Putting personality in food writing
Food is what separates, and defines, cultures. Writers use food, flavors, recipes, cooking and eating to recreate and recall experiences for readers. The key, and challenge, is to transmit your excitement and share your passion on the page. But food writing isn’t limited to books and magazines anymore; blogging has removed barriers between the writer and reader. But how to connect with them in this new medium?
Whether it’s online or in print, food and recipe writing is part memoir, part tech writing. So how do we blend personal stories with a recipe for Chocolate chip cookies or Puffin Soufflé? And what differences are there between how we write for blogs versus books? Both are personalized memoirs with heartfelt, unusual, compelling, astounding, frustrating, and delectable experiences. We’ll discuss how to write from a new and perhaps unfamiliar place, to grab readers with our words, and our food.