Chron­i­cle writ­ers win food awards

San Francisco Chronicle - - WORLD - By Justin Phillips Justin Phillips is a San Francisco Chron­i­cle staff writer. Email: jphillips@sfchron­i­ Twit­ter: @Justm­r­phillips

Two San Francisco Chron­i­cle crit­ics and a colum­nist are among the win­ners of the 2020 As­so­ci­a­tion of Food Jour­nal­ists awards.

The awards, which were an­nounced June 25, rec­og­nize ex­cel­lence in food jour­nal­ism. Among the win­ners was Leena Trivedi­gre­nier, who has writ­ten A Mil­lion Plates, a col­umn fo­cused on im­mi­grant food in the Bay Area, for The Chron­i­cle since 2017.

Trivedi­gre­nier took home first place in the best food es­say cat­e­gory for “A world tour of pick­les in the Bay Area and how to make them.” She also won sec­ond place in the best food col­umn cat­e­gory.

Chron­i­cle staff mem­bers Soleil Ho, The Chron­i­cle’s restau­rant critic, and wine critic Es­ther Mob­ley also won awards.

Ho won third place in the cat­e­gory of best restau­rant crit­i­cism. She also was nom­i­nated for a pres­ti­gious James Beard Foun­da­tion award for her restau­rant crit­i­cism ear­lier this year.

Mob­ley won sec­ond place in the cat­e­gory of best writ­ing on wine, beer or spir­its with her re­cent ar­ti­cles “The Unan­chor­ing of An­chor Brew­ing” and “The End of Caber­net in Napa Val­ley?”

Mob­ley was named fea­ture wine writer of the year in the pres­ti­gious Louis Roed­erer In­ter­na­tional Wine Writ­ers Awards com­pe­ti­tion last year.

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