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Chow Bella Named Best Feature Blog by Arizona Press Club

Chow Bella writers were honored at the Arizona Press Club's annual awards banquet, held Saturday night at the Duce in downtown Phoenix.

Chow Bella was named Best Metro Feature Blog. In addition, New Times' food blog also took home second place in the feature blog category and a third-place award for Opinion Blog. Critic Laura Hahnefeld placed third in arts criticism.

See also: - Chow Bella Wins Best Opinion Blog from Arizona Press Club

The first place feature blog entry included the following posts:

- A Hipster's Guide to Farm Animals by Claire Lawton - Peter Kasperski Considers Using FnB Name in San Diego by Nikki Buchanan - What's Your Most Horrifying Kitchen Accident Story? by Laura Hahnefeld - Anatomy of Baklava with Rocio Gutierrez and Hussein Chahin of Middle Eastern Bakery by Mabel Suen - Honey Boo Boo's 'Sketti: We Made It, Here's What It Tasted Like by Zach Fowle

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at