Late Pakistani-American Chef Fatima Ali Gets James Beard Media Award
Fatima won the James Beard Media Award for her essay 'I’m a Chef with Terminal Cancer. This Is What I’m Doing with the Time I Have Left’ written in October 2018 for Bon Appetite magazine.
Lahore (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 28th April, 2019) Late Pakistani-American chef Fatima Ali, who starred in America's "Top Chef" competition, has been awarded the James Beard Media Award posthumously.
Sharing the achievement, a post from her Instagram account read, “A big thank you to all of the beautiful people around the world who rallied when she wrote her article, to @bonappetitmag and Amanda Shapiro (@amandashaps) who gave her a platform to share herself with the world, and the @beardfoundation for recognizing her talent & positive impact on all of us.”
By summer, she told People magazine she was "technically cancer-free." But in October, Fatima Ali revealed in an emotional essay that her cancer has returned "with a vengeance." Doctors told her diagnosis was untreatable and terminal and that she only had a year to live.
She departed in January this year after battling the disease.