Les Dames d’ Escoffier International has named Dianne Jacobs the grand prize winner of the M.F.K. Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing in 2016 for her essay in Lucky PeachThe Meaning of Mangoes. It also won Best Essay from the Association of Food Journalists annual awards, and is included in the anthology Best Food Writing 2016.
Dianne has been a member of the SFPFS since 1999 and is a writing coach, instructor, and author of Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, restaurant reviews, articles, memoir, fiction & more; co-author of  The United States of Pizza and Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas with Craig Priebe.