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letter from the editor Christine Cutler | Executive Editor Amy Piper | Managing Editor Debbra Dunning Brouillette | AssociateEditor Noreen Kompanik | Associate Editor Irene Levine | Assistant Editor Jan Smith | Assistant Editor, Columns Mary Farah | Marketing Manager Paula Shuck | IFWTWA Marketing

Magazine Layout & Design Christine Cutler

Medallion Design
 Jason Cutler

Editorial Board

Debbra Dunning Brouilette David Drotar Mary Farah Irene Levine Kathy Merchant

David Nershi Robyn Nowell Noreen Kompanik Amy Piper Jan Smith

All photographs are copyright of photographer. No part of this publication may be reproduced without express written permission.

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Editor: chris@fwtmagazine.com IFWTWA: admin@ifwtwa.org

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hen I was in college, I took my mother’s old point-and-shoot cameras with me one semester. I stood at my dorm window and shot photos of the beautiful red and orange sunsets, the blue skies and bulbous white clouds, the deer that ran through the fields. As bad as the photo quality was, I found that catching the beauty of a moment exciting.

After I bought my first 35 mm camera, a Fuji, I decided to take photography classes. I eventually studied with the great John McWilliams when he taught at Georgia State University. I continued taking classes at Ohio State and the College of Southern Nevada, could develop and print my own images (B&W), and even had my own B&W darkroom at one point. I was, in a word, addicted. When digital photography emerged, I swore I was going to stay loyal to film. The instantaneous pleasure of seeing a photo emerge, though, drew me in too quickly….and saved me thousands of dollars on film and processing. It was easy to have both a color and B&W version of the same photo just by clicking a link. Today, we all carry a camera in our pockets, and the technology has improved and improved with each year. While I still carry a digital SLR on trips and assignments, I am happy to have my iPhone handy for quick shots no matter where I am. I’m sure a lot of you—our readers—and our journalists feel the same way. The IFWTWA Board of Directors decided last year that we wanted to celebrate photography because it is an important part of our jobs. We held our first annual photo contest this year, and had over 125 submissions. Thanks to everyone who entered and to our wonderful judges for volunteering their time to evaluate our work. They have a all told me that they enjoyed seeing such great photos (which made their work difficult). Congratulations to our winners!

On the cover: Best in Show Pemaquid Lighthouse Maine Reflections ©Therese Oknoian

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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FOOD: Beautiful Meals

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FOOD: People of Food

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FOOD: RAW FOOD

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WINE: Wineries

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WINE: Vineyards

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WINE: Bottles & Glasses

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TRAVEL: Architecture

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TRAVEL: Landscape

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TRAVEL: People of a Place

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Christmas Season Delights Upstairs at Chez Panisse © Jim Farber

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Rosti, A Favorite National Dish of Switzerland © Athena Lucero

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Epic Gluten-Free Pizza with apples, fennel, grapes, and carrots © Todd Montgomery

Brie en Croute at Cafe Champagne Temecula © Noreen Kompanik

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Delicious seabass at Hostaria Osottoosopra in Venice © Scott Kendall

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Ooey gooey burger © Therese Iknoian


A farm to table restaurant in The Old General Store circa 1916 in Story, Indiana. © Jane Ammeson

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Bountiful Breakfast Food © Debi Lander


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Food is culture, habit, craving and identity. ~Jonathan Safran Foer

Charcuterie Board © Lori Sweet

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Dinner at Ponzi © Chris Cutler


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Making Andouille © Michael Hodgson

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Chef at Work © Brigitte Hasbron

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A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. ~Thomas Keller.

Cooking Lesson in Peru © Lori Sweet

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Taos Pueblo Horno Oven Bread Maker © Linda Milks


. . . cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place.

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~Wolfgang Puck

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Chef in A Galley Having Fun © Maria Haase


I !a"zed v#y early the pow# of f$d to evo% m&ory, to b'ng peop( togeth#, to t)nsport you to oth# p*ces, and I wanted to be a part of that. 


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Cheese, glorious cheese © Debbie Stone

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A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.


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How do you say tomato? © Rose Palmer

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Poisson Cru © Debbra Dunning Brouillette

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Sushi Rolls—white fish, yellow tail, tuna © Todd Montgomery


Ceviche with Pepper Ash at Bodegas F. Rubio © Linda Milks

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Red Meat. Raw Red Meat © Therese Iknoian


Raw Fennel at the Ballarò © Chris Cutler

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Digging Spargel: The Vegetable of the King © Jane Simon Ammeson


Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.

