There’s only one way to describe local food blogger Hank Shaw today: on fire! The writer was nominated this morning for the prestigious James Beard Award for his down-to-earth food blog Hunter Angler Gardener Cook. Earlier,Â his blogÂ was also nominated by the International Association of Culinary Professionals for a Bert Greene Award. He finds out in April if he’s won the latter, and in May if he’s won the prior.
Last year, Hunter Angler Gardener Cook was also nominated for a James Beard Award, but the metal went to Sunset Magazine’s blog.Â That’s right: our local guy was competing againstÂ aÂ big companyÂ who can afford to pay their bloggers. My bets are on Mr. Shaw for this year’s award. Read it for yourself! I think you’ll love it.