Who has time to keep up with reading on the Internet about food writing and blogging? You probably don’t.
But luckily, I do. I love to sift through stuff to find the best links that are most appropriate, useful and fascinating. Usually I put them in my twice-monthly newsletter, but every once in a while, I make a list for you here.
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And now, here are 15 awesome links for food bloggers and writers:
- Income Reports: What We Learned and Why We’re Stopping. Remember how thrilling it was to read Pinch of Yum’s astonishing income reports and live vicariously through their rise to six-figure blogging? Here’s why they stopped, plus a list of 20 things they learned in the last six years of food blogging.
- The Hidden Risks of Writing a Cookbook. While it’s about chefs, there are good lessons that apply to writers.
- Some of the newest cookbooks look like comics. But does that work for readers? Hand-drawn images instead of photography are the newest fad, but can cause visual dissonance.
- Rules of Engagement: Food journalism in a multicultural America. Michael Twitty takes a common-sense approach to inclusiveness and civility.
- This Instagram Star Faked Her Travel Photos, But Why Are People So Mad? Maybe they’re surprised that her fantasy-style posts weren’t real? Seriously?
- The Truth About Fair Use. If you want to copy writing verbatim for your blog or story, is that okay?
- America’s Most Political Food. Is it okay to eat at a restaurant founded by a white supremacist. It includes how food writer Kathleen Purvis discovered and covered the story.
- Ingredient Weight Chart. David Lebovitz pointed out this chart, which can be helpful to American recipe writers who need to state metrics. (You can sign up for his newsletter here.)
- A Blogger Is Suing Food Network for Allegedly Copying Her Viral Cupcake Video. You’ve got to admire her taking on a big company. She reportedly asked Food Network to remove its video, or to at least credit her somehow in it, but the company refused.
- The Instagram Food Trends That Need to Die—According to You. Mermaid food? Cloud eggs? I am way behind.
- Why We Can’t Talk About Race in Food. Writers reveal how trolls are trying to silence them.
- Instagram Food Is a Sad, Sparkly Lie. Influencers love to photograph food that looks good but no one wants to actually eat it, including them.
- Artisan’s new cookbook line. With a format of a low price point of $12.95 and 100 recipes, you’ll make much less in royalties — but consumers will be pleased.
- The Classic Cookbooks That Shaped My Career as a Chef and Writer. A big, old-school Eurocentric list from Samin Nosrat.
- Facebook’s Big Branded Content Update: What You Need to Know Do you put your sponsored posts on Facebook? Here’s an update on the rules.