Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Culinary Historians of Canada org

Hi again,

I should mention that I thought that most of you would be interested in the "obvious" choices in food writing: restaurant reviews and trend-based articles. That said, I was thrilled that you had interest in culinary memoir, cookbook writing, etc.

I just got my latest issue of the "Culinary Chronicles: The Newsletter of the Culinary Historians of Ontario" and it occurred to me that some of you might be interested in knowing about this group. I believe that the group is going national, in other words, their field of interest has broadened coast to coast.

Memberships are cheap at $30 / year and you get a newsletter with interesting historical recipes, articles and newsy bits. For more information, head to the Culinary Historian's website.

The newsletter welcomes items for the newsletter. Just check with the editors to see if your idea is a fit.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Welcome to Eat Your Words' GMCC WRIT0155(570)'s Blogspace

Hi all,

Here's our blog space where we can continue our energetic discussions aboutfood, food writing, wine writing and anything else we covered in class.

First of all, I saw Judy Schultz at the Slow Food Edmonton annual holiday brunch today and she mentioned that her book Nibbles and Feasts is now "owned" by Blue Couch Books. So I will contact them to see if there are still copies in print or how you can order this book if you wish. It's a great example of family memoir food writing and I think you'd all enjoy reading it.

I also realize that there were a few questions that we just didn't get around to answering on if you could please remind me of them...I'll do my best to give you some answers.

I really enjoyed our discussions, and I hope that they continue on this blog, or by personal email, by phone or in person.

This will also be a great place to help one another hone those food story ideas, craft a pitch that sells and boast about any successes that we have as a result.

So let's get the ball off any comments or questions.