About Pen and Fork

Pen & Fork™ is a food blog about cooking and eating — at home and in restaurants — and everywhere in between. Find recipes, cooking tips, cookbook reviews, practical how-to cooking techniques plus articles on the latest food trends and other culinary finds.

Gwen Ashley Walters, Editor and Publisher:

Short Version:

Gwen Ashley Walters is a food journalist, a professionally trained chef, a Certified Culinary Professional and author of three award-winning cookbooks. She writes about food for a number of print and digital publications.

Long version:

Born to journalist parents, it was only a matter of time before Gwen settled into a rewarding food writing career.

An honors graduate of the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, she honed her cooking skills in commercial kitchens such as the renowned Boulders Resort in Carefree, Arizona before trading her chef’s knife for a pen.

Author of three award-winning cookbooks featuring renowned U.S. resorts, she has taught cooking classes across the country and her recipes have been featured in numerous print and digital outlets.

A former restaurant critic, she currently writes regularly for PHOENIX Magazine and for Sun Valley Magazine.

She wrote anonymous restaurant critiques (back when that was fashionable) for PHOENIX Magazine from 2008 to 2014, and for The Arizona Republic from 2006 to 2008. Her recipes and articles have appeared in national magazines such as Cooking Light and Sunset. She was a features writer for Edible PHOENIX for eight years. She has reported on the Phoenix dining scene for Epicurious.com and Grub Street. Gwen is also a contributing author to the cookbook Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods (2010).

Her blog, Pen & Fork has been recognized as the Best Food Blog in Phoenix twice by The Phoenix New Times.

Gwen is an active member of the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ); the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP); and Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI).

Pen and Fork’s Cookbook Reviewer

Linda Avery is a James Beard award-winning former food editor. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI), and splits her time between Chicago and Arizona. Linda has been writing cookbook reviews for Pen & Fork since 2010.

Get In Touch

EMail us at penforkpub at penandfork dot com.

Privacy Policy

If you decide to trust us with your email address, we promise that we will not share it with anyone, ever, period.

We will only use it to send messages directly from Chef Gwen, including periodic email newsletters.

At anytime, you may unsubscribe to the newsletter.

Pen & Fork.com contains links to other websites. Pen & Fork is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other sites.

All material presented in these pages (penandfork.com) is copyrighted by Pen & Fork Communications, unless otherwise noted.

Pen & Fork™ is a registered trademark of Pen & Fork Communications.