous immigrant-owned eating places and avenue distributors tucked away behind fuel stations throughout the U.S.
In the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award class, contributor Hannah Selinger’s intimate account of studying David Chang’s memoir Eat a Peach was nominated. And Eater LA’s very personal Mona Holmes was acknowledged within the Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award class for her reporting throughout the various, widespread Los Angeles meals scene, together with items on the unsure way forward for downtown LA’s meals scene; the most effective grocery retailer fried rooster within the metropolis; and a deeply private perspective on Los Angeles’s Black barbecue.
Punch, Eater’s “sister publication” protecting the world of bars, spirits, and consuming tradition, was nominated within the Personal Essay, Long Form class, for contributor Miguel De Leon’s have a look at the colonial practices of winemaking and the spirit of imperialism that continues to obscure the expertise of wine at the moment.
Vox Media was additionally acknowledged for branded content material within the Commercial/Sponsored Visual Media class, for a video collection On the Rise with Marcus Samuelsson, created with Uber Eats and airing on Eater. And within the guide part of the awards, Punch founder and editor-in-chief Talia Baiocchi acquired a Restaurant and Professionals nomination for her guide with Missy Robbins, Pasta: The Spirit and Craft of Italy’s Greatest Food.