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  Food Porn
Food, fashion, and fiction that were heart-rending, or inspiring, or an object lesson for gender or class training were as heady as free chocolate to Victorian ladies — and to the advertisers who wanted to reach them.
Thus was a low-salt food industry born before further research revealed that although cutting salt consumption is critical for people who have high blood pressure, reducing it prior to the onset of high blood pressure generally does little to lower the chance of developing the disease.
Food writing is also frequently guilty of "presentism fallacies," or the undocumented belief that because something is true in the present it has always been so, as well as "temporal jingoism," or the conviction that food is better today than were the victuals of earlier times.
www.cjr.org /issues/2003/5/foodporn-oneill.asp   (5951 words)

 Gastronomica whets appetite for scholarly food writing
Goldstein, 48, is a culinary authority and the author of a number of books, including "A Taste of Russia: a Cookbook of Russian Hospitality" and "The Georgian Feast." She is professor of Russian language and literature at Williams College and serves as culinary consultant for the Russian Tea Room in New York.
Food studies scholars are delighted by the news media attention being paid to the new journal.
"Food studies as an academic discipline is in the same position today that women's studies, fl studies or film studies was 30 years ago," says Goldstein.
www.post-gazette.com /food/20010215gastronomica6.asp   (729 words)

 Metropolitan College Courses - Gastronomy Graduate Courses - Personal Fulfillment Education at Boston University
In this semester the history of food is traced from prehistory to the medieval era.
Emphasis is on the place of food and diet in the history of society, including its relationship to social and political life, technology, religion, and economy.
An examination of the connections and interrelations among food, anthropology, economics and the arts with a focus on cuisine as a key to understand and interpreting a culture and age.
www.bu.edu /met/academic_courses/graduate_courses/gastronomy/index.html   (878 words)

 American Journalism Review
In 2000, the food magazine Saveur won the National Magazine Award for general excellence, and in 2003 it was a finalist for the award.
Andrews, who has written about food since the 1970s, agrees that food journalism is becoming more sophisticated, not necessarily in terms of the prose but rather in the depth of knowledge writers are bringing to stories.
Food writing "demands a lot of territory," says Reichl, who tends to smile as she speaks.
www.ajr.org /Article.asp?id=3545   (2591 words)

 Food Writing
Food stories culled from wire services are not enough to present local readers with the information they crave.
Writing about upcoming trends should not be limited to where and what people are eating and cooking, but must include our largest industry, agriculture.
Food writers seek stories in the field by familiarizing themselves with ethnic sections of cities, food producers at home and abroad, and, of course, by eating, cooking and showing an enormous curiosity about the world around them.
www.food-writing.com /index.html   (815 words)

 WHAT IS FREELANCE FOOD WRITING? by Brian Konradt / WRITING CAREER / Writing Careers / Career Guides for Writers / ...
Not only is doing research for food writing one of the more enjoyable tasks in freelance writing, but you'll never be short of restaurant recommendations and potential free meals -- though you may run short of well-fitting pants.
The fundamental law of food writing is to make your reader wish that he or she had some of whatever delicious dish you're writing about, to make the reader personally invested in the food.
When you're writing about food, you want to activate those same parts of the brain to make your reader feel that he or she is sharing in the experience of eating it.
www.writingcareer.com /articles/become_a_freelance_food_writer.php   (1092 words)

 Food Writing
Her comprehensive lessons, practical writing assignments and constructive feedback gave me the tools and confidence to quit thinking about freelance food writing and actually start doing it.
It doesn't matter whether you are devoted unequivocally to food writing or if you want to dabble with this expanding, well-paying writing niche, you will find new ways to grow your dream and your income during the six weeks of this class.
Writing is part dreams, passion and fun, but it is also driven by serious work.
www.food-writing.com /booksclasses/onlineclass.html   (1169 words)

 How to Get Hired as a Food Writer
There are two daily papers, one large chain of community weeklies, a number of independent weeklies, a paper devoted to food and restaurants, a weekly paper on music and arts in the area, senior citizen newspapers, community newsletters and free shopper newspapers in every grocery store and gas station, as well as a business journal.
This doesn't get you a food writing job immediately, but you'll make a contact in the newspaper business that may lead to other contacts, and if he likes the story, you will end up with at least one published food article to add to your writing clips discussed earlier.
Write an informational article on a winemaker's dinner that a local restaurant is hosting.
www.fabjob.com /foodwritersample.html   (1339 words)

 92nd St Y roundtable on food writing -- megnut.com
And it is even nicer (as a distinctly amateur food enthusiast) when you hear smart writers having a conversation when their steel-trap brains are turned to the subject of food.
The conversation ranged over food loves and hates, the rebirth of pork in the U.S., favorite restaurants, and a brief, expected riff on the politics of eating and the American diet.
Turns out she hasn't eaten red meat since her 9th birthday present of a pet pig: "You're scotched as a food writer, if you don't eat the hoof." Patchett's essay is, in fact, the least food-related of the bunch.
www.megnut.com /2006/08/92nd-st-y-roundtable-on-food-writing   (1548 words)

