Alan Richman is the most decorated food writer in history. He has won 14 James Beard Journalism Awards, two M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Awards, a National Magazine Award, and a Bronze Star for service in Vietnam. When he received his National Magazine Award, the presenter described him as "the Indiana Jones of food writers." He has reviewed restaurants in nearly every Communist country (China, Vietnam, Cuba, East Germany), and the Chicago restaurant owned and operated by Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, who is famously opposed to journalists. In 1998, Richman was inducted into The James Beard Foundation’s Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America. Currently a regular contributor to GQ, he has also written for the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Montreal Star, the Philadelphia Bulletin, Bon Appétit, and Condé Nast Traveler.
Accolades and Achievements
- Winner of 14 James Beard Journalism Awards
- Two M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Awards
- National Magazine Award
- James Beard Foundation, Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America