staff writer Kristen Hinman last night won the James Beard Foundation Award
in the category "Newspaper Feature without Recipes" for her article "The Pope of Pork."
The article profiles Missouri hog farmer Russ Kremer and the Ozark Mountain Pork Cooperative.
This is Hinman's second award from the James Beard Foundation. In 2006, she won for her article "Something Fishy,"
a look at the burgeoning market for Missouri caviar.