Questlove’s Book Is Nominated For Tasty James Beard Award
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:56:44
Last year, Questlove and co-writer Ben Greenman wrote and released a book. Today, that book, Something to food about: Exploring Creativity With America's Most Innovative Chefs, was nominated for the James Beard Foundation Book Award for Nonfiction.
In "something to food about," Questlove takes part "in conversations with ten innovative chefs in America," exploring "what makes their creativity tick."
First established in 1990, the James Beard Awards were created to honor those who excel in cuisine, culinary writing, and culinary education. So impactful are the awards that they're commonly referred to as the "Oscars of the food world." Receiving an award is no small deal for a full-time writer. Just to receive the nomination alone is high and deserved praise for Greenman and Questlove.
The other two books nominated in the nonfiction category are "Food City: Four Centuries of Food-Making in New York" and "A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression."
Always vocal on Instagram, Questlove took to the social media platform to celebrate the nomination. There was no hiding the genuine joy, and honor that the musician-turned author was feeling as a result of the mention of the accolade, he said that he had to do a "happy dance" before continuing, "Wow man, who knew being a fly on the wall watching others work and gathering life notes would lead to this?"
Keen-eyed fans will also notice that Questlove discusses that he is already at work on his fourth book. So there's still plenty to look forward to for fans of the artist's written word.
If chosen for the James Beard Foundation Book Award for Nonfiction, Questlove and Greenman will walk away with a certificate and a bronze medallion.
The 2017 James Beard Awards Gala is scheduled to take place on May 1 in Chicago.
Look, most chef's I know be all "meh w accolades" & that's noble and humble. But just for 30 secs am I allowed to happy dance w being a #JamesBeard nom nom nominee for just a sec? Wow man, who knew being a fly on the wall watching others work and gathering life notes would lead to this? ---case y'all head scratching occasionally I write books (working on number 4 "write" now) #SomethingToFoodAbout & #MoMetaBlues & #SoulTrain are available on @amazon. Follow my other IG @questlovesfood (& my radio show too @qls) --7$;8&392'didooskejidijdjriididssmejdiekjsjideojernrrjdxiixjxxucusisj!!!!!!!!!!!! Man this is exciting!!!
—The ARTISTdirect Staff