What a thrill to find this clipping. Every time someone asks, “How did you become a food writer,” I talk about this contest in the New York Times where my entry was chosen for the prize. It was a half-page announcement in the New York Times. Today, when I was cleaning out my filing cabinet, I found this clipping that describes the contest and the essay. Thank you, Ruth Reichl, then restaurant critic of the New York Times, for choosing my essay and launching my career as a food writer.