Reflection / Essay — Vital nutrients.
June 16, 2018
Singaporean writer Gabriel Yap drew all of us in with his sensory explosion of a Food Writing Competition entry. His piece, “The Fusion Identity”, had a strong narrative arc with elements of history infused with delicious descriptions of his grandmother’s home cooking. His piece caught the eye of baker and writer Jerrelle Guy who awarded “The Fusion Identity” with the distinction of “Best Entry”. Gabriel shares an inside look at his intricate writing process in this blog post.
June 1, 2018
For our May writing competition, writers from all corners of the globe wrote about food; eating it, cooking it, farming it, politicizing it, and so much more. We’re thrilled to celebrate some of the standout entries from a delicious crop of entries. Check out guest judge Jerrelle Guy’s commentary on her favorite pieces!
May 15, 2018
Writer Jerelle Guy came into the food blogging world in an interesting way. For most of Jerrelle’s life, she identified as both a writer—penning poems and short stories—as well as a painter. It was only when she attended art school that she decided to explore how she could combine her love of writing with her love of art and food. As a result, her widely read vegetarian food blog, Chocolate for Basil, was born.
We’re so excited to have Jerrelle share her secrets on how to invite your readers to your table through words as well as the outlets she turns to for epicurean inspiration.
May 6, 2018
Writing about food is so much more than a Yelp review or a rating out of 5 stars. For our Food Writing Competition (opening this Monday!), you might consider penning a piece about “food deserts” in urban areas where buying fresh food is nearly impossible. Or, you might talk about the huge amount of water waste that goes into producing meat. For ideas on how to start thinking like a food writer, check out resident blogger Lisa Hiton’s May Spotlight.