~ John Keats

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15th century vaulted cellars in the museum in Bordeaux, France © Lori Sweet

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Bolero Winery at Christmas © Linda Milks

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Learning Sparkling Wine's Riddling Process © Athena Lucero

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Julius Renner Weingut & Weinkellerei, Oberkirch, Germany, Late 1600s © Jane Simon Ammeson


On the Tualatin Valley Quilt Barn Trail © Rose Palmer

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Bridesmaids at Peltzer Winery © Todd Montgomery


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Rolling Vines Age With Grace ©Athena Lucero

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Frascati grapes in Frascati, Italia © Chris Cutler

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Dog Viewing Vineyard at Clos de Tres Cantos © Linda Milks


View from Irvine & Roberts Vineyards © Cori Solomon

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Tinto Fino, the finest of Tempranillo vines in early fall, Cepa 21 in Castrillo de Duero © Jane Simon Ammeson


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Capturing Sunset in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico © Noreen Kompanik

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Bottle of Pinot Noir with Vineyards © Cori Solomon

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Kaltern Brut Nature Overlooking Lake Kaltern, Alto Adige, Italy © Priscilla Willis

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A gorgeous Malbec coats the glass at El Esteco Winery in Cafayate, Argentina. © Therese Iknoian

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Chianti in Chianti, Italy © Chris Cutler


Chester says, “Grab a glass of wine and join me on my journey.” © Todd Montgomery

Either give me more wine or leave me alone.

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Wine with a view © Debbie Stone


Pinot Noir at Domaine Drouhin © Linda Milks

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Wine Tasting © Lori Sweet


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Bottles of wine & fruit © Jane Simon Ammeson

Wine Bottles in Savigny, France © Wendy VanHatten

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The Sebelius Monument, Helsinki © Chris Cutler

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Abiding Light © Julie Diebolt Price

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Rajasthan Green Door © Bel Woodhouse


Abandoned service station made of petrified wood in Glen Rose, Texas © Penny Sadler

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Golden Pavilion, Kyoto Japan © Suzanne Stavert


Milwaukee Art Museum Interior © Linda Milks

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Red City Hall Reflections,Berlin © Therese Iknoian


Architectural treasures are the Heart of Guadalajara © Athena Lucero Historic Villa della Torre © Scott Kendall

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Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa © Debi Lander

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Hotel Chaco at night © Cori Solomon


Karnak Temple © Jennifer Coleman

Peaceful perspective of the Eiffel Tower © Rose Palmer

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Gothic Cathedral of Bolzano, Italy © Athena Lucero

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, one of the few remaining railroad hotels of the late 1800s. © Jane Simon 57 Ammeson


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Historic Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Maine © Therese Iknoian


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Devil's Cauldron, Ecuador © Lori Sweet

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Beauty of a butterfly © Kathleen Walls


Egyptian cat sunning himself in the late afternoon light fronting Fort Qaitbey along Alexandria's Eastern Harbor © Sharon Kurtz

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Newly hatched sea turtle ready to face the world © Andrew Der


Emerald Lakes © Debbie Stone

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Mount Niesen, Switzerland © Renate Strub


Enlightenment © Brigitte Hasbron

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Church steeple and town of Cortina with Dolomites in background © Scott Kendall


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Niagara Falls illuminated © Michael Hodgson

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Ducks and hot air balloons at dawn, Temecula, CA © Tom Plant

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Strolling through Thymiopoulos Winery © Cori Solomon

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Sensorio field of lights, Paso Robles © Noreen Kompanik


Romanian Country © Debi Lander Amish Laundry © Jane Simon Ammeson

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View of Wind River Mountains © Barbara Redding Bellevue, Tennessee © Chris Cutler

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Tequila Volcano towers over the sleepy own of Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. © Athena Lucero

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Swahili Coast © Stacey Wittig


Texas Sunset at the Cabin © Janie Pace

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Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia © Debbra Dunning Brouillette


Wild Horse on Sandy Dunes on the Outer Banks © Linda Milks

Wind surfing © Todd Montgomery

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The two faces of faith © Rose Palmer

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Muslim hospitality © Maria Haase


A penny for your thoughts © Judi Cohen

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Native viewpoint © Stacey Wittig


Felucca driver © Jennifer Coleman

Baisha Ladies Market Klatsch, China © Therese Iknoian

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I think food, culture, people and landscape are all absolutely inseparable. ~Anthony Bourdain

Making coffee © Brigitte Hasbron

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Two San Bushmen demonstrating hunting skills in Namibia © Renate Strub Skating joy in Central Park, NYC © Todd Montgomery

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Temple girls © Tom Plant

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Luxor guardian © Sharon Kurtz


Lady in boat at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Thailand © Suzanne Stavert

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The Camel man © Debi Lander


The story of slaves © Michael Hodgson

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The Sweetness of Ice Cream, Bernal, Mexico © Jane Simon Ammeson


Lantern Fest © Kathleen Messmer

Street musician, Bologna, Italy © Priscilla Willis

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Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. 


