The state of food writing in Iowa

Apparently Jim Duncan, the food writer for the Des Moines alternative weekly City View, thought enough of my work to name me best new food writer in his most recent column.

This “new media” Iowa journalist wrote old fashioned rings around other young food reporters in traditional media — by practicing self examination without self indulgence and by teaching readers about his subjects.

Two things to look at: my other blog, which Mr. Duncan mentioned in the citation, and “A Pig in Three Parts,” a multimedia package about raising, slaughtering and eating pigs.

I’m not sure what that says about the state of food writing in Iowa that I was so named, but I’m honored.

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