Writing About Food

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  • “I really enjoyed the ‘Writing about Food’ weekend; it gave me a new perspective on food writing. I’d been thinking of writing personal stories that resolved in a recipe, but I wasn’t sure how to go about it. The weekend gave me ideas and direction.

    The beautiful array of foods on the table was brilliant; it kept us nourished throughout the 4 hours that we spent at the workshop—and showcased the fact that food is something to be shared.”

    Devyani, August 31, 2014

  • “Really interesting group–some attendees with whom I’ll stay in touch. Excellent facilitator: thoughtful in bringing food to the workshop as both a tool and as sustenance. The accompanying notes were and are a welcome ‘thud factor’ of information.”

    Róisín, August 31, 2014

  • “This workshop was eye-opening for me: it made me realize there’s so much more possible than writing reviews and/or blogging when it comes to writing about food. Very happy for that realization…. being surrounded by writers felt intimidating and inspiring at the same time.”

    Thamar, August 13, 2014

  • “I enjoyed it being an overview of all kind of forms -from poetry to recipes and essays. ‘Writing about Food’ also helped me discover that I can write about pretty much any subject, that it is the form which matters, and the technique.”

    Ann, July 13, 2014

  • “It was a very inspiring and affirming workshop: it reaffirmed for me the need for focus and structure in writing. Being in a room full of writers gave me more energy. It was such an international and talented group; the instructor’s skillful facilitation made the whole experience very energizing. And next time I make pasta I’m adding mint.”

    Shelley, July 13, 2014

  • “I learnt of literary techniques that I’ll be able to use myself but, and perhaps most importantly, I learnt how effective free-writing is and how useful prompts can be to give you new ideas, new angles…Really positive, inspiring environment. I came out thinking ‘let’s go!’”

    Hannah, July 13, 2014

  • “Besides an abundance of new reference and inspirational material to get my teeth into, I learned about all the different forms that food can take in writing. I wasn’t looking to write a cookbook or a recipe blog and this class was not about either of those forms, but rather how food, in all its manifestations, can be used as a generator, a trigger, an impulse and literary tool—am now full of confidence and enthusiasm and eager to explore this further!”

    Calanne, July 13, 2014

  • “I learned more about writing in general and especially Sunday afternoon, when we talked about each other’s pieces. I now realize there is a special vocabulary for feedback, and both a form and process that helps in giving better feedback… I was very impressed by all the pieces: the diversity of voices, the humor, the very personal recounting of experiences, etc… The workshop helped me to clarify things about form and process and how to put an idea on the page.”

    JFP, July 13, 2014