Pen & 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 & Publisher:
Gwen Ashley Walters is a professionally trained chef, a Certified Culinary Professional and author of three award-winning cookbooks. She writes about food for a number of publications.
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 newspapers and magazines.
She writes monthly restaurant critiques and other food and travel stories for PHOENIX Magazine, including monthly vegetarian and local product columns, and is a features writer for the quarterly publication Edible Phoenix.
She has written restaurant critiques for The Arizona Republic, and her recipes and articles have appeared in national magazines such as Cooking Light and Sunset. She has reported on the Phoenix dining scene for Epicurious.com and Grub Street New York. Gwen is also a contributing author to Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods (2010).
Gwen is an active member of the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ); the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP); Les Dames D’ Escoffier International (LDEI); and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
Pen & Fork Contributors:
Linda Avery is a James Beard award-winning former food editor. Linda writes cookbook reviews for Pen & Fork.
Annie Lemon is the pen name for a nationally published food and travel writer, relocated to Phoenix, AZ from the East Coast. Annie writes a dining opinion column for Pen & Fork.
In 2011, the Phoenix New Times awarded Pen & Fork
the Best Food Blog in Phoenix.