Entries by Gwen Ashley Walters

1st Place in Food Writing from AFJ

CLOUD NINE, friends! That’s where I’ve been since winning 1st place from The Association of Food Journalists for my “Saintly Stockers” article published in PHOENIX Magazine. The awards were handed out on September 21, at their annual conference, which was held in Seattle. (Skip to the end for a link to the story, but first I […]

2015 Arizona Press Club Award

I’m going to take a minute to brag, so please forgive me. I submitted a feature article I wrote for PHOENIX Magazine in the 2015 Arizona Press Club awards, food and beverage writing category … and I won 2nd place! It’s the first time I’ve entered and I’m extremely honored I placed at all. The story, “Saintly […]

Cooks Without Borders Blog

Maybe you’ve heard of Leslie Brenner. She is the award-winning restaurant critic for The Dallas Morning News. Maybe you are aware that a Dallas chef famously “screamed” obscenities at her, heard around the globe on Twitter, for his 3 star review (3 stars, mind you, is “very good: a destination restaurant for this type of […]

Cabbage, Potato & Bean Soup

Don’t even get me started on the near-90 degree weather Phoenix is experiencing this week. It’s just wrong. I shouldn’t complain, especially after seeing friends struggling with snowy conditions elsewhere, but we went from a pleasantly cool winter to dangerously-close-to-summer in less than a blink of an eye. I still have warm, comforting soups I want […]