Best-selling cookbook author Julia Turshen has always volunteered in her community, including cooking for for a local version of Meals on Wheels. More recently she’s been working with [Read more…] about Q&A: Julia Turshen on the Politics of Food and Writing
1/29/19 This post has been updated. See Yes, You Can Still Write Off Business Meals.
Whenever I mention to a colleague that we can no longer write off business meals, they stop and stare at me. Then they say, “What?” like they must not have heard me right.
But it’s true. All those restaurant meals you enjoy with fellow food bloggers, cookbook authors, recipe developers, chefs you know, etc. are no longer eligible for [Read more…] about We Can’t Write Off Business Meals Anymore
In his blog and in print, Nik Sharma writes about growing up in the United States and India, and what he loves to cook and bake. He also writes about his diverse identities: life as an immigrant and married gay man. He does it all with grace and [Read more…] about Diverse Identities are Central to Food Writing, says Nik Sharma
Everyone knows Grace Young is a Chinese food writer. She’s won national awards for each of her three Chinese cookboooks. But as with most successful people, there’s much more to her than that.
Recently she took a subversive turn, mixing traditional and Western dishes to cook in a wok. In this video, newly nominated for a Jame Beard award, she uses a wok to make French fries, steak, and even popcorn.
Is this mixing of cultures a new thing for Grace Young? For us, yes. For her, no. Does she feel [Read more…] about The Hidden Life of Grace Young
Recently I wrote about a misstep when the head of an organization won the organization’s own food writing contest. If you haven’t read it, see IACP Strips Winner of Cookbook of the Year Award After Outcry.
Since then, Adam Salamone, chair of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), said IACP had no policy that excludes staff or board members from submitting to awards. He also said the board will create a new policy about ineligibility of staff and board.
That event made me wonder how [Read more…] about Who Can Enter a Food Writing Contest?
On Sunday night, at the IACP cookbook awards in New York, Martha Holmberg, Chief Executive Officer of IACP, won the association’s highest honor, for Cookbook of the Year. She co-wrote Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables with chef Joshua McFadden.
She wrote the book on the side, as a [Read more…] about IACP Strips Winner of Cookbook of the Year Award After Outcry
You know the rules, right? If you live in the US and you are endorsing products online, you must disclose that you received payment or payment in kind.
This rule applies to using social media too. So if you want to write sponsored posts — where you promote a product or service — or get paid to promote products on social media, there are new rules. Let’s go through them.
According to the FTC in its most recent update on endorsing products online:
1. Do you have to disclose? Yes. These rules come from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US, which protects consumers and promotes competition.
If you don’t live in the US, these rules do not apply. But they are a best practice. Please consider adopting them anyway.
2. What does it mean to endorse? Let’s say you show a photo of a product, or discuss a product or service in a positive way. Those things are [Read more…] about New FTC Rules For Endorsing Products Online