I hope it’s been a good year for you. It might have been a little harder than usual to concentrate. That’s why a list of great food writing links could be just what you need right now. As we approach the holidays, [Read more…] about 24 Fascinating Food Writing Links for Writers and Bloggers
By Deborah Reid
Count your blessings if you’ve never been the target of a social media attack. I’ve been through that fire. Because sometimes I write about sexism and bros culture in the restaurant business, I expect it to happen again. “No one with a public platform and an opinion is doing his or her job effectively if they are not being attacked from time to time,” writes songwriter Nick Cave in his brilliant weekly Q&A newsletter, The Red Hand Files.
The universality of the experience can be hard to recall in the middle of an online ambush by strangers. It all feels so personal. But when it comes from a [Read more…] about When the Social Media Attack Comes from Inside the House
Did you know that some food products are marketed by gender? Power bars and diet sodas are for women, and meat is for men, of course. Where did this food and gender issue start?
Professor Emily J. H. Contois studied the collision of food and gender in Diners, Dudes & Diets, a provocative new book. Contois shows us how the gendered world of [Read more…] about Win a Copy of Diners, Dudes & Diets, about Food and Gender
Here are 4 authors who beat the odds to publish a cookbook:
According to Forbes.com, about half of consumers report they watch 5+ social videos online a day. As a visual species, humans are hard-wired to find videos more memorable and more popular than any other type of content.
Video as a means of storytelling and advertising is no longer simply an option for food professionals — it is an absolute necessity. If you’re a culinary professional, chef, blogger, cooking teacher, and/or cookbook author, social video gives you the opportunity to market not only yourself, but also cookbooks, blogs, products and cooking classes.
And people love to watch cooking videos and tips. Digital marketer Hubspot reports that YouTube survey participants say they primarily watch videos in order to “relax and unwind.” The number #2 reason is “to learn something new.” That couldn’t be more perfect for culinary professionals. [Read more…] about 5 Tips for Successful Social Videos
I was going to be on a panel at the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) annual conference about dealing with the inner critic, but it got cut, so…more for you!
(And please check out the conference — it has a stellar and timely list of relevant sessions for writers, cooking teachers, bloggers and more.)
Anyway, I might do a webinar on this topic for IACP later, which would be great. And I’ve been thinking that, in the time of COVID, it never hurts to [Read more…] about Dealing with the Inner Critic
You like to follow inspiring leaders and publications on social media, right? Do you know this group of Black women editors in food writing? The first three are new to their editorial positions, and the others are publishers who started their own magazines.
Food writers and editors are mostly white. We need change in our industry. The women I’ve featured here are leading the charge, speaking out on [Read more…] about Black Women Editors in Food Writing to Follow Right Now