Amelia Award Recipient: 2011

Betty Fussell

Betty Fussell is the world’s most glamorous culinary historian, having be the subject of a Vogue photoshoot in 2008. Underneath that gorgeous exterior lies a serious scholar, teacher, and author of many books, including the Jane Grigson Award-winning The Story of Corn. Her memoir, My Kitchen Wars, was adapted into a one-woman play. Produced in New York City and Los Angeles, it helped define the genre of the culinary memoir.