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Hi y'all, 

My name is Hannah and I'm super pumped to be here! I'm currently working towards my culinary degree and my dream job is to be a food writer. I am passionate about food and I love discovering amazing restaurants in my area! I don't know if any of you have this problem, but when people ask me what my favorite food is, I just stand there like, "Ummmmm can I give you my top 10?" Hehehe, anyways, feel free to give me any pointers that you have for me, a culinary student who's looking into food writing/introduce yourself!

Hannah

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Welcome to eGullet, Hannah. How did you learn about us?

 

A good number of eG'ers have done food writing, so I suspect you'll hear from some of us before long. In addition to the Food Blogs Kim mentioned, you might want to check out The Daily Gullet. There's also the amusing Daily Gullet Competitions. Neither has been active for quite some time, but they're a fun time suck read. The eGullet Culinary Institute can be an excellent resource for you.

 

Many of us are, ahem, older, so our education about food and food writing began well before the Internet age. I would encourage you to start reading as much food writing as time allows. There's food writing without, or mostly without, recipes (Jeffrey Steingarten, Bill Buford, M.F.K. Fisher, etc.). Then there are "food books" with related recipes (e.g., Hot Sour Salty Sweet). And don't forget cookbooks with good writing, such as Yotam Ottolenghi's Jerusalem

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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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1 hour ago, Kim Shook said:

Hi, @Hannah G!  Welcome to eG.  I'm looking forward to seeing your input.  Something that I have loved about eG is the quality of the writing - I hope you give us a sample of yours.  Take a look at past Food Blogs.  There is some fantastic writing there.  

I completely forgot about the blogs.. those were amazing! 
 

Welcome Hannah! 

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Welcome, Hannah! There is a great deal of good food writing going on in this forum. Enjoy!

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