Oprah said it last week on the Golden Globes. She wants you to be “speaking your truth.” She said she’s “especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to [Read more…] about Speaking Your Truth
But she found that the landscape had changed. Marketing and editorial budgets dried up when the recession hit, and blogging took over spaces where she used to make money. So she decided to repurpose.
There were more reasons: She teaches food writing at [Read more…] about Why Food Writer Tori Ritchie Got an MFA in Creative Writing
Yep, it’s a real shocker. Nathalie Dupree, a beloved Grand Dame of the food world, has more to discuss than cooking.
The rest of us do too, because we have a life that goes beyond cooking. But most of us don’t have her guts.
To be clear, Nathalie posts about lots of things on Facebook to her 7000+ friends:
- Funny signs
- Questions, such as: “Do you know Jewish people who eat Chinese food on Christmas? Tell me more!”
- Personal stories and rememberances
- Funny statements, such as “I wish I had been born later so I could wear straggled uncombed hair like the models do” and “I’d think I got up on the wrong side of the bed, except my cute husband was there.”
- Her video recipes from the Post and Courier
- Cat stories and cat videos.
But last week, this is what she wrote [Read more…] about Culinary Maven Nathalie Dupree Writes About Sexual Assault
The voice says you’re never going to be a good enough writer, food stylist, blogger, recipe developer, or social media maven. The one that asks “Why bother?” or “Who cares?” Your job is taming the internal critic, but it doesn’t always work.
That voice never goes away, because it is part of you. So taming the internal critic requires effort and patience.
I’ve got some ideas that might help you understand your critic’s purpose and create compassion versus frustration.
On Thursday, I’m hosting a FREE webinar for The International Association of Culinary Professionals, called Taming the Inner Critic. There’s no charge for both members and guests, so no reason not to sign up.
If you can’t join us, IACP will archive the webinar. Then you can [Read more…] about Taming the Internal Critic: A Free Webinar 10/12/17
Are you tempted to leave your blog behind, or move that book idea to the round file? Or maybe you’ve already given up.
I’m here to tell you: Don’t give up on your writing.
It takes a long time to become a good writer. I’m determined to get there. What about you?
Look at these two current covers from Saveur and Fine Cooking. Shame on them. The editors imply that only perfect food is worthwhile, and that anything else you make is — well, sub par.
And who makes food that is less than perfect? Me. Most of us. Like you, I [Read more…] about Let’s Take “Perfect” Out of Cooking
Last week Amy Sherman of Cooking With Amy and I did a session at TechMunch San Francisco on “How to Recycle, Repurpose and Aggregate Existing Content.” Amy is a longtime colleague and friend who started her food blog in 2003.
When I tweeted about the session, Shauna James Ahern of Gluten-Free Girl replied, “I’d love to see your write-up of this afterward!” So I knew I had to [Read more…] about 8 Ways to Recycle, Repurpose and Aggregate Your Content