It’s hard to keep up with all the great links that speak to our lives as writers, bloggers, food lovers and cooks.
So I do it for you. I scour social media, Facebook groups, newsletters and other media to find what interests me and I hope by extension, you. Usually I put them in my twice monthly newsletter, but if you haven’t subscribed yet, today I’m putting them in my blog so you can see what you’re missing.
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And now, here are 15 great links:
- Roasting a Chicken Like Laurie Colwin, in Memoriam. What the beloved author Laurie Colwin taught the author, over the years.
- Cookbook author Grace Young is trying something new: Comedy. Watch her short Wok Therapy video.
- The Queen of Eating Shellfish Online. I don’t know if you can read this story due to the paywall, but Bethany Gaskin has made over $1 million by eating for viewers. If not, watch her on YouTube.
- 21 New and Noteworthy Food and Farming Books to Read This Summer. Need something new for your beach read?
- Alice Feiring On Satire And Misogyny In The Wine Industry. Yep, it happens there too.
- Restaurant Reviewing Needs a Revamp. Chef and author Ed Lee discusses the challenges of writing about foods we don’t really know. It inspired a huge dialogue on Twitter.
- I Tried Cooking Like An Instagram Food Blogger And Holy Crap I Learned So Much. Yes, we’ve all been there, not just with blogs but with cookbooks and magazine photos that don’t look like what me made. And this is a fun read.
- And now please continue with The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over, where the author declares that Instagrammers are trying to be “messier and more unfiltered” so their photos will look more realistic. Really?
- Time To Ditch Mailchimp? Some big changes may affect whether you continue using this service. (P.S. My newsletter comes from MadMimi and they did not pay me to include this link.)
- How Nigella Lawson and Ina Garten Helped Me Love My Fat, Queer Self. A love letter to women who don’t apologize for loving to eat.
- Scribner to Reissue ‘Joy of Cooking’. Well of course they are, since it’s one of the top selling cookbooks of all time.
- Readers Still Prefer Physical Books. Good news for those of us who are book authors.
- The Poet-Explorer: An Interview with Ligaya Mishan. A revealing interview with one of my favorite food writers, who describes her search for le mot juste.
- How Self-Published Cookbooks Defy Trends and Reward Cooks and Readers (with 10 Examples). I love that the Kitchen Arts & Letters bookstore wants to sell self-published books. Most don’t.
- Finally, as vacation season continues, there’s Will Customs Agents Take Your Cheese? Janet Fletcher ponders your chances.
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