The annual Association of Food Journalists award winners were announced today, and our Maggie Dutton has been named a finalist in the "Best Newspaper Food Column" category for Search & Distill (she's up against columnists from the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune). The rankings -- first, second, third -- will be announced at the AFJ's conference in Houston in October.
The Post-Intelligencer cleaned up at the awards, too. Food editor Rebekah Denn won for her profile of forager Jeremy Faber. Andrew Schneider won for his investigative piece on the risks of artificial butter flavor. And Jennifer Langston has gotten the nod for "Farmed Out -- Seattle School Lunches: A Push for Homegrown" (I can't find a link to the story, though).
Congratulations to all! You can read the full text of the press release here.