Rebekah Denn, a reporter and food writer, still catches her breath at the sight of Seattle’s skyline at night. In her years as a food writer and restaurant critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, she wrote about every part of the city’s culinary scene, but her previous specialties included everything from education to discrimination to book reviews to the death penalty.
Her previous reporting jobs included stints at The Seattle Times and at Gannett Suburban Newspapers in New York.
National awards and honors:
James Beard Award, 2009: Newspaper Feature Writing with Recipes, for this article about the Mangalitsa pig:
Association of Food Journalists 2008, feature writing about food, first place for this profile of a master wild food forager:
James Beard Award, 2007: Best Newspaper or Magazine Restaurant Review or Critique, for the following three reviews:
- Tiny Sitka and Spruce makes a big splash.
- Heads up on lovely Veil: Not one of the best yet.
- We went trolling for the city’s best crab cakes.
James Aronson Award for Social Justice, 2002.
Emery Brownell Award for Excellence in Reporting on Equal Justice Issues 2002, awarded by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.
Thurgood Marshall Journalism Award 2002, from the Death Penalty Information Center.
Education Writers Association research fellowship, 2002.