There’s no doubt there’s a lot of negativity out there, even in the food world. Chefs and workers have been maimed and even killed in tragic accidents, such as chef Allie Redshaw losing her hand in a meat grinder and Cynthia Tan Kian Hoon slipping on a knife and dying instantly in 2012.
However, with the bad comes the good. There have been plenty of heartfelt moments, from a family-run newspaper receiving a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on big agricultural companies to a former Skid Row heroin addict turning his life around by starting a multimillion-dollar juice company. The Daily Meal has reported on many inspirational food-related stories, but here are the top stories of 2017.