So hey, did you hear? There's an election coming up! And while we all know it's important to vote in the presidential election, in California there's another reason to vote: Proposition 37.
A few weeks back at a panel on food policy in Washington D.C., which was part of the Association of Food Jour ... More >>
We thought we were going to a small reception at the State Department. It was day 3 of the Association of Food Journalists annual conference, this year held in Washington D.C. As we stood in line to undergo the rigorous security clearances needed to enter the building (we had been asked to provide d ... More >>
The Association of Food Journalists conference is taking part right now in Washington D.C., and this afternoon over lunch the ceremony took place for the AFJ's annual awards. 42 winners were announced in 13 catagories.
LA Weekly took home two prizes during the awards: Food Editor Amy Scattergood t ... More >>
I've had a ton of great mail since soliciting reader feedback in my first Fork Lift column, including an amazing letter that began "Dear Sir! Thank you for your article in the LAWeekly about working as an restaurant critic. I think you have the very right approach, when you go to test the food at a ... More >>
While everyone else was busy enjoying their Memorial Day, the Association of Food Journalists quietly announced the finalists for its 2012 awards competition. And to our pleasant surprise L.A. Weekly scored two nominations, including one in the category of best food blog for our own Squid Ink. The A ... More >>
Let's start by stating the obvious: There have been big changes to the L.A. Weekly's food section recently. And there are even more on the way.
After our longtime critic Jonathan Gold departed for the L.A. Times, we've been nibbling on this and that: a reflection on cookbooks from Roy Choi, a piece ... More >>
The AFJ -- which would be the Association of Food Journalists and not the Alliance for Justice or the Armed Forces Journal -- announced their 2011 winners over the weekend. The AFJ, which was formed in 1974 as the Newspaper Food Editors and Writers Association, Inc., has been handing out awards sinc ... More >>
Update: This just in from Robert Sietsema himself via secret hyper-encrypted internal Village Voice Media email (that's a joke). "Not me, but it's been fun having people think it is. I'm on my way to tour a rice plantation in South Carolina." Sorry, everybody. Some mysteries are better left mysterio ... More >>
And now a brief message from LA Weekly's Editor, Drex Heikes.
Amy Scattergood, able keeper of this blog, is not one to tout her own fare, but others will. Via Poynter, the Association of Food Journalists has deemed Squid Ink the second best food blog in the land. Not bad for a blog that beg ... More >>