Panel members (L-R) Alice Waters, Clark Wolf (moderator), Jerry DiVecchio, Gregory Bezat and Kennedy Golden at Foreign Cinema on October 29, 2021.
January 14, 2022: Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) recently announced the call for entries for its 2022 M.F.K. Fisher Prize. The award program recognizes excellence in any format of media that broadens the understanding of food and culture. The award is named in honor of renowned culinary writer M.F.K. Fisher, whose trailblazing work has encouraged deeper thought about the cultural significance of foodways around the world. The Prize is open to eligible work in any media format including print, digital and broadcast (comprising television, radio, podcast and video). Three top cash prizes of $3000, $2000 and $1000 will be awarded to first, second and third-place winners, respectively. Entries will be judged by a panel of distinguished and diverse independent experts in food, culture and media. Entries for works published or aired in calendar year 2021 will be accepted from Jan. 15 - March 31, via the LDEI website, with a $75 entry fee, and an early-bird fee of $50 for entries submitted by Feb. 1.
October 29, 2021: Friends and fans of M.F.K. Fisher and film gathered (adhering to City of San Francisco COVID-19 recommendations) for a magical afternoon at San Francisco's famed Foreign Cinema to benefit the restoration, repair, and maintenance of M.F.K. Fisher's Last House and the completion of filmmaker Gregory Bezat's latest project, The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher. Generous supporters raised nearly $15,000.
Gregory Bezat, Filmmaker
Alice Waters, Chef, Restauranteur and Author
Kennedy Golden, Educator, M.F.K. Fisher's Daughter
Jerry DiVecchio, Food and Wine Writer
Clark Wolf, Moderator
October 8, 2021: Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) has selected the winners of the 2021 LDEI M.F.K. Fisher Prize recognizing excellence in print, broadcast and digital content that broadens peoples' understanding of the intersection of food and culture.
Fall, 2021: Whenever this esteemed food writer encountered avocados, she heard bells.
L. John Harris has an intriguing explanation.
September 13, 2021: The Last House, where M.F.K. Fisher spent her productive final years at the Bouverie Ranch in Glen Ellen, announced the winners of its second annual writing contest this month, with two unusual results.