Amelia Award Recipient: 2014

Nach Waxman

Nach Waxman founded Kitchen Arts and Letters, New York’s preeminent bookstore devoted to all things culinary, in 1983. It has become a mecca for chefs, researchers and writers, as his mission was to deal with every aspect of cultural life that bore on food. His encouragement to writers to expand their perspectives well beyond kitchen instruction, his help in locating obscure works, and his counsel about incorporating broader historical and cultural context when writing about food, have played an unparalleled role in the evolution of many academic and lay writers.