Saturday, Feb. 16th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Berkeley
$95 members/$110 non-members
Testimonials for Dianne
Are you a food enthusiast who loves to write, cook and eat? Do you devour food magazines and cookbooks in bed, or secretly dream of whipping up your own cookbook or blog? Do you read restaurant reviews and think, “That’s my dream job!”? This overview class will give you a taste of food writing in all its variations: personal essay, blogging, recipe writing, freelancing for magazines and newspapers, and how to get a cookbook published. Writing exercises and an interactive classroom style will make the time fly by.
Instructor Dianne Jacob will lead you through a day designed to bring your simmering creativity and style to a boil, focusing on the senses, memory, and place.
Dianne Jacob is the author of Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Restaurant Reviews, Articles, Memoir, Fiction, and More, recommended as a textbook at the Culinary Institute of America; and Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas, co-authored with chef Craig Priebe. She has been published in Writer’s Digest, Salon, Sunset, Gastronomica, The San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere, and has won two national awards as a top editor of magazines and interactive books. Dianne also judges the international cookbook awards of the James Beard Society and the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and was a finalist for the Bert Green Award for Food Journalism. She blogs about food writing at Will Write for Food.