Food

2016 Neal Awards Nominations

Delighted to share that I’m up for two Neal Awards nominations with the Specialty Food News and Specialty Food Magazine team:

Winners will be revealed at a ceremony in NYC on April 1. These are my fifth and six nominations for writing and editorial work. My team previously won one Neal Award and one Folio Award

 

Top Specialty Food Trends of 2015

“It’s been a rough year for some beloved brands, from a listeria scare at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams to an unsettling conspiracy discovery targeting Hampton Creek. Yet it’s also been a year of milestones, with two industry icons celebrating 75 years and the Food Safety Modernization Act getting its final touches. Here’s a look at the year’s biggest events—the good, the bad, and the ugly—whose effects are sure to resonate well beyond the New Year.” Read more …

2015 Folio Awards Win

I’m thrilled to share that my Specialty Food Magazine article “The GMO Debate” won top honors in the Single Article category at the 2015 Folio Eddie Awards! I feel so honored to be recognized for this project.  

The Folio Eddie & Ozzie Awards celebrate gorgeous design (the “Ozzies”) and uncompromising journalism (the “Eddies”). This was the second nomination and first win I received for this article, which examines the growth of the non-GMO movement and what it means for specialty food producers and retailers.

2016 Specialty Foods Trend Watch

“Specialty foods have had an eventful year, and many of those big events will influence the food trends of 2016. From meat mania giving way to veggie-forward menus and flavorful fat making a comeback, to growing competition among specialty stores changing the retail landscape, here are our 10 predictions for what’s in store next year.” Read more …

2015 Folio Awards Nomination

Exciting news: My Specialty Food Magazine article “The GMO Debate” has been named a finalist for a 2015 Folio Eddie Award in the Single Article category. Such an honor! 

The Folio Eddie & Ozzie Awards celebrate gorgeous design (the “Ozzies”) and uncompromising journalism (the “Eddies”). Winners will be revealed at a ceremony in NYC on October 19.

It’s the second nomination I’ve received for this article, which examines the growth of the non-GMO movement and what it means for specialty food producers and retailers.

2015 Summer Fancy Food Show Coverage

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The 61st Summer Fancy Food Show, organized by the Specialty Food Association, took place June 28–30. I was live-blogging the show and covering it daily for Specialty Food News. Here’s a roundup of that coverage.

View the live blog here, featuring all-day coverage for the three show days.

The Education Destination

“Media attention and additional revenue aside, these producers see education centers as an opportunity to build brand awareness, appreciation, and loyalty. Some have larger goals and see the potential to influence broader views of the specialty food industry, to create a solid business foundation for future generations, and, at their most impactful, drive progress in the food policy landscape.” Read more …

Video Interviews

Last summer, the editorial team began shooting video interviews with industry experts. We’re still working out our video production skills, but our interviewees’ insights were fun and fascinating!
Kevin Kelley: Understanding Retail Store Design & Shopping Behavior

Janet Fletcher: Regulatory Challenges for Cheesemakers

View two other parts of this interview: cheese trends and pairing, the growing yogurt category
Francine Segan & David Porat: Behind the Scenes with sofi Awards Judges