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Meet Phil Cropper

Reporter focusing on national food issues; critic covering affordable and under-the-radar restaurants in the D.C. area.


Education: University of Nebraska at Kearney, BA in journalism


Tim Carman is a James Beard Award-winning food writer and critic for The Washington Post. His work has appeared in five editions of the “Best Food Writing” collection as well as the sixth edition of "Cornbread Nation." He has also written for Imbibe magazine,  American Scholar, Food Network magazine and other publications. Before joining the Post in 2010, he served as food editor and columnist for the Washington City Paper.


Honors & Awards:

  • Three-time nominee for a James Beard Award

  • Winner of James Beard Award in 2011 for food-related columns and commentary

Professional Affiliations: Washington-Baltimore News Guild

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