 The Foodologist » Food Writing
Food is defined as ‘any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life or growth’.
The distinction between the gastronome and the foodologist then is that the foodologist is concerned primarily with the food itself and gastronomy as we have seen is an all encompassing subject.
This food is how we all use to eat and the general feeling of coming here despite its ‘blood and guts’ reputation is one of respect and love for all the ingredients that are used and the warm and fuzzy feeling of ‘coming home’.
www.foodologist.com /?cat=5   (6461 words)

 Soul Food Cafe
The Soul Food Cafè is a portal for artists and writers alike.
Soul Food is also a portal to the imaginary writing world of Lemuria.
The opinions expressed by contributors to The Soul Food Cafè on public domains outside the Soul Food Cafè are not to be construed as being endorsed by Heather Blakey.
www.dailywriting.net   (998 words)

 Amazon.ca: Best Food Writing 2000 (Tr): Books: Holly Hughes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The topic is unexpected, the writing seems effortless, and she really made me think about the subject in a different way.
From straight forward food writing, to stories that food plays a award winning supporting role; this is a delightful collection of stories that will keep you engrossed from begininning to end.
In the back of your mind you remember that somewhere in that pile of pulp is the article on the foraging of truffles that you were meaning to read, the pullout explaining the proper way to stuff a Christmas goose, and the latest column from that delightfully obsessive-compulsive curmudgeon, Jeffery Steingarten.
www.amazon.ca /Best-Food-Writing-2000-Tr/dp/1569246165   (1271 words)

 Food writing, Food consultant, Food preparation, Food arrangement, Food arranging, Food trends
Dan Macey is an award-winning journalist who specializes in the food industry and more specifically, the presentation of food.
He works with food writers, cookbook authors and corporate clients to research articles, put together recipes, write promotion pieces and/or fact sheets.
He has edited the national newsletter of the American Institute of Wine and Food and prior to changing his career path, Dan Macey supervised 34 editorial and creative employees producing 15 news and marketing publications.
www.dantasticfood.com /food_writing.htm   (204 words)

 The Institute of Culinary Education: Food Writing, Recipe Writing and Cookbook Proposal Classes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This intensive one-night course gives students with a desire to publish their articles on food the lowdown on idea development, analyzing what newspapers and magazines want and why, techniques for getting ideas into story form, writing a winning pitch, and how to build a clips file.
Elizabeth Alston, formerly food editor at both Redbook and Woman's Day and author of five cookbooks, will lead you through the process of getting recipes down on paper, whether your goal is to write for magazines and newspapers, author your own cookbook or write recipes for products or advertisements.
You will be asked to taste various food and wine items, and then to write about them in different ways: finding the best words for pure description, putting food in context, artfully revealing your own prejudices.
www.iceculinary.com /professional/writing.shtml   (609 words)

 Amazon.ca: Best Food Writing: Books: Holly Hughes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
For food lovers, the next best thing to eating is reading about it.
Like its predecessor, Best Food Writing 2000, the book is a banquet--51 pieces on food in all its nutritional, gustatory, psychological, sociological, and, in short, personal glory.
This compilation of food writing is perfect for the foodie who doesn't have the time to sift through enormaous piles of literature to find a handful of good essays.
www.amazon.ca /Best-Food-Writing-Holly-Hughes/dp/156924524X   (646 words)

 Food Writing and Editing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Food writing is one of the most satisfying writing jobs, and cookbooks are always in demand.
Dianne started writing about food in 1978, when she became the editor of a city restaurant magazine.
As a regular contributor to the award-winning web site Ucook.com, she wrote essays for a bi-monthly column about food and culture, and generated a weekly column called "The Busy Cook." She also wrote features and reviewed cookbooks for the site, which included testing recipes.
www.diannej.com /FoodWriting.html   (693 words)

 Ego Food: Writing On the Wii
So I've not been writing enough as it seems my narrative style has gone stilted and my brain's vocabulary selection mechanism has come up short as of late, so I have to write a bit more to get back into the groove of things.
Speaking professionally and Writing are very similar for me in that if I don't do enough of them, I am not as good at them.
Speaking professionally and Writing are very similar for me in that if I don't do enough of them, I get worse over time.
egofood.blogspot.com /2006/12/writing-on-wii.html   (472 words)

 Heather Grant -- Food Writing & Parties
My passion for food is as great now as when I first started in the food business 15 years ago.
As a partner in a successful catering company I am on "the front line" of the food business, constantly meeting new people in different environments.
This gives me great feedback about what really works in terms of food and entertaining, which is invaluable when writing about food.
www.heathergrant.co.uk   (67 words)

