Donald Downes has been writing about restaurants, food and people since 1989. Turning ideas into words, Donald is experienced in many areas of writing: Feature Articles, Reviews, Interviews, Menus, Websites, Blogs and Business Collateral. His work has appeared in many publications, including
Additionally, Donald has authored/edited three "Pleasures of the Palettes" cookbooks for an annual Phoenix charity event. His restaurant guide book "The Menu – Phoenix/Scottsdale – The Best Restaurants" was a handy reference for notable noshing spots. "Unlike many restaurant reviewers, Donald Downes has the background and education to skillfully lead readers into the kitchen and dining room." - Louise DeWald, Author of Arizona Highways Cookbooks.
Additional publishing credits: Southwestern Hospitality, PHX Downtown, Frequent Flyer and Super Bowl XXX Official Visitors Guide. Original recipes appear in two Chile Pepper cookbooks: Hot, Spicy and Meatless and Hot & Spicy Chili by Dave DeWitt, Mary Jane Wilan and Melissa Stock; Prima Publishing; and What's Cooking in Arizona?, compiled by Sandy Bruce; Golden West Publishers.
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Additional Writing Samples are available by request.