The Sofi Awards, the Oscars of Artisanal Foods

In the age of artisanal everything, competition for a sofi—the Oscar of fancy foods—is heating up
Photograph by Grant Cornett; Stylist: Maria Washburn

Louisa Conrad and Lucas Farrell, a couple of 30-year-old Vermont goat farmers, gaze over the balcony at the sweeping red carpet cutting through the ballroom of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington. It leads to a grand stage, topped by a giant golden figure of a chef with a chafing dish, flanked on both sides by rows of smaller statues cast in the same image.

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