CulCol among three Colorado Authors’ League finalists in blog category.
I’m thrilled and honored that this blog is one of three finalists for a 2014 Colorado Authors’ League Award in the blog category. I steeped myself in Colorado’s constantly changing culinary scene while researching and writing Culinary Colorado, a food-oriented guidebook to what I considered this state’s best restaurants plus bakeries, retailers specializing in kitchen implements, farmers’ markets, wine specialty stores, cooking schools, food and wine festivals and more.
I conducted the research in 2002, and it was published in 2003. It won a 2004 Gold Award from the Society of American Travel Writers in the guidebook category, but the publisher wisely decided that remaining current would be impossible in the rapidly changing (and rapidly improving) Colorado culinary scene.
Wanting to keep writing about restaurants, wines, wineries, food, cooking, local agriculture, I launched this blog in October 2006 and named it after the book. Nearly1,650 posts are archived here, and from the beginning, it has been Colorado-oriented but not Colorado-exclusive, so I write posts about the food aspects of my travels as well.