But first, I thought you’d like to know how her thinking has shifted as someone who has blogged about food for 11 years. We’ll start with her launch of a recipe subscription service called feeding our people, and move on to [Read more…] about Gluten-Free Girl Says Blogs Don’t Matter Anymore
When I walked up, Jonathan Gold stood talking with a small group of food writers. It was after his keynote presentation at the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) annual conference in Hollywood, CA, and I was late for a session. I didn’t care. One of my food writing idols seemed to be available in the cavernous ballroom.
How often does that happen? At IACP, quite often. If you’ve been to their conferences, you probably remember when Julia Child and Jaques Pepin [Read more…] about What Happened When I Approached Jonathan Gold
When I read this line, I felt a shudder of recognition: “How many times have I begun working through a recipe only to realize halfway through that I needed to have started yesterday? F*ck2 that!”
You’re probably nodding. This writer hates not being warned about steps to take in advance. He probably also dislikes [Read more…] about A Revolutionary Way to Handle Subrecipes
Thanks to the web, most of the nominated pieces for this years’ prestigious food writing awards are online to read. So pull up a chair and dip into 2015’s best food writing, according to judges for the James Beard Journalism Awards and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) food writing awards.
Two things about food bloggers I noticed in the awards categories:
- It’s not news, but it still bugs me. The non-cookbook awards are about journalism and traditional writing. Bloggers are nominated only in [Read more…] about Best Food Writing, Not by Bloggers
Sometimes I feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and frustrated about my blog. My cynicism rises and I feel ineffective. That’s how this burnout expert describes the symptoms, and I’ve been there. Blogger burnout is a big problem in our field.
Short of the usual admonitions to eat well, sleep well and exercise more, how do we get out of the swamp and feel energized again?
When I feel burned out, I go for a walk or meet friends. I try to feel grateful for the opportunity to do what I love. Doing so usually gets me back on track, but there’s a lot more to it.
Yes, we bloggers compare and second-guess ourselves and feel like we’re running in circles. It takes a major shift to get going again.
I’ll be talking about that shift and how to address it while teaching a workshop on blogger burnout at the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) annual conference on April 1. In researching the subject of burnout, it seems that bloggers and those of us who spend so many hours on the [Read more…] about Suffering from Blogger Burnout?
Kathy’s segment on food airs two to five times per month. As the “resident chef,” she has an enviable job: she covers what interest her most. That might include travel pieces, cookbook reviews, and usually, lots of conversations about seasonal food and cooking.
Kathy is the author of 14 cookbooks (15 this fall) including [Read more…] about How Writing for Radio Differs from Print
A guest essay by Betty Teller
It’s not my fault, not really. I will admit that I procrastinated to the last possible day. But I do that every week. I always put off writing, in the hope that I’ll have an adventure, or inspiration will otherwise strike, so I don’t have to write about raking the yard yet again.
But I woke up early this morning with every intention of jumping right in. I’d cleared my calendar in preparation. I had only one small item on the agenda before I could sit down at my computer.
I had to go buy a few ingredients for the moussaka I was making for the cookbook club dinner tonight. And then I needed to cook [Read more…] about Making a Chef’s Recipe? Don’t Cook Alone!