food writer Helen Freund won top honors at the Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards
in Austin, Texas July 9. Freund’s stories on blind culinary workers in New Orleans
, as well as the restaurant scenes on Tulane Avenue
and Kenner’s Williams Boulevard
, won first places in the category of Food Writing among papers with a circulation of less than 45,000
Freund is a veteran reporter who worked for the New York Post
for four years as a general assignment and crime reporter. She covered crime for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
before moving to Gambit
in April 2015. Before moving to New York, Freund reported on dining and nightlife in Seattle. Freund also has worked as a professional chef and attained a culinary degree at Paris’ Le Cordon Bleu.
The Association of Alternative Newsmedia
is the umbrella organization for 114 alternative newspapers and websites across North America, each of which focuses on local news, culture and the arts.