Leslie Brenner is restaurant critic at The Dallas Morning News, a position she has held since 2009. The author or co-author of six books, she is also editor of Palate, the new annual food and wine magazine from The Dallas Morning News. Previously Leslie directed restaurant, cooking and wine coverage as food editor for the Los Angeles Times’ award-winning section. She has won a long list of writing and editing awards, including honors from the Association of Food Journalists and the James Beard Foundation. Her personal cooking website and blog is Cooks Without Borders.