My job is to make your life easier. Did you know that? One of the ways I do so is to pass on must-read links on food writing and blogging. Now you don’t have to have FOMO because I have curated this terrific content for you.
Usually I put these links in my bi-monthly newsletter (sign up there or on the right). Later, I put a bunch in a blog post like this so you can see what you’ve missed.
And now, pull up a chair. Here are my must-read links:
- The New, New Economy: How the World of Online Publishing is Changing, and Why You Should Care. A thoughtful look at online trends and how your approach might be outdated.
- If You Are What You Eat, America Is Allrecipes. The sad reality between what people cook and what we think they should cook.
- Why does sugar in cornbread divide races in the South? Not just the South! I’m on the side that thinks sugar in cornbread = cake.
- Need to get away to do some writing? Check out FundsforWriters. My favorite section is the writing retreats.
- Food Photographer of the Year 2016. Gorgeous photos. You’re welcome.
- Ever think about opening a restaurant? These food bloggers didn’t, necessarily, but somehow it happened. Can a Successful Food Blog Translate Into a Successful Restaurant?
- Like to pitch freelance articles? Read Editors Tell All: What Subject Lines Work Best?
- 11 Years Of Food Blogging, Losing The Joy Of Food And Reconnecting. This blogger turned down cookbook deals because she wants to just keep blogging.
- Do you understand your eating behaviors? Read Want to eat well? Forget about willpower.
- Here’s Anne Lamott on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity, a beautiful meditation on how perfectionism is “the voice of the oppressor.”
- Too many cookbooks, not enough broth. In this essay, a writer for The Guardian argues that despite vast cookbook sales, people still don’t cook.
- Jacques Pépin says following a recipe can lead to disaster. That’s because they are just guidelines and only cooks can make them into great food. A different take but the same point as the article above.
- How to Overcome And Cure Writer’s Block Fast with 101 Proven Strategies. Lots of good ideas.
- How one restaurant critic took on the food fables we’ve all been fed. A terrific analysis of how Laura Reiley at the Tampa Bay Times uncovered a big story and why it broke records for traffic.
- Carbonara Purists Can’t Stop the Pasta Revolution. Purists rebelled against a easy recipe for carbonara. Either you will want to make it immediately, or the recipe will offend you.
- Instagram Feeding Frenzy: How ‘Influencers’ Are Changing the Food Scene. How people on Instagram have made a business from their feeds.
- Sara Moulton, still cooking and teaching — with a smile. A long profile about the career of a protege of Julia Child’s.
- The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Unique Selling Proposition. Great advice on messaging, branding and whom to target.
Great stuff, right? Sign up for my bi-monthly newsletter (click on the link or sign up on the right) to get more every two weeks. Thanks.