Find your cullinary voice

How to be a Food Writer - 12/10

December 10, 2013 - December 17, 2013 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Institute of Culinary Education

Do you want to write about food for magazines and newspapers, or do you dream of writing a cookbook? This two-session class will help you understand what food writing is all about---and will help you prepare to enter the business. You will learn how to turn your ideas into pitches that sell, participate in writing exercises that help refine your skills, learn what the various types of food writing are and which is the best fit for you, and learn to match your specific interests to the right publishing outlets. Marge Perry writes a syndicated column for Newsday and is a contributing editor for Cooking Light and Health, a columnist for, and former columnist for Better Homes & Gardens and Prevention. She also blogs at Her work appears in Self, Parenting, the New York Times, and many other publications. She reviews restaurants, has contributed to over 20 cookbooks (as well as written her own), and makes frequent television appearances.

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