 The Writing Salon :: Classes » Food Writing for Food Lovers
Whether you’d like to write for your own pleasure or for publication, learn techniques that sharpen writing immediately, such as how to use metaphors and similes to describe food.
Dianne Jacob is the author of Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Restaurant Reviews, Articles, Memoir, Fiction, and More, due out from Avalon/Marlowe and Co. on May 1st.
WILL WRITE FOR FOOD is the first-ever guide for food lovers who want to express themselves and transform their passion into words.
www.writingsalons.com /classes/?p=23   (529 words)

 Haute extremes: Today's food writing - Arts & Leisure - International Herald Tribune
She brought a discerning feminine eye to the table along with her palate, as well as an ability to read a dining room as though it were a social text.
But the food and the sex, as the book's title implies, were always hard to separate, sometimes making the critic's job pretty complicated.
Fast food is the most complex, and it gives Pollan his best material, as he brilliantly anatomizes the corn- based diet that has emerged in the postwar era and the infernal manipulations that science has wrought.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/05/18/features/grimes.php   (1140 words)

 Soul Food Cafe
Students of writing come to this zany lounge to get inspiration, clock up the miles and gain their writing passports.
The Soul Food Cafe fosters creativity and encourages the writer to rest, relax and bask in anticipatory pleasure.
If you want to become a votary of the muse and learn about the creative inventiveness of Calliope and her sisters this is possibly the most authorative source on the web.
www.dailywriting.net /WritingDirectory.htm   (1265 words)

 Wild Writing Women - W5 Conference
Food is a hot topic right now--look at the success of the PBS cooking shows and the Food TV channel.
This class will teach beginners and experienced writers with a passion about food how to romance food and write about it, how to write your resume, how to find markets for your stories, how to write a query letter, how to approach editors and publishers, and even how to handle the business side of writing.
When not acting as a book midwife and writing coach, she works as a freelance feature writer and teaches writing at The Writing Salon in San Francisco and Book Passage in Corte Madera, and takes students on Dance Weaver journeys in her Marin studio and around the world.
www.wildwritingwomen.com /conferences/w5/mailing.html   (2276 words)

 Slow Food Writing (and tasting) in Italy - Slow Food Forum
If you're a fan of Italy, Italian food and writing, consider eating and studying with me for 10 days this summer.
From June 21 to July 2, I will be teaching a food writing and travel journaling class based in Umbria, Italy.
The class will be held at La Romita, a 16th century monastery converted into an art school and rustic hotel, high on a hill overlooking the town of Terni, an hour and a half from Rome.
www.slowfoodforum.org /showthread.php?t=760   (364 words)

 The New Yorker : critics : books
Most food critics are sick of eating rich, expensive food and will do almost anything to have something new; a perfectly prepared veal chop (one of Loiseau’s elemental specialties) first gets a smile, and then a yawn.
He insists that the food in the kitchen is, of necessity, the food that gets served to everyone, critic or yokel (and the few exceptions are those restaurants where contempt for the paying customers is apparently part of the charm, as at Le Cirque).
Shaw, it emerges, is a rare thing, a food writer who identifies not with cook or critic but with the restaurant owner, whose struggles and exasperations he admires and sympathizes with.
www.newyorker.com /critics/books/articles/050404crbo_books   (3284 words)

 Amazon.com: Best Food Writing 2000 (Best Food Writing): Books: Holly Hughes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
During a year in Burgundy as in-house cook at Anne Willan's famous cooking school, Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne, Amanda Hesser forged a delicate relationship with M. Milbert, the chateau gardener, in her captivating cookbook/memoir, she delineates the often roundabout routes by which the fruits of the garden made their way to the kitchen.
There are articles by such food luminaries as Ruth Reichl, Calvin Trillin, Phyllis Richman, John Thorpe, and Micheal Ruhlman among others.
Every month, we'll tell you about special offers, notable new merchants, and other tasty tidbits at our Gourmet Food Store.
www.amazon.com /Best-Food-Writing-2000/dp/1569246165   (1721 words)

 The Junk Food of Writing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This caveat is unnecessary, however, due to the film’s absurdly exaggerated presentation; it’s impossible to mistake the adaptation as nonfiction.
Fast Food Nation is not; it is not a documentary, a comedy or a satire.” Due to the film’s penchant to overstate the obvious and embellish the supposed truth, though, it’s difficult not to view it as a satirical farce.
Fast Food Nation does not signal an end to Linklater’s philosophical and deeply humanistic works of all-talk-and-no-play and a start to vapid, preachy “call to action” filmmaking.
thejunkfoodofwriting.blogspot.com   (4409 words)

 Best Food Writing 2004 Cookbook by Hughes, Holly, Editor - Cooking.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Best Food Writing 2004 assembles, for its fifth year, the most exceptional writing from the past year’s books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and Web sites.
Included are the best writers on everything from celebrated chefs to the travails of the home cook, from food sourcing at the greenmarket to equipping one’s kitchen, from erudite culinary history to food-inspired memoirs.
Considered a classic, Best Food Writing is required reading for all undergraduate students enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America and is used as a textbook at other culinary schools nationwide.
www.cooking.com /products/shprodde.asp?SKU=295819   (323 words)

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