Congratulations to the 2006 Southern California Journalism Awards' Winners!
G2. BEST FEATURE/COMMENTARY
· First Place:
"The Frontiers of Flavour."
"Mr. Handel takes readers on a romp through the complex yet fascinating flavor industry, where scientists and foodies merge to transform molecules into mouth-watering sensations. Mr. Handel writes with self-deprecating humor and authority, simplifying the nuances of a complicated technology into laymen's terms. He also weaves in memorable anecdotes about his technological and gastronomic encounters, incorporating descriptive language ("Construction cranes fill the horizon like wheat in a Saskatchewan field.") and making good use of quotes ("Still, the average American eats like shit.") all the while. The article is a compelling look into this burgeoning industry."