Food Policy Media Award 2020: Helen Rosner

by Alexina Cather, MPH

The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center has announced its second annual Food Policy Media Award. One journalist who is working to transform the food system through media will be honored every year by the Center. This year’s award goes to Helen Rosner, Food Correspondent at The New Yorker. Rosner has been writing about food for more than a decade, exploring the food system from all angles and perspectives. Before joining The New Yorker, she worked at Saveur and New York magazine, launched the seminal food site Eat Me Daily, and served as a cookbook editor. Rosner was also the executive editor of Eater, where she founded the publication’s James Beard- and National Magazine Award-winning features department. In 2016 Rosner won a coveted James Beard Foundation Journalism award for Personal Essay.

You can read her work HERE and learn more about Rosner below.

Name: Helen Rosner

Grew up in: Chicago; currently lives in Brooklyn

Job Title: Food correspondent, the New Yorker

Background and Education: BA in Philosophy from Smith College.

One word you would use to describe our food system: Alienated

Food policy hero: Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm

Your breakfast this morning: Iced coffee, and a reheated bowl of last night’s coconut fish curry

Favorite food: Gas station fried chicken

Favorite last meal on Earth: Shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad, and chocolate mousse

Favorite food hangout: Anyone’s home, including my own.

Social media must follow: @pomological, a bot that tweets random (and extraordinarily beautiful) illustrations from the USDA’s national agricultural library

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