When we say the James Beard Foundation is about good food for good, it’s not limited to sustainable agriculture, the Farm Bill, or reducing food waste. Another important aspect of our mission is highlighting the myriad hands that are helping to shape American cuisine. Below, Joseph Hernandez follows the journey of mutliple Beard Award semifinalist Martha Hoover from sex crimes prosecutor to one of Indianapolis’s leading restaurateurs, and how her vision for the future goes far beyond the plate. – James Beard Foundation Blog
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