Olympia – Jan/Feb 2018

Another RFT Story and Contributor Win Honors

Carla awardIt’s not unusual for stories, contributors and the site itself to win honors for excellence and we’re pleased to announce Carla Waldemar’s story, “Dublin: Dining Destination” has won second place in the Culinary Writing category in the Mark Twain Writing Contest held by the Midwest Journalists Association.

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Carla is a former editor at Better Homes and Garden and Cuisine magazines.

The annual contest is extremely competitive and drew more than 300 entries from professional writers from 16 states in the Midwest. The judge’s said of Carla’s story, “This captures the current food scene in an engaging, informative style that makes the reader want to dive right in.”

It’s no wonder Carla, who has been contributing her wonderful stories to for several years, was chosen for this important honor. Carla is a talented, long time food writer. She has served as a food editor for Better Homes and Gardens and senior editor for Cuisine magazines and is the Twin Cities editor of the annual Zagat Survey.

So please join us in congratulating Carla. You go girl! — Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

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Bobbie Hasselbring

RFT founder and the website’s former editor-in-chief, Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. She’s been an award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook.