2013 Good Food Awards Winners!

It’s that exciting time of year when the awards for Good Food are announced! The Good Food Awards take place in San Francisco, and are special because they celebrate not only foods that taste great, but those that honor social and environmental responsibility, too.  These awards take a comprehensive view of the food and proprietors, noting that “truly good food brings people together and builds strong, healthy communities.”

How fun that Paul Bertolli’s Fra’Mani Handcrafted Foods makes the list.  I actually had the honor of shooting him when he was a wee tot for a New York Times article when he owned Oliveto in the East Bay.

Bertolli for blog photo

It was fun to go back through my archives to find the contact sheets from this shoot. Just imagine that my assistant that day was a vegetarian. :)

Below are some of my favorite categories…what girl doesn’t like chocolate, cheese, meats and sweets?  However, you can view the entire list here.


CHOP Butchery & Charcuterie, Chicken Liver Bourbon Mousse, Oregon

Columbus Foods, Finocchiona, California

Cypress, Picante Salami, South Carolina

EcoFriendly Foods, Iberico Americana Long Leg Ham 20 Month, Virginia

Fra’ Mani Handcrafted Foods, Salame Toscano, California

La Quercia, Borsellino Salami, Iowa

Olympic Provisions, Lomo Di Parma, Oregon

S. Wallace Edwards & Sons, Surry Farms Surryano Ham, Virginia

The Linkery, Country Ham, California

The Meat Hook, House Ham, New York

The Meat Market, Chicken Liver Mousse, Massachusetts

Transatlantic Foods, Aux Delices des Bois Chorizo, New York

Underground Meats, Coppa & Goat Salami, Wisconsin


Avalanche Cheese Company, Goat Cheddar, Colorado

Belle Chevre, Pimento Chevre, Alabama

Bellwether Farms, Whole Milk Ricotta, California

Briar Rose Creamery, Briar Rose Chevre, Oregon

Carr Valley Cheese Company, Cave Aged Marisa, Wisconsin

Cobb Hill Cheese, Ascutney Mountain, Vermont

Nature’s Harmony Farm, Fortsonia Gruyere, Georgia

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., Bay Blue, California

Spring Brook Farm, Tarentaise, Vermont

Uplands Cheese Company, Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Wisconsin

Weirauch Farm & Creamery, Saint Rose, California


Amano Artisan Chocolate, Chuao 70% Dark Chocolate, Utah

Askinosie Chocolate, Dark Milk Chocolate Bar + Fleur de Sel, Missouri

Dandelion Chocolate, Madagascar – 70%, California

Fresco Chocolate, PNG 220, Washington

Fruition Chocolate Inc., Dark Milk with Fleur de Sel, New York

Madre Chocolate, Triple Cacao, Hawaii

Patric Chocolate, 67% Madagascar Bar & 75% Madagascar Bar & In-NIB-itable Bar, Missouri

Potomac Chocolate, Upala 70% Nib and Salt, Virginia

Raaka Chocolate, Bourbon Cask Aged Bolivia, New York

Ritual Chocolate, Costa Rica & Madagascar, Colorado

Rogue Chocolatier, Hispaniola & Rio Caribe & Sambirano, Massachusetts


Arrowhead Chocolates, Huckleberry Truffle, Oregon

Bees & Beans, Mint Bar, Oregon

Big Picture Farm LLC, Goat Milk Chai Caramels, Vermont

Escazú Artisan Chocolates, Dark Chocolate Basil Ganache, North Carolina

Feve Artisan Chocolatier, Pistachio Rosemary Caramel, California

Her Coconess Confections, Vanilla Bean Salted Caramels, California

Lillie Belle Farms, The Most Awesome Chocolate Bar EVER!, Oregon

Looking Glass Creamery, Carmelita, North Carolina

Serendipity Confections, Fleur de Sel Butter Caramels, Colorado

Sweetdragon Baking Company, Black Sesame Brittle, California

Zoë’s Chocolate Co., Sesame Tahini Crunch, Pennsylvania