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Honoured to be included in Best Food Writing series

November 15, 2016 $15.99 USD / $21 CDN Paperback Original Food / Essays 304 pages ISBN 978-0-7382-1945-5Now THIS is a nice posting to write. My "Three Ring Meal: grasping the novelty of modern dining" article from Eighteen Bridges magazine has made the cut. It appears in the 2016 Best Food Writing, a terrific series now in its seventeeth year from Da Capo Press. 

This series is a my go-to anthology each year for the collection of great I'm still not entirely convinced that I should be in there with the likes of Pete Wells, Francis Lam, Dianne Jacob, John Birdsall, and even the late Oliver Sacks. Holy Moses.

Mostly, I'm thrilled to shine a light on Eighteen Bridges, the best damn Canadian narrative journalism magazine you've never heard of. Well, in 2017, we're planning on changing that...not the quality of the magazine, just the fact that we win so many national and Western magazine awards but no one knows about us. (Disclosure: I'm a contributing editor and I write the food column each issue.) Please support great narrative journalism and Canadian writers by subscribing to Eighteen Bridges.

Best Food Writing 2016 hits the bookstores this month. Here's the full lineup of selections and authors.

We’re pleased to announce our selections for…

Edited by Holly Hughes

Brooklyn Is Everywhere, Bon Appetit

By John Birdsall

On Chicken Tenders, Guernica

By Helen Rosner

In Praise of Ugly Food, Serious Eats

By Kat Kinsman

How to Dupe a ‘Moderately OK’ Food Critic, East Bay Express

By Luke Tsai

Three-Ring Meal: The Grasping Novelty of Modern Dining, Eighteen Bridges

By Jennifer Cockrall-King

Sorry, Blue Apron, the Joys of Cooking Can’t Fit in a Box, the New Republic

By Corby Kummer

Quitting Season, Edible Baja Arizona

By Debbie Weingarten

The True Story of Good Coffee, the Awl

By Matt Buchanan

Getting Drunk on Tea Infusions with Montreal’s Underground Connoisseurs, Vice Magazine

By Rowan Jacobsen

The Great Bourbon Taste Test, Garden & Gun

By Wells Tower

The Case for Bad Coffee, Serious Eats

By Keith Pandolfi

Blending In, Food & Wine

By Steve Hoffman

The Servant Problem, the Jemima Code

Toni Tipton-Martin

Chained to the Stove: What It’s Really Like to Write a Cookbook, Serious Eats

By Jessica Battilana

The Epiphany that Turned Me Into a Good Baker, the Washington Post

By Kathy Gunst

Zahav V. The Food Lab, Food52

By Phyllis Grant

What It’s Like to Cook With Dominique Crenn, Food & Wine

By Daniel Duane

Pile of Goop, the Charlotte Observer

By Kathleen Purvis

Moving Kitchen, Crumbs on the Table

By Laura Donohue

The Meaning of Mangoes, Lucky Peach

By Dianne Jacob         

The Millionaire’s Turkey: A Father-Daughter Story, Serious Eats

By Betsy Andrews

Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, Gravy Quarterly

By Besha Rodell

Mom’s Meatballs, the Miami Herald

By Victoria Pesce Elliot

Kummerspecks, Food for the Thoughtless

By Michael Procopio

Butchering London, Roads & Kingdoms

By Chris Newens

Charred & Feathered, Audubon

By Brian Kevin

Ya-Ka-Mein: Old Sober, Edible New Orleans

By L. Kasimu Harris

Hot Sauce in Her Bag, Eater

By Mikki Kendall

Glori-fried and Glori-fied, Gravy Quarterly

By Alice Randall

Everyday Sacred: A Personal Path to Gumbo, Serious Eats

By Pableaux Johnson

The American Diner at Age 143, Pacific Standard

By Max Ufberg

Penn Station’s Underground Raw Bar, Edible Manhattan

By Tove Danovich

Table for One, Gastronomica

By James Nolan

Dinner and Deception, the New York Times

By Edward Frame

The Hunger Games, Travel + Leisure

By Howie Kahn 

Eating and Drinking in Mexico City: A Diary, the Washingtonian

By Todd Kliman

Bo Bech Discovers the Bounty of Virginia, Travel + Leisure

By Jason Tesauro

Smoke Signals, Bon Appetit

By Julia Kramer

Why Serious Bakers Have Mother Issues, Serious Eats

By Andrea Strong

Cooks Are Different, Tin House

By Michael Ruhlman 

Rites of the Caquelon, Ski Magazine

By Tim Neville

The Chef Who Saved My Life, GQ

By Brett Martin

Sonoko Dreams of Soba, Saveur

By Francis Lam

So Long, Menus; Hello, Pots and Pans, the New York Times

By Pete Wells

The Breakfast Club, the Lucky Peach

By Rachel Levin

Dinner Party Diaries, Saveur

By Andrew Sean Greer

Churnin’, Hungry Passport

By Carol Penn-Romine

The Breakfast Club, the Lucky Peach

By Rachel Levin

Filter Fish, the New Yorker

By Oliver Sacks