Pakistani-American Top Chef contestant Fatima Ali who passed away not long ago after almost a year-long fight with cancer, has been awarded the James Beard Media Award after death.
Ali, who moved to New York at 18 years old, rose to distinction on Bravo’s Top Chef where she came in seventh on season 15 yet won the Fan Favorite title when the season finished early a year ago. She was known for her “fun identity and fantastic cooking” of food.
She won the honor 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.
The honor function will be hung on May 6.
Ali was diagnosed with cancer at the end of 2017 with Ewing’s sarcoma, a sort of bone and delicate tissue malignancy. She had chemotherapy and medical procedure to evacuate a tumor and encompassing cells in her left shoulder in January 2018. Be that as it may, her wellbeing later crumbled.
A year ago, Ali showed up on The Ellen DeGeneres show where she talked about her fantasies of venturing foreign places and eating at her preferred spots.