The Food Writing Awards were first presented in 1991 to honor excellence in food journalism. The awards were formerly named after Bert Greene (1923-1988), a nationally renowned cooking teacher, cookbook author, and syndicated food columnist. Bert was President-Elect of IACP at the time of his death in 1988, and left a lasting legacy with IACP that includes the establishment of the IACP Cookbook Awards in 1986.

Award Winner Year

Beverage-focused Column

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“Jon Bonné on Wine”

Jon Bonné

“On Wine”

Lettie Teague
“On Wine”
The Wall Street Journal / Off Duty


Wayne Curtis

Food-focused Column

Alice Medrich rouge baking


“Rogue Baking Tips (and Recipes)”

Alice Medrich

“Season to Taste”

Mitchell Davis; Laurent Gras

“A Brown Kitchen”

Nik Sharma
San Francisco Chronicle

“A Kitchen in New Orleans”

Scott Hocker

Instructional Writing on Food or Beverage with Recipes

Stacy Adimando masa appeal


“Masa Appeal”

Stacy Adimando
April/May 2017

“For the Easiest Duck Confit at Home, Go Sous Vide”

Daniel Gritzer
Serious Eats
December 7, 2017


Elaine Johnson
Sunset Magazine
May 2017

Narrative Food Writing with or without Recipes

jenn hall special report


“Special Report: Oysters (an 8-part series)”

Jenn Hall
Edible Jersey
July 6, 2017

“Inside Patel Brothers, the Most Beloved Indian Grocery Store in America”

Priya Krishna
Bon Appétit
February 22, 2017

“The Immigrants”

Rick Nelson
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 11, 2017

Narrative Beverage Writing with or without Recipes

Sam Riches story of heady


“The Story of Heady Topper, America's Obsession-Driving Double IPA”

Sam Riches                                                           
March 1, 2017

“Hazard Signals”

Carrie Allan
May/June 2017

“How an LA Bar Built One of the World’s Greatest Stockpiles of Rare Spirits”

Garrett Snyder
March 28, 2017

Culinary Travel Writing

Bianca Bosker why should a melon


“Why Should a Melon Cost As Much as a Car?”

Bianca Bosker         
Roads & Kingdoms                                                           March 27, 2017

“In Good Hands”

Francis Lam
May/June 2017

“Four Million Pots”

Leslie Pariseau
August/September 2017

Personal Essays/ Memoir Writing

Taffy Brodesser the laws


“The Laws of Return”

Taffy Brodesser-Akner
SAVEUR                                                                                  August/September 2017

“Mystery Meat”

Emily Peterson
Edible Philly
June 28, 2017

“Pâté Revisited”

Rosie Schaap
December 28, 2017

“East, West, Then Backward: Falling for Groundnut Soup in Ghana”

Sara'o Maozac
Serious Eats
June 22, 2017

Publication of the Year

The Coastal Table pub of year

WINNER- Circulation of 300,000 or Less

The Coastal Table

Karen J. Covey

Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Magazine
Editorial staff of Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Magazine


Adam Sachs

Publication of the Year

Washington Post Food Pub of year

Publication of the Year- Circulation of 300,000 or More

The Washington Post Food

Joe Yonan; Bonnie S. Benwick and Matt Brooks                                                      


Cooking Light

Hunter Lewis


Jessie Price