How Poetry Can Make You a Better Food Writer

How Poetry Can Make You a Better Food Writer

My beautiful and talented friend Annelies Zijderveld is a poet, well a food poet to be more precise. She knows so much about the art of poetry that I had to ask her: how can poetry help me in my food writing? Annelies responded with this superb post. It is a beautiful...
Jobs for food lovers

Jobs for food lovers

I think I get at least 10 letters a week if not more from people who say they love food. The letters are usually long and detail their love of food, their childhood dreams of cooking, of traveling to see the food culture of the world. Some letters are emotional, some...

A fortune teller told me….

A few years ago, a dear friend told me to buy a book called, “A Fortune Teller Told me.” It is a book about a jet-setting reporter, Tiziano Terzani, who was advised by an Asian fortune-teller not to fly for a year or he would surely die. The reporter was told that he...

Tenacity Trumps Talent

Tenacity Trumps Talent I was reading a wonderful blog post the other day, “41 Things I’ve Learned By 40” –– I would advise you all to read it. The author lists some terrific lessons that we can all benefit from. At one point in his list, he says “tenacity trumps...

How can I help you?

I invite you to further your career by taking advantage of my years of expertise. I offer a range of consulting services so that you can benefit from all the lessons I’ve learned as a successful freelance food writer. By enlisting the assistance of a seasoned...

Can writing be taught?

A reader sent me an email: Do you think writing can be taught? Six months ago, my answer would have been a yes, absolutely, for sure, 100%. It can. Today, I am not so sure. You see, I have failed someone as her “writing teacher” and have learned that there is one...
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