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March 26, 2015

The Lost Fishery: Shad in California


From The Art of Eating no. 84

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Holly Heyser

Shad are everywhere in the rivers of the Pacific Coast and nowhere on the menu. Along the Sacramento River, which flows into San Francisco Bay, it’s not uncommon to have a 50-fish day, and 600... Read more.


March 6, 2015

Maine Fish Chowder


Adapted from The Art of Eating no. 69

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George Bates

The fish chowder served in most public eating places, even here in Down East Maine where they ought to know better, is so bad that I never order it unless I’m suffering an attack of... Read more.


March 2, 2015

The Winner of the 2015 Art of Eating Prize Announced


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University of Texas Press

The Art of Eating Prize for best food book of the year goes to Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition by David Sterling (University of Texas Press). He will receive $10,000 and a specially crafted hand-wrought ladle, an... Read more.


February 24, 2015

An Object to Represent The Art of Eating Prize


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Kimberly Behr

After we announced the existence of The Art of Eating Prize, we realized there should some physical object to accompany it — but what? Maybe not a medal on a ribbon or an Oscar-like statuette.... Read more.


February 17, 2015

The Art of Eating Prize 2015 Shortlist Announced


The six books of the 2015 Art of Eating Prize Shortlist represent
a range of outstanding writing about food. From the daunting
pile of 84 nominations, the judges produced first a longlist
of 12 books and... Read more.


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