By Gretchen McKay

Gretchen McKay’s ‘Cooking with Gretchen’ wins big

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Categories : Food

From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

The Post-Gazette’s “Cooking with Gretchen” video series has won a national award in the Association of Food Journalists’ Awards Competition 2010.

To see the winning video, click on Cooking with Gretchen

Gretchen McKay and videographer Steve Mellon and their “Plank-grilled fish” video (see PG video below) won a first-place award — and $300 — for Best Food Multimedia Presentation. Second place went to features reporter Kevin Pang of; third went to food editor Deborah Pankey of the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights, Ill.

The awards banquet was held Thursday night at the Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe, where about 60 members of the group (including Ms. McKay, fellow PG writer Marlene Parrish and food editor Bob Batz Jr.) met last week. A total of $4,500 was awarded in 15 categories in the competition, which recognizes excellence in reporting and writing in all media, newspaper food section design and content, food illustration and food photography. There were 229 entries. Read about all the other categories and the organization at