~Maya Angelou

Taos weaver © Linda Milks

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Meet the Judges

Sergio Ciccone is a retired IT professional who now enjoys activities that reveal his artistic and creative sides. Born in Italy, raised and educated in the Midwest, he has called Charlotte, North Carolina, home for the past 35 years. When not traveling with his newfound wife of 5 years, he can be found editing his vacation photographs or hiking some southern trails. Besides the visual medium, he has pleaded guilty as the originator of many puns and sometimes cartoon captions. Recently, he has appeared in the PBS project, American Portrait Extra, For My People, as one of the contributors for the crowd-sourced poem.

From a young age, Jimmy Farmer had an interest in cameras and photography. A s a t e e n a g e r, h e w a s c h i e f photographer for his high school school yearbook and a freelance photographer shooting sports for the local newspaper. While in college, Jimmy discovered a love for videography. That love led him to a career as a television news photojournalist.

Rick Kirkham is a 40-year veteran TV journalist and award winning film producer.

Over the past 30 years, Jimmy has covered presidents, serial killers and everything in between. He is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and has been honored with multiple Emmy Awards and nominations. Jimmy is currently a photojournalist at The NewsChannel 5 Network, the number one TV station in Nashville, Tennessee. In his spare time, Jimmy enjoys travel and travel planning.

Rick’s most recent high profile project was the internationally acclaimed Netflix series Tiger King in which Rick appeared throughout the segments as the voice of reason in the crazy world of road side zoos and their collection of exotic animals.

He worked as Senior Correspondent for INSIDE EDITION during the 90’s and went on to create the Sundance Film Festival winning documentary ‘’TV Junkie’’, an autobiographical film about his life as a television news reporter.

Rick currently resides and works in Northern Norway. His freelance work has been broadcast on every major Norwegian news outlet, and he continues to produce documentary films. Rick is married to a Norwegian national and has two grown sons in Dallas, Texas. He recently became a first-time grandfather to a baby girl born to his oldest son Rick II.

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Anthony Cox is a New York City-based television producer. He has worked on a variety of documentary and nonfiction television series which have aired on ABC, Discovery, A&E, and The Cooking Channel. He is particularly proud to have worked on The Story of Soaps, Food(ography), The First 48, and Secret Space Escapes. Since 2018, he has been a member of the Producers Guild of America. He is a graduate of New York University where he earned a degree in Cinema Studies. When not making television, you can find him in the kitchen cooking and eating modern and classic Korean cuisine.

Birmingham photographer Virginia Kelser Jones is a former teacher, community volunteer, photoblogger, and grandmother to five delightful grandchildren. She credits her first trip to Paris in 2007 as the inspiration for what has become a new career in photography. Upon retirement in 2008, she created Birmingham Alabama Daily Photo blog. Later that year after a second trip to Paris, a new photo blog, Paris Through My Lens was born and has since won several Top Paris Blog awards. She enjoys presenting photo talks on a variety of subjects featuring her images of Birmingham and Paris. Virginia made her 17th trip to Paris last March, and her Travel to Paris talks, featuring her travel tips and favorite places, are always wellattended. Virginia’s images have been featured in B-Metro, Vestavia Living, Luxury Ohio, Belle Inspiration and Romantic Paris magazines. She has contributed to Girl’s Guide to Paris, My French Life, and her photo essays have been featured on the Bonjour Paris website.

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Rob McCoy is the former chief executive officer for the Neon Museum. He began his career as a television news reporter and anchor. Rob joined the corporate world in 1983 and provided valuable expertise to several companies in the area of public, media, and government relations as well as crisis communications and marketing. As a native Las Vegan, Rob is driven, both professionally and personally, by quality of life and sustainability. His specialties include government affairs, crisis communications, media relations, advertising, and business development. Rob loves to travel and always has an eye and camera out to document his adventures in culture, art, food, and more.

Barbie Lynn Rader has over 20 years experience as a professional photographer. She blends magazine and fashion-inspired style with traditional portraiture, and throws in some photojournalism when appropriate. She offers a boutique experience to her clients, and thoroughly enjoys getting to know each one. She also loves to travel, and often comes home from a five-day trip with thousands of photographs. She recently relocated to Mobile, Alabama, and maintains clients in Nashville, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Austin, Texas.

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