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Will Write for Food is for food lovers who want to express themselves, guiding them from their earliest creative impulses to successful article writing, restaurant reviewing, and cookbook writing. Dianne Jacob—journalist and food-writing instructor and coach—offers interviews with award-winning writers such as Jeffrey Steingarten, Calvin Trillin, Molly O'Neill, and Deborah Madison, plus well-known book and magazine editors and literary agents, give readers the tools to get started and the confidence to follow through. Comprehensive yet accessible chapters range from restaurant reviewing to cookbooks to memoirs. Focused exercises at the end of chapters stimulate creativity, help organize thought, and build practical skills. Will Write for Food is the first and ultimate ins and outs guidebook to the incredibly popular world of food writing.
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Dianne Jacob, a journalist and food-writing instructor/coach, has been writing about food since 1978, and her work has appeared in Writer's Digest, Sunset Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Gastronomica, and other publications. She chairs the annual Food Writing Conference at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA, teaches workshops, and coaches on food writing throughout the United States. She lives in Oakland, CA.Review:
"A concise, illustrative and eminently useful guide to the nuts and bolts of professional food writing." -- Anthony Bourdain, author of the New York Times bestseller Kitchen Confidential
"A great gift, not just for those who are new to food writing, but for those already in the business." -- Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
"A soup-to-nuts introduction to the food writing profession prepared by a seasoned food writer." -- Andrew F. Smith, Editor-in-Chief, Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
"Dianne Jacob has presented budding food writers with a clear blueprint on how to get started in the business." -- Michael Bauer, Executive Food and Wine Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
"If food writing is your passion, then grab a copy of Will Write for Food and get busy!" -- Greg Patent, winner of the James Beard Award for Baking in America
Dianne Jacob combines all the right ingredients for a delectable read. -- Joanne Fluke, author of Sugar Cookie Murder and other Hannah Swensen Mysteries
This book will make you want to put words into your mouth. -- Darra Goldstein, Editor-in-Chief, Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture
This delightful feast is jam-packed with all the right ingredients, uncommon insights, and great resources. -- Andrew F. Smith, Editor-in-Chief, Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
You'll find everything you need to know about becoming a food writer in this indispensable information-packed book. -- Greg Patent, winner of the James Beard Award for Baking in America
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