Francis Lam Wins Mulitple James Beard Awards

The Splendid Table Host Takes Home Three Awards

(New York, NY)— April 26, 2017— The Splendid table is proud of its host Francis Lam who won multiple James Beard James Beard Foundation Media Awards

Lam won two James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards. The first, for Best Column for his “Eat” column at The New York Tifrancislamheadshot1mes Magazine. Included in the award were “A Haitian Grandmother’s Home-Cooked Porridge,” “Kimchi Fried Rice, Korean Comfort Food,” and “Casa Calmari.” Lam also won Best Humor for “Recipes with Roots: The True Meaning of Turkey” in Cooking Light.

Lam was also an editor on the double James Beard Foundation Book Award winner for Best American Book and Book of the Year, Victuals: An Appalachian Journey by Ronni Lundy, from Clarkson Potter of Crown Publishing Group.

“Winning the James Beard award for my column in The New York Times Magazine on home cooking with immigrant families was a true honor,” said Francis Lam. “As the son of immigrants, I know the cultural and personal sacrifices my parents have made–never complaining–to make a life for themselves and to raise a family in a strange place where they’ve never felt totally at home. But also, I know how much they and so many others like them have contributed to their communities and our country, and of course, they made my life as an American possible. So to receive an honor for this column was gratifying, but also deeply humbling, knowing that I would have no stories to tell were it not for the lives of hard work and sacrifice others have lived. I was also honored to win an award in the Humor category, for a story about Thanksgiving in our home when I was a kid, and for which I have to thank my mother for being slightly ridiculous. ”

Francis is the previous recipient of these James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards honors:

  • 2016
    Winner, Food Focused Column “Eat” Published in The New York Times Magazine 

Winner, Profile “A Day on Long Island with Alex Lee” Published in Lucky Peach

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