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The basement kitchen of a family’s century-old restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown. A fish auction in Honolulu. The document-laden desk of an investigative journalist. A sustainable vineyard at dawn in Paso Robles. A dining table overflowing with an Iraqi feast in suburban Seattle. An Alaska Airlines maintenance hangar.

These are some of the places stories have taken me. After a 20-year career spearheading visual storytelling at the Seattle Times, I founded Tandemvines Media to lead teams large and small in telling stories with heart and impact. I’ve crafted content initiatives highlighting corporate sustainability values, analyzed product-development strategies for editorial websites, written magazine stories featuring disability advocates and technology innovators, and created visually rich events showing the stories of immigrant food business owners. In everything, I draw on my experience as a journalist to shine a light on people and organizations who are making a difference in their community, in their company, in the world. 

– Denise Clifton

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PRAISE FOR TABLES FROM THE RUBBLE

“Clifton thinks the secret of survival for these classic old places is simple: ‘Dedication, grit and hard work.’ ” – Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle

“The idea for this book is so brilliant. …It’s just such a reminder of those restaurants that I think we all love.” – Chef John Ash, KSRO’s “Good Food Hour”

IBOOK OF THE YEAR: AN AIR THAT STILL KILLS

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