I love finding super useful links about food writing. There is so much to learn and enjoy. Below you’ll find stories about people I admire, think pieces, and how-tos on amping up your skills.
Sometimes I put in a link that’s good for a laugh. If you’re going to click through this list, it might as well put a smile on your face. See Number 8.
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Now, dive into these super useful links on food writing, social media, trends and more:
- 10 free tools for creating infographics, images and more. Share presentations, interactive charts, quotes on images and get free fonts with this list of tools.
- Nigella Lawson: Home Cooking Can Be a Feminist Act. “Women’s work can be creative and pleasureful,” she says. We know!
- 10 Books About Food to Add to Your Home Library. “What it means to dine in the US today.”
- Kalyn’s Kitchen Turns 13 Years Old (and 13 Ways Food Blogging Has Changed!) One of the first US food bloggers reflects on what’s new.
- 25 Freelance Writing Resources to Get Paid More and Get More Work. They’re not about food writing, per se, but good info nonetheless.
- This Post About Breathless Online Food Writing Will Give You a Reason to Live. Food writers are into “ludicrous hyperbole,” the writer says.
- At 95, Mexican food expert Diana Kennedy is growing her own coffee and making her own tortillas. Just going about her daily life, with intention and style.
- Comfort Foods for Discomfiting Times. Funny writing from The New Yorker.
- The Best and Worst Colors for Photographing Food. About complementary and analogous colors, and which colors do best for which colors of food.
- The Evolution of Recipe Writing Style. A historical post about how recipe writing has changed.
- Even in the Kitchen, Women Can’t Win. Whether you’re making an egg in a custom-crafted egg spoon or drying out chicken skin with a cleverly repurposed hair dryer, society would like to point out that you’re using the wrong tools.
- Have iPhone, Will Cook: How Digital Cookbooks Are Finally Breaking Through. We’re finally using our phones and tablets for cooking.
- How to Build Your Online Author Community. A post from Random House on using social media, online events and email marketing.
- Amazing pressure cooker polenta coincidence? You decide! Wherein blogger Hip Pressure Cooking finds an eerily similar recipe in Bon Appetit, and comments fly on Twitter. (Then she wrote a blog post about it.)
- ckbk Is the Spotify-like Service for Discovering New Cookbooks. A new service offers a way to create playlists of your favorite recipes.
- Building a Strong and Healthy Brand with Michelle Tam from Nom Nom Paleo. This podcast from smartpassiveincome.com interviews Tam about how this mega food-blogger grew her business.
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