Authenticity in Food Media: A Panel from The Best American Food Writing 2020

Join us for Authenticity in Food Media: A Panel from The Best American Food Writing 2020 on Sunday, November 22 at 6pm. Editors J. Kenji Lopez-Alt and Silvia Killingsworth and contributors Jose R. Ralat and Sho Spaeth will be in conversation. Please RSVP to to join. 

About the Book: The year’s top food writing from writers who celebrate the many innovative, comforting, mouthwatering, and culturally rich culinary offerings of our country. “These are stories about culture,” writes J. Kenji López-Alt in his introduction. “About how food shapes people, neighborhoods, and history.” This year’s Best American Food Writing captures the food industry at a critical moment in history — from the confrontation of abusive kitchen culture, to the disappearance of the supermarkets, to the rise and fall of celebrity chefs, to the revolution of baby food. Spanning from New York’s premier restaurants to the chile factories of New Mexico, this collection lifts a curtain on how food arrives on our plates, revealing extraordinary stories behind what we eat and how we live.

About the Authors: J. KENJI LÓPEZ-ALT, guest editor, is author of The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the James Beard Award for general cooking and of Book of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. He is the Chief Culinary Advisor of Serious Eats, Chef/Partner at Wursthall, and author of the James Beard Award–nominated column The Food Lab and Every Night Is Pizza Night. He lives in San Mateo with his wife Adriana and daughter Alicia.

Silvia Killingsworth is an editor at Bloomberg News. She previously worked at The Cut, The Awl, and The New Yorker. She lives in Westchester County, NY.

José R. Ralat is the author of American Tacos: A History and Guide and the Texas Monthly taco editor. 

Sho Spaeth is an editor at Serious Eats.

Event date: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:00pm
The Best American Food Writing 2020 (The Best American Series ®) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358344582
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - November 3rd, 2020