Today The Durango Herald launches an all-new, locally focused food section that showcases and celebrates Durangos passion for food and drink. The new section, published every Wednesday, soon will be complemented on the Heralds website with a foodie blog, photo galleries and an occasional demonstration video.
Leading the effort to make exploration of all things gastronomical both fun and educational are two veteran journalists, Karen Brucoli Anesi and Beth Holland. Heres a little bit about each.
Karen has a masters degree in journalism from Ohio State University and was a special mention honoree at the 2009 National Symposium of Professional Food Writers. She has worked as a bartender and prep cook, taught writing at Fort Lewis College, and written columns and restaurant reviews for the Herald. Her approach is straightforward: Meals start in the garden. Cooking always should be fun. Eating is a plant to plate celebration.
Beth is a former Herald features editor and self-proclaimed foodie with a special interest in local and sustainable cuisine. Her husband, Andy, is an avid hunter, and together the couple has developed a delicious repertoire of recipes for wild game, including Moosolini Italian sausage and French Moose breakfast sausage with Herbs de Provence. A Durango resident since 2002, Beth has a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern Universitys Medill School of Journalism. She is the owner and founder of Red Tulip Communications, a local marketing and communications firm.
Karen and Beth hope to broaden your perspective of food to encompass tastes, trends and good fun youve never imagined. They also will welcome your comments and ideas.
Holland can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; Anesi can be reached at email@example.com
Don Lindley, managing editor